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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2015, 11:15:10 am »

+1 for what the heck is everybody using for tires.

Another option I've been eyeing is some Goldentyre's. I was looking at:

The GT216AA FIM DST front

and either the GT216 (either the HBN or THB) or GT723 for the rear.

All three are FIM road approved, used in long rally events, and seem to get good reviews. Any thoughts or experience with these?
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2015, 02:56:21 pm »
Not sure if this the place to ask this question, but has anyone used the BAJA-NO-PINCH tool to change tires? I'm thinking of getting one, but not sure what the 690 axle shaft size is (20mm?) http://www.bajanopinch.com/baja-no-pinch-tire-tool/
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2015, 03:17:55 pm »
The Goldentyre GT216 is on my list as well - Ziptyracing www.ziptyracing.com is the US importer and currently out of stock until early 2016 (I emailed them back in late October)
Seems a good combo is the GT216 up front and the Motoz in the rear.
I love the Motoz Tractionator I/T rear so far!   
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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2015, 05:57:20 pm »
My wife and I both got '15 690's in late Jan and early March 15.  One came with a 130/80-18 rear tire and one came with a 140/80-18.  Go figure......I don't think the 140 versus 130 really makes a big difference.

I do like the stock MT-21 tires.  Pretty good trade off between dirt and asphalt.  I'll be changing the rears here soon at about 2500 miles, going to use the same MT-21 tire.  I've used the Dunlop 606 on dual sports before.  To be honest, I'm kind of afraid of changing a 606 on a cold day on the trail.  I've run 606's on a Honda BRP and a Husky 511 - The Husky will never see 606's again - I'll change tires more often with the MT-21 - they are also much cheaper than the 606.  Don't get me wrong, the 606 has been a great tire - no flats to date and no issues whatsoever - I just don't want to deal with it on the trail/fire road/highway - you might have no problem, but I know it is difficult for me.

Note:  In cold temps when I change the 606's out at home, I put a heat pad in an emergency blanket with the tire/tire & rim - the aluminized ones - and get the tire warm - makes the job a whole lot easier.  I've never had to change or put a new tube in a 606 on the trail in cold weather - scares me even thinking about it.......That tire sidewall would be rock hard!

Good luck!

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Re: Stock Tires
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2017, 01:33:43 pm »
I have this exact same memory of the Teraflex from the early 80's in Phoenix. The Husky guys loved them.



I've used a lot of different brands in my long riding years, never again a Teraflex.  I do not know if they have changed their rubber formula in the past 20 years, but after mounting one on a rice bike in the 80's, I said I'd NEVER own another.  That was a two six pack Saturday.