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Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....?
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Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 6 years ago #2269

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I have used Heideneau in the past and been well pleased with them so has anyone tried the K60 or the Mefo equivelents and which sizes?

Does a 140 section fit a DRZ400E?
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Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 6 years ago #2270

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No reply I guess I nwill find out then 1 set of Heidenau K60 ordered
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Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 6 years ago #2271

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Mitas EO9 Dakars are good for 50/50 dirt /road. They have short knobs.

Mitas E07 are more 20/80 dirt /road use. Very long lasting tyres.

I would have thougth that 140 would be too wide for a DRZ rim and might cause too much drag on the motor.

Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 12 months ago #2300

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Well the tyres are now on and fitted scrubbed in and test flown on gravel roads and bitumen. For what its worth they have changed the bike for the better smooth on the bitumen with more than enough grip on gravel, good buy? Yes.
The rear is a 140 section, it fits with room to spare
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Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 12 months ago #2303

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Roge wrote:
Well the tyres are now on and fitted scrubbed in and test flown on gravel roads and bitumen. For what its worth they have changed the bike for the better smooth on the bitumen with more than enough grip on gravel, good buy? Yes.
The rear is a 140 section, it fits with room to spare


they look like what i was after, where did you buy them and how much where they? i use my bike to go to and from work more than offroad, so was looking for a more road friendly tire.
thanks steven

Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 12 months ago #2304

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I ordered them via my local dealer Micks Motorcycles in Gawler, I think they were just $340 for the pair fitted. may be a bit more expensive than the norm however I had a set on a R1200GS Adventure and they lasted nearly 12k kms so it will be interesting to see how they go on the DRZ.

They are heienau K60s

try www.Adventuremoto.com.au they advertise them.

I was toying with the idea of getting something other than the DRZ as an adventure bike come commuter but these new tyres have changed my mind (much smother) so its suspension, bags and fairing (Lynx) and away....
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Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 11 months ago #2309

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Gday fella's, 3 weeks ago i fitted a set of Dunlop Trailmaster 604's together with a 15t front and 45t rear WOW what a different bike it is.Had a 14t and 50t, now i can cruise at 100k's no probs with occasional blurt to 130km's,"almost retard", great for the regular trip to to Barossa, from Parafield Gdns, also a lot more cornering confidence and less monkey butt.I also call into "MICK'S" very helpful nice bloke, Roge, if your up this way, (northern burbs) maybe we could meet up and go for a ride sometime, another m8 has a bog stock 2010 black DRZ and would also love to come for a ride, when its not too bloody hot, anywoo merry xmas all
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Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 11 months ago #2311

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CH4MAN wrote:
Gday fella's, 3 weeks ago i fitted a set of Dunlop Trailmaster 604's together with a 15t front and 45t rear WOW what a different bike it is.Had a 14t and 50t, now i can cruise at 100k's no probs with occasional blurt to 130km's,"almost retard", great for the regular trip to to Barossa, from Parafield Gdns, also a lot more cornering confidence and less monkey butt.I also call into "MICK'S" very helpful nice bloke, Roge, if your up this way, (northern burbs) maybe we could meet up and go for a ride sometime, another m8 has a bog stock 2010 black DRZ and would also love to come for a ride, when its not too bloody hot, anywoo merry xmas all


I work in Edinburgh and live in Williamstown in the Barossa
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Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 11 months ago #2332

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Have Done about 450km (2 trips) over the last week on a mix of bitument and gravel with a bit of dirt. These tyres seem to be a great compromise for adventure riding, smooth on the road good on gravel tracks and in dirt (not tried in the wet though). So they are performing on the DRZ in exactly the same way as they did on the R1200GSA so I am impressed, I got 10000kms + on the GSA and my mate is looking at changing those he has on his KTM 950 Adventure for another set he has got just less than 10000 on his but there is a bit left yet

Have a great new year and keep the rubber side down
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Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 11 months ago #2333

I've put an MT21 Pirelli on the front which works well enough for road and dirt - I'll put the same on the back when the original's completely stuffed! I'm gonna try some adventure riding - what's a good way to get more comfort?

Re: Dual Sport tyres anyone tried.....? 5 years, 11 months ago #2335

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bultaco135 wrote:
I've put an MT21 Pirelli on the front which works well enough for road and dirt - I'll put the same on the back when the original's completely stuffed! I'm gonna try some adventure riding - what's a good way to get more comfort?


it appears that most of the vibration comes from knobby tyes and not the motor so mine is now smoother but the trade off is in the compromises, I am looking at a wider seat but getting the usual lack of response to queries from Australian Comfy Seats etc so may end up ib the states or try an Alaskan Butt Pad which i have used before to great effect
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