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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:51 pm 
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I'm planning on ordering a set of:

19 - 2.5" front
17 - 4.25" rear

My goal is to be able to run the same tires as the BMW GS guys, as there are tons of tire choices (dirt and street). I'm planning on using the brand new TKC 70's to see how they work as a dirt / street tire:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Excellent plan!
I am sure the tires will work great except in sand and mud.
That's how my Shinko 705's are too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:31 pm 
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I just got done with mine, 17-19..... love it. I'm running Sava tires from Slovenia, just like the TKC 80 but suposedly wear wear twice as long. Here is a link. http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/ Sounds like your headin in the same direction as mine.....


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:13 am 
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Michigander wrote:
I just got done with mine, 17-19..... love it. I'm running Sava tires from Slovenia, just like the TKC 80 but suposedly wear wear twice as long. Here is a link. http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/ Sounds like your headin in the same direction as mine.....


Any issues with clearance between the tire and swingarm or chain?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:31 pm 
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Mark R. wrote:
Michigander wrote:
I just got done with mine, 17-19..... love it. I'm running Sava tires from Slovenia, just like the TKC 80 but suposedly wear wear twice as long. Here is a link. http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/ Sounds like your headin in the same direction as mine.....


Any issues with clearance between the tire and swingarm or chain?




As long as the rim was laced right-no. I run a 150 Kenda BB on a 4.25" rim and all is good. The Kenda is soft and grippy but I run my warp9 19/17 Anakee II street setup mostly so it will last this season as well.
Those Sava tires make me think too hard a knobby ( :rofl: first time I've ever said that!) will be slippery on the lighter DR.
It's not always just about the tire longevity....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:50 pm 
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Those of you that installed a 19" front, what are you doing to correct the speedo reading? Did you switch over to a Vapor or aftermarket speedo??


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:03 pm 
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Here's my bike now that I got the wheels installed. I'm running a Vapor. Thus far, no regrets at all. The 150 width TKC 70 fits just fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:58 pm 
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Mark R. wrote:
Michigander wrote:
I just got done with mine, 17-19..... love it. I'm running Sava tires from Slovenia, just like the TKC 80 but suposedly wear wear twice as long. Here is a link. http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/ Sounds like your headin in the same direction as mine.....


Any issues with clearance between the tire and swingarm or chain?[/quote



Sorry, just seen this.... No clearance problems at all. And the Sava tires handle great !!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:51 pm 
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I'm contemplating those for my KTM1190ADV. The OEM Continental Trail Attack 2 tires that come with my KTM are a bit crappy off road. A buddy I ride with just bought a set of TKC70s for his R1200GS and said they work better than stock tires on gravel. Not much selection in the 170 size forces the use of expensive tires on these beasts. For the DR with a 130 rear there are tons of choices. The Shinko 705s are comparable and significantly cheaper. I've used them several times on my street rims.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:04 pm 
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I'm pretty sure I'm going to run this same setup, except maybe a 2.75" frontn and maybe shinko 705's. What is the best tire sizecombo for better street performance? 110f/150r, 120f/150r/, or 110f/140r? It seems that you can get all of these sizes in the 19/17 combo.


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