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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried any other tyres on the Explorer yet?
I noticed the 800 Tiger wears different rubber than the 1200 and there seem to be a few choices with Conti, Pirelli, Michelin and Skanko, all doing sizes to fit the 1200.
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 12:05 AM
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Several guys on the Explorer forum are using PR3's for road tires, and a couple others are using Heidenau K60's for a 50/50 mix. Twisted Throttle has their TEX tricked out with TKC80's...

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post #3 of 57 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 03:01 PM
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i had Michelin PR3's on my last bike and really liked them. As soon as I wear out the oem metzler's, I will put the PR3's on my TEx as well (i'm on-road all the time).

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post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 01:33 AM
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I will be going with the PR3's as well. I have them on my 1050 and love them. I probably won't wait to wear out the OEM's as the noise drives me crazy.

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post #5 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 01:14 PM
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Michelin Anakee 3 Tires

I have 8500 miles on the OEM tires and still have about 1500-2000 miles left on them - been good tires, no major issues. Unfortunately I will be taking off for a seven day tour throughout Utah, at the end of May, and will not risk running out of tire in the middle of the trip. So I am going to replace them "early" with the new Michelin's and see how they work (and for how long). Would love to get 12,000 miles out of them and then replace them at the big 20,000 mile service (anyone want to buy a kidney?).
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post #6 of 57 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 10:43 PM
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Michelin Anakee 3

I am 8,200 miles. I measured the Tourance EXP and the front was 2/32 the rear slightly better. As I am planning a lengthy road trip I decided to get new tires and the 10k service (a bit early). I really looked hard at Heidenau but wasn't sure if they would be good for a long distance highway trip. So, in the end I decided to try Anakee 3. I will check back in at the end of summer and give my review.

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post #7 of 57 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 06:32 PM
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I must be doing something wrong. I only have 5200 miles on oem tires and will not make 6000.
Maybe I am having too much fun!

Thinking of trying Conti Trail Attack tires. Has anyone used these?
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post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 08:57 PM
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I dont need tires yet but just got the Heidenau Scout K60's on my Husqvarna Strada 650 and I'm very impressed. They have a great bite but want to talk to someone who has high speed (100 MPH plus) experience with these tires on the Tiger.


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post #9 of 57 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 12:43 AM
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I just picked up my TEX about 3.5 weeks ago, so I can't speak for the K-60 on that bike, but certainly my XC had no problems at 100+ Mph speeds with the K-60.

Going to try the Anakee 3 when my OEM Metzlers wear on my TEX Heard very reports from friends who road to Alaska and back on them. I would be interested to hear OKCRich's feedback on them.

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post #10 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Technohead View Post
I must be doing something wrong. I only have 5200 miles on oem tires and will not make 6000.
Maybe I am having too much fun!

I definitely am having too much fun, I'm at 4500 miles and I will be lucky if I get another 1000 out of them.

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