Main Motorcycle: '06 Scrambler/'07 BonnieB
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: S.E. Idaho 6,200 Ft.
Other Motorcycle: '05 Yamaha WR 250
Extra Motorcycle: '05 Tiger
Originally Posted by VodkaAndPickles
Well your personal threshold of tire sh*ttiness may be different from mine, but no, they're not that bad. I just don't plan on going balls-out on these tires. I mean, you've been riding the bike up till now, haven't you? You only think the tires are horrible because people on the internet have said so. If they really bother you and you want new tires, it's your call and your money. Won't go wrong either way.
Yep. Well said.
I rode mine till there was nothing left....about 9,500 miles. They don't grip the best but that was when I was pushing them in the corners. The front definitely vibrated once it started cupping. No doubt, there are MUCH better performing tires out there. They are not possessed. The compound is just a bit lacking. The whole "Death Wing" thing is played out and not really too funny any more. If it's causing you consternation and you like a 80/20, 70/30 type tire, slap some Tourances or Anakee 2's on 'er and carry on.
'06 Scrambler: De-AI'ed, CARK/Uni Pods, Emgo 12" Shorty's, 145mains, 40pilots, stock needles, no shims
'07 Bonnie Blk: De-AI'ed, CARK/Uni Pods, NH Peashooters, 145mains, 40pilots, no shims
'05 Tiger 955i: No airbox plate, Debaffled stock exhaust