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Old July 14th, 2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation The worst tire.

We often talk about the tire we would recommand but what about the ones we would actually NOT recommand.

For instance. My shop in Ottawa gave me this Honda NC750X on two seperated occassions as a loner and I though the sliding and lack of traction was due to my inexperience the first time. Almost two years and approx 40 000 km later I had the same bike with the same tires again and same results. I finally concluded I was wrong in my fisrt estimate and that the tire are actually of poor quality. With these I have to absolutely avoid the paint marking even at a slow rate turn. Even when it's scorching hot outside and after 10 to 20 min. riding. Now imagine when they're cold! Sketchy.

So I recommand avoid the Dunlop TrailMax D609. These are the worst I've driven with so far.

You are safe has lonh has you drive straight and keep it easy on the throttle.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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My worst brand would be Shinko. Yes some would say its cheap and grip is OK, but when it rains good luck with it.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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I'm not a fan of the OEM Scorpions.. They're just such s vague feeling tire that I can't wait to get rid of them.. Damn things are almost 10,000 km old now.. So I'm hoping they'll need to be replaced soon.
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Old September 10th, 2015, 03:53 AM   #4
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You will possibly miss the slippage you can get with the Scorpion Trails. I know I do...
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Old September 10th, 2015, 05:34 AM   #5
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You will possibly miss the slippage you can get with the Scorpion Trails. I know I do...
Haha you mean that great feeling when you give it a bit of go coming out of the corner and the DTC3 gives you that nice amount of rear slide pulling you through the corner?

But really, they gave me 10,000km which was nice. Grip... not really the best, not the worst. Didn't do much off road either.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 12:41 PM   #6
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I'm not a fan of the OEM Scorpions.. They're just such s vague feeling tire that I can't wait to get rid of them.. Damn things are almost 10,000 km old now.. So I'm hoping they'll need to be replaced soon.
Agree with you. The scorpion are kind of soft. Especially when load with lauguage and/or with a passenger.

It tried the Angel GT from the same brand and I got the upgrade I was looking for. I could average 13000km all the way down to the mesh with the Scorpion while I easily get 15000km with the Angel GT and still have some meat on it.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:27 AM   #7
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Agree with you. The scorpion are kind of soft. Especially when load with lauguage and/or with a passenger.

It tried the Angel GT from the same brand and I got the upgrade I was looking for. I could average 13000km all the way down to the mesh with the Scorpion while I easily get 15000km with the Angel GT and still have some meat on it.


15000 km ? how do you do that ?
If my Angel GT is good for 7000 km i will be happy, most likely they only will last 5000-6000, the way they look after 4000 km now.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 10:31 AM   #8
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He does it by running the tire until it is totally unsafe. Down to the cords? You know, the wear indicators are there for a reason...
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:46 PM   #9
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He does it by running the tire until it is totally unsafe. Down to the cords? You know, the wear indicators are there for a reason...
Yes I do. And I've done this only once so far AND for curiosity.

The exception confirm the rule but does not mean all the time.

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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:52 PM   #10
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I really hated the Shinko tires I had, and the Bridgestone S20's I had were never that good and wore very weird.

I am LOVING the Metzeler M7RR so far.
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