Avon Trailriders.....can’t recommend them enough. No noise when on the tarmac, and still look in keeping with the scrambler ‘vibe’.Need to replace tires on my SCR950. Do not want the original tires again as the noise they make when i must ride expressways. Anyone have experience with Metzler Roadtec tires? Also let me know if you have any recommendations.
Ok Ben. I am going to follow your recommendation on the Avon Trailriders. Did you go with exact same size as the original tires? Oh wait.... tyres.Avon Trailriders.....can’t recommend them enough. No noise when on the tarmac, and still look in keeping with the scrambler ‘vibe’.
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KTM are also now fitting them as stock to a number of their award-winning middleweights, so that tells you something.....
Agreed, the OEM rubber is garbage. I almost binned it on my initial test ride, going around a roundabout in the rain (so, not pushing it by any means). And yes, they howled something horrendous at speed.
Note - no pinched gators on this pic 🤣
I think you have to spell it “tyres” in reference to Avons, as they are British. 🤣Ok Ben. I am going to follow your recommendation on the Avon Trailriders. Did you go with exact same size as the original tires? Oh wait.... tyres.
I can order them on line from RevZilla, Dennis Kirk, and Chaparral with the price of the set ranging between $250 to $300I think you have to spell it “tyres” in reference to Avons, as they are British. 🤣
Yep, I went with standard sizes.
Don’t hold me responsible though - it seems everyone has different experiences of ‘tires’!
I remember having a debate with @eddie re the Michelins mentioned above:
Of course, it’s ‘tyres’ really, but anyway.......:grin2: After much deliberation, cogitation and procrastination, I decided to go with the Avon Trailriders. I was considering quite a variety, the main contenders being: Michelin Anakee 3s Metzeler Tourances Metzeker Tourance Nexts Continental...www.scr950forum.com
.....they get some pretty poor write ups in the U.K., but others love them, so who knows? I struggled to find a bad review of the Avons though (I’m sure I could, if I tried.....), but the price was also better too.
I think anything would be better than stock, TBH.
Are Avons readily available over there, anyway?
RevZilla $311(rear out of stock)Personally, I prefer Dennis Kirk.
I’m sure you’ll be fineRevZilla $311(rear out of stock)
Dennis Kirk $284 (front out of stock)
All free shipping, and Chaparral is the only one who has both in stock right now. I can probably put it off to the end of the season. I will order them now just to have them in hand. I could get another 2 years out of the chicken strips if I just ride in circles. I have yet to scrape a foot peg.
Oh crap. British Tyres! Tread pattern? Wrong side of the road! I will just flip the rotation from what is marked so I can ride in the right lane.
I sure hope so - given I’ve done about 5000 miles on them!!Hey Ben...... I have not yet fitted my new Avon tyres, but I noticed they are noted as TUBELESS.
Please tell me they work fine on our rims using tubes.
I had the original metzeler tourances on my old 865 Triumph Scrambler, and they were great tyres. Don’t know about the newer ‘Nexts’ though - I considered them for the SCR, but went with the Avon’s. 👍I have tubeless tires on mine too, they work fine with tubes too.
I've had 650 dual sports for a lot of years now, its very common to run tubes in tubeless tires on them.
I have metzeler tourance next tires, they were marked way down and pretty cheap. They work great and are quiet, I have 2000kms on them so far and no wear at all, I burned through the stock tires in 4500kms.
I agree 100%, that's why I went with a 90% road tire that was on sale, for the bit of easy dirt road I ride on off road I dont need off road capable tires.I'm 1500 miles in on my Bridgestone A41 tyres, I took the opportunity replace the oem Bridgestone noise makers following a puncture.
In my opinion we ride a bike that cannot be cracked over in corners without scrapping all components including your boots so tyre choice is not really critical so just buy a pure road tyre.
Not really but they might fit.Wonder if the new Dunlop mutant tyres are available for our bikes they look incredible.