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 Post subject: Michelin T63 tires
PostPosted: October 27th, 2016, 3:25 pm 
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Anyone run these tires on their <ahem> older Alps?

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 Post subject: Re: Michelin T63 tires
PostPosted: October 28th, 2016, 8:50 am 
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Good looking tires, They don't seem to last very long, but almost everyone likes them.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/19824/pr/michelin-t63-dual-sport-front-tire

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 Post subject: Re: Michelin T63 tires
PostPosted: October 28th, 2016, 4:45 pm 
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Probably more aggressive than I am on the Trans Alp, but...I'm going to try them on both the KLR and TA.

We'll see....

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 Post subject: Michelin T63 tires
PostPosted: October 30th, 2016, 10:01 am 
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I've just started using them on an Aprilia RXV. A pretty aggressive tire for the TA I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Michelin T63 tires
PostPosted: October 31st, 2016, 1:29 pm 
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Magus wrote:
I've just started using them on an Aprilia RXV. A pretty aggressive tire for the TA I think.


Last sets I ran were the Kenda Big Block and just taking off a set of Dunlop 606's. I do ride a bit aggressively off road for an old fat guy on an old Honda. Liked the 606's, but the front tire cupped quickly. Getting from off road to off road entails a lot of asphalt it seems...

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 Post subject: Re: Michelin T63 tires
PostPosted: November 8th, 2016, 12:37 pm 
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Very good traction on pavement. Reasonable price & longevity. Acceptable off-road performance. Spending 90% of time on pavement so currently running Anakee 3s but T63s are my "go to" DOT dirt tire. '89 US TA.


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 Post subject: Re: Michelin T63 tires
PostPosted: May 2nd, 2017, 2:48 pm 
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ymracing wrote:
Anyone run these tires on their <ahem> older Alps?


Yes, I have them on my newly acquired XL600V. On almost any surface they tend to wander a bit but traction seems good. They are a little noisey too. Will probably go with a more street oriented tire when these wear out. The bike seems to drive like a truck with these tires.


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