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Craig S

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Craig S last won the day on March 13 2017

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  1. Never got around to fully testing the GPS rear in the 'Mostly off road' direction in anything rougher than what I had previously ridden in the 50/50 direction. I can however comment on the longevity of this tyre. As you can see from the photos below, when I swapped the tyre out for a Tractionator Adventure prior to a desert trip, there was still 6mm of tread after almost 12K km of riding. I never had a problem with this tyre and apart from the wobble at lower speeds it's great. Will be putting another on once I'm through with the Adventure. I'll also be trying out the GPS front later in the year.
  2. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    Never read a good thing about the Tractionator Adventure front. I wouldn't use it again either. Last Motoz front I used was the Tractionator Desert H/T which was better off road but also suffered from cupping after too much tarmac. Looking forward to see the MkII. Shows a company listens to its customer feedback.
  3. I've not had a chance to try the reversed tread pattern off-road yet Eric. Once I have and put a few more Km's on the tyre I'll write a review on the rear tyre.
  4. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    It's not a road biased tyre for sure. A friend had it on his AT too and complained the windshield would vibrate at low speeds because of the tread. I've only ever ridden on knobblies so don't notice anything. I had the Tractionator Adventure on before and that howled at speeds. The centre strip of the GPS keeps both the noise and road manners of this tyre, if you pardon the pun, in line...
  5. My Motoz Tractionator GPS rear with over 7,700km wear.
  6. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    My Motoz Tractionator GPS rear with over 7,700km wear.
  7. Rocks crawling is one aspect of off-road riding on a XLADV bike that I really wouldn't want to do. Riders like C. Birch and A. Riemann have shown us in their amazing videos just what these bikes are capable of doing but there's limits...
  8. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    Looking at speed ratings for the 140/80 I'll be going with the 150/70 as it's another R rating the same as the front.
  9. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    Never looked at the price, but valid point. With my off road focus there's also good reason to run a slimmer tyre.
  10. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    Yes I'm going it give that a try later this year.
  11. I have this fitted on my CRF1000L. Due to having lowered pegs that stick out further than stock I really have to turn my foot in to tread on the higher section of this pedal. The enlarged section is still useful though. Worth adding just for that.
  12. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    My guess is that all the tyres are same out of the factory (not so far from where I live here in Thailand) and have been rated differently for whatever reasons. This is from the manufacturer's website:
  13. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    The Tractionator Desert H/T is rated at 57R, which is for max speeds of 170kph/105mph. I don't ride those speeds. Too dangerous in Asia, you never know what's going to run out/pull out onto the road!
  14. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    After 8,500km I changed the Tractionator Adventure front yesterday. The cupping was causing it to start howling at speed and the ride was also being negatively affected. Replaced with a Tractionator Desert H/T, which is a 90/100. The front felt immediately more responsive. Currently running this at 28psi. Fitted Motoz UHD 4mm tubes too, front and rear, so will be taking pressures down off road to improve traction.
  15. Craig S

    Motoz Tires

    I haven't Eric but one of the riders on the recent Myanmar trip and a friend of mine uses the K60 due to the limited sizes on the GPS. The tread patterns look similar at first glance but the compounds differ with the Motoz being 100% rubber. I would expect the GPS to therefore be a little better on wet tarmac but not have the legendary longevity of the K60. The GPS is a lot cheaper for me too as it's manufactured, although not officially sold, locally here in Thailand.
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