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Re: Dual Sport Advice Needed

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:20 am
by Rut Row
Marylander wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 am
Very cool. I had dirt wheels for my X but I sold them. The idea of swapping stuff sounds good but I'm way too lazy in practice. :)
I had sumo wheels for my first 450. After awhile I too decided it was too much work.

Re: Dual Sport Advice Needed

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:19 pm
by Marylander
I was surprised at how fast Phil could take the corners with the knobbies on his 650. If I had a dual sport with knobbies I'm sure I would still ride it conservatively on the street but it was cool to see that they can be pushed harder on pavement. Given the significantly greater power of that 650 I think he might be able to leave me behind on certain twisty roads if I was on my wr250x. I would have to ride my 690 instead. :)

Re: Dual Sport Advice Needed

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm
by Bucho
Marylander wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:19 pm
I was surprised at how fast Phil could take the corners with the knobbies on his 650. If I had a dual sport with knobbies I'm sure I would still ride it conservatively on the street but it was cool to see that they can be pushed harder on pavement. Given the significantly greater power of that 650 I think he might be able to leave me behind on certain twisty roads if I was on my wr250x. I would have to ride my 690 instead. :)
You can ride pretty hard w/ knobbies on the pavement, as long as you are smooth they stick fairly well.

However, if/when you do have to brake really HARD, they obviously just don't have the same grip as good sumo rubber.

Re: Dual Sport Advice Needed

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:52 am
by Twist
On my KLR running a D606 rear and MT-21 front, I've scraped a peg a time or two. Same for my GS running Michilen Wilds or TKC80s. I'm not normally grinding hard parts but the tires have the grip to do it. In the wet, that's a nuther story but that's why my 1200GS has those tires on it. I'm always ready to go off-road but don't give up much other than the noise they make on the road.