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Old 03-11-2005, 07:07 AM   #11
Greg Minor
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Location: Escondido Ca
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Originally Posted by Flanny
I'm really beginning to think the 17/21 setup is going to be the way to go until we can get some decent 150 spec DOT knobbies in 18" (Karoos don't count as decent....I need tires that last more that 500 miles thanks).

I'm really not all that happy with the traction I'm getting off-raod with the conti 140...the wheel spins up pretty fast, and when pushing hard into corners, the bike will break-loose and "slide-in" a little too quickly--even when not under power. I don;t think it's the make/model of the tire at this point...I think it's just that with all of that weight and power, the 150 spec rear really is necessary to get enough contact with the ground.

I just don't think I'll be able to switch to a 17" rear any time soon...

Hmmm...If only I knew someone with a 950 that couldn't ride for a few months, I could possibly try the 17" setup...but alas....

Sooooo..anyway, has anyone heard if the romours about a 150-18 TCK80 has been validated anywhere yet?
I'm getting lots of offers on my wheels. If you want to ride out here I'll be glad to let you try it
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