Originally Posted by GNP77
I have a fresh (now discontinued in 17") Michelin Desert for the rear and a Pirelli MT21 for the front. A friend and I are headed to South America this winter so it's Anakees until I get there and then the knobbies at some point south.
However, the Rocky Mountain GS Challenge is next weekend so if I get the bike back together next week then I'll install the off-road tires.
But yes, I agree, road tires on these rims is sacrilege!
Just a thought on knobbies - Have a look at the Mefo Stonemaster in a 140/80-17. I just ran them to Cape York in Aus which included Sand, Corrugations and bad roads for 3000 km then another 2000 km tar to get home. The rear is only just over 50 % worn. They are also really agressive and traction was never an issue. They did however feel twitchy and terrible for about 500 km.
Oh yeah and no punctures to speak of.
Just my 2 cents.