What tires would everybody recommend for high pavement mileage and soft sand? My used DR came with TW42s and they seem to work ok in sand, even at street pressure. I ride pretty sedately, exploring, more than racing at breakneck speeds. I don't know what kind of mileage I'll get out of the TW42s, but they look about 25% worn.
I just ordered a Kenda K761 rear from Motorcycle Superstore to try for commuting, and it should be adequate for the sand here when I go off the pavement, but is there a better tire for a similar/better price?
Also, stock sizes were 120/90-17 rear and 90/90-21 front IIRC, but I wanted to try a 130 rear for the sand. What are the widest tires that will fit on the DR and is a wider front or rear even recommended in soft sand?
Anybody got tube preference and place to buy them? I'm thinking butyl rubber may not be for me, in case I have to patch flats.
Thoughts and/or comments?