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Old 12-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #1095
Wallachian Spikes
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Originally Posted by eakins View Post
a technique alot use to maximize dual-sport tire life while still getting great dirt grip: a mullet (some say emo) = agressive dirt front tire & 50/50 rear dual-sport tire. great dirt grip (front wash out is the biggest issue not rear traction) w/ great street grip and long life. both wear out at the same time (vrs the typical rear last 1/2 the time of a matched front)

use a more aggressive tire up front like a tkc, mt-21 or my new fav for the price the tr-8 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx i've used a tck and the tr8 works just as well for 1/2 the price. it grips great in the dirt and rails on the street. it's very well made from japan.

then on the rear use a european longer lasting 50/50 tire such as mefo explorer http://www.twistedthrottle.com/tire-...0se-exc-others heidenau k60 http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/h...cout-rear-tire mitas e07 (ships to usa) http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e07-d...rear-tire.html D908RR http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx enduro 3 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx or the more aggressive xcmh http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
or more street oriented w/ mt91 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

i think the biggest issue alot of you will find is that rear 140-18" is a harder tire size to find in dual-sport tires as 130(5.10)-17" is more of the standard.
you will find many more 130(5.10)-18" however and these will work just fine.

good 50/50 tires are the 244 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx & 700 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

and then of course the more aggresive 606 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx T63 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
Thanks for the tip a buddy of mine runs K-60s & says they run forever but, he complains of front end wash out. I may try this "Mullet' or "Emo" that you speak of.
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