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Old 04-01-2013, 07:09 AM   #24
R 100 GS F 650 GS
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Location: The High Desert of New Mexico
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Originally Posted by moosehead View Post
Ran a set og Bridgestone Trailwings on my beater 1981 R100...for the backroads

Worked great on/off asphalt and pretty good in the wet:

Front 110/90-19 - ran at 36psi

Rear - 120/90 - 18 - ran at 32 psi

Were no rub issues front or rear.
Not to hijack.....................but

I too am looking for dual purpose tires but for a 1981 R100.
I live in Northern New Mexico where dirt, gravel and forest service roads are unavoidable.
Pavement 70%, off-pavement 30%.
Here's the "new to me" bike.

So, moosehead, you had "no" problems mounting the larger than recommended tire sizes?
What's the advantage to the larger size? What's the disadvantage?
How's the mileage?
At this point,
I would go with 110/90 - 18 rear
100/90 - 19 front

Motog...............Thanks for starting this thread!
1992 R 100 GS (ZED)
2007 F 650 GS

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