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Old 06-29-2013, 09:51 AM   #47
mmmm muuuud
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Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vernon, BC
Oddometer: 140
It's difficult to find the perfect tire for the 950SE. I rode on a new set of the Motoz's yesterday and was semi-satisfied but not excited. Here's my opinion:
The front was loose on gravel, I prefer the Metzler Karoo 2.
The front slid out multiple times on wet dirt surface (however I've never experienced a dual sport tire that didn't)
The front needs less air than where I was at with 22psi, it deflected way to often. May try 19psi next time out.
The rear was good on certain surfaces but didn't climb well on wet dirt. On crowned wet pack trail the tire would slide left and right.
The knobs lost their square edge in less than 200km of trail/gravel.
No question that the knobs look impressive but the performance is mediocre.
As it dries up here I'm sure I'll be less critical.
Also they are scary slippery when new on the pavement. Took off out of my driveway and left a big darkie and wasn't really trying to. Got a big thumbs up from my son though.
2014 KTM 500EXC
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