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Old 08-08-2017, 05:47 PM   #21
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Oh DR nice... I want one
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:33 PM   #22
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Chris, Dunlop 606 is a common one. On my klx400 now, like em.

Joe, the size bike is an endless debate. For people like me and smutty who live pretty much next to good dual sport riding, it's smaller the better within reason. But they aren't great for long hauls on the street.
Those or Pirelli MT-21's are a common 90/10 tire.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:32 PM   #23
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Those or Pirelli MT-21's are a common 90/10 tire.
Whatchu got Mo? and price? Or is it like street tires where I should buy from the internet.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:14 PM   #24
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Depends. For a true dirt bike, our tire prices are hard to beat. For the dual sport or street bike, we're close to the online prices from other retailers. We sell about 1000-1200 dirt bike tires a year vs maybe 50 "other tires". We buy a lot of knobbies in bulk to offer a very competitive price, we can't do the same for street bike tires since we don't sell enough.

Either way text me the sizes you need and ill price you out a decent set.


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Example: the go to off-road trail tires: Bridgestone M59 and Pirelli MT-16's are $69 a tire. If you find a cheaper place to buy them let me know.

Michelin Pilot power 3 180/55-17 rear is $163 but I bet you can probably find a place cheaper by a few bucks.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:18 PM   #25
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Also, duck typing all that on this small ass screen iPhone 4. I miss swype. :-(
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How strict is it to have DOTs? I never plan on using this more than a mile or two here or there.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:17 AM   #27
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I'd imagine its similar to running slicks on the street. You probably won't get pulled over just for that, but if you get pinched for something else, they can bust your balls for it and tack it on the the ticket.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:52 AM   #28
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How strict is it to have DOTs? I never plan on using this more than a mile or two here or there.
Chances are it will never get noticed...but I can say after owning a dual sport for the first time this summer: the DOTs work great in the woods, you will probably end up riding more street, faster, than you expect to now, and it's mildly comforting to know that the knobby tires I'm trusting around corners at well over the speed limit are at least called DOTs

Put another way, it's sketchy enough with the ones designed to see a little street duty...just get the DOTs. D606, will buy again.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:57 AM   #29
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How strict is it to have DOTs? I never plan on using this more than a mile or two here or there.
The only other people who can tell you have a DOT/Non-DOT tire is a fellow rider. It's like asking a random person on the street, do you know what a Triumph Street Triple is?
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When you guys get your bikes in order, I'd be glad to show you some of the virtually unlimited dual sport terrain near me. I still have barely scratched the surface of what is available, but a few weeks ago I rode over two hundred miles of mostly dirt, in one day, without ever being more than about 35 miles from Southwick. No wonder the annual "big Berkshire adventure ride", that people come to from all over the northeast, starts a few miles from my house. It's ridiculously good around here as far as available terrain, should've started dual sporting decades ago!
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