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    Junior Member DicktheNick's Avatar
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    Rear Death Wing/ Dumpmaster gots to go!

    So you may have seen that I dropped the TW on a snowy incline today. Fall cometh, then followeth pride. And bruises. Anyway, I've been happy with the MT43 I put on the front, lots better bite and control in the loose gravel and scree we have up here. I was going to put same on the rear but Christmas plus other expenses have got in the way so far.

    Anyone have experience with an MT43 on the rear in snow? I don't want to get out there when it's minus holy crap, but days like today would be great if I could get past the snowy areas without dining on a little of it. Or any other tire that will do a fair job in snow and ice, and a good job on gravel, mud, and other assorted skin abrasives. I just want a good compromise piece of rubber on the back end, not interested in keeping two sets of wheels aroundfor different conditions. Thanks all.
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    I found if your front end is good the back is manageable. It's a great tire in most conditions without the trouble of installing atv tires or a new rim to accomodate them better. I'd like a spare to stud though.

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    I didn't know they made an MT 43 in the TW rear tire size?

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    I wish for a DOT Knobby for the rear

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    Maybe carving out the center knobs might help. They're a bit close together.

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    I am new to the TW world and still have fresh tires but am curious about the deathwing nickname, what gives, wht are they good at and bad at to earn that title.
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    2016, stock'ish and a 2003 Starting on a 225 or bigger 6 speed build as a spare for now and install later when done and ready on this bike.

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    Deathwing is the stock front tire...it's notorious for sliding on loose stuff off road. Add a front brake and it will throw you like a judo master. Before I replaced mine I had to sit upfront and lean forward to keep the front wheel from drifting or sliding out from under me. In less then two months I had it replaced with a shinko 244 which was a huge improvement but with hard rubber and colder climate I'm switching to the shinko sr241.
    Last edited by Trail Woman; 01-28-2018 at 07:11 PM.

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    Judo Master!! hahahaha
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    Yeah. It's been called the Death Wing here for a while but Judo Master would be a good name for it too..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPearce View Post
    I wish for a DOT Knobby for the rear
    Lowest price I could find on it is $159.00
    https://www.denniskirk.com/ams/front...prd/654246.sku

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