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    Dual Sport tires?

    I put a Shinco tire on the front but but have been thinking of putting Dual Sport tires (bridgestone-tw204-trail-wing-dual-sport-rear-tire that look like street tires with deep groves) on front and rear. They look like they'd be good for paved and dirt roads but worthless in mud. I'm planning on staying on some kind of road or path and hope they would be quite and give better traction in the rain. What do you think? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabsdog View Post
    I put a Shinco tire on the front but but have been thinking of putting Dual Sport tires (bridgestone-tw204-trail-wing-dual-sport-rear-tire that look like street tires with deep groves) on front and rear. They look like they'd be good for paved and dirt roads but worthless in mud. I'm planning on staying on some kind of road or path and hope they would be quite and give better traction in the rain. What do you think? Thanks.
    I would think that you are on the right track. With proper inflation they should be superior in every regard on pavement "wet or dry". On solid base two tracks, aired down a bit they should hold a line just fine. Speed will be your enemy off pavement with them though so you would want to take it easy off road. My 2 cents worth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dabsdog View Post
    I put a Shinco tire on the front but but have been thinking of putting Dual Sport tires (bridgestone-tw204-trail-wing-dual-sport-rear-tire that look like street tires with deep groves) on front and rear. They look like they'd be good for paved and dirt roads but worthless in mud. I'm planning on staying on some kind of road or path and hope they would be quite and give better traction in the rain. What do you think? Thanks.
    It's been said many times here. STAY OFF the WET GRASS with those tires. For just gravel road riding you will be fine. Just watch the corners and the wet grassy/leafy spots. Someone that uses those tire could give a little more inf.
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    I use them front and rear on the road and I am very pleased with them. They have dropped the vibration level dramatically especially at highway speed. I am not fortunate to have any off road areas near me within riding distance, but I can attest to a great hard surface experience with these tires.
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    Thanks Tom,
    I see you're on the other side of two lakes from me and are familiar with the terrain. I ride on the South end of Seneca and will turn around if things get too deep or steep.
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    Thanks for that "Wet Grass" reminder, 5 mph and dropped like a rock.
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    Wet clay on top of frozen ground (lot of that around here in the Spring) is similar to wet grass and oiled teflon

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabsdog View Post
    Thanks Tom,
    I see you're on the other side of two lakes from me and are familiar with the terrain. I ride on the South end of Seneca and will turn around if things get too deep or steep.
    Matt
    I have already been riding my TW all over Watkins Glen and Montour falls. Do you ever ride near Cayuta? There are a lot of great seasonal roads just east of there!


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    I belonged to the Schuyler county MC club (35 years ago) and put on National and International Trials events in Cayuta and Montour Falls. Haven't rode a dirt bike in about 20 years and the TW brings back fond memories. Those old logging trails are still there there from 100 years ago. The Schuyler County MC put on National Enduros in the old days.

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