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    Tire Groover? anybody have a loaner?

    I have the Pirelli MT-21, it's a great mud and hard dirt tire on the front of my TW but it;s slippery as hell on gravel roads and driveways. I have a few ideas too make it better and I thought if someone on here had one that would be willing to loan me (of course I'd pay shipping both ways) it would be cheaper than spending $80 on one so I can destroy a $100 tire.

    My objective is too make the big mud grabbing lugs a little more flexible so they don't try and climb every little unbedded piece of gravel, so I was thinking $15 shipping is a lot cheaper than musical tires.


    So if anybody is willing too risk an internet loan, It may work, it may just become another tire swing for my chickens.

    Thanks, Kennon
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    I tried that on 1 knobby, almost sliced my knee instead. D.O.T. tires seem to be a little harder than the old race stuff. I may try a burr bit on the dermal at low rpm.
    2001 TW200
    1999 DR350SE
    2002 Sportster 1200
    Suzuki Ozark 250 (Broke)
    Rokon RT140 (in a basket)
    Belarus AS250 tractor

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    The razor technique can also create sipping across tread blocks to increase tread block flex and wet traction.. Helps should you bravely take that Pirelli on the ice too
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