Best non-DOT Dual Sport Tires


3 replies to this topic
  • Woods_Weapon

Posted December 15, 2005 - 09:19 PM

#1

I ride by 650R on the street just to get to my riding area. Unfortunately I have to ride 12 miles up a steep asphault road to get to dirt. The stock tire lasted me about 400 miles and it's bald. I have considered the Pirelli 21's and the Trakmaster DOT tires but I don't want to sacrifice dirt grip for street driveability. I mostly ride hardpack and sometimes go out to the desert (jawbone canyon/Dove spring in CA). Any recommendation for a Durable off road tire, am I better off just going with a aggressive DOT? How about the Maxxis IT that I have read so many good things about?

  • Woods_Weapon

Posted December 15, 2005 - 09:24 PM

#2

Also what size tire works best, I was thinking of going a little bigger like a 120/100x18 for the rear?

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  • deej

Posted December 15, 2005 - 09:51 PM

#3

Dunlop 603 is actually the tire that came on the back of my new KLX 250S Dual Sport, and it really has an aggressive tread, I can't believe it is street legal.

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Deej

  • FOUR STOKED

Posted December 17, 2005 - 12:16 AM

#4

Maxxis IT's are pretty good. They are as durable as the DOT's, cheap, and the knob spacing is comparable to a DOT for pavement traction. Just respect the fact that it is not designed for the road so it has it's limitations.(No supermoto routines) :applause:





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