Junst got a Dunlop
739AT 120/100 on the rear. Slid in nicely. NOW! if I can just NOT pinch the tube this time I'll be set.
Talk about monkeys and footballs. I wish I had a video. I chased that tire and rim around the garage for a good hour. What a humbling experience. I forgot what a fight it can be.
Anyways, since I just got the '07, here are things I'm getting rid of as I find the lack of need for the parts. Takin' it slowly, so far I got rid of the rear pegs until I think I may need them again. Question: I understand that on the Dual Sports I can carry a passenger off road because the bike is designed for such. True???
Also, as I inspected the area where I removed the old tire, there is a "chain guard". I think it's mostly a "placard holder" for tire inflation information. Anyways, I got rid of it; however, there remains, in very close proximity to the tire width on the left inside of the swing arm, an aluminum tab that opposes the direction of tire rotation that "could" come in contact. I am going to observe it over the next few trips to see if I should get rid of it and grind it flat. Trying to preserve any and all original parts, I would not desire to get rid of something I may need in the future should I rebuild it to original condition.
Also, I understand that if performing "Dave's Mods" I can utilize the stock "CA" exhuast if I take the baffle out (did I spell that right?). If true do I do that simply by removing the two screws on the tip and Dremel down the welds.
Thanks for all the great information.