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Old 11-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by brockmub View Post
I'm going to order tires this week and am looking at the Dunlop D616 because I'd like an American DS tire and that pretty much limits my choices.
My experience with DS tires on a street bike was underwhelming, mostly due to awful tread life at higher speeds, and your bandit has a lot of power.

Dual compound sport-touring tires, like the BT-023, Pilot Road 2CT, etc will likely last much longer and in a flat area, keep their round profile much longer.

For gravel riding, lower your air pressure accordingly. I keep a small Slime pump in my side cases to air them back up once I hit the pavement.

Lived in SF for a long time, but before I was a rider. Can you PM me a BLT from Bagel Boy?
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