Originally Posted by WIBO
Thank you every one to date for the kind comments.
Squawk the tyres worked well. Very good on the fast twisty tarmac where the was the odd 'race' was had!!
One thing I did notice was the other XTZ had the same tyres on. It covered the same distance on the same trails and the rear did have lumps and chunks out of it whereupon mine had nothing....no cuts...no chunks out etc. It was that noticeable I thought to take a pic for my ride report but I forgot!!!....I think the difference was that the other tyre was the 130 as mine was the 140.
Also, check the chain length - tires expand in diameter , particularly going on road and with low-pressure and knobbed (=thicker),= could touch the swing arm . Once I literally shredded a perfectly new MT17 (the ancestor of MT21 that I warmly advise) just by riding motorway with a new chain correctly set - always allow more play maybe adding a link or two.