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Old 12-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by vfabrizzi View Post
I have a 990 R and are planning to do the TAT this summer. Any suggestions on the best tires for the trip? I've gotten conflicting reports. Some feel the stock rear Scorpion wirh a nobby on the front would work best. Others say replace both with a true off-raod rally class tire. Any suggestions on best brand - Mefo, Pirelli, Continental, Heidenau? Any feed back would be appreciated.
How do you feel about sand/silt? Green River to Salida (Utah) has quite a few deep sand washes. The valley section just North of Eureka NV can be deep mud after rain, onviously when it's dry that mud is silt. Possible some of these are bypassed with the big bike route, if you plan to do that? Battle Mountain to McDermott has a few sandy stretches also. For the CO sections and OR sections you'll be fine with the rear Scorpion. TKC-80 might be a compramise. The big 950 would be great for the run into Baker NV
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