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Old 12-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by jdrocks View Post
everyone must already know that there is only a 5-6% difference in mounted tire diameter between the common 19 and 21 DS type tires, hardly seems a big enough variance to make a difference traversing varied terrain, especially on a DS bike, as opposed to a dedicated offroad moto.

the section width of the same tires is a different story, with the variance being over 20%.

so it's unlikely the diameter that accounts for handling reports in mud, sand, etc., the argument comes down to running skinny versus not so skinny.

i like the 19 for running both paved and gravel, does well on both.
regarding my first hi-lighted statement....well as amatter of fact it does make a difference as evidenced by all the positive feedback from those that have actually ridden the various upgrades ...

and the second hi lited staement of yours:,,,,and that is why 90% of the dual sport market is supplied in this configuration,,why we call it our 50-50 set up,,not the ultimate on the pavement or in the dirt,,,hence,,the need to get set-ups that work for your specific needs/riding style /location/intent .

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