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Old 10-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by TheCadman View Post

Welcome aboard

I'm sure that Martin and Donna at Torque will answer these questions, but here are my thoughts, based on this year's Hellas and Serres rallies on a KTM 520:

There's no need for a cush drive, almost all of the riding is off road. Of course, if you already have one, you could use it, but no need to get one specially for this event

I did this year's Hellas on enduro tyres - Michelin rather than Metzler - and they wore out very quickly (3 tyres in 4.5 days) I changed to Maxxis IT's for the Serres and they were perfect. Desert's will be too hard wearing and lethal if we have rain or snow

Thanks Graham, and BigMike
I thought that the Deserts were not the best choice. And I do have a spare wheelset with cush drive of my 660Rally but probably won't bother with it.

One more question in regards to the Maxxis: Desert IT, MX IT or 6001 IT ?
I assume it is the Desert IT you speak of?
And as usual the Swiss Importer has no such tires in his portfolio... just checked
Offroad riding is prohibited in Switzerland and will be punished by death.
Anyways will check with Maxxis UK on the Dirtbikeshow this weekend

KTM Lc4 660 Rally MY98 pre e-start; KTM EXC450 MY14 Torque Rally Conversion; KTM EXC450 MY04 HDB Rally Light; Honda XRV750 RD04 MY91 AfricaTwin -for Sale-
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