BigBlockBarry It's funny that you mentioned the heat gun, I did the same thing with mine. Well with my wife's. Since I lowered it I don't get to ride it much. "I look like circus bear." It's a 250cc Grom. I put some Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa's on the CRF. I doubt that my wife will find the limits of this tire. And while she has ridden in the rain (got caught out in it a few times) she wasn't slipping and sliding. I have Conti Trail Attack Dual-Sport Tires (80% road - 20% dirt) on my DRZ SuperMoto (100% road). Again I'm not out there trying to find the limits of the tires in the rain but I wouldn't say I was as cautious as the misses.