Tusk DSport Tires

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  1. Snake Oiler

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    It only says the RMATV and Tusk worked together to come up with a perfect dual sport tire for all conditions in their thoughts. The last I looked RM nor Tusk are in the tire manufacturing business. I'd be totally surprised if for the price range that any major manufacturer would take on the job for them. But I really don't see any reason to doubt that they don't meet a standard of most of the other tires on the market. Just so they aren't a waste of time mounting is the main thing I'm looking for.
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  2. Jedi2Rider

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    RM website says front is 11.5 mm and rear is 16 mm.

    According to Dunlop specs, new 606s are 11.1 mm front and 15.875 mm rear, so DSports officially a tad beefier.

    I too have had good luck with Tusk stuff, and these have a great looking tread pattern, so for half the price, I think definitely worth a try. It will be fun to seeing some reviews come in.
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  3. Snake Oiler

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    I just spooned on a new set of tires for a week dual sport trip around the North Rim of the Grand canyon, or I'd try the front out. I'm pretty set on my Kenda Parker DT for the rear for now tho.
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  4. dsmonstar

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    Front went on just fine and did not require any more than 30psi to fully seat. Good lateral run out and no high spots. Shit they look better mounted on the rim(spinning and checking for high/low bead) than any shinko or kenda I've ran.
    Height is 27.25/.5 ish.
    But just a heads up on the rear, ITS TIGHT AND CLOSE.... 20190904_125333_HDR.jpg 20190904_125306_HDR.jpg
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  5. Snake Oiler

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    Thanks for doing the measuring. Those look great for a dual sport tread. That rear is really close, I'd watch it. If you get any sidewall deflection your going to get some rubbing that could damage the tire or part of the swingarm.brakeline,ect. What size is your rear (130)?
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  6. Snake Oiler

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    P.S. looks close on the front also, is it?
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    oooohhh, you have a lot going on in that picture:uhoh
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  8. dsmonstar

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    Yeah the plastic chain guard is super tight...But no rubbing. 130 90 17, no 80 being sold. From my reading many klr folks run the 90s(only a small difference but these are very knobby).
    And yes, the bike had a ton of work done the past few months. Engine, susp, rebuilt brakes and bearings, carb rebuild, cush and fixing a ton of little things. She was unloved by someone else, so I took her in. She's one of seven.
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  9. mtnwkr

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    Mounted a set of these on my drz 400s. Have about 30 miles on them, pavement only and so far so good. Sidewalls are much stiffer than the deathwings the bike came came with. The 130/90/18 fits fine with lots of room to spare. No road noise. Front tire took 1 weight to balance, rear needed none. Can't wait to get them dirty!
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  11. Snake Oiler

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    I just can't get over how good those look for a dual sport tire. I'm going to order a front and spoon it on for my trip to the North Rim at the end of the month.
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    Agreed. I'm taking thr klr for a jog tomorrow and we'll see how they do.
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    mine arrived this afternoon! Hope to have time to install this weekend. Impressive compared to the Shinko 805’s on there now . . .

    Mind you, the Shinko is mounted up, and the Tusk is just bare sitting here! Very pleased with the look and finish. These certainly hold promise!

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  14. bwringer

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    Holy sweet Birkenstock jumpin' Jayzuz that is one EVIL-lookin' knobbly mofo of a tire. I love it.

    Someone PLEASE get these dirty and report back!
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    I will buy as soon as I get a mileage report from a small thumper
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  16. Glenn247

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    RMATV claims these have good longevity....hope they do
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    Looks interesting . I think I'll mount a set up on my KTM 500exc for a AZBCDR I'm about to ride.
    See what's what !

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    Did a short 50 miles of mixed gravel, rocky sand, and pavement. VERY impressed with these tires already, just need to see how they last now.
    No noise(yet), great handling, roost and clean out fine(no mud yet), and stable up over 70. Maybe yhe best $114 ever spent. IMG_20190908_114802_865.jpg
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  19. Glenn247

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    I'm wondering if these will fit smaller dual sports like the CRF250L...I just looked at my CRF250L Rally and don't know if they would clear the internal fender protecting the shock and the chain guard....thoughts?
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  20. Mr&MrsEnduro

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    I run a D606 with a 45t and it doesn’t touch the splash guard on my 250L. Hoping the 120 DS is true to size (or smaller) as I’ve heard others saying the non DOT Tusk tire is a monster. The 130 seems a little big for a 250 so I’ll wait for the backorder of the 120 that comes the 2nd week of October from RMATV.
    I did order the front though.. it’ll be replacing my GT216 fatty which understandably cups within a 1000 miles as a dual sport tire. Happy to see more options out there.

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