Tusk DSport Tires

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 61rover, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Glenn247

    Glenn247 Long timer Supporter

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    I think there's a recent post in the CRF250L forum showing these tires on a CRF250L. He must have the 120 rear...he must have gotten one before they sold out...
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  2. ksucoach83

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    He has a 130/90-18 on the rear. Meaning there's two options that fit for the crf250l.

    As soon as someone gives report that they last reasonably longer than d606s, I'll put an order in. I only have 1.5k on my k270 rear (hard to beat), and if I have to wait longer I'll try a pirelli mt43 that someone gave me.
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  3. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I received my Adventure front today. The FedEx guy asked if I ordered two. Nope just one. Well I have another one going to someone else down the road. Hmm didn't know anyone down there rides. I'll have to ask around.
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  4. turbodieseli4i6

    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    The only time I've had an order sent somewhere else was from Rocky Mountain using FedEx. They said it was delivered to my house. I told them that I
    have cameras that prove otherwise.
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  5. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I've been fortunate and haven't had that problem. But I'm sure it happens. The driver and I were just joking about it. But it did surprise me that he had two of the same tires on the same delivery
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  6. Westcoasthumpin

    Westcoasthumpin Been here awhile

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  7. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Long timer

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    Considering these for my wr450f. Can't wait to hear everyone's experiences
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  8. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    So I got the rear one spooned on tonight. After some research, I went out and bought some NAPA RuGlyde tire lube to assist with the install. I really have to say I think it made the job about 200% easier than using soapy water. Seriously made removing the old AND installing the new way easier. Worth the $15 for a gallon.

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    I used some 10” Motion Pro levers (3) and a Baja No Pinch tool (which is another thing I have not regretted purchasing) for the installation duties.

    The tire is stiff, I think slightly less than a D606, but quite similar. I used a Sedona HD tube and new rim strip.

    I won’t be able to do any road testing for a couple days, but here are a few comparison shots tonight.

    Sitting unmounted next to an unmounted, 50% used Pirelli MT21 which I removed from the Suzuki rim:

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    And with a standard issue US Quarter for a comparison on the center knob depth and general size:

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    Man I can’t wait to see how these ride out!
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  9. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    I just saw this post on A Facebook group which seems to bode well for the wear:

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  10. dsmonstar

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    I'll put a few hundred miles on mine this weekend and get back, but the first 50 are good so far!
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  11. TwoTrackMind

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    I spooned on a set on the DR650 yesterday. I rode around 70 miles of asphalt and gravel. So far I'm impressed for the money. I get a little more vibration than the previous Shinko 244/TKC80 combo, but its not bad. I'll keep everyone updated as I rack up more miles.
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  12. Snake Oiler

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    How was the front sticking to the gravel, air pressure you are running? I like low air (15-18) most of time.
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  13. TwoTrackMind

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    I was happy with the traction at around 22 lbs. I’ll drop it lower for heavier off road riding since I put a rim lock on when I installed the tires.
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  14. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    Tonight I got the front mounted up and found some time to install on my DR650. Both tires went on as easy as any tires I’ve done. If you didn’t see the logo you’d expect them to say “Dunlop”.

    Front is 90/90-21 and there appears little fit difference from the Shinko it replaces - except for much more aggressive tread!

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    The rear stands nearly 3” overall diameter larger than the Shinko rear!

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    Clearance is good on both sides:

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    And the rear now looks to mean business.

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    Next week I’m heading to Southwest Utah for several days of varied terrain. I’ll post up impressions when I get back!
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  15. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    I got a short ride last night on tarmac and was pleased with the handling and ride. You only feel the knobs as you creep up to a stoplight, over 10 mph very smooth. They feel really stable. Gravel update soon.
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  16. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    They do have a directional arrow, and mine are installed correctly.

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  17. earz

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    I mounted a set on my DR the other day. So far not impressed as they are really squirrelly on pavement above 50 mph.

    Keep in mind that this is a new bike to me and also the first time I’ve ridden with anything knobbier than Shinko 705’s. So some of this may be “nature of the beast”.

    I also added an IMS 4.9 tank, and running stock (soft) suspension. I may need to adjust shock preload now with the higher fuel capacity.

    Edit: Forgot to add that I originally had the OEM pressure (22 FR/25 RR). I adjusted this morning before leaving for work (19 FR/20 RR). Maybe I need to go with a higher pressure?
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  18. earz

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    I let my tires cool down and bumped the pressure up to 32 FR/34RR and took it down the highway. No difference. Keeping up with highway traffic starts a death wobble. It feels like if I maintained that speed it’d throw me off the bike. I need to go back and loosen the front axle and give it a couple bounces to make sure forks are bound up or something. I’ll also double check to make sure my rear wheel is aligned.
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  19. TwoTrackMind

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    You have something else going on. Mine were rock steady up to around 70. Are your head bearings in good shape, not too loose or tight? Did you balance the wheels? Wheel bearings worn? Something changed when the tires were mounted.
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  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've never used a 140 on my 690 since I wore out the OEM. I just spooned a 120 on it last week.
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