Tusk DSport Tires

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

  1. eakins

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    On my current 650 - F650GS, I've been real happy with AX41 tires.
  2. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    I knew it was a lower mileage tire when I purchased. It was cheap so I figured it would get me through to the next tire. And now the Tusk!! It is by far the most aggressive tread I’ve had on this bike. I’m really looking forward to wearing out the 700 series!!!
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  3. timeOday

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    My 130/90/18 arrived and it weighs 14.8 lb on my digital bathroom scale.
    (Don't know about a 120)
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  4. TriumphRTO

    TriumphRTO Been here awhile

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    FWIW I'm running the 130/90-18 on my CRF250L now. It is heavy, I can tell it's slowing the bike down just a hair, but to date,these are the best "adventure" tires TooFatty has run. They'be been quite capable in everything we've gotten into except wet clay. Most of my riding has been on the Kentucky Adventure Tour and the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway.

    The IRC TR8 seems a little lighter and offers about the same bite, but they're also more expensive. I'll have a tough time making a choice when I finally burn these up.

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  5. eakins

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    Why are you running a 130?
    These 250 dual-sports are designed around 120 rears?
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  6. drm

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    Klx250 likes a 100/100...
    Would like to try these instead of my normal 244s.
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  7. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just got my 130 90 17 and it is about 14.2 pounds.
    Can’t wait to try it out.
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  8. TriumphRTO

    TriumphRTO Been here awhile

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    120s were on back-order forever, I needed tires, so I just ordered the 130. It fits and it worked. I won't do a 130 intentionally in the future, but it worked out this time.

    Tire sizes are tricky. Stock is 120/80-18... which is actually an "alpha" size (no idea, I just read that here: https://www.maxxis.com/other-motorcycle-information/motorcycle-tire-school), Tusk is 120/90-18 which is not that same. I've run 4.10-18 and 110/100-18 on this bike without issues. I believe 100/100-18 is the ideal metric size. I've run a 140/80-18 in the past; hated it. This 130/90-18 Tusk does pretty damn good despite being so oversized.
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  9. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Just ordered a few for my bikes.

    Quickly, they will go on the wife's KLX250S and they will be tested on the White Rim Trail in March.

    Once I wear out the sneakers on the Sertao... It will get a set.


    I wish they had 150/18's.

    ...........
  10. Bayner

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    In 130/90-18 it's a pretty big tire, might be enough.
  11. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Not for the big KTM's. 140 is the smallest I have ever mounted. A 4.5" rim needs a 150.

    Even if RM-ATV Charged an additional $30 for a 150, on top of the price of the 130, bringing it to $90.... I would buy them.
  12. Bayner

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    Fair enough.
  13. B.E. Stoked

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    Just got a set in and will install today on DR 650. Going to drill rims and install front and rear rim locks also. I'm swapping out Shinko 244,s with 200 miles on them. Shinkos are great on highway and rocky roads but float and wobble in slick mud. Have a dual sport ride this weekend with Sandy loam mud and clay. Will report back on Tusks.
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  14. Snake Oiler

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

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    I've got a few miles on a front of my 501. SW New Mexico so sand, packed and deep fluffy. Running tubliss and around 10psi. Packed seems pretty good, but seems to want to wander in the soft stuff. Could be just me tho.
  15. s.ga.rider

    s.ga.rider Been here awhile

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    Any updates on the front? Time to change the front mt21 on my 690. I have been impressed with the mt21 on the front(3600 miles so far) but the rear was gone at 2k. I have a tusk rear which I guestimate being 50% worn at 1600 miles. I will probably go with another tusk rear but im debating on the front.
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  16. B.E. Stoked

    B.E. Stoked DR650

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    The Tusk tires pulled through the ruts and mud like a champ on a South Carolina Hare Scramble type track. Mostly light weight European bikes on this course. I don't think the DR would have gone as far on the shinkos.

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  17. Fango87

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    You’re running tubliss? I am too, I’m on the Dsport adventure and they are absolutely horrible to balance. I took them to a shop and they are 6.25oz off!! Both front and rear! I can’t notice it a lot off road, but the moment I get on pavement the bike is unrideable. Have you had issues balancing them?
  18. Snake Oiler

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

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    My front is bad, not running the rear
  19. DanBManthe

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    I want to get these on my DR350SE, I'm just not sure going up to a 120 in the back is going to clear or not.

    My 244's are done for and I don't really want to put on my back up tires since the D sports came out.

    Any advice for upsizing tires?
  20. Dao1

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    thx for the update.
    what size is that rr tire shown in your pic?
    it looks quite large for that rim...im guessing rim width =2.15?