Knobbies? Meh. A supermoto in Utah.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by oldoval, May 7, 2017.

  1. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet 'Don't forget to miss me!'

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    How about Pirelli MT-21s? I ran them on my KLR. Of course the front was 21", but the rear was 17", worked well offroad, and DOT.
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  2. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Beautiful riding and pics.
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  3. oldoval

    oldoval Frank Orator

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    Back when I had a WR250R the MT-21s were my favorite tire. I'd usually do a MT-21 front with a MT-43 trials tire rear. Just a great all-around dualsport set up. If I get dirt wheels that's probably the tires I'll go with.

    Several people have put a 120/80/17 rear on the front. Not sure the tire is as much the problem off-road as the width though.

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  4. Steppy

    Steppy Been here awhile

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    Heidenau K60 Scouts are a good dual sport tyre.
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  5. OldCoot

    OldCoot Been here awhile

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    Oldoval, love your bike!
    And your photography is spectacular.
    How do you get such clarity and beautiful color?
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  6. oldoval

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    Thank you sir.

    I just use a first generation Sony RX100 point and shoot and then process my files in Lightroom 3. I can't stress enough the importance of working with images in the photo software of your choice. The software plays the same role as the darkrooms from the film era. You can usually make your images pop beyond what your camera's chip can output.

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  7. motofshr

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    Also enjoying the pictures, you sure have a knack for working the software & your bike is a beauty..
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  8. oldoval

    oldoval Frank Orator

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    Up in the high country today....

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  9. oldoval

    oldoval Frank Orator

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    TKC80....

    Big thumbs down. About the only time they were even acceptable was in the first 500 miles. For the last 1500 they've sucked ass.
    This is at 2000 miles. I'm already touching the main body of the tire between the center knobs. If they had decent grip I could live with the wear....but they don't, so I won't. Next.

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  10. max dexter

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    I also ride my supermoto off-road. I have 21/19 wheels for it but I never swap them. It does alright but the gearing is so tall.

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