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Old 09-02-2012, 06:24 PM
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Thanks, but that's really not what I'm looking for. Those test scores were done on a GS.

What I want to know is, of our members on this forum who are riding a DL650 (whose judgement I trust) what tire have they chosen repeatedly (say, 3 or more sets) that works for them in the crossover category (similar to what the OEM fitted from new) for mostly pavement plus some gravel/dirt riding.

For the moderators: would I be allowed to post such a poll, if a recent one has not been done on this forum?
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:15 PM
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Look at the active poll at http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...-now-poll.html
It would indicate the Anakee and Tourance are the choices for both surface types. The PR3 and Battlewings are street tires.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:59 PM
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Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. Not sure why it is in the General discussion forum though... I never go there.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:32 PM
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It does belong in the tire forum. I'll move it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:26 PM
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Just ordered stock Bridgestones for my Silver beauty....with 78,000 miles, no real complaints with stock Trail Wings - : ' )
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I ain't been afore cus tires are round black things. I did wear out a Battle Wing in 7500 miles ...in the center. Probably over inflated a bit. I was trying to wear out the tread on the sides and got a puncture that I fixed to get home.
The Wings do stick well on the street and are crummy in the dirt but the tire guys said 7500 miles was a decent distance for the type of tire. And it was only $140 mounted and balanced.
Forgive me, I'll read all 16 pages at a later time and find out it's all been said before.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:34 AM
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It's fine to repeat information on a major thread like this, the oil thread, the buffeting threads, etc.. Nobody is expected to search the thread before posting info and there will be new readers as well as new writers. The intent of the big threads is to avoid a proliferation of threads on the big thread subjects.
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GW, I know what you mean. I was only apologizing 'cus I wanted to. so many are so serious, or cereal when they post stuff. Like as if it mattered!
There is so much good info here it's mind boggling.
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Hi all! I've searched around a little, but have found many conflicting opinions and outdated info... I bought my '11 Wee new this past July 16th, and already have over 6,500 miles on her! I'm hoping the trailwing rear will get me to 7,500 - but it's getting pretty squared off. The front still looks pretty much new. I'm looking to replace the rear soon, and am wondering what some good choices would be? I commute on asphalt every day, lots of freeway, spend some weekends two-up with the fiance, and do some brief gravel/off road stints when possible. Have not been a fan of the trailwings on gravel or off road - better after getting a fork brace though. I'm worried about getting a rear tire too different from the front, I've heard mixing tires like that can cause handling issues. I'm leaning towards a Battlewing rear, and am hoping it and the original front would end up needing to be replaced at the same time (Hopefully 14k or so). Would this be a good combo? Will I dislike the battlewing rear off road even more than the trailwing? Thanks!
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I continue to use and like Battlewings on my DL650. You will likely get 7-11K out of a rear so your second rear and your first front should need replacing at about the same time. I suggest that you run 38 lbs in your front TW or it will cup badly and need changing well before it is worn out.

I do very little off road with mine but from the little I have done, the TW and BWs are about the same. The BWs, however, are much better on asphalt though. My rear TW slid around like crazy in turns after it had about 4,000 miles on it while my BWs have never done this nearly as much even at the end of their tire life.

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