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post #1 of 7 Old 05-25-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Urgent tire mixing opinion

Ok I know - YATT...

But, I need a new shoe on the front. I've got a tourance on the rear. Can I put a Conti Road Attack on the front? Would this work? The reason - this is the only tire in stock in the area. Got a trip on Saturday...

any thoughts would be appreciated.

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You are a little short on time but I would contact rocky mountain atv. I think they offer 3 day shipping for like 6 bucks. And they have the best price on tourances that I have seen. Just ordered a pair for 239.98 shipped free. I am sure your bike will do just fine with the conti as well.

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I would, and I wouldn't think twice about it. As long as both tires are radials, right tire pressures are used, I don't think its a big deal to mix tires / brands. I've done it quite a bit on the DL650....ran a Road Attack on the front, a TrailWing on the rear, etc. Run whatever you got and have a nice trip!!

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Right now I'm running a dunlop D607 on front and bridgestone BT021 on rear. It's the first time I've mixed front and back, and so far it's also the best road handling combination I've had in 5 tire changes.
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I would, and I wouldn't think twice about it. As long as both tires are radials, right tire pressures are used, I don't think its a big deal to mix tires / brands. I've done it quite a bit on the DL650....ran a Road Attack on the front, a TrailWing on the rear, etc. Run whatever you got and have a nice trip!!
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I As long as both tires are radials,

I wouldn't even be concerned mixin a bias ply with a radial, riders do it all the time, run a knobby bias ply like a TKC up front and a less agressive radial inthe rear



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I wouldn't even be concerned mixin a bias ply with a radial, riders do it all the time, run a knobby bias ply like a TKC up front and a less agressive radial inthe rear
Good point. I've done that. I just didn't like the way it felt, but it was just a personal preference thing. It still worked fine though.

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