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post #1 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,

I am going from NY to Trans Lab Hwy (gravel), riding around Labrador, then free-roaming around Newfoundland, then Nova Scotia on my DL650. I cant decide on what tires or tire combination I should put on for this trip. I estimate it should be about 30% dirt/gravel and 70% road, total about 8,000 miles. Knobbies would be good for gravel/dirt, but I am worried about that 70% pavement, knobbies wearing out too quick and traction on pavement.

Any advice?

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 09:41 PM
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Your setting yourself up for a tune'n as the old fellas would say. Better head over to the tire thread before the cops show up. Here's some directions: click here https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...re-thread.html

Sounds like a great trip. As far as the Trans Lab goes, from what I've heard you're about a year or so away from only needing street tires...so this would be the year to go.

If your timing is right try to make time for this. I was there for the first year and by all account last year was better. https://www.stromtrooper.com/canadian...st-2011-a.html

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I am afraid that if I keep reading all those tire threads, I might end up needing only street tires...
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 10:18 PM
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I did it last year on TKCs and they weren't necessary.. any good DS tire will be fine.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I thought, but after doing a 200+ miles Birkshire Big Adventure dirt ride last weekend, fishtailing through mud on my stock trailwings, I was about to reconsider. Guess that is the way to go after all.

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