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post #1 of 7 Old 10-22-2013, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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OEM trail wings on dirt?

Hey guys,

I'm going to be taking a dual sport clinic Nov 3d and wanted to get a reality check. My plan is to drop air pressure to 20 front, 22 rear and stay out of any mud or sand. They seem ok on hard dirt and gravel, but I've only ridden a couple miles of dirt on the bike, 1900 miles total.

Any advice on keeping it rubber side down is appreciated.

The ride will be at a local motorcycle dirt park (clear creek in Hollister).

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Hey guys,

I'm going to be taking a dual sport clinic Nov 3d and wanted to get a reality check. My plan is to drop air pressure to 20 front, 22 rear and stay out of any mud or sand. They seem ok on hard dirt and gravel, but I've only ridden a couple miles of dirt on the bike, 1900 miles total.

Any advice on keeping it rubber side down is appreciated.

The ride will be at a local motorcycle dirt park (clear creek in Hollister).
Before I put on Kenda Big Blocks I went everywhere on dirt, including mud and sand on the stock trail wings. Never once adjusted the air pressure to the different environments.

I just plowed through all situations and let the tyres do the work. Never had any issues from 100km/h fast dirt roads to steep loose paths and water crossings.

You should have no issues on the clinic as I am sure you will be doing things in stages. Have faith in the Trail Wings, they shouldn't let you down.

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Ok, thank you. I liked them on deep gravel and some dirt/rocky roads, so I'm not too surprised to hear they do well off road.

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Dropped air pressure to 25 front & rear. They did fine

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Hey guys,

I'm going to be taking a dual sport clinic Nov 3d and wanted to get a reality check. My plan is to drop air pressure to 20 front, 22 rear and stay out of any mud or sand. They seem ok on hard dirt and gravel, but I've only ridden a couple miles of dirt on the bike, 1900 miles total.

Any advice on keeping it rubber side down is appreciated.

The ride will be at a local motorcycle dirt park (clear creek in Hollister).
20PSI is dangerous to bend your rims if you hit a rock.
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20PSI is dangerous to bend your rims if you hit a rock.
yeah, I went with 25 PSI to avoid any rim damage. Thanks for the heads up.

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do people actually ride with 40 psi in the dirt? I did for a mile and the bike felt like it was on glass compared to the 25 I usually drop them to.

I have a hard time seeing riding with the tires that hard, I have a little pump that fits under my seat to pump them back up when I get back to the pavement.

those trail wings have been fine for me, except when I got into some serious mud.

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