How do the stock tires hold-up? should I consider an alternative when they wear out?
If you're scraping pegs, you're pretty close to ending up asphalt surfing on these tires. One thing I've noticed on them was that they were pretty sticky up until about 3K miles, then like flippig a switch, they got pretty squirmy.rjking said:I am not sure why the stock TrailWings get such a bad rep..at least the "F" series that came on my 2004 DL650. I have scraped up the peg feelers and used ALL the tread available on the rear and they never slipped, quivered or cried Uncle. The rubber seems very soft and sticky. Even softer than the BT020's. I have 4000 miles on mine now and they are just about gone. I might get another 1000 out of them if I am lucky but I have nothing to complain about in the grip (wet or dry) dept. I too have heard bad things about them but I just ain't seen it yet!
I changed out my stock tyres early (with remaining tread) for Metzelers to improve roadhandling. I've never looked back. Metzelers are the stock tyre for BMW touring bikes for good reason.DesertDave said:I'm thinking of going to Metzeler ME880s when the Bridgestones finally give up the ghost.
That's up to you. You could keep the front TW and see how the Strom handles with the mixed tire set. But you won't realize the full benefit of the Tourances or BT020s until you are running a matched set. I plan on switching to the Dunlop D607s shortly, and the front Trailwing is coming off regardless of how much tread it has.Bob said:Am I okay just replacing the rear for now with the Tourance or BT020 and leaving the Trailwing on the front until it has more wear?
I had a set of the Dunlops on my KLR650. They took me to some pretty compromising places off-road and I was quite surprised at how well they did in the wet and dry in the NC mountains. Good tires!Bob said:Thanks Paul. I understand the Dunlop D607 is quite good off-road. Is it equally good on pavement?
Can't tell you. I am hoping they are, because I avoid going off pavement (on purpose). I use the DL1000 as a sport touring machine. I am running the TWs for another 600 miles or so. The D607s are waiting in my garage... I've got just a bit too much tread remaining on the rear TW to justify replacing it yet.Bob said:Thanks Paul. I understand the Dunlop D607 is quite good off-road. Is it equally good on pavement?
Thanks Bob,Bob said:
Interested in seeing your comparison. I also like to experiment, which is one reason I didn't just go for the Tourances.kawidan said:got the scorpions mounted yesterday,we'll see how well they work.i really was pleased with the d607 but like to experiment a little.if they don't work out at least i know the dunlop will be my replacement tire from now on.got 13,000 out of the d607 but they were pretty worn out and due for replacement.