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post #11 of 29 Old 08-18-2018, 08:38 AM
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Use this formula to compute street/dirt percentages.




It is whatever the manufacturer says it is.

Bridgestone recommendation
Trail Wing (TW) series

80% street/20% dirt
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50% street/50% dirt


"Good tires, but very broad product range means it's important to get the right TW for your bike and purpose."

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post #12 of 29 Old 08-18-2018, 09:07 AM
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Actually, my riding is all on road, with the occasional gravel or dirt parking lot at some roadside bar &grill. I was speculating on the meaning of the on/off road percentages, whether they are talking about the percentage of time you spend in each environment or the effectiveness of the tire on that surface.
the effectiveness of the tire on that surface
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The %/% designation is more of an indication of the aggressiveness of the tire tread. If you were doing 50% tarmac and 50% hard packed gravel then a 90/10 would probably be fine, however if you were doing 90% tarmac and the other 10% was muddy and/or loose material then a more aggressive tire such as a 60/40 or 50/50 may be required.
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the effectiveness of the tire on that surface
That's what I concluded also. Currently running Metzler tourance next, seems to be mostly a street tire with a deeper tread than purely street tires. Works excellent on pavement and good enough for a dirt or gravel parking lot, as long as it's not deep.

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Actually, my riding is all on road, with the occasional gravel or dirt parking lot at some roadside bar &grill. I was speculating on the meaning of the on/off road percentages, whether they are talking about the percentage of time you spend in each environment or the effectiveness of the tire on that surface.
Doesn't sound like you need to sacrifice handling for off road abilities, then, imo.

Just slow down and be careful in gravel, that's what sport bikes do.
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I have taken a DL650 on 95/05 street tires more places than 99% of R1200GSA owners with 50/50 tires take their bikes.

And I get 10,000 miles out of a set compared to their 4,500.
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I have taken a DL650 on 95/05 street tires more places than 99% of R1200GSA owners with 50/50 tires take their bikes.

And I get 10,000 miles out of a set compared to their 4,500.
and how did you figure this one out?
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and how did you figure this one out?
I keep logs of when I replace my tires and other people do the same.

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I keep logs of when I replace my tires and other people do the same.
I had "99% of 1200 GSA owners with 50/50 tires" in mind.
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and how did you figure this one out?
Yea that one sounds a bit ummmm......

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