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Could use a little advice from the Dual Sport crowd (XT225)

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by BuzzardsGottaEat, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. May 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    The future pipe dream :D

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  2. May 29, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    So I've been riding all week and have decided I may consider anything from a 90/10 to a 70/30 tire. It just wont do this bike justice to street it completely :) Even though it hurts my hands and back I've had too much fun riding off road and following train tracks to fully street it.

    Problem is rear tires. Almost nothing I would like comes in an 18". I may have to compromise and get something that I don't quite want, but is "good enough".

    Looking at Pirelli MT90s and maybe even Avon Distanzias. Both grip well on road but allow me to take a fire trail or dirt path here and there. Any recommendations are appreciated but I need street performace, both dry and wet, and the ability to do light off road once in a while. The problem is SIZE, not lack of options but lack of options in an 18 for the rear.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    Nice truck and bike. I've got '11 taco and '07 bmw x challenge. Had great luck riding metzelers on the dual sport and just picked up brand new pair of continental tkc80s this week. They're seemingly bit more dirt than street - though I just rode it on asphalt today when I picked it up from shop to check balance etc... I'll try post pic later as I'm on ipad and too stupid todo
     
  4. Jun 21, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    By the way my rear is 18" as well and again metzelers great on street and I just got the continental tkc80s all reviews say tkc bit more offroad oriented. The tkcs definitely rumbled onroad bit more madebbike feel wobbly 80/90 mph. havent been offroad yet. just loaded it in truck after short test ride and brought it hone as were moving monday. anyway May be worth a look bro - 18s harder to comedy and but pricier
     
  5. Jun 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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  6. May 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    I need to start a bike build thread. This just kind of became nothing haha

    Just ordered:
    -Jetting kit with shim for the jet needle
    -UNI air filter
    -16t front sprocket
    -wider/better footpegs
    -Handguards
    -New Tires. I decided to go with Avon Distanzias. These were not my first choice. They were not even my fifth choice haha BUT I decided not to motard my little Yami out yet so they will get me by while I use it as a commuter.

    Someday in the future it'll get a rear wheel laced to the front and some Michelins
     
  7. Aug 14, 2015 at 11:09 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    This bike is FOR SALE. PM me if interested.
     
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