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Old 05-23-2014, 10:55 AM
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Default 50/50 Tires

Can anyone recommend a good 50/50 or 60/40 (road/dirt) tire for my FSR450?

I am doing a bit more dual-sporting (road riding) while I cruise around to try to find the "good stuff" and commute to work (like a 4 mile ride).

Beautiful brand new set of Endurocross tires on bike right now - thinking I should get something more 50/50 oriented that won't get chewed up by the road.

-DURABILITY/LONGEVITY on road is far more important to me than performance in road-riding conditions.
-needs to be versatile; wide range of dirt/off-road conditions.
-DOT legal - A plus, but not a big deal where I live.

Road: Needs to be durable. Performance not as important.
Dirt/Offroad: Needs to perform well - (i.e., don't want tires to restrict where I can/cannot ride)

Also, what size/width/Aspect ratio for ea.? (obviously 18" Rear, 21" Front)

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Old 05-23-2014, 04:51 PM
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Bridgestone TW301/302 are often overlooked because of price, but they are quiet, have good grip, and last a long time on the street. Off road they do really well for a 50/50 tire. D606's are popular, but I think they are way over rated, loud and only average grip.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:44 PM
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Cool... Will a 130 width fit (mine are 140)

I found the D606/605 but in a 130 width not a 140.. Is that okay?
(My stock tires are 140/80 r18 back, and 90/90 r21 fronts )
The TW looked nice but not as easy to find available..

Sorry I am sure is a noob question, just not sure if you have the same wiggle room w sizes like on a car

Also... Anyone used the Kenda BigBlocks?
Yay or nay?
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:38 AM
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Width should be just fine. I had D606s on my DR 650, and a abused them to no end. I put over 1000 miles of on/off road per month for 4 consecutive months. After that, they really started to reflect that abuse with rapid wear. They hold the pavement Ok, except when rain riding. Just my experience.
All healed up, and ready to burn some fat.
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