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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 09:12 PM
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Dual sports and dirt tires

I heard that running pure dirt tires on a bike and riding on the street causes premature tranny damage. How true is this?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 09:30 PM
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Re: Dual sports and dirt tires

I havn't heard of that, but it is a lot slippery with knobby tires. And i don't know if it is even legal here.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 09:36 PM
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Re: Dual sports and dirt tires

ive never heard of this either. i know my father put knobbies on his DT250 and had no problems except for how slippery it get when it rains.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 10:58 PM
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Re: Dual sports and dirt tires

It does wear the trany fast than dirt ridding, If you bang gears and are hard on the throttle while on the street. Shut of the gas and use the clutch when you shift!! But what will wear faster will be your chain and sprockets and of course your tires....

I run hard pack tires on the street and they will last pretty good as long as your easy on the gas and breaks,you'd be supprised how a few stoppies on the street will ruin a good front tire [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]


about the only "bad" thing knobbies do on the street(other than wear and slide) is shake your whole bike and cause vibration.... you'd be supprised how much smoother street tires are.


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