Now I find myself facing the question: what tires should I get?
The stock Bridgestone 90/10 Trailwings are good on the road but many reviews have panned them for off road, aside from use on really un-challenging dirt and gravel roads (doesn't everyone use street tires for that anyway? I'm looking at YOU Yermo !).
As one fellow M-by-MC'er suggested, given where I live and ride most, I'll likely be riding more on road than off on the DR. So tires which handle well on the street would be nice. But: I'd also like something that will do better on more challenging surfaces (grass/mud/sand/water covered roads/dirt/gravel) than a mostly street tire.
Based on recommendations from the fine folks at DualSport Touring down in Friendsville TN, I've started looking at 50/50 tires from Heidenau:
Mefo Explorer, Dual-Sport, Front 21 inch, Size 90/90-21 or 3.00-21, 50% Street / 50% Dirt, 54T, Tube Type Bias Ply Tire - TwistedThrottle.com
<p><strong>Note: MEFO recommends at least 30.5 PSI in this tire for best performance and wear on motorcycles with an engine displacement of 650cc or less, and at least 35 PSI on motorcycles with an engine displacement of greater than 650cc.</strong></p>
Still haven't made up my mind though.
Does anyone have any strong recommendations for dual sport tires?