Anybody know anything about the new Tusk DSport tires from RM ATV/MC? - Page 2 - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
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post #11 of 21 Old 09-13-2019, 10:12 AM
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Due to the 'V' pattern of the front knobs, the tire will probably work best & scallop less if its pattern touches down in reverse tractor tread direction. Regardless as to a suggested directional arrow on the side wall.

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post #12 of 21 Old 09-13-2019, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Glad you brought that up. Haven’t looked at direction yet just set them there for pictures
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post #13 of 21 Old 09-13-2019, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Referencing my speedometer cable in the picture to orient are you recommending I reverse the tire from how it is in the picture? I’m curious to see which direction the arrow shows
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post #14 of 21 Old 09-13-2019, 07:57 PM
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YES. Reverse of that pic.
Change the imprint on the ground from <<<<<<<<<<<<<< which scoops the gravel, sand & mud into the center line, to this >>>>>>>>>>>>> which scoots it to the sides, especially when on the brakes.

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post #15 of 21 Old 09-13-2019, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Unfriggin’ believable!!!! Don’t look at the pics while eating. Tire review postponed due to technical difficulties. Took the bike down the road to check out a car show before I changed the tires and hit a raccoon on the way home. Now my front wheel has a nice goo spot and there’s spray on the skid plate and bodywork. I don’t even want to touch it now for a few days. Glad I had my gear on and a full face with the shield down cause I saw goo fling up on each side of the headlights. Didn’t see anything on my clothes, jacket or shield but I left my clothes in the garage and went straight to the shower.
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-13-2019, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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In the meantime I glanced at the front tire and it seems they recommend the opposite direction. Why do you suppose that is?

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post #17 of 21 Old 09-14-2019, 09:55 AM
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I'm calling BS. You ran through a raspberry patch.
You need to make * or it never happened.

As to the tire's marking, it's probably going to be a mystery. The Kenda K761 is also marked that way but it is fairly well established that the tire won't work for beans if mounted according to the marking.



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You should have washed the coon guts off as soon as possible. The longer stuff like that dries on, the better it sticks. Usually.

At least it wasn't a Skunk!

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Hahaha good points both. I thought about the tail but had to go to work last night and was short on time. Yeah, I knew it would stick more but I’m in kind of a rabies hotspot now so I didn’t want to squirt fresh goo right away. Figured if I gave it a day for any potential virus to die off. Yep skunk would have been bad. The coon was still intact, must have liquified its insides and sent them shooting out
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post #20 of 21 Old 09-20-2019, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Finally getting around to it.
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