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post #1 of 5 Old 07-02-2013, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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OK so I'll ask, tires

Looked at several tire threads and didn't find any mention of the bridgestone trail wing.

I am actually boycotting bridgestone for goldwing tires, had a bad experience with them, but this is what the KLR has on the rear and I like the looks of the tread so if others experience with them on gravel and pavement is positive I may consider it. The rear is almost new but the dunlop on the front is about at it's end. Don't much care for dunlops either.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-02-2013, 07:30 AM
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Hi Dave0430 - welcome to the site.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-02-2013, 09:58 AM
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Which Trailwing model were you looking at? Last time I looked there were about 7 different models with the TrailWing name. I seem to recall them having the nickname of - "DeathWing". Never used them myself.


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Hi Dave0430 - welcome to the site.

After learning and practicing good riding skills tires are very high on how a motorcycle works -

I have Metzler Tourance tires on our Tiger. They are a good "all rounder" tire. They work well on the 75% asphalt 25% gravel riding solo and 2 up I do with it. They are excellent in rain on pavement. They are similar to Trail Wings. They would not do well in pure mud.

I have Heidenau K60 Scouts on the KLR. They are standing up well to 50% pavement, 40% gravel and work well in the 10% dirt / mud.

I have Michelin Commander II's on our classic GL1200- I have been very impressed with them.

Learning and practicing riding skills and techniques has been the best investment of time and very little money for me.

I have a skilled riding pal who would ride circles around me on bald tires ... his bike control is amazing and I learn something every ride.

Don't fall victim to "internet absolute comments." Ask around like you are doing and draw your own conclusions. What you will find about experienced riders in any "segment" is the more experience and skill they have as a rider the less they run around telling other people "this such and such is what your need get rid of what you have..."

Meanwhile enjoy riding those Trail Wings while you sort out the kind of riding you and your trusty KLR will be doing...
Experience I got, heck I'm 60yo and been riding since I was 14, looking for someone who has used this tire.

[quote=klr4evr;202489]Which Trailwing model were you looking at? Last time I looked there were about 7 different models with the TrailWing name. I seem to recall them having the nickname of - "DeathWing". Never used them myself.

Since I don't have enough posts to post a link all I can do is give the part# from Dennis Kirk. 142476
Deathwing I can believe since using stones on a goldwing. Slick as snot on a door knob.
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I just put my first rear tire on, and I bought a Duro HF904.
http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...oducts_id=5365

So far it's proven to be stable on road, and in gravel. FWIW

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