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04-05-2017 01:55 AM
Jhawker23
Mefo Explorer with stock front?

For what it's worth, my mind was put at ease for $90 for a new matching front tire. It could be in my mind but I feel it's a better ride now.

So with instability, I've been making adjustments to the Moab shock and front caps with recommendations from Jeff at Cogent. I feel a definite improvement in stability.

I also found my steering stem was too tight. I initially checked it thinking it might be the opposite. It's coming together. The fine tuning is taking some time... just as I was told it would by a few of the wise and experienced members.


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03-19-2017 07:07 PM
pdwestman jhawker,
Yes the stock Dunlop front tire will work with the Mefo rear.
But the Mefo rear may not cure your perceived instability.

It is a tall, fairly heavy, fairly Top heavy bike with a full tank of fuel. Two wheels on dirt, gravel and mud will always 'hunt' for traction. You are a fairly new convert to dual-sport bikes and dirt, as I recall.
Relax a bit and let the bike find its own groove a bit.
03-19-2017 11:47 AM
Jhawker23
Mefo Explorer with stock front?

I've been through a lot of tire threads... what I'm looking for is a little more straightforward. I have a new bike and ride a lot of dirt roads. Tried my first off-pavement ride yesterday and that bike was sliding more than I'm comfortable with. Would a pairing of stock front and Mefo explorer rear match well?

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