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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    Tell you the truth, I would rather have the RT's suspension than the Urban GS...
    I do agree, had two RT's myself, but the Urban is just a cool machine too...
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    I ran Pirelli Scorpion Trail II's on my R1200R on my Alaska trip. They're great on pavement and had no problems on the Haul or the Denali Highway, both roads notorious for gravel and loose surface conditions.

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    Thanks to all for your informed opinions and recommendations. Itís getting late in the season and Iíve decided Iíll wait until Spring before going with one of the suggested sets.
    Iím glad to infer from the discussion that itís Ďdo-ableí. I really would like more grip on the hard pack gravel and groomed dirt roads and it looks like I have several good choices over the stock RT tires
    Next topic: Will a set of chains help me in the snow, or should I just go with studded tires?
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    Juuuuust kidding.
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    I have a long mud and gravel driveway and ride all year, so I put a pair of TKC-70's a couple years ago on and they have been good winter tires for me. I change 'em out for Road V's when the weather gets nice and back again in December. May try Scorpion Trail II's when these TKC's wear out and see how they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zip50 View Post
    I have a long mud and gravel driveway and ride all year, so I put a pair of TKC-70's a couple years ago on and they have been good winter tires for me. I change 'em out for Road V's when the weather gets nice and back again in December. May try Scorpion Trail II's when these TKC's wear out and see how they do.
    Do you have an extra set of wheels on which the tires are mounted, or do you actually remove tires and swap each time? If you do the swap yourself how do you balance? Thanks.
    Bought new Honda Dream 150 in 1964. Last ride, a friendís BMW R75 on the morning of my wedding in 1969! Now all in with my 2018 R1200RT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
    Do you have an extra set of wheels on which the tires are mounted, or do you actually remove tires and swap each time? If you do the swap yourself how do you balance? Thanks.
    I use my local shop to swap the tires out. They do a great job and it is worth a few bucks to me to have them installed and balanced correctly.

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    referencing post #18 -
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