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    Regarding tread patterns ...

    ... a few years back we had a nice presentation from the Parts Unlimited Metzeler rep where he noted rubber compound is way more important than tread pattern for off-road tires. Methinks that much like farm tractor seat mimicking motorcycle seats, many off-road tires may mostly just look the part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Examine the tread pattern of the Continental K112 and RB2 and compare those to a modern tire like a Michelin Pilot Road and become amazed at the difference. We have gone from tread that works on gravel and grass to slicks with a few rain grooves. So using a "sport touring" street tire today is not the same as way back then in the darker ages. Which argues for a more dual sport tire to do what the OP said he wondered about.
    I fully agree. The TKC 80 is a great tire for dirt. I was/am disparaging the 90/10 80/20 tires when much better dirt tires are available that perform OK on pavement

    PS I have Road Pilot 5s on my RS and routinely do dirt roads even an occasional Class 4 (not maintained by the state or town). Slowly of course and with some care. Not when wet!

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    I wonder what kind of tires they're using:

    https://youtu.be/sZCk566TIS0

    Maybe off roading is not all about the tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    I wonder what kind of tires they're using:

    https://youtu.be/sZCk566TIS0

    Maybe off roading is not all about the tire?

    /Guenther
    I'll also bet they never took an MSF course either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    I wonder what kind of tires they're using:

    https://youtu.be/sZCk566TIS0

    Maybe off roading is not all about the tire?

    /Guenther
    Big +1 on that!!

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