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Old 02-20-2018, 10:04 AM   #41
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Re: To Dakar or not to Dakar (The tire that is)

I too like that Motoz GPS and initial reviews although very limited, have been favorable. But more expensive than the Dakar and to be an equal value the GPS would need to last for 17k miles. Don't see that as a possibility.

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Old 02-21-2018, 10:44 PM   #42
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I kept the side walls compressed or squeezed (with a clamp) together so it keeps it in the drop. Kind of hard to explain
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:31 PM   #43
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So, last month on sander's Menard or bust 2 day monster ride. We hit just about every thing a dual sport ride could ask for (I do mean some hard hits). I found out,early in the morning after almost going down in the mud track that I had better do something about my air pressure in my new Dakar's. I didn't have a gauge so instead, I just did a quick 5 count pressure release on front and back. They were filled to spec with 33 psi front and 36psi rear. Not sure how much released but I think it let et down to about 26 which was much better ride.

Question, for this kind of off pavement where traction is a must have, what would be an acceptable, ideal lower pressure to run but still maintain a safe operating level on these tubeless tires. -5%, -7%, -10%? What is the conventional wisdom?
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:11 PM   #44
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Re: To Dakar or not to Dakar (The tire that is)

I run about 40 frt and 42 rear pretty much all the time . I don't like to sit down , I'm afraid I'll bend a rim or get a flat. PS. I hate mud
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:15 PM   #45
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Re: To Dakar or not to Dakar (The tire that is)

I generally run low to mid 30’s about where you started on my strom. I generally don’t air down i’m lazy and don’t want to air back up. Typically when on my dirt bikes when others are running 8-10 I’m running 15-20. I think a lot has to do with personal preference, and what you get accustomed to.

I have run them as low as 22 on my strom just from not checking them. I could feel it and aired them up when I got home.
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