Still waiting for spring in Austria but here's some shots from last season:
Thanks mate, check out this videoVery nice. What rear rack are you using?
That's a very visually interesting looking tire Gnarlydog. Will be interested to hear how it treats you.After using the Motoz Tractionator Adventure for 13K Km I wanted to change tyres even if they were still good for at least another thousand Km.
The traction was great but the road noise on pavement was just too much: howling like a pack of wolves
I am not trying Motoz GPS and after 500Km I am pleased with my findings: almost as good grip at the Adventure in the dirt but sooo much quieter on the blacktop
Bribie forest by gnarlydog, on Flickr
Taking the tyre on a 3 day trip, on dirt roads and forest tracks. My riding buddy has had his for 12K Km and is very enthusiastic about it, with excellent wear too.That's a very visually interesting looking tire Gnarlydog. Will be interested to hear how it treats you.
Did you have a post anywhere related to how you attached your two extra petrol bottles? I'm also interested in that tank bag you've got there.
My first findings are similar to what you describe, and honestly any tyre is a compromise; just some are mroe than others.I think you will like the GPS tires. My wife has worn out a few sets on her GSes and it's her favorite tire now. Better wet traction than Heidenau K60 Scouts and as good a tread life in mixed terrain riding. Still good off pavement traction, though not quite as good of a 'dig' in loose stuff or mud.
I wish I could mount the 150/70 as it would suit so much better the size/weight of this bike but the stupid-wide rim of 5.5" would not allow it. However I find the 170/60 still a much better size than the obese 180/55 which to me clearly is good for looks onlyDid you go with the 150/70 or the 170/60 size? (never mind, I see from your sharp picture you chose the 170/60.