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Very nice. What rear rack are you using?
Thanks mate, check out this video
 

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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 :confused:
I am now 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
 

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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 :confused:
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
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.
 

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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.
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.

The stainless steel bottles are secured onto a mini DIY frame, with carbon fibre cradles

bottle cradle_P6120011 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

The tank bag is again a DIY job and acts as a "burrito" where I can secure bags and items with a wraping action.
Usually I carry a camera there but can also carry a sleeeping bag or a superlight tent

Flat, unloaded:

tank-taco empty by gnarlydog, on Flickr

With a light (down) sleeping bag:

tank-taco loaded by gnarlydog, on Flickr

and here with a small hammock:

tank-taco_1 by gnarlydog, on Flickr
 

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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.
 

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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.
My first findings are similar to what you describe, and honestly any tyre is a compromise; just some are mroe than others.
The blend for me has to favor dirt roads, a bit less very loose stuff (it's a road bike after all) and not too concerned if I can't be scraping pegs on the blacktop (not interested in that).
So the GPS is my choice for now and the only reason I stepped away from the formidable Shinko E705 is because the carcass of the Motoz is so much stiffer/stonger (better puncture resistance)

Motoz GPS by gnarlydog, on Flickr
 

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Did you go with the 150/70 or the 170/60 size? (never mind, I see from your sharp picture you chose the 170/60. (y)
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 only :rolleyes:
 
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