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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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SAND front tire: 2-up + luggage

Hello Everyone,

Planning a couple of 4 day trips that will have a TON of deep sand sections, and very little pavement. Bike will be 2-up with luggage.

I'm looking for tire recommendations. All I care about is soft terrain performance and puncture resistance in rocks. Will need to do a few hundred miles of pavement, but predominantly off road.

I would like to do a 90/100-21 dirt bike tire up front (either the goldentyre fatty or shinko MX216) - think that they could take the weight?

If not a dirt bike front, what would you recommend for sand? TKC80? Anakee Wild? Shinko 804? What's the fattest front tire out there?

Will probably be using a Motoz 140/80-18 Desert HT for the rear, as I already have one on the shelf, and Nusk had good things to say about it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 01:15 AM
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Iív got the goldentyre fatty mounted,this tire works the best for me
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Iív got the goldentyre fatty mounted,this tire works the best for me
How do you find the fatty on the black top, do they good as a good all round tire?
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Best front Iíve tried adventure riding in sand is Pirelli Scorpion Rally. Have used a very fat Cheng Shin front previously. Although it floated well on sand, I found the lack directional stability in gravel an issue. I donít think they are available any more
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MotoZ tractionators youíll love em 💯👍
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