Off road tires

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Off road tires

Post by asitis » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:47 pm

I ride my 2012 patrol mainly in town and not off road at all. Living in the south I ride in rain a lot an find that the stock off road tires do not hold the road very well when wet especially in the curves and stopping. Has anyone put street tires on their ural and will it handle better

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Re: Off road tires

Post by Tin Man » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:17 pm

Please tell us which tires you are running now.
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Re: Off road tires

Post by windmill » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:23 pm

And condition of present tires.
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Re: Off road tires

Post by chaos2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:59 pm

If those are the 308's that came with the bike in 2012 they are well past their prime, regardless of tread wear. I have no problem with Duro 308's in the rain.
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Re: Off road tires

Post by rivers » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:32 pm

Don't know what you have on your 012 but Urals do not come stock w off road tires. Yeah you can get optional medium lugged semi-knobbies. Stock tires are Duro 308's(street/pave tread) and yeah after a couple thou kms and with still lotsa tread they suck on pavement in the rain. And always sucked off pavement wet or dry. Heindenau makes a more expensive on/off pavement tire(K37?) that lots of folks like but I've never used them. I live in rain country and pretty happy with Duro 307's both on and off pavement. The lug spacing displaces water pretty well IMHO. Price and wear is pretty reasonable for sidecar rated tires. FWIW I also don't flog my Ural around corners on pavement. Heindenau also makes a street tread sidecar rated tire that works pretty good on wet/dry pavement but weak on dirt traction but sorta on parr with most street tread tires.
Try a forum search. Tires is a common thread with lotsa discussion. Otherwise the only pavement option I've never used are some form of Avon street tread sidecar tires($$$).
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Re: Off road tires

Post by Tin Man » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:23 pm

I have no issues with my Duro 307''s on or off road. I know better than to hang it into a curve on wet pavement but I will give em a workout on the dry. :foilhead:
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2007 GearUp (Arctic #1)
130/45 jets, KTM rock solid mirrors, Delaware Dave's outstanding trunk lock, Mr. Cob's most excellent skid plate, Cycra Probend smashproof hand guards, Duro strong like bull 307's, RotoPax damn near bulletproof fuel cans, MKIII all but water proof air box and Dimples super duper magnetic drain plugs all around...oh yeah, and a manual fuel petcock.

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