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Took the DRZ out for its first short ride today. 38 degrees and been raining/snowing for two days. Tires filled with mud almost immediately. Managed to slide around in the woods for most of a half hour without crashing (got a little lost). Felt like I was riding on brown ice. Managed to escape intact. A trip around the neighborhood to throw the mud off and back home. Those tires suck on wet painted lines too. Yowsa.

I think a set of IRC GP-1s or Kenda K270s (are they actually the same tire?) will be in my very near future. I'm looking for a 50/50 tire as I expect to do some commuting to work on the DRZ this summer.

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couldn't you tell that they would suck a$$ in mud just by looking at them?

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I just don't understand why anyone would think they would be any good off road :naughty: and to take them into muddy conditions is asking for trouble..

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Spoon a set of terra flex's on, they rule in the dirt/mud and seem pretty good on the pavement.

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Yeah, you're lucky you didn't dump it...Try some Pirelli MT21 tires front and back. DOT rated and good for what you describe. Some guys don't like 'em off-road but they work good in the hard, rocky terrain I ride. They'll give you some mileage on the black-top, too unlike some of the other DOT rated "off-road" tires. Good luck... :naughty:

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Yeah, you're lucky you didn't dump it...Try some Pirelli MT21 tires front and back. DOT rated and good for what you describe. Some guys don't like 'em off-road but they work good in the hard, rocky terrain I ride. They'll give you some mileage on the black-top, too unlike some of the other DOT rated "off-road" tires. Good luck... :naughty:

Another vote for MT21s. Decent on the road, and good in rocky, dusty conditions like the CA desert.

J

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You were lucky you didn't find out the hard way. I used to run the Kenda's. Didn't care for them much offroad either. Now I use IRC BattleRalley99. Got 1100 miles on them, probably 50/50 street/dirt, and they are still holding up well. They work well offroad too.

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