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I've got a plated KTM 525 MXC.

What knobbies do you guys reccomend to run that should last a bit and not wear out too fast if I'm dual sporting it ?

I'm going to ride about 30% asphalt and the rest is going to be fire roads and Ocotillo Wells.

Do I look for a hard tire like the Maxxis Desert IT or go for an intermediate tire ?

Right now I have my supermoto setup on it.

Thank you in advance for your feedback guys.

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As far as I know, to ride street, the tire must be DOT approved. If it were me, I would have separate tires for street and dirt. I have not met anyone yet that has had a lot of luck with knobbies lasting on the street. Not too many dual sporters around my area though. Out in Calli it may be different.

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YDOGSFLY,

As for the DOT, I'm not worried about it, I've never gotten hassled for tires on any other of my bikes and I do have different tires for the street. I have my supermoto setup. But to get to the fireroads, Santiago Canyon, Big Bear, etc. you have to ride paved streets and highways to get to the dirt. I'm not going to commute on them, but I also don't want to go through a set of tires super quick either.

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I gotcha. I am certainly not a tire expert for your needs. Hopefully someone that rides in your area will chime in with some help. :)

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I mostly ride in Cal City & Dove Springs. I usually run the Desert IT on rear and Michelin S12 on the front.

I used to run the Dunlop 606's (DOT) front and rear on my plated Husky 450. Since switching over, it is like a different bike...:)

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I run D-606's front and rear. I've found that they're the most aggressive, longest lasting DOT approved knobby tires available. :)

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Thanks Rascal, I've talked to some buddies that dual sport all the time and they all reccomended the same thing.

thank you everyone for your time. I love TT.

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I have been running the Bridgestone ED78 Gritty on my 530 and love it. Also have the Bridge 403 up front.

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