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NEED HELP converting sm to be able to ride on gravel/ trails

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hello all

im in urgent need of help. i took a job starting in less than a month where at least 3 km of gravel riding and possibly more in trails and or depending on where i live plus another 50k of paved highway and other.

my drz is a supermoto with stock tires and i dont want them getting chewed up so i need to either set up my bike with some gravel tires and possibly new wheels or get a whole new bike

i dont know anything much about dirtbiking or duelsport for being a sm rider so i need some help deciding what to do/what i need

money is no object im getting paid a shitload

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theres a real nice dirt set up in the TT classifieds right now. or if you want to save money id consider a decent search for dualsport tires for the 17's you have now for the commute that you described id just spring for new tires rather then full dirt set up

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If u do get new wheels I'd be interested in your sm wheels. Pm me if you want to sell em.

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sorry they would be going back on in the fall

its a summer student job at a mine sight/small town

Take a lOok at the shinko 705. Good tire, cheap, long lasting. Probably wouldn't work well in sand but I say gravel no problem. There a great street tire as well. And no need to swap your sm wheels

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Sounds like you'll be seeing more street than dirt. Unless you're really going to get into a lot of trail/offroad riding, a simple tire swap would do you more good than a set of dirt wheels.

Then again, if "money's no object" and you're interested in getting into trail riding, get a dirt wheel set and go nuts. I recently converted my SM for trail riding. You can check out the thread HERE.

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I ride my SM in the dirt/gravel roads all the time and all I did was put Avon Distanzia's on it and it works fine :thumbsup: I even do track days and race on these tires :thumbsup:

These tires work great

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i dont know anything much about dirtbiking or duelsport for being a sm rider

Say what? I have near slicks on mine and ride off-road all the time. Where is the fun without a "am I about to lose the front" type moment? :thumbsup:

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Keep her upright and no problems with grip!

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Have a look at kenda 270's. Will most likely handle all you throw at it except lots of mud.

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Somebody needs to tell my SM that it's not suited for dirt/gravel roads if this is the case. :thumbsup:

I ride single track in CO all the time on SM tires.

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Road tires work fine on hard pack gravel and dirt. The best thing you can do is try your SM on some gravel roads right now to get the experience.

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Somebody needs to tell my SM that it's not suited for dirt/gravel roads if this is the case. :thumbsup:

I ride single track in CO all the time on SM tires.

As do I :thumbsup: oh and stairs to :cheers:

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