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    Riding a F800gs in Colorado- do most of my riding getting to the dirt roads I mostly see off the highway- 71 years old and don't do much more than fire roads anymore. However my other bike is a S1000R and I am worried I ride the 800 too aggressively on the highway. The GS has TKC80s should I consider something with more road contact patch?

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    notacop is offline The original Schwartz Wald Troll
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    I have been running Shinko 705 on my G650GS and my 650 Wee Strom. I could easily drag the pegs on the Wee Strom with the 705's and not worry about it. I tried an 805 and it handled better on that blocky tread.
    Just mounted a MotoZ Tractionator which is a real gnarly block tread. I'll have to see how it feels
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HES2ZErTF3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    I have been running Shinko 705 on my G650GS and my 650 Wee Strom. I could easily drag the pegs on the Wee Strom with the 705's and not worry about it. I tried an 805 and it handled better on that blocky tread.
    Just mounted a MotoZ Tractionator which is a real gnarly block tread. I'll have to see how it feels
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HES2ZErTF3s
    Thanks for the referral- nice road test on chapparal.

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    notacop is offline The original Schwartz Wald Troll
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    A guy on the DL650 site posted a pic of the Tractionator with 4K miles and it had more tread than the Chaparral tire. There is some hope for the average rider.

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