Street/dirt tire?

Discussion in '2012+ CRF250L General Discussion' started by dpwell, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. dpwell

    dpwell New Member

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    HI - I'm considering getting a crf250L (currently own a cb500x) to do highway/gravel road trips. Probably would want a 50/50 sort of tire, something along the lines of a tkc80.

    What sort of tire would be good for the 250 for this sort of use? Would the tkc80 fit the 250?

    Also, is it possible/easy to lower the stock bike slightly?

    thanks!
     
  2. Charleyscrfl

    Charleyscrfl New Member

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    Tkc 80 which I run on my cb500x are not a good off road tyre. They are great road, come dirt road tyre but mud is the end of them for off road.
    I run full knobby geo max on my crfl, dunlop 606 is prob the best road legal knobby and I am going to try that next.
    Use the crfl for mostly off road, single trail etc and tyre for that.
    Great choses in bikes.
     
  3. Charleyscrfl

    Charleyscrfl New Member

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    How about a Tractionator Adventure 20180723_123159.jpg
     
  4. dpwell

    dpwell New Member

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    Yeah, those look about right!
     
  5. Charleyscrfl

    Charleyscrfl New Member

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    Left (used) mitas, right is a new moto oz trationator Adventure.
    The mitas was great off road on the cb, the moto oz feels much smoother so far for road use, I have only put a few kms on it so far but feels nicer than the mitas.
    Try a dunlop 606 if you can get them on the crfl.