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Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:11 am quote
Is there an off road tire for the GTS?
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Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:25 am quote
Re: Off road tires
trider wrote:
Is there an off road tire for the GTS?
Are there off road tires for a Porcshe 911?

Seriously though I think the Bridgestone Tw2 brand is kinda offroad.

http://motorhelmets.com/htm1/bodyparts-tires-bridgestone-scooter-table.htm
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Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:46 am quote
Re: Off road tires
Rinshu wrote:
trider wrote:
Is there an off road tire for the GTS?
Are there off road tires for a Porcshe 911?

Seriously though I think the Bridgestone Tw2 brand is kinda offroad.

http://motorhelmets.com/htm1/bodyparts-tires-bridgestone-scooter-table.htm
Thanks for the link. After the stock tires wear out I would consider replacing them with an off road tire such as the Tw2. I love riding dirt, sand and gravel roads. I see no reason a Vespa couldn't be used just like a bike such as a Yamaha XT225. I am not talking about riding thru creeks or fields, just unpaved roads, paths and trails. I think it would be a blast.
Before I crashed last June, I was in the process of mapping crossing the state of Georgia on unpaved roads. I am convinced it can be done utilizing paved roads just 10%. I plan to pick this back up in 2007. Until the crash, I was riding an average 15,000 miles a year. I hope to be riding again by April, still healing from the crash on a Ninja 650 in Panama City, Florida. An underinsured hangovered driver pulled out in front of me at 07:45am. Idiot.
Molto Verboso
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Location: Sartell Minnesota
Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:18 am quote
Re: Off road tires
trider wrote:
Rinshu wrote:
trider wrote:
Is there an off road tire for the GTS?
Are there off road tires for a Porcshe 911?

Seriously though I think the Bridgestone Tw2 brand is kinda offroad.

http://motorhelmets.com/htm1/bodyparts-tires-bridgestone-scooter-table.htm
Thanks for the link. After the stock tires wear out I would consider replacing them with an off road tire such as the Tw2. I love riding dirt, sand and gravel roads. I see no reason a Vespa couldn't be used just like a bike such as a Yamaha XT225. I am not talking about riding thru creeks or fields, just unpaved roads, paths and trails. I think it would be a blast.
Before I crashed last June, I was in the process of mapping crossing the state of Georgia on unpaved roads. I am convinced it can be done utilizing paved roads just 10%. I plan to pick this back up in 2007. Until the crash, I was riding an average 15,000 miles a year. I hope to be riding again by April, still healing from the crash on a Ninja 650 in Panama City, Florida. An underinsured hangovered driver pulled out in front of me at 07:45am. Idiot.
Here in central Minnesota there are still a lot of roads that a dirt or gravel. Better known here as Low Maintenance roads. I've taken my LX 150 down these roads with those Pirellis and the bike shifts a little but its controllable. There are some family memebers who live a mile or two down some of these roads. Beautiful homes out in the country, but that's just how MN does it in some of the rural areas. If I had spare rims... It takes really knowing how to ride to get through gravel or dirt on a street oriented machine.

Oh, Lomunchi gave me great advice and even sent me some clear sticky sheeting that I've applied to the undercarriage of the LX from the lower half of the legshield in the front all the way to the back of the floorboards. I triple waxed the area with Maguire's before placing the sheeting. Its just one of the ways the gang here helped me find to minimized stone chipping on the undercarriage. Just thought I'd pass that on to you in case you might find the info useful.

Roadbum
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Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:40 am quote
Good info Roadbum. Thanks.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:59 pm quote
Kenda makes some aggressive tires that work off-road if they have your size. If I could get them for the LX150 I would be running them now. They are the K761 tires.

Here is the link:

http://www.kendausa.com/motorcycle/scooter.html
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Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:04 pm quote
Re: Off road tires
Rinshu wrote:
trider wrote:
Is there an off road tire for the GTS?
Are there off road tires for a Porcshe 911?
Automobile magazine did a story a few years back where they had dirt tires on Carrera 4 911s. The suspensions had also been fitted with coil overs with height adjustment. They took them on all sorts of dirt "roads" for a few hundred miles or so. Porsche also had a few entries in the Paris-Dakar race back in the 1980s. I would imagine there are sizes that would work.
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Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:08 pm quote
dirt tires on a vespa... why not.... in the early 80's i believe there was a few guys that ran the baja 1000 on p200's so why not do it now.... ive been considering putting dirt tires on one of my beaters and taking it out to the desert when my friends take their dirt bikes...

go for it...
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