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bigchevy73




PostSubject: Swapping tires too much?   Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:03 am

How often is too often to change tires on rims?

I'm looking at using my wrr too and from work, not as a daily though, just when the weather's nice. For that, I'm thinking I'll pick up a front and rear battle ax, and swap the d606s back on the once or twice a month I'll be hitting the trails. The odds of finding a trail with the axes on is pretty slim as I live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis, so I don't think I'll regret having the street oriented tire.

Is swapping out once or twice per month unrealistic? I'm sure I'll be pinching tubes until I'm better, but once I get it down, it should go pretty quick, I would think.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:01 am

That's more often than most change tires, but it's not unheard of.
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N8




PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:09 am

Practice makes perfect. I swap and flip tires frequently on my race bike.
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bigchevy73




PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:34 am

Cool, I won't worry about spending the money on another set of wheels. Thanks.
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Jens Eskildsen




PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:39 am

How many kilometers of road use? You could just buy a couple more d606, change them abit more often and forget about the dedicated roadtires. That should cut down on some of the tire-swaps.

I dont know any that will flip tires several times a month, but please update this thread with what works for you.
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bigchevy73




PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:38 am

40 miles round trip, a couple times a week, plus whatever I get on weekends.

How are the street manners of the d606 compared to the battle ax? I would assume it's a decent improvement based on how much more rubber is in contact with the road vs the d606.
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3rdMoto




PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:04 pm

bigchevy73 wrote:
How often is too often to change tires on rims?

I'm looking at using my wrr too and from work, not as a daily though, just when the weather's nice. For that, I'm thinking I'll pick up a front and rear battle ax, and swap the d606s back on the once or twice a month I'll be hitting the trails. The odds of finding a trail with the axes on is pretty slim as I live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis, so I don't think I'll regret having the street oriented tire.

Is swapping out once or twice per month unrealistic? I'm sure I'll be pinching tubes until I'm better, but once I get it down, it should go pretty quick, I would think.

NOT EVEN IF I OWNED A TMT4! tmt4

changing out wheels for ride, yeah I get that.
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sidepipe79




PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:35 am

I swap tires. I have conti trail attacks for my daily riding and then swap to pure dirt for the 2 weekends a month i get to ride offroad. I would not switch tires that often.
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morgan9283




PostSubject: Re: Swapping tires too much?   Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:18 pm

bigchevy73 wrote:
How often is too often to change tires on rims?

I'm looking at using my wrr too and from work, not as a daily though, just when the weather's nice. For that, I'm thinking I'll pick up a front and rear battle ax, and swap the d606s back on the once or twice a month I'll be hitting the trails. The odds of finding a trail with the axes on is pretty slim as I live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis, so I don't think I'll regret having the street oriented tire.

Is swapping out once or twice per month unrealistic? I'm sure I'll be pinching tubes until I'm better, but once I get it down, it should go pretty quick, I would think.

How about a 50/50 tire? The conti tkc80 or Michelin t63 both have great on and off road manners. D606s wears very well for a 90/10 tire.

The downsides to swapping tires are scratching on your rims, potential for pinching tubes and balancing each time. I'd just buy an aggressive 50/50 tire or if you're an aggressive rider pick up a set of Supermoto wheels and get the best of both worlds.

FWIW I have a friend who tried the supermoto/dirt back and forth on his drz and ultimately found the labor of switching back and forth too much and dedicated the drz to offroad.

-morgan
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