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I've had new tires sitting here in my shop for 2 weeks while I waited for enough time to either take them to my dealer 2 hours away or take them off my bike and bring them in to a local dirt bike shop who would change them if they were off the bike. I wondered how hard could it really be as I've mounted a couple of tires before but that was with a changing rack. It took about an hour per tire to remove from the bike / wheel and mount the new tire. Having a center stand would have helped a lot, and could have made the rear go faster. I did not balance the new ones but I'm getting TPMS soon and they will need to be installed and balanced at the dealer anyways so I figure I can wait a month and so far they do not feel too shaky. I was really hoping to keep the front as a spare incase I need a new tire and have to wait due to supply chain issues, but I managed to put a gouge in the bead when dismounting it.

I ended up going with Motoz Tractionator Adventure / Dual venture tires and they are great so far, They are not as good on the street as the stock scorpions but they are not far behind either. I have WAY more grip on gravel and in grass / dirt and I only get a little more noise from 40mph - 50mph like a low whistle or humming sound.

Pro tips, you have to remove at least 1 of the calipers for the tire to fit past, I only removed 1 and it went back together easily. Also, I was able to break the bead with a 6" vice and wood blocks to prevent damage, this worked really well. This video helped a ton:

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Good thing the Tractionator Adventure tires are bi-directional and can be swapped around once it starts cupping. So far they are 80% better off-road and 10% less inspiring on-road as far as my confidence goes. Fair trade and hopefully I can get 5000mi out of them, Time will tell...
 

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This combination was going to be my first choice when I’m ready to swap out the Pirelli’s, I’ve got 5000k on them and rear is flattening quite bad now through the centre. I’ll be interested how the Tractionators go.
 

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I have Motoz Tractionater Adventure on the rear and a TKC80 on the front. I am really happy with the Tractionator tyre. I agree with everything DarkWhiteChocolate said. The TKC 80 front is also a little whiny above 100km/h. The one thing I have found with the Tractionator Adv tyre is that it is really quiet, but after riding on dirt it can suddenly be very noisy back on the asphalt. What I found is that two or three small stones get stuck in those wear indicators. It is not a big deal, just prize them out with a small screw driver. It is surprising how much noise they make.
 

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I just put about 100mi today on gravel, soft dirt and baby head type rocks. I'm exhausted!!! Lol!! I feel so confident off-road with these tires and as long as I don't forget that it's not a sport bike once back on pavement I'm pretty happy. One reoccurring theme today is that I was constantly reminded with how heavy these 901's are. I wish I could ride the 901 to the trail then jump on a 300i!!! so far so good with the tractionator adventure's

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I just put about 100mi today on gravel, soft dirt and baby head type rocks. I'm exhausted!!! Lol!! I feel so confident off-road with these tires and as long as I don't forget that it's not a sport bike once back on pavement I'm pretty happy. One reoccurring theme today is that I was constantly reminded with how heavy these 901's are. I wish I could ride the 901 to the trail then jump on a 300i!!! so far so good with the tractionator adventure's

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I just put about 100mi today on gravel, soft dirt and baby head type rocks. I'm exhausted!!! Lol!! I feel so confident off-road with these tires and as long as I don't forget that it's not a sport bike once back on pavement I'm pretty happy. One reoccurring theme today is that I was constantly reminded with how heavy these 901's are. I wish I could ride the 901 to the trail then jump on a 300i!!! so far so good with the tractionator adventure's

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Looks like a great spot!

A little signal light issue?! 😂 I've had mine pop off too!
 
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