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Anybody have out West experience with the Missions? We have lots of steep, loose, decomposed rock; sand/fine dirt over hard; sand mixed with rubble, and deep sand. Up in Oregon & Washington, they also get mud and wet leaves.
 

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I will say that years ago, I put a set of some Dunlops on my ‘05 GS and after the classic Tourances, I found the Dunlop ride was NOT to my liking. Whereas the Metzlers really inspired amazingly connected confidence in hard twisties, the Dunlops were utterly indifferent to my turn inputs -- the Tourances felt like I was on rails as I set my line, whereas the Dunlops were steadily trying to reselect a new line, not squirmy, but in need of constant rider management.
 

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When the miles are from Annapolis MD to Fort Kent Maine round trip followed by Annapolis to Key West round trip, there's not a lot of opportunity to conduct said strip-ectomy. Definitely managed to square them off a bit though....
 

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Anybody have out West experience with the Missions? We have lots of steep, loose, decomposed rock; sand/fine dirt over hard; sand mixed with rubble, and deep sand. Up in Oregon & Washington, they also get mud and wet leaves.
The new Dunlop Mission tires just came out last year. There is a long thread on them from people who use them very hard in all conditions over on the Adventure forum. Dunlop Trailmax Mission
 
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