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I'm posting in the mod section because I feel I will get the best possible response here. If I'm changing tires, as long as the sizes match, would there be any reason why the front fender will need to be adjusted somehow? I ask because I am ordering scorpion trails, the "successor" to the syncs (if you wanna call them that). The scorpion trails match size ratings, but they also have a "tl' designation at the end. If the tire is considered a 90/10 street tire, why would they confuse us with the spec designation "tl"? does it matter? or are they just being excessive with details on this? does the "tl" designation mean that the treads affect the contour of the tire or something?
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tl means tubeless
tt means tube type

no difference in size just bead sealing design
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As long as it's a 120/70 your fender is .

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thanks scooter, i have never seen a tubeless add the tl in there, i just assumed most of the performance tires were so. and thank you fasteddie thats what i hoped for.
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Yeah I can't wait, considering pretty much anyone who's jumped from the stocks to pirelli's has posted great reviews, i think the worst of all the old sync reviews at least aknowledged they were much better than the stocks. I gotta admit though, the dunlops kept my dumbhead alive going 2,000 miles with the nail. I wonder if anyone as dumb as me has any experience with tire performance with nails in them, as in, do you think a dunlop holds a nail better than a pirelli, or a bridgestone, etc. I don't think the Motorcycle Safety Foundation would approve of such a thread, but I kind of see it like the whole condom issue. I can't imagine i'm the only one guilty of doing it, so why not discuss it.
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No problem fitting the Scorpion Trails. I just did. I would recommend sticking with with stock sizes though to avoid upsetting handling (120/70 & 160/60). I learned playing around with non stock sizes can introduce some handling quirks on a previous motorcycle.

Riding with a nail in a tire can be dangerous if it decides to blow unexpectedly. I had this happen recently with my previous rear, the reason for the scorpion trail replacement. Fortunately I was traveling at slow speed but it could have left me stranded, a fellow forum member saved the day.

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how many miles did you ride with the nail? did you rub the head off first? mine is just a little pin now.
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how many miles did you ride with the nail? did you rub the head off first? mine is just a little pin now.
It's pretty much guaranteed to eventually blow on you. Repair or replace it before it does. IMO the only way to repair a tire so it will not blow again is to remove it and patch from the inside, plugs come out.
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