New tires installed, rims/calipers and much swearing occurred during rear tire re-assembly
. Rear swing arm stuff was unpleasant, not as bad as some other bikes but still made me really miss working on a single swing-arm bike.
I scrubbed in the new tires tonight, so far the dunlop trailmax mission is proving to be as good as i'd hoped. Road grip during my test session on dry pavement was excellent, on par with Michelin Road Pilot 4's. Despite being brand new they seemed to scrub in fast and provided good grip during cornering, not a moment of me feeling uncertain during the ride.
Feedback from tires through the frame was very minimal, no significant change in noise or handling from the fake ADV road biased tires the bike was packaged with.
To me it really didn't feel that much different than riding on touring tires, the visual difference is the tread resembles an all terrain truck tire giving the rider added confidence in its handling abilities during off road conditions.