Actual off-road rubber solved one problem on my long-term F800GS and dumped another one squarely in my lap. Retiring the stock Bridgestone Battle Wings in favor of Continental’s more trustworthy TKC80 nearly knobbies. No more loosing the front end in every other corner. No more getting stuck in the loose stuff. No more indelibly stained shorts funking up the laundry basket. As soon as the trail starts, they’re fantastic. When it ends, they take some getting used to.Bumping pressure from a dirtworthy 25 psi. or so to 36 for the street helps, but the 800’s planted pavement feel left with the Battle Wings. The front end has developed a sort of attention deficit disorder, following whatever groove, seam or divot that presents itself. Plus, it tips into corners quicker than I’d like. Coaxed onto the desired trajectory, any decent gouge distracts it. I can live without the momentary swerves on roads known only to Caltrans and two retired alfalfa farmers. The rear shows noticeable wear after a 500-mile mix of commuting and trail work. I’m adapting, thanks to an evolving mix of smoother riding and realistic expectations.