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The front will make it, the rear might be borderline, but probably OK with the lighter weight, less HP of the 350. If it becomes a problem you will be able to find tyres more readily as you get closer to SA, so I really would not worry about it. Dont bother shipping tyres out, use what the locals use, but the rear TKC is pretty tough, you can ride it completely bald for a while on asphalt and packed dirt.
If you buy locally you wont find exactly what your looking for but you will probably be able to find a half decent 110/120 rear and a 90/90 front, at least you wont be looking for a tubless 150 rear !!!
Just for reference with TKC 80's I got 9000 kms out of a 130 rear and 15000 kms out of the front in South America, 2up, quite well loaded on the DR650.
when you are on longer stretches of asphalt make sure you air up the tyres, dont run them at low pressures on hot asphalt as they will wear fast.
Good to see a DR350 still around and being used for a long trip, nice one!
Drop down to 20psi for sand, and if you encounter really deep horrible sand that you're struggling to ride through, go down as far as 10psi but be sure to up the pressure as soon as you're able. Better if you've got rimlocks for that though, at least on the back wheel.
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