Posted April 24, 2001 - 03:23 PM
Bottom line- will tires really make a noticeable differnce? I know $120 or so dosn't sound like much but I'd like to be sure that it's worth the time and trouble to make the switch!
[This message has been edited by PapaSmurf (edited 04-24-2001).]
Posted April 24, 2001 - 04:15 PM
'99 WZ with all YZ mods, de-octopused, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, carb mods by Jim Dean and Sir "Taffy" from Jolly Old England, AMA, NESC.
Posted April 24, 2001 - 05:18 PM
Posted April 25, 2001 - 02:08 AM
Posted April 25, 2001 - 04:38 AM
Posted April 25, 2001 - 04:42 AM
My bike came with Michelin S12s, front and rear. My previous bike had Dunlop 752s. The Michelins, in my opinion, are the best you can buy for Florida riding. They really hook up well, but they are also pricey. My bike is tagged and has a Baja Designs kit, so I went for DOT approved tires on my first tire change. I'm using the Kenda TrakMaster II on the back. It is almost as good as the S12. And it's only $40 from Chaparral. I highly recommend it. I've gotten about 3K miles (about 9 months of riding nearly every weekend) out of my tire, and that includes paved road riding. It's started to chunk off the knobbies lately, so I'm replacing it soon--with another TrakMaster. I've kept the front S12 on the whole time because it's such a good sand tire. But I'm thinking about replacing it with another DOT approved tire, the Dunlop 905. Never used a 905 but the tread pattern looks pretty good for sand. It's about $70. Stay away from the front TrakMaster. I've got firsthand experience that they aren't very good.
Posted April 25, 2001 - 06:59 AM
Posted April 25, 2001 - 03:56 PM
I used the 905 for years. Its a good tire. I even used one in an ISDE Qualifier. I only have one other DOT front I use that I think is a little better. The Pirelli MT44 works great in the Northeast. I have the TrakmasterII on the back. Still in search of the perfect back DOT. A DOT 756 Dunlop would be perfect. I need the tread depth of the Kenda.