Best rear tyre?

11 replies to this topic
  • Jack

Posted May 20, 2001 - 06:43 AM


I need a good rear tyre for my wr400 for winter conditions, what do you guys use?

  • MN_Kevin

Posted May 20, 2001 - 01:44 PM


If you mean snow/ice, Trelleborg studded.

'99 WZ with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action (and then fixed by me), OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, carb mods by Jim Dean, Andy in OZ, & Sir "Taffy" from Jolly Old England, AMA, NESC.


Posted May 21, 2001 - 04:19 AM


I don't think trellborg is selling those tires in th U.S. if you find them post a reply here.
I would like a set.

  • Jack

Posted May 21, 2001 - 05:38 AM


Sorry, I ment mud, and slippery trails, no snow yet in OZ yet.I'm thinking of using a pirrelli MT32, has anyone used one?

2000 wr400

  • WR400inOZ

Posted May 22, 2001 - 01:35 AM



Im using the Pirelli MT32.... I've had one ride on it at the Erica Rally where it was really very muddy and wet and also dry in some parts.

Verdict: Farkn awsome. How did I come across this particular tyre??? from another fellow WR400 rider of course! You won't go wrong or be dissapointed.

Is snow that white stuff?? :)

  • Darren_Santilli

Posted May 22, 2001 - 02:12 PM


For mud and soft stuff I use Michelin S12 front and rear. They are very predictable and hook up well

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  • Jack

Posted May 25, 2001 - 05:27 AM


Thanks WR400 in oz!
I am doing the Kenda rally this weekend with one.


[This message has been edited by Jack (edited 05-25-2001).]

  • Mike_S

Posted May 31, 2001 - 07:40 PM


IRC M5B 130/80-18

  • Wayne

Posted June 01, 2001 - 02:39 AM


Originally posted by Jack:
I need a good rear tyre for my wr400 for winter conditions, what do you guys use?

I use the Pirelli mt83 FIM approved enduro
tyre - good grip & it seems to last pretty good.


  • Cambo_wr400

Posted June 01, 2001 - 04:06 AM


Yea I agree with Darren, the Michelin s12 is a sweet rear. Haven't used the front YET... :)

  • Tony_Miller

Posted June 09, 2001 - 05:55 PM


I have had good luck with the Michelin S12 front/rear in sand and mud. I also very much like the Barum or Mitas (Dennis Kirk has them) C-23 rear and C-26 front in similar conditions. Actually, I think the C-26 corners better than the S-12 in soft sand. I would buy the Barum if both tires wear the same rate. I just bought S12's so I have to see how they last.

  • WR400inOZ

Posted June 11, 2001 - 08:39 PM


So Jack....

How did you find the Pirelli??

What nunmber were you @ the Kenda Rally? I was there as well..whats your email addy?

Curt in Oz.


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