Mich X-11 BEWARE!

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  • Ronnie Mac

Posted September 01, 2004 - 07:24 PM


Im guessing that the mich x-11 comes in many types. I had my local yamaha shop order me a pair. They ride alright until they warm up and then the rear is all over the place. On the thumper-talk review the tire is said to be DOT approved. Mine clearly says not for highway use. This thing rides like a flat. Any sugestions?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted September 01, 2004 - 07:53 PM


They are not DOT approved but I have heard that 15 psi is the safe way to ride them on the street. I agree they are like riding on gummie bears. No sidewall support at all. :thumbsup:

  • MathProf

Posted September 02, 2004 - 06:24 AM


The point of radial tires is to mold around irregularities in the terrian. Trials tires are made with little side wall support in order to do this.

Dunlop makes a trials tire with more sidewall support than a X-11, but it still is no where near the support that you take for granted with regular knobbies.

I take the sharp edges off a trials tire in two good rides and replace one every month riding trials. You will eat them
up super fast with real HP and Torque.

ICE Racing, definitely. Offroad, not.

  • Ronnie Mac

Posted September 02, 2004 - 02:09 PM


Product reviews has Mr. Steve Claus as writing "(did I forget to mention that the michelin X-11 is a DOT approved Radial tire?)". sooo wasssup Steve? :thumbsup:

  • TrialsRider

Posted September 02, 2004 - 05:27 PM


I just looked at the tires on my trials bike, both the front and rears say DOT. I didn't know that... :thumbsup:

  • Ronnie Mac

Posted September 02, 2004 - 07:33 PM


Just dont make sense. Is this just me?

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted September 02, 2004 - 08:00 PM


Maybe the tubelesss versions are DOT but the Tube type I have say "not for highway use". :thumbsup:

  • Ronnie Mac

Posted September 02, 2004 - 08:07 PM


The dealer told me ( dude you got to have a tube). Not really knowing I went with what he said.

  • TrialsRider

Posted September 02, 2004 - 09:22 PM


Maybe the tubelesss versions are DOT but the Tube type I have say "not for highway use". :devil:

That's what I thought. But my front is tube and the rear is tubeless, so I don't know :thumbsup:

  • Indy_WR450

Posted September 03, 2004 - 05:04 AM


You can use the tubeless ones with a tube but the bead is reinforced with cables that make it hard to stretch onto the rim. :thumbsup:

  • TrialsRider

Posted September 03, 2004 - 01:03 PM


Yeah, getting those rears to bead is a BLAST...

I have a bunch of other X-11's in my Garage, I'll see if they are all DOT :thumbsup:

  • oldbones

Posted September 06, 2004 - 06:44 AM


Your trials bikes come from Europe. They make them street legal, which I think is required for competition. They come with street legal tires, that's why Mich and others make trials tires DOT. The 280 I rode last week had DOT tires, but if you look you can find both DOT and non-DOT.


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