Honda's Factory Team Setup

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  • DelTronXR

Posted December 25, 2004 - 10:24 AM


Does anyone know the tire setup that Johnny Campbell and Steve Hengeveld run on their 650R's? I'm not too impressed with my IT, and I think I'm going back to Dunlops.

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  • mikekay

Posted December 25, 2004 - 03:22 PM


they run Dunlops because they are sponsored in part by Dunlop.

that doesnt mean its the best tire to go with...just who pays the bills.

to prevent chunking Honda has a machine that shaves down the knobs a bit for the rear 739at. up front it depends on the race. Camp often goes with the 606--trading in loose-stuff traction for a strong carcass. Henge goes for tractino with the 739 or 756...

personally i really like the Kenda Carslbad front and Millville rear on our bike in the dez--affordable and decent milage---for long wear and just overall go anywhere i like the Michelin Desert and Baja. I now have a Metzler Karoo in the rear for dual sport--works good.

  • mjlang

Posted December 26, 2004 - 11:23 AM


The Baja bike I've seen used to run Dunlop 606's front and rear. Last year's bike had a front tire that is not released yet with another 606 rear. I understand they also use 742's. I've been using 606's and 739 A/T's for years in the rear and a Pirelli MT 18 front or Dunlop 742.

The 606's don't dig quite as hard when new but after 300 miles they all feel the same. I get 1200 miles from a 606 and use about 5 a year.

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