tera-flex time


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  • #55 2002 WR426f

Posted June 20, 2005 - 04:34 PM

#1

I have an 02 WR426 and it's time for tires. I was thinking of putting on one of those gnarley Tera-flex rear tires as the riding here in AK is mostly rock and hard pack. I figure the 426 has plenty of power to turn the tire. Can anyone make a recommendation as to which tire to pair it with? I used to use the old style tera-flex back in the day but that was on an 85 XR350. It seemed to work really good on that bike and the old style lasted forever. Does the new style last as long? Call me cheap but if a tire lasts twice as long and only costs $15 more than a dunlop then why not buy it?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 20, 2005 - 06:19 PM

#2

That is my tire of choice for rocky condtions! :) Get the 140/80-18 it is different then the smaller version of the tire. It will fit in your swing arm! :)

  • steve lemley

Posted January 03, 2006 - 03:36 PM

#3

I have a 99 wr400 and have heard great things about this tera flex tire. Its time to change and I have a 120 100 80 dunlop on there now. Does anyone know for sure if I can go with a bigger tera flex tire with me stock swing arm or is that the biggest I can go. Any help would be great!!! I want to run the tera flex but the biggest I can go with my stock swingarm. Which tread pattern does everyone perfer for desert and hard hill riding??? Help!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 03, 2006 - 06:06 PM

#4

Teraflex no longer makes the 140/80-18 in the USA. The new Teraflex 150/80-18 tires are made by Cheng-Shin and wont last 3 rides! :bonk:
If you want a big desert tire try the IRC M5B 140/80-18 as the next best thing like a Teraflex. :applause:

  • steve lemley

Posted January 03, 2006 - 07:23 PM

#5

Thanks, will that size fit the 99 wr400 stock swingarm?

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  • Matty05

Posted January 03, 2006 - 08:27 PM

#6

Teraflex no longer makes the 140/80-18 in the USA. The new Teraflex 150/80-18 tires are made by Cheng-Shin and wont last 3 rides! :bonk:
If you want a big desert tire try the IRC M5B 140/80-18 as the next best thing like a Teraflex. :applause:

They look like some fat ass tyres! I bet you get not much wheel spin with those suckers!

  • 625SXC

Posted January 03, 2006 - 08:32 PM

#7

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Mine lasted over 1K miles and is only half wore out! I have a MT83 front.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted January 03, 2006 - 08:39 PM

#8

The new Terra Flex SUCKS, my buddies lasted one ride in the mountains. Junk. They dont even look the same. I would definatly go with the M5B, its awesome. The IRC VE series would be a good front to match it up with. I have been very impressed with mine. Very durable and sticky as glue on the high mountain rocky trails. :applause:

  • Matty05

Posted January 03, 2006 - 08:41 PM

#9

That's the 140?
Hows the grip on those things? I had a dunlop 606 once, it was crap grip but lasted ages. Tread pattern looked a bit like that too.

  • ARin

Posted January 03, 2006 - 11:08 PM

#10

beware adding gobs of unsprung weight. will significantly change the feel of your suspension.

  • wkino

Posted January 10, 2006 - 04:30 PM

#11

You guy's can still get the USA 140/80-18 Tera-Flex at this web site www.mandhtires.com I called them the other day and they do have them. :applause:




 
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