I need new tires

10 replies to this topic
  • rushfan

Posted June 22, 2005 - 08:05 PM


Ok guys...learn me something :) I'm wanting to replace the stock tires on my 05 wr450. The 756 in the rear was ok, i guess. But I have had problems with the front end washing out a little. I live in northern California, and right about now, everything is hard and dusty. I know there is something else out there beside Dunlops. Any advise? What about mixing brands with front/rear?
Thanks in advance... :)

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted June 22, 2005 - 08:21 PM


For the soft to intermediate stuff I ride, the IRC M5B is the bomb on the rear. Man, does that sucker hook up good. It has worn pretty good too. I tried the Dunlop 756 front after my stock 739, not too impressed there. I guess I dont have anything real bad to say other that is didnt wear very good but everyone told me that prior to buying it. I will try something different next time. Maybe the Maxxis. Do a search, there are tons of threads on this subject.

  • 99wr400

Posted June 22, 2005 - 08:27 PM


756 front, TERA FLEX rear, the only way to go. unless you ride hardpack, then use a KENDA Carlsbad front.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted June 22, 2005 - 08:33 PM


I gotta try a Terraflex. Those look awesome. :)

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 23, 2005 - 04:46 AM


Yeah that TeraFlex rear 140/80-18 is tough to beat it works well in every condition! :)

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  • rushfan

Posted June 23, 2005 - 04:57 AM


I have heard that Cheng Shin are thin walled and garbage. I had a set on my xr400 and I hated them. But I haven't heard of the TereFlex.

  • sharpmarble

Posted June 23, 2005 - 06:27 AM


Rear Maxxis IT, front Kenda Millville. :) The Teraflex looks good, but it's a little pricey....

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 23, 2005 - 06:45 AM


TeraFlex will run about $90.00. but it has a lot of rubber and weighs 20 lbs!
Adds flywheel to the bike and has great traction in loose conditions. :)

  • sharpmarble

Posted June 23, 2005 - 06:47 AM


Hey Indy, are they making it in 19" yet?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 23, 2005 - 07:23 AM


no it is only available in 18" :)

  • bluethundaaaa

Posted June 23, 2005 - 07:53 AM


Maxxis IT! inexpensive and wears like iron without chunking :) I think it is the best deal for your money. :) :D


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