Good tire for Florida terrain (sand.....lots of SAND!)


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  • WR450Rob

Posted July 23, 2005 - 06:05 PM

#1

I am going to be buying my 06 WR450 soon, and want to start off with the right parts....mainly tires, considering the soft Florida terrain. What do you guys recommend for tires in sandy conditions? Every tire company has a soft terrain tire, but not all of them have a selection of 18" sizes. I've been eyeballing Maxxis SUR Cross, Dunlop D773, and Pirelli MT44 (from experiences on my old KX500). Any one of these, or any others worth considering? How are the stockers in soft terrain? (739s I think, right?)

Thanks!!

  • catmanz440

Posted July 23, 2005 - 08:23 PM

#2

Michigan is all sand as well. When I mean all sand, ALL OF THE LOWER PENNINSULA IS SAND! Its terrible! The stock tires are awful in sand. Well, wait, the rear tire is acceptable in sand, the front...god awful. I am a fan of the Dunlop 773 though. I have seen that Bridgestone is now making a 90mm wide front tire, but I do not have experience with it. Good luck with the 2006!

  • Blaster21996

Posted July 24, 2005 - 05:14 PM

#3

http://www.motorace....y_Code=Teraflex
TREAD STYLE 2! There is not another tire on the planet that kicks up sand like this one. PERIOD! :applause:

  • Blaster21996

Posted July 24, 2005 - 05:27 PM

#4

http://www.motorace....y_Code=Teraflex
TREAD STYLE 2! There is not another tire on the planet that kicks up sand like this one. PERIOD! :applause:


I fount there homepage. These tires are only for montain goat riders.
http://www.intercotire.com/site53.php

  • SMWRF88

Posted July 25, 2005 - 01:58 PM

#5

I go down to Fla. to ride at Croom every spring. I run the Dunlop 773's on my WR250F and I think they work great. Whatever brand you go with, definately get their "sand" tire. I tried a set of 756's one year when we first got there, then switched to the 773's, the difference was HUGE. Not so much difference up front, but the 773 rear would hook up and drive out of the corners much harder than the 756. IMHO.

  • 96warrior

Posted July 26, 2005 - 06:57 AM

#6

Michigan is all sand as well. When I mean all sand, ALL OF THE LOWER PENNINSULA IS SAND! Its terrible! The stock tires are awful in sand. Well, wait, the rear tire is acceptable in sand, the front...god awful. I am a fan of the Dunlop 773 though. I have seen that Bridgestone is now making a 90mm wide front tire, but I do not have experience with it. Good luck with the 2006!


Try riding in atlanta. Not All sand, you will love it. I suggest d756's. But you can get away with the stockers, you just have to dropp the air pressure down to 11lbs each.

  • jetdave

Posted July 26, 2005 - 07:12 AM

#7

Michelin S-12 rear is the bomb for sand :eek: :applause: It's knobs are shaped like scoops that keep their edge.

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  • xcracer123

Posted July 27, 2005 - 04:21 PM

#8

Another vote for the 773. Always work great at Croom for me!

  • MrMotorhed

Posted December 13, 2007 - 02:46 PM

#9

the bridgestone m101 and 102 pair is one of the only sand specialized mx tires that are available in an 18" rear. lots of the other sand specific knobbies are in 19s only.

  • djv5

Posted December 13, 2007 - 03:42 PM

#10

Michelin S12's work well in the Michigan sand.

  • drtrcr400

Posted December 13, 2007 - 05:17 PM

#11

101/102 combo. Never been more impressed. Just don't take them on gravel or pavement. Plus everyone will gawk at them:thumbsup:

  • Frank_z28

Posted December 19, 2007 - 05:52 AM

#12

i tried a Kenda Southwick and i liked it in the sand. When you ride on hard pack i feel them slippy but in sand they work great and they are pretty cheap to buy.

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted December 19, 2007 - 09:51 AM

#13

Michelin S-12s

  • kevinwr450f

Posted December 19, 2007 - 11:32 AM

#14

A 450 will eat up Dunlop's...mine were gone in under 250 miles....too much tourque...I switched to Michelin S12's and have had good luck so far. They seem to wear much better than the Dunlop. I've put probably 200 miles on this set and the tread still looks new. My 2 cents

  • kevinwr450f

Posted December 19, 2007 - 11:32 AM

#15

Michelin S-12 rear is the bomb for sand :busted: :banghead: It's knobs are shaped like scoops that keep their edge.




I couldn't agree more:applause:




 
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