Looking For Sick Dot Tires For Wr450


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  • JETMAGNUM

Posted September 26, 2005 - 04:56 AM

#1

Just Picked Up An 04 Wr450 With Nj Title. Guy Got The Title When He Bought It New Somehow. When I Get The Title Signed Over To Me Im Pretty Sure I'll Need Dot Tires Nad Turn Signals. I Was Looking At The Metzler Dual Sport Tires. Im Looking For Something Agressive But Still Streetable. Thanx For Any Feedback!

  • Indy_WR450

Posted September 26, 2005 - 05:28 AM

#2

Michelin Baja rear , Michelin Desert front. :banghead: (These are expensive but do last)
or
Dunlop 606 rear, Pirelli MT21 front

  • Bamster

Posted September 26, 2005 - 05:30 AM

#3

Pirelli MT 21 front Kenda trackmaster rear. :banghead:

  • WR450F_RDR

Posted September 26, 2005 - 05:59 AM

#4

I am using the new Pirelli Scorpion Pro's front and rear and like them a lot, a very good street tire but very aggresive for the dirt which is where I spend most of my time. I paid only $5-10 over what you would pay for dirt tires for them and they are DOT rated.

  • Colpitts

Posted September 26, 2005 - 06:08 AM

#5

Michlin AC-10 front and rear...awsome, awsome tires. Track masters, and millville are good too, I heard MT21's are a death trap

  • JETMAGNUM

Posted September 26, 2005 - 08:21 AM

#6

Is Is Best To Go With The Factory Size?

  • JETMAGNUM

Posted September 26, 2005 - 01:56 PM

#7

Any Feedback On Metzelers??

  • 5spoke

Posted September 26, 2005 - 07:30 PM

#8

A razor blade to remove NOT for road use!

  • Bamster

Posted September 27, 2005 - 04:39 AM

#9

A dremel tool works good too.

  • Matty05

Posted September 27, 2005 - 05:12 PM

#10

Dunlop 606 rear. Use any front tyre as they don't wear out much at all.

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  • pops 56

Posted March 19, 2006 - 02:23 AM

#11

Hi matty .I have gone off the Dunlop 606 rear tyres . First one did 600km bald, the one on now did 460km knobs are coming off, not good one ride and i need a new tyre . I might try Mitch desert next. Are you riding on sand or stone tracks?.

  • Matty05

Posted March 19, 2006 - 03:47 PM

#12

I am very surprised you can wear out 606 tire out in 600kms and loose knobs!
Wow! the knobs are huge on that tire! I almost don't believe you!

Where I ride is gravel road mostly, but rocky / muddy / sandy / hard pack clay every where. There is a stint of about 15kms of bitumen we have to ride, that is always 100km/h+.

I just changed my rear tire to a brand new dunlop 952 for the weekend, after 200kms, it has just slightly rounded the edges off. This is my second 952 on my bike, I won't use anything else. Awesome grip everywhere (something that the 606 misses out on).

Do you specifically need a DOT tire? If not, you might want to give the 952's a go. I am just concerned about you wearing out 606's so quickly.

  • baha

Posted March 19, 2006 - 04:54 PM

#13

I'm using MC5 for the dirt but also want to do some Dual Sport, Teraflex is DOT but seems HUGE. Anybody know if it will fit? I will also get the Metzler up front.

  • minion

Posted March 19, 2006 - 05:19 PM

#14

I am using the new Pirelli Scorpion Pro's front and rear and like them a lot, a very good street tire but very aggresive for the dirt which is where I spend most of my time. I paid only $5-10 over what you would pay for dirt tires for them and they are DOT rated.


I would second the Pirellis... A very good tire, DOT and FIM approved. I may get the Pirelli MT32F front next time. All Pirelli front offroad/MX tires are DOT approved, and the MT32F looks a little more aggressive for the crappy Indiana mud.

The back Scropion Pro is awesome though.

M.

  • Junior Belson

Posted March 19, 2006 - 06:50 PM

#15

I've always used the Kenda tracmaster II's front and rear, together cost me about $50.00 and seem to last very good. They run in a 6 ply and have had no flats since running these tires. Cheap and Last long, that's value!

  • pops 56

Posted March 19, 2006 - 11:43 PM

#16

I am very surprised you can wear out 606 tire out in 600kms and loose knobs!
Wow! the knobs are huge on that tire! I almost don't believe you!

Where I ride is gravel road mostly, but rocky / muddy / sandy / hard pack clay every where. There is a stint of about 15kms of bitumen we have to ride, that is always 100km/h+.

I just changed my rear tire to a brand new dunlop 952 for the weekend, after 200kms, it has just slightly rounded the edges off. This is my second 952 on my bike, I won't use anything else. Awesome grip everywhere (something that the 606 misses out on).

Do you specifically need a DOT tire? If not, you might want to give the 952's a go. I am just concerned about you wearing out 606's so quickly.

Hi Matty05. I am just about to fit up a Pirelli MT320 to the rear will see how long that lasts. I did tell a fib i got 580km from 606 Picks here. http://i47.photobuck...56/100_7053.jpg Cheers Ian.

  • pops 56

Posted March 19, 2006 - 11:48 PM

#17

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  • Matty05

Posted March 20, 2006 - 02:55 AM

#18

Man, thats crap!!!!! Spewin!

You still have 1/2 tread on that sucker, pitty about throwing knobs.

Tell us how the Pirelli goes! Pirelli make the best car tyres, so should be good.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted March 20, 2006 - 07:00 AM

#19

Hi Matty05. I am just about to fit up a Pirelli MT320 to the rear will see how long that lasts. I did tell a fib i got 580km from 606 Picks here. http://i47.photobuck...56/100_7053.jpg Cheers Ian.



Off topic question...

Pops, I love the cockpit, I have the same setup, (scotts, triple clamp, pro tapers, etc...) But I have the trail tech enduro computer instead of what you have.

My question is the switch. Did your bike come standard with that? My 05 450 has the stupid on/off led, which I hate.

Is that switch standard on older wr's? what year is yours.

thanks.

  • pops 56

Posted March 20, 2006 - 02:26 PM

#20

Off topic question...

Pops, I love the cockpit, I have the same setup, (scotts, triple clamp, pro tapers, etc...) But I have the trail tech enduro computer instead of what you have.

My question is the switch. Did your bike come standard with that? My 05 450 has the stupid on/off led, which I hate.

Is that switch standard on older wr's? what year is yours.

thanks.

Thanks mauricedorris. Yes the on- off key swich came on the 04 standard in OZ. Not sure in the USA. The reason i got a Acewell instead of the trail tech enduro computer Was i needed to know the temp as we ride in hot weather up to 51deg. :thumbsup: I think that is about 120 deg.You can set the temp to flash on the screen when it is overheating .Got to know when to back off a bit ( brain goes a bit dull in that temp .lol(Also it is backlit for night rides.)




 
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