Problem Chunking tires


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  • beasleys

Posted September 26, 2005 - 03:15 PM

#1

Does anyone else have a problem chunking tires. My 426 has gone through 2 rear tires in 3 months. A Perelli M32 and a Michelin S12. I really liked the S12 but They cost to much to replace every month or two. Does any one have any advice. :banghead:

  • 02YZ426

Posted September 26, 2005 - 04:03 PM

#2

Oh man, another tire thread. Im sure everybody here will have the perfect tire for you :banghead: I personally have had a lot of luck with the bridgestone M602 Its a medium to hard pack terrain tire but I find it works pretty good in just about any terrain. The knobbies on this sucker are even more aggressive than it looks in the pic. I always get 1 season plus on this tire.
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  • flintlock28

Posted September 26, 2005 - 04:20 PM

#3

Get the Maxxis Maxcross IT; intermediate tire that really lasts and works well in everything. It's not the best choice in pure sloppy, mud, but in everything else it's a nice tire. I run the Maxxis on the rear and a Dunlop 756 up front. This combo was recommended by a number of people on this site and I have to agree. Don't put the Maxxis up front though, only on the rear. It has held up well on a lot of rocks, hard pack, motocross tracks, and soft trails....just my 2 cents worth.

Don

  • 642MX

Posted September 26, 2005 - 05:18 PM

#4

Maxxis makes a good long lasting tire, but I'm sold on the Dunlop 952's. I raced a grand prix a couple of weeks ago that had grass, mud, hard pack, pavement and gravel in the course, and my tires worked perfectly and didn't show very much wear at all.

  • big t

Posted September 26, 2005 - 05:32 PM

#5

It depends alot on what the terrain is like where you ride. I'm running the Pirelli MT32's on the YZ and it they are holding up great but I only ride the YZ on the track. I run the Maxxis IT on the rear of my 650 and it is chunking. But this is after quite a few rides in the rain on very rocky trails. I think I will try the Dunlop 952 next.

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  • BC61

Posted September 26, 2005 - 06:22 PM

#6

Don't put the Maxxis up front though, only on the rear


Why not?

  • 99wr400

Posted September 26, 2005 - 06:36 PM

#7

IRC trials tires are good. Also try the IRC M5B, it doesn't hook up great, but it lasts a long time and doesnt chunk, even with a gun-it-and-go rider like me.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted September 26, 2005 - 08:07 PM

#8

Simply put you are using the wrong tire for the terrain and you get premature wear and missing knobs.

If you are in rocky conditions, use a Hard terrain tire like the Maxxis HT (not IT) or 952. For groomed tracks, the IT or 756 dunlops work.

As soon as you take an IT tire to a rock garden, it will wear! I have a IT tire with 2 race seasons at the local tracks and still has 70% tread. I only used it for races, no practice and no rocks. Use the right tire.

  • Ga426owner

Posted September 27, 2005 - 06:00 AM

#9

Does anyone else have a problem chunking tires. My 426 has gone through 2 rear tires in 3 months. A Perelli M32 and a Michelin S12. I really liked the S12 but They cost to much to replace every month or two. Does any one have any advice. :applause:


S12's will chunk in rocky conditions - Use either H12 or Starcross MH3's they will last a really long long long time :banghead:

  • Anssi

Posted September 27, 2005 - 12:54 PM

#10

I like Kenda K772. Perhaps not the best traction in sand, but predictable and pretty good everywhere else, and initial rides (about 5 hours on the hardest tracks on the tires I know) have resulted in even wear and zero chunking.

  • flintlock28

Posted September 29, 2005 - 04:44 PM

#11

Bc61, I haven't personally ran the Maxxis up front (only on the rear with the Dunlop 756 up front), but a number of people on this forum did not like the Maxxis up front. I think they felt it did not have as much bite as the 756 Dunlop. I just took their advice, and I'm very happy with the Maxxis IT on the rear and the Dunlop 756 up front. By the way, I have run a couple times on some rocky nasty trails,( for about 5 hours each day) and haven't had any problems with the Maxxis chunking.

Don





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