YZ 450F (06) Best Tires Soft Track


12 replies to this topic
  • markhardgrove

Posted January 16, 2006 - 05:39 PM

#1

Riding on the new Dunlop 739's and sliding all over the track. Riding in a sand/dirt/sawdust mix with hard pack jump faces. Gets muddy when its not soft. Just ordered Michelin Starcross Soft/Intermediate front and rear and hope that improves. Any experience out there for soft tracks with sawdust?
thanks Mark

  • flintlock28

Posted January 16, 2006 - 06:35 PM

#2

Do yourself a favor and get rid of those 739's.

I have a 2004 model Yz 450f, and everyone I talked to said the 739 gave them problems (washout city), including me.

I now use a Dunlop 756 up front, and a Maxxis IT on the rear. THis gives a pretty good combo on everything except really wet, muddy conditions.

This seems to be a popular combo for a number of TT people that works out well.

I hated the 739 up front, on the back wasn't too bad, but the 756 front and Maxxis IT rear works much better.

  • markhardgrove

Posted January 16, 2006 - 06:40 PM

#3

Anyone riding with a soft tire?
Anyone know a good tire for mud riding?
thanks Mark

  • Gizabious

Posted January 16, 2006 - 06:43 PM

#4

pirelli mt 32's best tyre i've used for intermediate & soft conditions

  • b-bike

Posted January 16, 2006 - 07:56 PM

#5

Riding on the new Dunlop 739's and sliding all over the track. Riding in a sand/dirt/sawdust mix with hard pack jump faces. Gets muddy when its not soft. Just ordered Michelin Starcross Soft/Intermediate front and rear and hope that improves. Any experience out there for soft tracks with sawdust?
thanks Mark


Mark:

My .02 cents says you should run the matching Michelin S-12 (med-soft) on back. :bonk:
I've got that on my 426 and it HOOKS-UP :applause:

Boyd

  • Ga426owner

Posted January 17, 2006 - 04:57 AM

#6

Riding on the new Dunlop 739's and sliding all over the track. Riding in a sand/dirt/sawdust mix with hard pack jump faces. Gets muddy when its not soft. Just ordered Michelin Starcross Soft/Intermediate front and rear and hope that improves. Any experience out there for soft tracks with sawdust?
thanks Mark


you have the best set up ... Michelins are awesome :applause:

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  • bud

Posted January 17, 2006 - 05:25 AM

#7

dunlop 773 front and rear. the best for down hear in south alabama(soft, silty and muddy conditions).

  • mxmob33

Posted January 17, 2006 - 10:45 AM

#8

Can't go wrong with the Michelens. Carefull switching from that stock 739 front to the S12 though, it'll surprise you how well it grabs.

  • SureBlue

Posted January 17, 2006 - 11:20 AM

#9

Mark:

My .02 cents says you should run the matching Michelin S-12 (med-soft) on back. :thumbsup:
I've got that on my 426 and it HOOKS-UP :thumbsup:

Boyd


S-12, absolutely. :bonk:

  • Pukeballs

Posted January 17, 2006 - 11:48 AM

#10

What would you recommend for desert type terrain? Lots of sand and rocks where I ride.

  • shigbie

Posted January 17, 2006 - 04:39 PM

#11

My 06 had a 739 front and a 756 rear when I went to pick it up. I had them change the front tire as part of the deal to a 756 front before I left the store. It is THE tire for soft to intermediate conditions period!!!

  • mummer12

Posted January 17, 2006 - 06:10 PM

#12

I would probaly run the michelin s12's or a dunlop 773 if I were riding in soft conditions. I always have a problem with washing, probably my riding style, but I have used stock 742, dunlop 756 rr, dunlop 756, michelin s12, michelin m12 on my bike already, and I like the d756's the best. I used to manage a moto shop so I still get the killer hookups. I could say I am blessed.

  • b-bike

Posted January 17, 2006 - 09:48 PM

#13

What would you recommend for desert type terrain? Lots of sand and rocks where I ride.


The same Michelin S-12 (med-soft).
Some of the places where I ride in eastern Oregon it is loose sand/ hard pack sand/ rocks. The S-12 has never failed to impress me.





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