What kind of tires for Elsinore?



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  • MOmilkman

Posted October 03, 2001 - 08:03 AM

#1

Ron, or anyone that can answer this:

Ive never rode in Cali but I presume it is fairly soft terrain. What is the tire of choice?
I know there will be hard terrain (pavement) so would a hard or soft tire work better?

Im like Dunlops and my buddy likes Michellin. So any suggestions on either make would be great.

Thanks, Darin

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  • Ron_in_SoCal

Posted October 03, 2001 - 12:15 PM

#2

Darin,

The terrain (dirt) will be hardpack. Blue groves if its dry, clumpy "clay" mud if wet. I would recommend int/hard terrain tires. As for the brand / model - ? I used Dunlop 756 last year and they worked okay, but not super bitchen.

I know this is not much help. I'll ask around...

Anyone?

  • MOmilkman

Posted October 03, 2001 - 02:20 PM

#3

Thanks Ron. Ive got a brand new D739 waiting to be used but I wasnt sure it would be the best choice. Sounds like it will be.

If anyone has any other suggestions for this particural course my ears are open.

(Im coming home with a trophy wether I win my class or not :))

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  • yzernie

Posted October 03, 2001 - 04:24 PM

#4

Hope the 739 is for the rear. The front 739's stink. A 755 front works great for there.

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  • MOmilkman

Posted October 04, 2001 - 05:33 AM

#5

yzernie,

Thats the exact setup I think Im going to go with, (yes, the 739 is for the rear) D739 rear, D755 front)




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  • yzernie

Posted October 04, 2001 - 06:18 AM

#6

Great choice!!! That is a good set up for there.

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  • Ron_in_SoCal

Posted October 04, 2001 - 06:51 AM

#7

Confirmed.

I spoke with a few friends that ride/race the area often and that is the exact combo they use. Sounds like a winner!

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  • MOmilkman

Posted October 04, 2001 - 12:30 PM

#8

Thanks guys.

Ron whats with the GPS code in your signature? Is that what it is? Is it the secrect code to a hidden map to some pirate booty?


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  • Ron_in_SoCal

Posted October 04, 2001 - 01:42 PM

#9

Yep, GPS coordinates (WGS 84).

Unfortunately, the only booty you will find at this location is my white hairy butt. :) I figured I would put this in my signature instead of Huntington Beach, CA. HB is a big place, while the coordinates are accurate to about 20 feet.

For those that are GPS enabled, check out GeoCaching. I've been thinking of hiding a cache somewhere that you could only get to on a motorcycle. I don't think there are many moto-geo folks out there, yet.

I should start a new topic, no one is gonna read this here…

  • MOmilkman

Posted October 04, 2001 - 04:02 PM

#10

Yea, go ahead and start a new topic.

This is kinda intresting.

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  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted October 06, 2001 - 05:47 AM

#11

Yzernie, Man, You're bringin my down! I just bought a 739at (rear) and a 739 (front) Posted Image I have never tried these tires before and Im looking to find the winning combo for desert racing. Am I just going to hate the 739 on the front? What have you found? Thanks, Dan

Ps. When you see Larry tell him thanks for the clean pass on the V to R course.... Posted Image

  • MOmilkman

Posted October 08, 2001 - 07:00 AM

#12

Dan, If I am correct, I think the 739 was the original stock front tire. I have to agree, they dont stick very well in the corners if its very dry. I rode the bike one ride and took it off.

Ron,
Is there any need for jetting changes in So Cal? Main or pilot? I forget but I believe I am still at stock settings.

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Darin in Missouri - My Hurricane 1999 WR400F
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  • yzernie

Posted October 08, 2001 - 07:31 AM

#13

Dan,

Can only speak for the tire on a moto track. It may be ok for the desert. If not, you'll wear it out fast enough!! I haven't raced in the desert for a while (years) but I always used the Dunlop K139 for the front. They wear like iron and have great sidewall strength.

I'll tell Larry thanks for you. He is a great guy. I cannot keep up with him on a track and when he passes me he always slows down and says hi!!!!

Ernie

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  • Ron_in_SoCal

Posted October 08, 2001 - 09:52 PM

#14

Darin,

It's a tough call on the jetting. About all I can tell you is that the course is at an elevation of about 1350 feet and it should be around 70 - 75 degrees in the afternoon.

I found the elevation of the lake at http://www.lake-elsinore.org and the course is well above the lake, elevation wise.

Hope this helps.

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  • YAMAKAZE

Posted October 08, 2001 - 09:57 PM

#15

I'd Rather French Kiss my Grandmother than ever put a piece of *&^%$ 739 front or rear on any bike I own......

You did know the 739 is made of used condom's didn't you !

Bonzai Posted Image




 
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