Johnny Campbells rear tire model and size?


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  • xdirtbikerx

Posted June 13, 2006 - 01:10 PM

#1

Anyone know what tire and size Johnny Campbell uses for Baja? I know the Honda team runs Dunlop, so it is probally a desert AT, But anyone know for sure the model and size?

  • Koko Azuela

Posted June 13, 2006 - 04:45 PM

#2

D739 Desert AT 120/100/18 for the rear.... depends on the course, on a 1000 to La Paz i think they used the 606 for the rear...

  • RUSTYCLUTCH

Posted June 14, 2006 - 11:40 AM

#3

dunlop 739 at 120/100-18 dunlop heavy duty tube 2 rim locks never a 606rear sometimes a 900 series prototype not sure exactly the# usually only used in point to point baja 1000 but probably never need to again because of the highway speed limit

  • xdirtbikerx

Posted June 14, 2006 - 01:47 PM

#4

Thanks, i have been searching all the tire info people have left for the 650. that will just confuse you more. IRC, teraflex, pirelli, maxxis, dunlop, chen shin, I swear you can find someone who will say each one of those was the best tire they ever had. so I thought i would try whatever johnny campbell was using and see how that worked for me. I used to use the Dunlop desert AT when i had a CR 500 and i liked it then, so maybe I will like it on the 650. Thanks again for your help,. mike.

  • drtrider145

Posted June 14, 2006 - 05:58 PM

#5

Try a maxxis I.T. 8.5 out of 10 for performance of all terrian types and 10 of 10 for price about $50-$60 and tire life of about 600-1000 intermediate miles ,we pre ran the baja 500 twice about 600 milles looked good put new tires on for race day and did not do a tire change and after 425 race miles and about 30 miles were pavement it still has about 2 more 100 mile rides left. and no I don't work for maxxis ,and there not even one of our sponsors, just a good old fashion product that performs, we still have to buy these tires , I do not recommend the maching maxxis tire for the front, still doing testing so far the dunlop 756 is the good all arounder for the front.

  • Strick

Posted June 14, 2006 - 06:50 PM

#6

Are the high speeds the reason non bib mouse are used?

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  • qadsan

Posted June 14, 2006 - 08:04 PM

#7

Are the high speeds the reason non bib mouse are used?

Yes, especially so on the pavement with higher speeds because the tire temps climb up there pretty good and this will make jelly out of the bib mouse after a while.

  • rdahl

Posted June 15, 2006 - 06:57 AM

#8

Bridgestone ED78 Rear Tire 120/100-18

Anyone run this tire? It's the only tire i've ever ran on my 650r so i'm looking for some comps.

  • Kritter

Posted June 16, 2006 - 07:15 PM

#9

Bridgestone ED78 Rear Tire 120/100-18

Anyone run this tire? It's the only tire i've ever ran on my 650r so i'm looking for some comps.


best tire ever for the 650 and ive only run it once...prerunning the 500

B team runs it...

  • moleculo

Posted June 16, 2006 - 10:46 PM

#10

I believe Honda has run the Metzler Karoo in the races to La Paz in the past also.

  • xdirtbikerx

Posted June 20, 2006 - 03:01 PM

#11

Thats some great info, thanks, i was noticing my friend has a maxxis rear on his xr and it seems to be wearing pretty good for him also. thanks, next trip to chaparral and i am going to pick up tires. thanks for the real life tire usage, i love thumper talk for that, you can cut right through all the advertising BS and get the real world scoop. thanks again. mike

  • rdahl

Posted June 21, 2006 - 09:01 AM

#12

best tire ever for the 650 and ive only run it once...prerunning the 500

B team runs it...


Good to hear,
I love that tire also. The casings are so thick, and the added bonus of the rim savers "rubber lip protecting the rim" give me a ton of confidence hitting the rough stuff at speed.

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