mud/intermediate terrain tires for XR650R?


7 replies to this topic
  • pburke

Posted August 30, 2006 - 12:42 PM

#1

I'm looking for a 90-10 dirt DOT tire to put on for a weekend in the northwoods in September. The terrain there is mud and forest trails, some rocks, usually wet. Gravel roads, too. So far I have only had street and 50-50 rubber on the bike.

Here are tires I've been considering after reading various comments all over the place:

Dunlop 606

Kenda K760 Trackmaster II

Kenda K778 rear K777 front

Pirelli MT 21 (have a front tire of that type in the garage)

Teraflex 150/80-18 - does that thing even fit?


Anyone run that type or terrain with any of the above tires and can comment on them? thanks

Peter

  • rmhrc630

Posted August 30, 2006 - 03:27 PM

#2

My view is even though it is wet you still need a hard terrain tyre as the XRs are heavy heavy and you shread soft terrain tyres in no time.

606s are not bad - I use only in the dry.

Most wet terrain tyres are not DOT so not much help

For non DOT try the IRC M 5B - it is an enormous tyre and just shreads offroad in the mud

  • dennisthe

Posted August 30, 2006 - 04:03 PM

#3

I've had a couple or 3 of the D606 and found them to be OK in the dry hard stuff but kinda sucky in the wet. I currently prefer the 756 in the front and the 739 in the rear...yeah its a desert tire but it works well for me in the Maine woods. They aren't DOT but they hook up well. My $.02

  • frankiewhipit

Posted August 30, 2006 - 06:09 PM

#4

i have a Pirelli mt 70 on the front and a Dunlop trail max on the rear of my XR650L, great on the street, ok off road
i have a DOT Pirelli mt44 (front) & a Kenda millville (rear) i use when i go into the woods, much better in the mud & wet forest type terrain :thumbsup:
hope that helps

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  • Mudshark

Posted August 30, 2006 - 06:24 PM

#5

I've had a couple or 3 of the D606 and found them to be OK in the dry hard stuff but kinda sucky in the wet. I currently prefer the 756 in the front and the 739 in the rear...yeah its a desert tire but it works well for me in the Maine woods. They aren't DOT but they hook up well. My $.02


I've also done the 606 thing and now am back on stock Dunlops, 739 rear
and a 695 front. Not too bad on the road but wicked in the dirt, wet or dry
they hook up pretty good.

  • Blue Man

Posted August 30, 2006 - 07:39 PM

#6

I like the Maxxis IT desert front and rear, I get very good wear with these even on the street.

  • muctar

Posted August 30, 2006 - 09:34 PM

#7

http:// :thumbsup: I have a 01-650R, Its uncorked-stock gearing (14/48) and I am runn'in the 606's. 2000/2300-out of the rear is riding 50/50. My bud at GorgeTownCycles said" next time come here and I will dial you in bro". Glen is scream'in about the 739F rubber. Should get 6000 out of it? anyway good luck. Motherlodedualsport-MLDS RDES AGIAN..........

coolsandsrunn'in :applause: :applause: :applause:

  • pburke

Posted August 31, 2006 - 06:28 AM

#8

thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like there are various options. The comment about not to get a really soft tire because the bike is so heavy and will it tear up sounds convincing enough that I'll probably consider something more robust.

Teraflex anyone?

http://www.mandhtire...ion=show_detail





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