2006 YZ 450 - fRONT TIRE


14 replies to this topic
  • tonyyamaha19

Posted March 14, 2007 - 08:36 PM

#1

I'm looking for best handling Front Tire on the market for a 2006 yamaha yz 450?

  • m4crampt

Posted March 14, 2007 - 09:21 PM

#2

I'm going to give the Dunlop 755 a try this weekend, I'll post back when I have some results.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted March 14, 2007 - 09:44 PM

#3

I'm looking for best handling Front Tire on the market for a 2006 yamaha yz 450?

For what kind of riding?

  • yami racer

Posted March 15, 2007 - 05:15 AM

#4

Currently I am running the Stock Tire on an indoor very hard packed track will go back to my dunlop 756 when I go back outdoors and ride in some softer mx conditions.

  • Ranger18

Posted March 15, 2007 - 06:43 AM

#5

I just picked up a dunlop 756 as per everybodys recommendations. All I know so far, is it was the easiest tire I've ever mounted.:applause:

  • grayracer513

Posted March 15, 2007 - 08:08 AM

#6

The new D745 is my favorite so far for SoCal. The 755 is a soft to soft intermediate tire. Wouldn't work for me, but you didn't say what kind of dirt you're running in.

  • Big Tuna

Posted March 15, 2007 - 08:36 AM

#7

Hey Gray , compare the D952 and the new D745

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  • Wiz636

Posted March 15, 2007 - 08:45 AM

#8

Michelin S-12 is hands down the best front tire I have ever run. It is designed as a soft terrain tire but it works great on everything including hardpack. It wears better than say a D756, but it will chunk up in rocky stuff.

  • bleetham

Posted March 15, 2007 - 09:08 AM

#9

I tried a Michelin S-12 on my 2006 YZ450 for the first time this last weekend. The GP track in Hollister was in great shape and this tire worked really well. Cornering was excellent. Intermediate terrain, a few hard spots. I've been running the 756, I think this tired worked just as well and from what I hear they last longer.

  • Matt_YZ450F

Posted March 15, 2007 - 09:12 AM

#10

im running the 756 and i have no issues with it, i did have to get tire presure right or i did notice that it will not stick at all!! little to high it will wash out and to low it will wash out.. i run Metcalf a lot and i found that i run about 7-9 PSI and it works good for me.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 15, 2007 - 09:37 AM

#11

Hey Gray , compare the D952 and the new D745

The 952 is my second favorite. I think it has perhaps slightly better straight line braking performance than the 745, but the 745 holds corners better on most soils I've ridden in so far, including well watered and groomed foothills track dirt, hard pack, silt, and the variety of soils that make up the local deserts. It also is more predictable and controllable at the limit of traction. California is a real problem to pick a tire for sometimes, as I'm sure you are aware. So far, this is the best I've found. Can't claim to have tried them all, though.

  • jgerdi

Posted March 15, 2007 - 09:44 AM

#12

Ga. hard pack flat corners or deep rutts for corners. I moved from Fla. with beautiful high banked sandy burms and my ms3 doesnt doit here. I will be mounting a bridgestone m401 90/100/21.... not an 80/100/21. provided we do not get rained out , I have high expectations. Before i ride I will double check my sag/ run 13 psi / and 2 clicks softer on the front compression. I'm gettin a chubby just thinkin about it.

  • Wiz636

Posted March 15, 2007 - 10:01 AM

#13

im running the 756 and i have no issues with it, i did have to get tire presure right or i did notice that it will not stick at all!! little to high it will wash out and to low it will wash out.. i run Metcalf a lot and i found that i run about 7-9 PSI and it works good for me.

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I had to soften my front rebound a couple clicks when I put the 756 on my YZ to try it out compared to my usual S-12.

  • almostinvincible119

Posted March 15, 2007 - 12:26 PM

#14

I am actually using the Bridgestone M401 for the clay down here and it works great. In Georgia it really shines, but try going with the 90-100-21, it makes a huge diffrence in corners. I actually ordered it on accident and I decided to run it and it ended up being everything I dreamed for.

  • StPeters21

Posted March 15, 2007 - 01:29 PM

#15

My fav is the 756. I'm in the Mid-West area. Other tires just don't seem to hold corrners very well. I haven't tried the 745. I might look into it though.





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