Tire ?'s

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  • Rocket360

Posted February 20, 2002 - 09:16 PM


Hi -

Getting back into riding after more years off than I'd like to admit. Tested a bunch of bikes and bought the sweetest 99 WR400.

Did have a few questions regarding tire selection and tire pressure to post to this group. I live in a rocky area and do ride some doubletrack shale roads - does anyone have a tire that they recommend or is willing to share a few thoughts regarding tire pressure?

All information is appreciated,


  • txthumper

Posted February 21, 2002 - 03:44 AM


we ride in TX also..i run dunlops 756 on rear and 755 on front...if its gonna be a soft terrain race i run michelin s12 on rear and m12 on front..in rocks run your air pressure up to 15 psi..i run around 12 psi on soft dirt..where in TX are ya from?


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  • MOmilkman

Posted February 21, 2002 - 05:26 AM


No doubt you will get several responses on this that drastically differ.
But my personal preferance is D755 front and D739 rear. Hard combo to beat that works well on *any terrain.

*The D739 is not the best choice to use in soft terrain (sand, loam, etc.) but it hooks up and wears well on everything else.

[ February 21, 2002: Message edited by: MOmilkman ]

  • dieseld

Posted February 21, 2002 - 06:35 AM


The Dunlop D739 A/T on the rear is a nearly indestructible tire. The A/T version of the great D739 has an extra ply or two and is Dunlops tire of choice for Baja. If you are riding in rocks I would run 15 psi to keep from getting pinch flats, but drop down to 10 - 12 for looser or MX riding. I have found this tire to hook up in most every condition with the right pressure.

On the front the D755 seems hard to beat for an all around tire.


  • Rocket360

Posted February 21, 2002 - 10:04 PM


Thanks for the quick responses, I am in Austin, TX...lot's of rocks at City Park and a friend's ranch west of town. The bike had some Maxxis HC on it when I bought it and it felt squirmy. A friend has a wr426 with Dunlop D739 on the rear on it and it felt like it hooked up a ton better on the rocks.

Thanks again for the help,


[ February 21, 2002: Message edited by: Rocket360 ]


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