New rear tire for 07 wr450


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  • kevinwr450f

Posted July 11, 2007 - 03:47 PM

#1

Anyone with a 450 had any luck with tire lasting more than 300 miles? I have about 270 miles on my bike and my tire is one ride away from the trash.:thumbsup: I ride mostly sugar sand and dirt/mud. Any brand over another? Harder composite? Should I replace the front as well it looks pretty good still? Please advise.:thumbsup:

  • GCannon

Posted July 11, 2007 - 03:55 PM

#2

You had to start this up again didn't you:crazy: :thumbsup: :busted:

My favorite Performs well, long lasting, Cheap:thumbsup:
Maxxis 120/80/18 Desert rear
Maxxis SI (soft) front

Maxxis Hard front tires washout more than the soft ones:eek:

A quick search of "tires" or which tire will get you more reading on this subject than you can do in a week.:thumbsup:

Maxxis, Dunlop, Michelin arew all great tires. Now you decide:confused:

  • WR_Dave

Posted July 12, 2007 - 04:43 AM

#3

Alot of the people who ride the areas around here have had pretty good luck with a "Sakura - Dirt Shark" rear tire. They are cheap with big lugs and they wear like iron. As long as the great front tire of your choice sticks then the back will follow. I tried the front tire as well but it was too scary for me. My Dunlop has about 500 KM's on it now and it is a ride or 2 away from the scrap pile. WR Dave.

  • Murray Dorward

Posted July 12, 2007 - 06:03 AM

#4

Try the Bridgestone M22 if you want life as its hard as hell and lasts +-350-400 miles of weekend riding but if you are racing anything will be finished after 120 miles. I dont think it will be the choice for mud and soft terrain as you say you ride. You should then go for an intermidiate compound.

Cheers

Muz
:thumbsup: :busted: :thumbsup:

  • josefertrujillo

Posted July 12, 2007 - 01:24 PM

#5

Which sizes are the maximum recommended for the front and rear tire?
Is there enough space for mounting 90/90-21 and 130/80-18?

I just bougth a wr450f and want to prepare myself and the machine for a Rally/Raid with mixed terrain of all kinds. I'm not familiar with the machine and the manual only mentions 80/100-21 and 110/100-18.

Thank you very much for your advice...

  • JSanfilippo

Posted July 12, 2007 - 03:59 PM

#6

Which sizes are the maximum recommended for the front and rear tire?
Is there enough space for mounting 90/90-21 and 130/80-18?

I just bougth a wr450f and want to prepare myself and the machine for a Rally/Raid with mixed terrain of all kinds. I'm not familiar with the machine and the manual only mentions 80/100-21 and 110/100-18.

Thank you very much for your advice...


Why not just run the stock sizes?

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  • SJMC_DON

Posted July 12, 2007 - 06:32 PM

#7

Alot of the people who ride the areas around here have had pretty good luck with a "Sakura - Dirt Shark" rear tire. They are cheap with big lugs and they wear like iron. As long as the great front tire of your choice sticks then the back will follow. I tried the front tire as well but it was too scary for me. My Dunlop has about 500 KM's on it now and it is a ride or 2 away from the scrap pile. WR Dave.


I've been running Sakuras front and rear for a while now, they are cheap and the traction is good, yes there are better front tires but not for the price and not ones that wear as long...

  • mcflzwr450f

Posted July 12, 2007 - 09:11 PM

#8

I run Dunlop 756's front & rear and I got about 150 miles out of my rear (not very good) front still holding up good.

  • resinlips

Posted July 12, 2007 - 09:25 PM

#9

I switched to the Maxis IT and so far it's out lasted the 756 by a long shot.

  • TheBlackSheep

Posted July 13, 2007 - 05:50 PM

#10

I smoked my original Dunlops by 300 miles. The terrain around here does have super rocky areas though. I put Maxxis Desert IT's on mine and you cant go wrong. They have 300+ on them and still look great. ........................ bahhh :thumbsup:

  • face_plant

Posted July 14, 2007 - 07:53 AM

#11

dunlop 606 1200 highway miles P 130/90/18

at 750 miles it was useless off road tho

  • eissinger4

Posted July 14, 2007 - 08:00 AM

#12

Which sizes are the maximum recommended for the front and rear tire?
Is there enough space for mounting 90/90-21 and 130/80-18?

I just bougth a wr450f and want to prepare myself and the machine for a Rally/Raid with mixed terrain of all kinds. I'm not familiar with the machine and the manual only mentions 80/100-21 and 110/100-18.

Thank you very much for your advice...


I just put a Teraflex 150 rear, and a Pirelli Scorpion 90/90-21 front on my 06 WR450. Fits great.

  • XR1985

Posted July 14, 2007 - 05:50 PM

#13

Hi All,
If you REALLY want long tyre life…

A rear tyre well suited to our bikes is the Mitas CO-2 ‘Stone King’ (formerly this was Barum the Chech company).
See:
http://www.mityre.co...bikes/cross.pdf


I have a WR 426 and just changed my rear, and it had covered 4,380 miles (7000kms) !!! (which is nuts.. )
My previous Mitas C0-2 Rear lasted 2000 miles.

Before using this tyre I was getting ~ 600miles (~1000kms) from an assortment of brands and re-treads. On rock, a tyre would be destroyed in a day.. and I’d be forced to back off to preserve the tyre on multi-day rides… unacceptable!

So I have found the Mitas CO-2 to be a great solution, you can spin the wheel up on rocks endlessly and it takes it. .. its endurance is way ahead of any other dirtbike tyre that I have experienced.

So what’s the traction like?
Surprisingly I have found it to be fine for all terrains,, including mud. The CO-2 has an aggressive compound and well-tolerates low tyre pressures… I have certainly used rears with inferior grip.

I use a Michellin s12 on the front…

So what is occurring here???.. in the 1980’s I wouldn’t touch a Barum tyre… well it appears that their quality is improving and have seriously bridged the gap with other brands.
Apparently they are now the largest tyre manufacturer in Europe…. So I guess that have placed an appropriate R&D budget into their dirtbike tyres..
http://www.mityre.com.au/aboutus.shtml

My suggestion: track-down and try a Mitas CO-2 on the rear.. with a quality front tyre…. Change off the Mitas tyre if you are racing, Otherwise use it as the means of getting your WR’s power to the ground without pointless and expensive rear tyre usage,

Garry




 
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