Posted July 16, 2000 - 02:25 PM
Posted July 16, 2000 - 04:26 PM
Seriously though, Im a true blue Dunlop man. My personal favorites:
D739 IT - rear
Depends on your conditions on what would work best for you, but thats what I like.
Darin from Missouri 1999 WR400F
Posted July 16, 2000 - 04:42 PM
Posted July 17, 2000 - 04:38 AM
I have used a Dunlop 752 on the rear in the past, and was really impressed with it. Seemed to have really good traction and wear. The knobs were spaced pretty good to allow good cleaning in the mud.
I currently have a 756 on both the front and the back, and have no complaints about it either. It seems to be wearing pretty well too. Haven't had any chunking like my buddy with a set of Pirelli's.
Posted July 17, 2000 - 04:53 AM
Posted July 17, 2000 - 10:38 AM
I am amazed that Scrambler got a whole season on a 756. I only get about 300 miles on a 756 rear on my '99 WR. (Maybe I shouldn't complain - tires are much better than they used to be. In the early 80's I would destroy a tire in a single ride of my YZ465).
Anyone have experience with the D739AT desert tire?
Eric in WA
Posted July 17, 2000 - 01:11 PM
Posted July 17, 2000 - 01:42 PM
Dude, I owned a 1980 YZ465. I put money down on my new bike in Dec 79. In less than 30 days, the shop called me up. I was told to pay for it now or they would sell it. The whole country was sold out of them by February, 1980. What a great bike! I miss that characteristic backfire that occurred everytime someone would light one off. I think it would make a great playbike today, so much low end torque.
Posted July 18, 2000 - 12:12 PM
You don't happen to be partial to Yamaha??
By the way the 1981 YZ465 was my last bike before the WR.
I have many memories of the yellow beast. Great engine, except for starting it. (The WR is a piece of cake to start compared to a YZ465.) That YZ465 could pull any hill just off idle. The engine was almost stall proof. The front suspension was great at the time. The rear suspension was miserable. It would spit you off of the bike at the most inopportune times. The difficulty of dealing with the rear suspension in combination with starting a family shut down my dirt bike activities, that is until my kids were old enough to ride and then the WR came along. Life sure has changed
The progress of performance is incredible!!
One thing hasn't changed, big bikes eat rear tires and I am still in search of the elusive perfect rear tire.
Eric in WA