What is your favorite front tire?

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  • jlm400

Posted July 20, 2000 - 05:03 AM


On another thread front tire have been discussed to improve the cornering on WR's. My question to everyone is what is your favorite tire. I am not looking for a guess. I want to know from those of you who have tried several tires and found the perfect one. Thanks for the info.

  • Kris_Stratton

Posted July 20, 2000 - 05:42 AM


I use the 756. Works well for me.

  • littlerm

Posted July 20, 2000 - 05:53 AM


My favorites is the Michelin S12. Works wonderful almost everywhere east of the Mississippi. Haven't tried areas west of the Mississippi yet.

  • TW

Posted July 20, 2000 - 08:08 AM


Dunlop 755's are great in my opinion, another one I'm just trying out, out of curiosity is an IRC IXO7, and I am very impressed. The most recent ride was in the Black Hills SD, during a very wet weekend and this tire was excellent. I'll have a better opinion in a few weeks after my ride in Colorado. just came off a Michelin Enduro Comp III, and was not impressed at all, have a Michelin M12 on the back which I do like.

Just my worthless opinions on tires.

99 WR400

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted July 20, 2000 - 11:11 AM


I switched my front tire to a Dunlop 756 about a month ago. I am happy to report it works very good. I have been running the Dunlop k490 on my last few bikes, a good all-around tire. The 756 works better in sand & mud, it doesn't work quite as well on the road.


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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted July 20, 2000 - 01:44 PM


Dunlop 752 with all the center knobs cut off
(the center knob where there are three knobs across, around the circumference.)

  • Matt_Porritt

Posted July 20, 2000 - 09:44 PM


Skinko 540..

There is NOTHING on this planet that will handle like a 540.. Soft-dry.. NOT hard

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  • CraigW

Posted July 20, 2000 - 09:54 PM


When it comes to grip the Metzler MC5 range of tyres works great.

  • Clark_Mason

Posted July 21, 2000 - 06:53 PM


Dunlop 756 or Michelin Enduro Competition III. In that order.


  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted July 23, 2000 - 10:28 AM


Michelin H12 front and back for dry, hard, rocky conditions.


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