What kind of tires do you like?



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  • Mike_from_WA

Posted August 30, 2000 - 03:54 PM

#1

I have searched the Archive and see that alot of good tald about the Dunlop 756 for a front tire. I have the Dunlop 739 and Pirelli MT21 both dont hold on hard packed logging roads or on soft trails. Has anybody tried the MAXXIS 6001 series? After all they are about 20 bucks cheaper.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 30, 2000 - 04:05 PM

#2

If you want a tire that grips like rubber cement in the corners, go with Dunlop D755 front.

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Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 30, 2000 - 04:16 PM

#3

Dunlop 752 fronts for me unless you happen to see a Michelin m11 both tires work like velcro. D 752 rear is a (soft) tire but I have found it to work and wear well on blue groove too....

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 30, 2000 - 04:18 PM

#4

I used to like the 752's, but dont you find that the side lugs rip off easily?

Mabye its just the terrain of where I ride.

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Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 30, 2000 - 04:35 PM

#5

De'javue my 755 tire experience had me tearing off the knobs. :) Sure do like the looks of it though man does it look meaty :D Haven't torn any knobs off of the 752's yet, did have a sidewall start to split after having to ride 30 miles back to the truck on a front flat up in Shasta. Shasta Dam H.S.

  • TW

Posted August 30, 2000 - 06:43 PM

#6

I have had good luck with grip and wear with the IRC IXO7S(soft to intermediate) for a front tire and a Michelin M12 rear. Both have held up great through two enduro's and two extended trail rides in Colorado and Black Hills SD. No chunking in the rocks with either tire, and the grip of the IRC in my opinion is excellent.

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  • Matt_Porritt

Posted August 30, 2000 - 07:21 PM

#7

Shinko 540 up front at ALL times!
Shinko 540 on the rear in mud
IRC IX07 in soft-med-hard

Thats all I've used on my Yammi since I've had it

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  • Gary_Kessler

Posted August 31, 2000 - 06:01 AM

#8

Lost of loose terrain riding in New Mexico. Sand, loose dirt and rocks. . .I use the Dunlop 756 front and rear. Most excellent tire. Carves nicely in the sand, and really grips in the loose dirt. Holds pretty well in the hard pack too. . . .doesn't tear knobs off.

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 31, 2000 - 06:38 AM

#9

Dunlop 756 front & rear. Hook up in sand, mud & other dirt. Also wear well even on pavement!

  • GNCCYZ400

Posted September 01, 2000 - 07:26 PM

#10

I agree, Dunlop 755 front and rear, can't beat them in the east coast woods. :)

JEff
'98YZ400

  • Taffy

Posted September 04, 2000 - 02:01 PM

#11

Mike

i had a 6001 on my bike & wore it out completely in one week of green laning & road use last week in the isle of man. the michelin front is untouched but the maxxis has got about 6mm left in the middle from new.

i didn't do one lap of the TT circuit with it either!

  • Tree_Crippler

Posted September 04, 2000 - 02:13 PM

#12

I like the Pirelli MT44. Good traction in mud and decent wear. Also DOT approved.

  • So_Cal_Erik

Posted September 04, 2000 - 03:36 PM

#13

Shinko "Holeshot" tires, intermediate terrain, front and rear. They are basically Yokohamas made in korea, great quality, cheaper labor rate = great value. They are MUCH less expensive than dunlop 755/756's I pay 35.00 front 45.00 rear, and they dont chunk the side knobs, they stick like glue!
I agree with Matt Poritt.

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted September 07, 2000 - 10:59 AM

#14

Originally posted by Mike from WA:
I have searched the Archive and see that alot of good tald about the Dunlop 756 for a front tire. I have the Dunlop 739 and Pirelli MT21 both dont hold on hard packed logging roads or on soft trails. Has anybody tried the MAXXIS 6001 series? After all they are about 20 bucks cheaper.

I bought a set of S -12 Michilen for riding in Michigan they work great. I was a Dunlope man until these tires.

  • Clark_Mason

Posted September 07, 2000 - 06:16 PM

#15

Front Dunlop 756, Michelin S-12 or Michelin Enduro Comp III. Rear: for Dual sport Dunlop 606 (NOT TO GOOD IN SOFT OR MUD), for general trail riding Dunlop 756, Dunlop 739 DESERT AT (one tough tire), or a Michelin S-12.

Clark




 
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