Optional tire size
Posted September 01, 2007 - 08:45 AM
Thanks in advance.
Posted September 01, 2007 - 10:30 AM
Posted September 01, 2007 - 12:38 PM
Posted September 01, 2007 - 11:41 PM
It is a wide tire, road legal (FIM legal too), but doesn't last long at all. I got about 3 rides out of the tire on the WR450F, back when the bike was stock!
I have tried a Dunlop 606 (not sure if DOT tire?), it lasted a while, but didn't have much traction at all off road. I find I get the same life out of the Dunlop 952's, but with TONS more grip!
I run dunlop 952's in a 120 size, I know they are not road legal, but I find them the perfect size for my bike. I have got a Dunlop 952 in a size 110 on the back of my WR450F at the moment, but I find the lack of traction negates any handling benefits that the smaller, narrower tire might provide.
Is there a specific reason you want a DOT approved Dual Sport tire?
I know the cops over here don't give a crap.
Posted September 02, 2007 - 01:02 PM
Regarding the size... I like the Dunlop 952. The first two I had were 120's. They were pretty brauny but gave me pretty good traction. However, I now have a 110 on there and I can control it better when brake sliding, both at speed and in low speed downhill situations.
As my riding skills improve, I am learning how to use the throttle and brakes to help control my traction or lack thereof, whichever I need at the momemt. The 110 size tire allows for more control in my opinion and still has great traction.