Harder compound rear tyre......


10 replies to this topic
  • S1rst

Posted November 01, 2008 - 01:18 PM

#1

Ok, it seems my original dunlop rear tyre on my 08 WR450 only wants to last a couple of hundred miles, so i want to go for a harder compound rear or it'll cost me a fortune in rubber!

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to go for please? It really needs to be fully road legal for peace of mind.

Thanks, Rich. :worthy:

  • Demo_Slug

Posted November 01, 2008 - 04:05 PM

#2

Ok, it seems my original dunlop rear tyre on my 08 WR450 only wants to last a couple of hundred miles, so i want to go for a harder compound rear or it'll cost me a fortune in rubber!

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to go for please? It really needs to be fully road legal for peace of mind.

Thanks, Rich. :worthy:


Maxxis IT will last a lot longer then the dunlop.

  • maxtherat

Posted November 01, 2008 - 04:24 PM

#3

Kenda Parker D/T

  • LILBIT

Posted November 01, 2008 - 05:08 PM

#4

Maxxis IT will last a lot longer then the dunlop.


Maxxis has great wear but doesn't lean well on pavement due to it's square shape. No DOT. Try a 606. They are popular for a reason.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted November 01, 2008 - 05:53 PM

#5

I think that the bridgstone 404 is the most durable tire I've ridden on. I've got it on my bike now and I think I will get sick of looking at it before it wears out.

But since its so hard, run it at a little lower pressure for more traction. I run mine at 12-13lbs (but I'm not really that fast)

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  • farkawi

Posted November 02, 2008 - 02:25 AM

#6

I've got a set of Pirelli DOT tires that will likely go about 2k miles of mostly street.

  • zorroz

Posted November 02, 2008 - 03:01 AM

#7

Mitas Stone King is a great hard compound long lasting tyre. I get 1500km out of them on hard rocky terrain :worthy:

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  • Lennie

Posted November 02, 2008 - 01:50 PM

#8

Mitas is crap, hard rubber but no grip and puncture VERY easily. Go for a maxxis, last nearly as long but much better quality.

  • S1rst

Posted November 03, 2008 - 09:47 AM

#9

Thanks for all the suggestions. Plenty to look into there. Cheers. :worthy:

  • buggs bunny

Posted November 03, 2008 - 03:21 PM

#10

metzeler uni cross is what i ordered for the same bike,looks good to me plus the front and rear are ten mm wider than stock so a little more contact,choose your poison wisely.

  • S1rst

Posted November 04, 2008 - 01:46 AM

#11

Ill have a look at those too mate, thanks. So will a 140/80/18 be ok as the original dunlop is 130/90/18?

Cheers. :worthy:




 
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