Posted January 29, 2003 - 04:21 AM
I had Dunlop 755/756's on my 426 and loved them. Are there any other tires you guys have found that are better than the 755/756? Loose, Colorado rocky terain.
And, will a 120 fit the YZ you think?
Posted January 29, 2003 - 05:53 AM
I have been a long time fan of the mich M12 front and S12 rear combo. This setup seems to work on a large range of riding conditions from total slop to rocks. If you want a longer tire life we have switched to the following after riding more in the mountains of east TN. Pirrelli MT44 front and MT16 rear. This is the combo that Randy Hawkins and Scott Summers suposedly run. The front works as well as any tire I have run and the rear is almost as good as S12. It only gives up a little bit of bite in mud compared to S12. Although it will spin it tends to always push forward. The current set on my 400EXC has over two hundred miles and still looks new. The rear S12 would have to be flipped long before now and would have some chunking on knobs if I had been riding in rock.
Bothe these choices offer longer tire life over any Dunlop combo I have tried
Posted January 29, 2003 - 11:28 AM
Posted January 29, 2003 - 11:58 AM
Posted January 29, 2003 - 04:01 PM
Posted January 29, 2003 - 04:59 PM
Posted January 29, 2003 - 05:07 PM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 12:51 AM
The M12 front works great in everything. The M12 rear works great in medium to hard terrain but will put you on your butt or not get out of its own way in soft or muddy terrain.
Roger that. The M12 rear is also dissappointing in mixed sand/gravel/rock and will make for a miserable day in anything beyond easy trails in the desert mountain regions I like to ride. I do like the M12 front for crossing over into varied conditions, though.
Posted January 30, 2003 - 05:54 AM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 08:36 AM
I am happy with any tire that last over 200 miles before loosing the edge on the knobbies or chunking. This equates to about 4 or 5 really good rides or races.
What do you race? Our enduro's put on 80-150 ground miles. Our trainimg rides are 60-100 miles. Hare scrambles are around 60 miles. I bet you put more miles in than you realize. I usually get 3 races or four rides out of the rear sometimes more. In Michigan the dirt is pretty soft most of the time. I have been running D755 front and a D756 rear. They work real well and cross over better than anyting I have tried. Look at the new 773's also. The look promising. ---Mike