New Tires


9 replies to this topic
  • buzzfin

Posted February 26, 2009 - 02:54 PM

#1

About to replace the front and rear tires on my YZ400. Going to try Dunlop 952 front and rear... I noticed today that my bike's previous owner put on a Pirelli 90/90-21 in front. Thinking about going back to the stock 80/100 but not sure how this will change my ride. I ride mostly technical woods trails - a lot of tight, rocky areas with some sandy stuff mixed in. Anyone else running a 90/90?

  • FinchFan194

Posted February 26, 2009 - 03:07 PM

#2

No but let me know how the 952 is I would stick with the stock width on the front tire.

  • MikeyT750

Posted February 26, 2009 - 05:41 PM

#3

MICHELINE!!!! No Question bout it IMO-The best hands down. MS3's :lol:

  • FinchFan194

Posted February 26, 2009 - 05:44 PM

#4

MICHELINE!!!! No Question bout it IMO-The best hands down. MS3's :lol:


I run MS3's also just curious about the Dunlop 952. . .suppose to last forever.

  • grayracer513

Posted February 26, 2009 - 05:50 PM

#5

Choice of tires depend mostly on the dirt you run them on. Consider that when you see recommendations from areas with much different terrain than yours. The 952 is a lower priced, very versatile tire that wears well. That from a SoCal rider.

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  • Ogener

Posted February 26, 2009 - 07:15 PM

#6

Not trying to jack the thread.How does the 952 hold up against chipping?Like from gravel roads? I ride gravel alot to my riding areas and need a tire that holds up to that. Thanks.

  • BigB250F

Posted February 26, 2009 - 07:18 PM

#7

Anyone know when the Dunlop MX51 will be available?
Motorcycle Superstore had them listed on sale, but said the rear tire was unavailable

  • grayracer513

Posted February 26, 2009 - 09:47 PM

#8

Not trying to jack the thread.How does the 952 hold up against chipping?Like from gravel roads? I ride gravel alot to my riding areas and need a tire that holds up to that. Thanks.

It is a little more susceptible to block chunking or chipping (but not the complete tearing off of blocks) than a Maxxis IT, but it hasn't been a big problem for me. Where I mostly see that is on sand climbs that have buried rock in them. Rocky trails themselves don't seem to be a big deal.

  • mc1hd

Posted February 27, 2009 - 09:11 AM

#9

Anyone know when the Dunlop MX51 will be available?
Motorcycle Superstore had them listed on sale, but said the rear tire was unavailable

I was told from my local dealer yesterday that they will have the geomax tires in three weeks.

  • mc1hd

Posted March 21, 2009 - 09:44 AM

#10

Dunlop Geomax MX51 tires are in but am a little concerned where they are being made. Indonesia by Sumi rubber, still remember when Michelin S12's went to Thailand and the tires did not hold up. Looking at a new Dunlop 756 I have waiting to be mounted its made in Japan by Sumitomo rubber industries.





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