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Tire choices for a yz125 ?


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  • Ride-the-Clutch

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47 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted October 29, 2009 - 08:35 PM


Just bought a '05 YZ125 today and I'm wondering what tires you've found that work good in the sand/mud environment as well as a soft/intermediate environment.

Is there a tire that you've found that was good for everything ?.

thanks ... :smirk:

  • MJP68

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Location: Arizona
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Posted October 29, 2009 - 09:03 PM


I still think the Dunlop 756 is the most versatile tire ive ever used, it does wear quickly.. havent tried the mx51 (that is replacing the 756) yet.

  • aakmetz

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Location: Pennsylvania

Posted October 29, 2009 - 09:07 PM


D952 wears great, but its a little more of int/hard tire. they're a little slick in the soft stuff. good all around play tire.

  • Ride-the-Clutch

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Location: Ontario

Posted October 29, 2009 - 09:23 PM


the tires that came with the bike are :

front --->Bridgestone motocross M101
rear --->Pirelli Soft 410

the tires look "nasty",.... but i've never tried them before. (still waiting for my broken collarbone to heal...)

i've heard alot of guys say the Michelin MS3 's were a really good tire...

On my '03 WR250F I've been using a MS3 in the front, and a sticky Milleville out back. I've been running this combination for the last 3 years as I have total confidence with the front, and ridiculous amounts of traction in the rear.

But the YZ125 is a different animal, so that's why I'm wondering.

thanks in advance for the posts.

  • sdjclevland

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Location: Ohio

Posted October 29, 2009 - 09:49 PM


acording to the guy in the off road forum the scorpion pro front and scorpion mx rear i think it is what he says. Oh they are pirellis btw. I think the scorpion mx is what paul whimbley runs

then everyone says michelin s12s i think gets a big vote. I been doing a lot of research and i think i will get the scorpion pro front atleast. If

  • wobblyknobby

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Location: Ohio

Posted October 29, 2009 - 09:54 PM


The IRC Volcanduro ve33 & ve35 are some of the most versatile tires made. Good traction, long life, lightwieght and cheap. :smirk:

http://www.rockymoun...odFamilyId=1335

  • Dirtysnow

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Posted October 29, 2009 - 10:38 PM


Bridgestone 203/204's work great for me in the soft/intermediate terrain

  • BDubb106

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Posted October 30, 2009 - 03:12 AM


i have an mx51 on my 125 now and its def the best tire ive found for my 125! excellent grip and wear and im in ohio so all i see is mud and soft conditions right about now and maybe a little intermediate after a few dry days, but ill def be ordering another as soon as this one wears too much! only downfall is they are pricey!

  • rusky

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Posted October 30, 2009 - 09:52 AM


I would go with a set of mx51's. Best decision I ever made for my bike (yz250). The front tire makes the biggest difference, you can lean the bike until its parallel to the ground and still be getting traction.

  • john484

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Location: Oklahoma

Posted October 30, 2009 - 10:24 AM


I third the mx51, excellent tire. michelin s12 is very soft and and my 125 killed one very fast. It was fine until then though!

  • Ride-the-Clutch

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Location: Ontario

Posted October 30, 2009 - 01:37 PM


thanks guys for your comments !...

i think i'm going to look into the mx51 and give them a try.

TT rox !!!...

  • cr85_supermini03

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Location: Ontario

Posted October 30, 2009 - 03:05 PM


how do you guys think the mx51s will be in the odd rides to the sand track? the stock front tire does fine so I am assuming these cannot be worse

  • RCannon

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Location: Utah

Posted October 30, 2009 - 04:38 PM


how do you guys think the mx51s will be in the odd rides to the sand track? the stock front tire does fine so I am assuming these cannot be worse



I think the 51 is a good sand tire. I would not hesitate to use one there. It makes me want to try their 31 sand tire just to see how good it might be.

  • whips

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Location: New Zealand

Posted October 30, 2009 - 10:01 PM


It is hard to beat a MH3 michelin rear tire,awsome grip and awsome life

  • Caferacer441

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Location: Idaho

Posted October 31, 2009 - 01:06 AM


I am sold on the pirelli scorpion for the front and I am patial to the kenda carlsbad, it's only 40 bucks my cost and one time I watched it kick up a rock and kill a medium sized dog that was chasing me down a gravel road... That dog straight deserved it though.

  • cr85_supermini03

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Location: Ontario

Posted October 31, 2009 - 01:39 PM


It is hard to beat a MH3 michelin rear tire,awsome grip and awsome life


everyone had good luck with that but me I did on my 85 but when I put it on my 250f when I had it it got eaten in a few rides I might try it on the 125 tho

  • JS264

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Location: Wisconsin

Posted October 31, 2009 - 05:26 PM


everyone had good luck with that but me I did on my 85 but when I put it on my 250f when I had it it got eaten in a few rides I might try it on the 125 tho



Hmm, I've got over 60 hours on the MH3 that is on my YZ250, it still has over 80% of the tread left and only has one chunk missing. I liked the MS3 in sand a little better, but the MH3 is more versatile imo. I killed a D756 in no time.

  • cr85_supermini03

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Location: Ontario

Posted October 31, 2009 - 05:50 PM


I got the sand 4 rips in the sand I road a hardpack track and less then 10 laps it was bald haha :smirk:

  • sesker15

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435 posts
Location: Maryland

Posted November 01, 2009 - 09:33 AM


Is it tru that the MX51 wears out fast?

  • bboyce

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Posted November 01, 2009 - 09:51 AM


My experience with the MX51 is that it is what it is designed for: Intermediate terrain. It hooks up great in Intermediate type dirt's, but for me, it left a lot to be desired on sandy conditions.
Wear has been average on mine, but just be honest in what you ride and buy a tire that is marketed for that type of dirt.





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