Posted May 19, 2003 - 02:07 PM
Going to replace the stock Dunlop's on my WR and have decided on the Michelin M12's. Problem is they don't come in the same size. The Dunlops are 80/100 21 Front and 110/100 18 rear. What is the closest Michelin size. Looks like the only Michelin front is 90/90 21 whats the difference? Rears come in 90/120, 80/120, 80/130, and 70/130. Nothing rubbing with the factories, want to keep it that way. Thanks in advance.
Posted May 19, 2003 - 02:23 PM
You can't go wrong with either choice.
Posted May 19, 2003 - 02:30 PM
The Michelins do run in different sizes. I have the M12 90-90-21 on the front and it is the same size as a Dunlop 756 80-100-21. The M 12 is a great tire on front, when the 739 goes I will add one to the rear. I think the 130 is correct for the rear.
Posted May 20, 2003 - 04:24 AM
Posted May 21, 2003 - 10:31 AM
Posted May 21, 2003 - 08:09 PM
Michelin comes with a rear 80/140 18. Big fat wide bugger. That's all I run.
I can?t understand why do you fellas run so big tires? I know from personal experience they offer some stability in rocks/stones terrain, but everyware else narrower tire offers tons of more traction. I had 130 then I went to 120 and now I'm at 110. GREAT traction!!! I think you should try it. I weight 95kg and I always outdrag my ridding buddies because of the narrow tire. Try it if just for once and you will never put this old fat tire again.
Posted May 22, 2003 - 12:39 AM
and 130/90/18 is the same size as 110/100/18
I don't know why the numbering system is off, but they come with stickers on the tire showing the actual size.
Posted May 24, 2003 - 01:14 PM
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Posted May 27, 2003 - 07:50 PM
It is not big deal at all, and you will be prepared on the trails. We need half an hour to repair a flat on the trails.
Posted May 28, 2003 - 01:59 PM