Rear tire max size on WR450?



12 replies to this topic
  • ETP

Posted June 03, 2003 - 07:16 PM

#1

Will a 140/80 tire fit on a WR450? Anyone tried one yet? Seems like it will hit the swing arm. :) :D

  • Hick

Posted June 03, 2003 - 07:40 PM

#2

Will a 140/80 tire fit on a WR450?



What brand? It does matter.

But I'm going to guess the answer is "yes" anyway.

Hope this helps (yeah right).

  • banffboy

Posted June 03, 2003 - 07:42 PM

#3

Michelin S12 140/80 :)

  • Javelin

Posted June 04, 2003 - 04:16 AM

#4

ETP,
banffboy is right- a 140/80 18 S-12 Michelin fits perfect!(Ihave one installed on my '02 WR 426) What a ditch digger! The only problem is Michelin is a French owned company :)

  • SMD

Posted June 04, 2003 - 09:19 AM

#5

I made the mistake of trying a 120 on my WR400. It fit ok but everytime I backed the bike up it wadded the shock guard up. Major pain in the ass. And once it started to wear it looked ridiculous. Stick with the 110......my 02 cents. :)

  • banffboy

Posted June 04, 2003 - 09:32 AM

#6

alot of my buddies ride with the 140/80. Love that tire really hooks up. Never had a problem with fit

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  • ETP

Posted June 05, 2003 - 04:51 AM

#7

OK Thanks guys. Think I will give the 110/100 Kenda Trackmaster II a try for my next rear tire after a little more research, but I did some tire calcs and measurements. There appears to be plenty of room for a 140 profile tire on the WR.

  • Jim_Patterson

Posted June 05, 2003 - 05:09 AM

#8

I have one on my WR450 right now. Great hookup, and the 450 has enough power to spin it when needed.

  • WR450F_RDR

Posted June 05, 2003 - 05:18 AM

#9

I also have one on my 450 right now, It will fit fine with no interference. The only problem with this tire is wear, I have about 800 miles on it and it is looking worn out.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 07, 2003 - 12:50 AM

#10

For soft terrain I like the S12 140/80. The bike has the power to spin it well in loose sand and gravel. I like a narrower rear tire in hard terrain. S12's last about 500 - 700 miles before the knobs where down in height and are rounded beyond good hook up.

  • ETP

Posted June 08, 2003 - 03:55 AM

#11

Does the S12 last longer than the M12?

  • FNG241_WR450F

Posted June 09, 2003 - 10:09 AM

#12

check out the tera-flex at www.intercotire.com. I have an extra one that I can part with if you need it. It's an awesome tire.

  • Math

Posted June 15, 2003 - 03:44 PM

#13

The rear D756 is so great... :) Beats S12 on durability




 
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