Tires for a newbie


18 replies to this topic
  • martman100

Posted October 08, 2010 - 10:10 AM

#1

I know there are tons of tire threads and discussions. But what I would like to know is if anyone has suggestions on a budget tire for an 04 yz450. I am not an aggressive rider yet and don't get to ride a whole lot but need a new rear tire at a minimum.

Don't really want to pay $100.00 for one tire. I currently have Dunlop 756's but they were on the bike when I bought it.

Basically I don't need the best hooking up, latest greatest tire on the market.

  • tpars121

Posted October 08, 2010 - 10:23 AM

#2

Dunlop 952 or Maxxis IT

  • Steel Panther

Posted October 08, 2010 - 11:03 AM

#3

geomax 51's work for me.

  • tech24

Posted October 08, 2010 - 12:22 PM

#4

the ones listed and the michelin MX3 are all the most common all around good intermediate tire. You shouldn't have to pay more than 60 70 bucks

  • theduck007

Posted October 08, 2010 - 04:50 PM

#5

michelin mh3 will last you a while and works well everywhere. i have had one for a few months and still have the wear lines. just my .02

  • martman100

Posted October 09, 2010 - 11:15 AM

#6

Thanks everyone so it seems the best bet is to stick with the known brands. Best place for prices? tech24 where do you get them for that price?

  • dalonar

Posted October 09, 2010 - 11:17 AM

#7

http://www.rockymoun...odFamilyId=4407


Dunlop 756 for $54.99

  • grayracer513

Posted October 09, 2010 - 11:36 AM

#8

Dunlop 756 for $54.99

If they would last 3 times as long as they do, they would be almost worth that much :smirk:

  • Zakrad_u

Posted October 10, 2010 - 01:31 PM

#9

I'm on my 3rd Maxxis Desert IT. They last forever and do good in a lot of conditions.

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  • tech24

Posted October 11, 2010 - 05:22 AM

#10

Thanks everyone so it seems the best bet is to stick with the known brands. Best place for prices? tech24 where do you get them for that price?


I actually got my MH3s at the dealer for that price, they were $90 a piece which is way too much but bought the combo for $70 each. You can get better deal at previously mentioned rocky mountain and/or motosport

  • martman100

Posted October 11, 2010 - 06:39 AM

#11

So do the 756s wear that fast. I have only 3 rides on mine and they were fairly used before I got them so nothing to compare them to.

  • tech24

Posted October 11, 2010 - 06:46 AM

#12

So do the 756s wear that fast. I have only 3 rides on mine and they were fairly used before I got them so nothing to compare them to.


In one word YES! A good hard 5hrs and they're done

  • martman100

Posted October 11, 2010 - 07:08 AM

#13

Damn not going that route then that is for sure. Hell the wife complains now about the money I spend.

  • tech24

Posted October 11, 2010 - 07:27 AM

#14

Damn not going that route then that is for sure. Hell the wife complains now about the money I spend.


Its not a bad tire IMO but wears way too fast. The most positive reviews I have seen are for MX51 and MH3s.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 11, 2010 - 08:49 AM

#15

You can get better deal at previously mentioned rocky mountain and/or motosport

I don't know about their shipping policy, but almost no one ships tires for free. You need to factor that in when comparing to your local parts house.

  • tech24

Posted October 11, 2010 - 09:45 AM

#16

out of curiousity I looked on motosport and the MH3 combo is $144 so it looks like a good a decent price at the dealer. It says free shipping but when you finish checkout there may be a fee since they are tires. I think I got free shipping on my D952s but can't remember. But still looks like local is a better option at least for me.

  • martman100

Posted October 11, 2010 - 10:35 AM

#17

Yeah I try to support my local smaller shops. I will have to check with them. I know they had some mx51s on sale I think.

Thanks everyone. Now I just need to see if I should trade my 450 for a 250 since the 450 is scaring the shit out of me with the power it has. My throttle control still has a long way to go since I have been on thumb throttles since I was 8 (35 now).

  • grayracer513

Posted October 11, 2010 - 10:41 AM

#18

Throttle control is easier on the 450 than the 250, IMO, since four-stroke responds in a far more linear manner. As great a bike as the YZ250 is, it still suffers a bit from the on/off throttle response typical of all two-strokes, even the big ones. It's not "pipey", per se, but still no where near as linear as the 450, on which bit more throttle gets you just a bit more power.

  • martman100

Posted October 11, 2010 - 11:00 AM

#19

Oh yeah not a 250 2t I was referring to a 250 4t. No way in hell would I get on a 250 2t right now.





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