YZ450 rear tire size, 120 or 110?
Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:56 PM
I am leaning towards trying the 110/90 tire but wanted to hear from others who have tried it, I ride primarily MX.
thanks for the input.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:53 AM
Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:20 AM
I don't know if the size of the tires had anything to do with it, but I had 3 tires (120's) last season that lost whole knobs prematurely. I had a Kenda Carlsbad that came apart after only 3.1 hours of use, lost 10 or 11 knobs on that one, then I had a Michelin Hp4 that lost 14 knobs after 6 hours and lastly I had a Bridgestone M604 that lasted 15 hours before knobs started tearing off.
The Bridgestone lasted long enough for an intermediate/hard tire, but I should mention that I get 20 - 21 hours out of the Dunlop d739's and have never torn a knob off of one of them.
I ride MX only.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:00 AM
The 110 flies better for big air and has more berm shredding power (less bogging) than the 120. The 110 would change direction in the air easier as well.
The 120 flew like crap on big air and didnt like to whip or change direction easily in the air. It also took more clutch to blast a loose berm.
The 120 was great for the woods and allowed me to run low pressure (12-14lbs) without worrying about pinch flats. It took the rocks better, and protected my rim better. It also was better in the deep mud, and ruts.
This was all on my 02 KX250 2 smoker..However I am sure all of this will apply to the big Yamaha
Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:23 PM
I also emailed MXA and got a reply from Jody saying about the same thing, they prefer the 110/90 for MX.
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