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  • motojunkie

Posted June 09, 2001 - 09:16 PM


Has anyone tried the Michelin Starcross MH2 tires? I really like the M12, but it doesn't hook up real well when it's really hardpack. Any other suggestions for intermediate to hardpack conditions. Thanks.

  • G-Man

Posted June 09, 2001 - 12:52 PM


I tried the Michelin Starcross MH2 tire for the front and was amazed at how well it worked. Much better then the current 20" Dunlop 756 I have on.

If I ever go back to the 21 that is the ONLY tire I will run. Some Walmarts even stock them but I haven't had any luck here in AZ.

Never tried the rear, but my friends in Florida swear by the S12 rear.


  • Dave_S

Posted June 10, 2001 - 06:39 PM


I mounted a MS2 on the back and it hooks up real well.

Pretty soft rubber though and seems to wear fast on the hardpack I have been on lately with the summer sun and dry breezes drying the track out so quickly.

Great tire

Dave S

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 10, 2001 - 07:14 PM


I have had awesome luck with the Mich. M-12f
and the S-12r.
Seems to be a great combo.
I had the M-12on the rear and it felt like ice skates.
I also had the S-12 on the front and it did good in soft-imdt but sucked on roads or hard pack.
My friend w/the m-12 on the back of his cr500 said the same thing........Must be something with the torque.
Seemed OK on launch or acc but really stunk on braking!

That's not thunder ridin' your BUTT .........
It's a whole Damn HURRICANE!!!!!!

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 10, 2001 - 07:19 PM


I am kinda biased towards Mich as i have stated b4.
I am not sure but i think that mich sponsors a BIB buck program across the nation.
Basically they pay you cert. $ if you where a couple of stickers and ride there tires.
$50 for 1st
$10 for 5th
can't beat that.
Not sure if it is nat. wide though
YOu guys may wanna' check.
Just got $120 the other day and that makes a total of $200 for the year! :D
That is for an avg ride!
last year they paid me nearly $600-800 incl.
$100 bonus for season champ.
I havent bought a tire for 1.5 yrs :)
I would just like to thank my MX sponsors.....................
and..............MY PAYCHECK........ :D ........LOL

  • Dave_S

Posted June 11, 2001 - 05:50 AM



I have seen you mention the Michelin $$ before but I cannot find any reference to it.

Do you have any contact info so I could call and find out if they have that program available here in AZ?


Dave S

  • Tom_N

Posted June 11, 2001 - 12:35 PM


I am looking at either dunlops or michelins for a needed tire replacement...

What do you guys recommend for intermiediate to harDpadk I am in KS so it's pretty dry and hard most of the season..

The MH2sounds interesting and I have a M12 that was on the bike when I got it but it won't hook up to well on the hard stuff...

Do any of you suggest going with a matched front and rear or not?

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 11, 2001 - 12:49 PM


Originally posted by Dave S:

I have seen you mention the Michelin $$ before but I cannot find any reference to it.

Do you have any contact info so I could call and find out if they have that program available here in AZ?


Dave S

here are a couple of tele #'s
good luck getting thru.
It is very tough to get the rite person.
Ask for Tabatha something in the two wheel department that handles the BIB bucks.
Not sure what her direct line is .THey never want to give it to me.
but here are the #'s
Mich BIB Bucks
1 parkway south
greensville sc
You may be able to look up another # with
Let us know if it is nationwide.

[This message has been edited by g4racing (edited 06-11-2001).]

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