For Converts only
Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:06 AM
I like my 51, got 15 hours out of it. I have a race this weekend and I am thinking about trying a new tire. Then I think about staying with what I know. Anyhow, let me know.
Please, if you have never ridden an MX 51 don't just pop on here raving about the tire you use and how good it is. I know what I will be replacing it with, if I do.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:30 AM
I think the best bang for your buck right now front and rear are Michelin MH3's. All other tires have gone up in price and the Michelins have stayed the same so far.
Edited by KJ790, 08 June 2012 - 10:31 AM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:19 PM
Switched to MX51 and I don't like the front tire. It would just never grip rite wile leaning the bike over. I tired everything to get that tire to feel better, tire pressure, sag, clamp offset, rebound, where I sat on the seat in corners. It made me feel like I forgot how to ride.
Switched the front to a 403?? And 51 rear and got all my front grip back.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:35 PM
Lately I've been using Pirelli's. I'm currently using the MxExtra rear and MXMH 554 front. The old MXMH 454 front (and 454 rear for that matter) didn't chunk, but every single knobbie cracked like it was about to chunk. The new 554 front hasn't chunked/cracked yet, and actually I'm curious to try the new MXMH 554 rear to see if they hold up better than the older design.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:47 AM
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:36 AM
When it comes to tire discussions, the results seem to be a lot like oil discussions. Everyone has their preference.
I first tried the MX51 for the rear to replace a worn tire on my '09. It made such a huge difference, it seemed like I was riding a new bike....It was THAT incredible. So - ended up putting an MX51 up front and never had any problems.....It was far better than the stock tire.....However, it seemed the rear really made the big difference. So - here I am like you, simply trying different things out to find my groove....Hopefully I will have my MX31 operable before long....
Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:11 AM
I wouldn't recommend either for dualsport use.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:15 AM
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Edited by highmarker, 15 October 2012 - 06:13 PM.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:04 PM