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Tire suggestions???

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The tires on my '99 WR 400 are nearing baldness, so I am due to buy my FIRST set. I think the old set was too hard, cuz they didn't grip as well as I would like (some of the outer knobs are cracking off too). I am wondering what dirt tires you guys would recommend as a good all around tire. I can't afford top-of-the-line right now, so keep suggestions to the economical tires. My typical terrain is hard dirt w/ some rocky areas. I would also be open to suggestions on where to buy them for a good price. Thanks in advance for your time guys.

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I am running the Dunlop 952's.

I love them! They are wearing slowly and hook up every where. I am very impressed with them. I will definately buy them again when they need replacing.

One thing I like about Dunlop's is that they don't tear or chunk like say kenda's do.

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hard rocky terrain, i like the kenda carlsbad....super tough carcass, wear like iron, cheap as dirt.

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How do the Kenda's do for that wonderful pulverized Nevada granite sand with the softball sized rocks? I'm running Maxxis SI front and an IT rear and that's the best combo I've found so far, though I still tend to get a little front end washout when I'm not careful. I haven't tried the Kenda's yet...SC

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i havent changed my front tire yet, and the kendas dont hook up the GREATEST due to such a tough/stiff compound...HOWEVER, it hooks up well enough, the tough carcass protects my rims, and they seem to last forever!

my riding buddies and I all seem to like them...but we ride a LOT, and are also cheap skates....we need tires that will last more than a few rides.

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I'm having the same luck with the IT's, and I'm getting 'em for around $50 for 120/100 mounted. Plus, I really like the yellow logo on the sidewall, they go with my teeth...SC :applause:

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120/100/18 maxiss IT

90/100/21 maxiss IT

cheap. work amazingly and last a long time.

they make a 90/100-21 IT ?? man i'd really like to see the SI in a 90/100 :applause: they have a desert version of the IT thats supposed to be a little tougher :ride:

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Try the Pirelli MT-18 on the front. Absolutley the best front tire I ever ran on my XR650R...better traction, for off-road use, than any other tire I tried...including the Dunlop 739, 756, and 606. When I get another off-road scoot, I will be running it again...

Thanks for recommendation. Any other riders want to throw in their opinions?

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120/100/18 maxiss IT

90/100/21 maxiss IT

Would the Maxxis Maxx Cross Desert Intermediate Terrain be the same tire you're referring to? :applause:

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....we need tires that will last more than a few rides.

Are you suggesting that the Maxxis tires only last a few rides? Also, I am assuming IT (in Maxxis IT) means Intermediate Terrain, but what is SI? I don't see those listed in the catalog.

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Ya, My Maxxis Desert IT Front and Rear, chunk very soon. But they do last about 400-500 miles.

Are you running the Kenda's in sharp Granite and sand washes, cause thats what Northern Nevada is full of.

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