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06 450F Front Tire

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I really appreciate all the early reports from you lucky few who are riding your new 450's while I'm waiting for mine to come in. I would like to hear your personal opinions and experiences with the infamous 739 front tire washout. I'm trying to decide if I should chuck the tire before I ever ride it, or risk the broken collar bone to see if the front end still washes out on the '06.

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If you ride mainly on dry hardpack, then the 739 is a good tire. If you get into some deeper loam or intermediate dirt, I'd remove it and go with a 756.

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I was wondering about this too, my last bike had a 756 front, but to be honest, the bike turns so well i never noticed it. I was riding wet, muddy singletrack to faster open drier loamy sections. Not a track. All the tracks are mudbogs here this time of year and I hate spending more time washing than riding. Temp high 30's.

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I don't like the 739 but I have friends that love it.

Recently I installed a 742 90/100 and thought it was great. The 90 wide tire is 12% wider than an 80 tire consequently it seemed to get better traction and worked great.

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Man I just got my 250F the other night. I told the dealer that I will NOT buy a bike with that POS 739 tire period. $20 for a 756 installed

The 756 is great for outdoor with any loam. The 742 is way better for intermediate and harder packed like indoors or outdoor clay tracks.

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The front tire is on my short list of things I need for the new bike, but for now the 739 is ok. When the time is right a 952 will be taking it's place.

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I put a 952 on mine, havent even ridden it yet - and already sold the 739.

Trying the 952 b/c i hear they are really good

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I always had good luck with the 756, best front I've ever used until I tried a 952 and I tell ya it works. By comparison you can see there are more knobbies and that can't hurt ya when your pushin' a 450 into a corner as hard as you can. It works in the loamy just as good as the 756 if not better but it also works great on the drier stuff too were the 756 kinda faded away. Just my opinion, good luck :applause:

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I always had good luck with the 756, best front I've ever used until I tried a 952 and I tell ya it works. By comparison you can see there are more knobbies and that can't hurt ya when your pushin' a 450 into a corner as hard as you can. It works in the loamy just as good as the 756 if not better but it also works great on the drier stuff too were the 756 kinda faded away. Just my opinion, good luck :applause:

I agree and the rear 952 works just as good!

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Best thing I did to my '05 was swap the 739 tires for 756's. The entire bike just worked better. I may try the 952 front next, because I now live in Texas and have more intermediate terrain than Florida's sand.

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on my 2006 250f the front end felt sketchy, so I replaced the 739 w/ the 756........still felt the same with the new rubbber?????????????????? :applause:

all my rides, I put on a 756 ASAP...............

but, instead of putting a new show on the 2006 450 I thought I'd give her a run with the 739 (knowing I can change with my 250F), so at an out door style, sand, loamy track in So-Cal (racetown 395)............this bike will turn with ANYTHING (it will prob turn with no rubber, rim only) , the front tire felt GREAT, but I think it's the bike and forks. This bike will kick azz, carve the hairpins and sweep the berms, your choice. I say run it and see if you like it.

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