Enduro riding 650r in mud

Did an enduro ride today. 20klm loop through very tight trails opening up into long rutted hill climbes and through cane fields and so on. This was not a race just a ride day. The other bikes were mainly KTMs and WRs. I could not keep with elete riders but was very suprised with the 650r. When its dry this bike corners well and soaks up ruts without a problem. It will eat up most bikes for grunt but when it rains its a real dog. The weight turns it into a runaway train. I try to keep the momentem up to keep it tracking straight but it seems to have a mind of its own. I love this bike but if its raining next ride i'm staying home. :thumbsup:

Granted things are slippier when muddy, But my XR handles well for me on tite trails and such when muddy......What are you using for tires...maybe thats the challange... :thumbsup:

You could be right about the tyres. The rear is shot and kept sliding at right angles. This is the rear tyre i have [standard] ICR 4.50-18 tr8 70p. I am a novice as far as tyres go, don't know what the tr8 70p means. Can someone point me to a tyre that is hard but still good on dirt and in mud? I'm not the type to be changing tyres before a ride day. I do a lot of road riding during the week aqnd need it to not wear out so quick.

Put a Pirelli MT-32 on the front of that bike and a Maxxis IT 120/100/18 on the rear. You'll be set.

For an occasional muddy section, the R is fine. When the world is saturated and the entire ride is a slime-fest, the BRP tires me out and beats me down. Momentum is the bikes strength in dry conditions, but causes problems changing direction (cornering) in slimy conditions.

Fordy for Aussie conditions you can't go past the IRC vulcanduro VE33 they last a long time and grip good as well.

On my cr500 i get 4 rides from a Dunlop 739 rear but with a VE33 i can get up to 28 rides they are a very tough tyre.

They are also cheap compared to other tyres being up to 20 bucks cheaper each end..

Welcome to the world of the tire eating piggy. Be prepared to spend your life savings on tires because these bikes go through them fast. :thumbsup:

Welcome to the world of the tire eating piggy. Be prepared to spend your life savings on tires because these bikes go through them fast. :thumbsup:

Ditto to that....

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