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wheelnut46

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Thanks to the advice of TimBRP here on TT I went and got a Pirelli MT-18 front tire. I only have about 10 street miles on it as of now but it seems decent on the slab and I look forward to trying it in the woods and the local sand pits.

I also replaced the stock front floppy fender with a UFO unit for an XR400. It's too early to tell if it helps with cooling or highway stability but it sure does look better.

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I know you'll enjoy that tire. It's a great compromise for off/on road. Was she a bugger to mount up? LOL! Wait until you try and take the damn thing off when it's time to change it out. It's steel belted and took me a bit of time. I don't bother with the "formal" method dismounting of tires anymore to save them as "possible" spares. I just cut the damn things and this tire sucked with the steel belts. Should have seen me sitting there with the roto-zip so close to my new Excel wheels....ZOIKS! You got the MT-18HD right? :thumbsup:

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I've run 739, 756, Maxis Desert IT, and now I'm on my second MT18HD. All off road, no street. Very tough long lasting tire but takes some getting used to.

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Is the MT18 a steel belted tire (wire in the tread section), or are you referring to the bead wire?

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I know you'll enjoy that tire. It's a great compromise for off/on road. Was she a bugger to mount up? LOL! Wait until you try and take the damn thing off when it's time to change it out. It's steel belted and took me a bit of time. I don't bother with the "formal" method dismounting of tires anymore to save them as "possible" spares. I just cut the damn things and this tire sucked with the steel belts. Should have seen me sitting there with the roto-zip so close to my new Excel wheels....ZOIKS! You got the MT-18HD right? :thumbsup:

Actually I just rode the bike to work on Wednesday and dropped it off at a cycle shop 2 miles from my office during lunch. Paid the bill after work and rode home.

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I believe just the bead is belted. Still a sonofab!tch to get mounted.

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