HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
matts06yzf

Stay with 120 rear tire or back to 110...

11 posts in this topic

On my 08 I am going to put my talon-excels on should I run 120s like stock 08 or is the 110 better someone tell me the whats better. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been wondering the same thing as well. I have about 10 hours on the stock 120/80/19 756 and it is just about time for a new tire. After looking at my rear and my buddys rear 756(110/90/19) on a crf450 I couldnt see much of a difference between the two tires as far as dimensions go.

It seems to be much harder to find 120/80 tires than regular 110/90's.

What about the 120/90/19's? They seem to be easier to get than the 120/80's but wouldnt they be slightly taller?

I am soo confused on what to buy next.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A 120/90-19 tire is made for 500cc 2 strokes. It is a big tire. The new thing is to get more rubber on the ground with a 120/80-19 sized tire. A 110 will spin easier than a 120.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So a 110/90 and a 120/80 should be about the same diameter/rollout as one another with the 120 being slightly wider right?

And the 120/90 would be the same width as the 120/80 but with a slightly larger diameter/rollout correct?

Has anybody put a 110/90 on their 08 and did you notice a difference? I am thinking that this 120/80 tire might have a little to do with the bikes incredible traction and hookup qualities under acceleration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Matt - If your wheels came off of your '06 450 you are going to need a different brake side spacer for the front wheel due to the new axle/bracket.

I called white brothers today about mine, and a new spacer is in the mail - free of charge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the 110s gonna be lighter, and you want as little spinning unsprung weight as you can get. the 120 may hook up a little better, but really on a 450 who needs to hook up more besides RC and JS7? I say go with the 110, the size wont affect the length of tire life. I've got a 110 on my 250f, just because with me on that bike, it needs to hook up better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
but really on a 450 who needs to hook up more besides RC and JS7?

I disagree, I'm no RC ...but I have spun the 110 on my '06 plenty. I think especially on blue groove tracks a little extra "hook up" is good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
the 110s gonna be lighter, and you want as little spinning unsprung weight as you can get. the 120 may hook up a little better, but really on a 450 who needs to hook up more besides RC and JS7? I say go with the 110, the size wont affect the length of tire life. I've got a 110 on my 250f, just because with me on that bike, it needs to hook up better.

Actually the 120s are 30grams lighter (the main reason Yami chose them) according to MXA and they do cause more frontend push but better traction in loamy soil and sand. I think a better choice is to go with the 110s for better overall hook up for mixed soil types

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As with any tire selection, it's going to depend on the soil type to a large degree, and to an even larger degree, what you like. The difference in width will affect the way the bike rolls into a turn a little bit, but you get some variation in that already just within the different profiles of 110's. The only solution is to try a few things and see what you like best.

I haven't used any 120/80's, and I don't see it happening soon, since there is such a limited selection in that size. I have used 120/90's, and they make a good desert tire, but their weight is noticeable in MX.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I disagree, I'm no RC ...but I have spun the 110 on my '06 plenty. I think especially on blue groove tracks a little extra "hook up" is good.

yeh, well...i live in a sand/loam area. we dont deal with blue groove....i love ga/fl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0