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martman100

Tires for a newbie

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I know there are tons of tire threads and discussions. But what I would like to know is if anyone has suggestions on a budget tire for an 04 yz450. I am not an aggressive rider yet and don't get to ride a whole lot but need a new rear tire at a minimum.

Don't really want to pay $100.00 for one tire. I currently have Dunlop 756's but they were on the bike when I bought it.

Basically I don't need the best hooking up, latest greatest tire on the market.

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the ones listed and the michelin MX3 are all the most common all around good intermediate tire. You shouldn't have to pay more than 60 70 bucks

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Thanks everyone so it seems the best bet is to stick with the known brands. Best place for prices? tech24 where do you get them for that price?

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Thanks everyone so it seems the best bet is to stick with the known brands. Best place for prices? tech24 where do you get them for that price?

I actually got my MH3s at the dealer for that price, they were $90 a piece which is way too much but bought the combo for $70 each. You can get better deal at previously mentioned rocky mountain and/or motosport

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So do the 756s wear that fast. I have only 3 rides on mine and they were fairly used before I got them so nothing to compare them to.

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So do the 756s wear that fast. I have only 3 rides on mine and they were fairly used before I got them so nothing to compare them to.

In one word YES! A good hard 5hrs and they're done

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Damn not going that route then that is for sure. Hell the wife complains now about the money I spend.

Its not a bad tire IMO but wears way too fast. The most positive reviews I have seen are for MX51 and MH3s.

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You can get better deal at previously mentioned rocky mountain and/or motosport
I don't know about their shipping policy, but almost no one ships tires for free. You need to factor that in when comparing to your local parts house.

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out of curiousity I looked on motosport and the MH3 combo is $144 so it looks like a good a decent price at the dealer. It says free shipping but when you finish checkout there may be a fee since they are tires. I think I got free shipping on my D952s but can't remember. But still looks like local is a better option at least for me.

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Yeah I try to support my local smaller shops. I will have to check with them. I know they had some mx51s on sale I think.

Thanks everyone. Now I just need to see if I should trade my 450 for a 250 since the 450 is scaring the shit out of me with the power it has. My throttle control still has a long way to go since I have been on thumb throttles since I was 8 (35 now).

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Throttle control is easier on the 450 than the 250, IMO, since four-stroke responds in a far more linear manner. As great a bike as the YZ250 is, it still suffers a bit from the on/off throttle response typical of all two-strokes, even the big ones. It's not "pipey", per se, but still no where near as linear as the 450, on which bit more throttle gets you just a bit more power.

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