Tire Selection
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    Desert Rat 450
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    by Desert Rat 450 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:12 pm

    Bike type: 02' 450R
    Front tire: Michelin MS3/Michelin S12
    Front tire psi: 10 to 16 psi
    Rear tire: Maxxis desert IT/IRC M5B/Michelin MS3/Dunlop 952
    Rear tire psi:11 to 16 psi
    Location: California
    Type of terrain:Rocky,Sandy,Hard pack
    Comments:
    I don't have an attitude, your just sensitive.
  • BlairV
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    by BlairV » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:26 pm

    Bike type: 06 250X
    Front tire: Dunlop 742/Pirelli Scorpion Pro
    Front tire psi: 12-15
    Rear tire: Dunlop 756/Pirelli MT 16
    Rear tire psi: 12-15
    Location: NCAL/N. Nevada
    Type of terrain: everything from slimy mud, potting soil, shale rock and loose dirt on top of hardpack, to boulders and to desert sand and rock.
    Comments: the Dunlop 724 was prone to washout unexpectedly and so far the Scorpion Pro is exactly the opposite. The tread on the MT 16 is a lot deeper and the sidewall is much stiffer than the 756, might be because its a 110 instead of a 100. The MT 16 has worked really well in the NCAL terrain but haven't had it in the desert yet.
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    jtsurfs
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    by jtsurfs » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:12 pm

    Bike type: 450X
    Front tire: MAXXIS Desert IT
    Front tire psi:15
    Rear tire: MAXXIS Desert IT
    Rear tire psi:14
    Location: So Cal
    Type of terrain: Rocky, Sand, Mountains
    Comments: Just mounted these new tires up. Also installed some heavy duty tubes I got from Ken.
  • redhat
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    by redhat » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:06 am

    Bike type: 2006 CRF 450 X
    Front tire: Pirelli MT83 Scorpion Pro
    Front tire psi: 12-14
    Rear tire: Dunlop D756 stock
    Rear tire psi: 10-12
    Location: Southeast Kentucky
    Type of terrain: Typical appalachian mts. a little of everything: hard, soft,medium, mud, rocks, roots
    Comments:
    Love the front, still searching for a rear that wears better but still hooks up.
  • WOJIN
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    by WOJIN » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:23 am

    Bike type: 07 CRF450R
    Front tire: Stock
    Front tire psi: 8psi
    Rear tire: King Tires 110/90/19 8 paddle
    Rear tire psi: 30
    Location: Silver Lake Dunes
    Type of terrain: sand
    Comments: screw knobbies, the dunes are too much fun
    2007 450R
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    by Itsallgood » Thu May 01, 2008 7:05 pm

    Bike type: 05 CRF450X
    Front tire: Stock
    Front tire psi: 18-21
    Rear tire: Dunlop 756
    Rear tire psi: 15-17
    Location: SoCal
    Type of terrain: Sand, loam, hard pack, ROCKS
    Comments:"Rockotillo Wells", Superstition. Moose HD tubes front and rear. Going to try Pirelli front ASAP.
  • luv2ridemx
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    by luv2ridemx » Sun May 25, 2008 3:49 pm

    Bike type:05 crf450r
    Front tire:Dunlop D756rr
    Front tire psi:14
    Rear tire:Michelin MH3
    Rear tire psi:14
    Location:Central CA
    Type of terrain:mid-hard pack
    Comments:

    Bike type:07 525exc
    Front tire:Maxxis SI
    Front tire psi:12
    Rear tire:Maxxis IT Desert
    Rear tire psi:11
    Location:CA City, Jawbone, Miami Trails
    Type of terrain:sand,rock,hard pack
    Comments:
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    marks crf
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    by marks crf » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:02 pm

    hey gouys whats the longest wearing tyre and a good alround performer tyre for a 2005 crf250r that rides in mud some dusty sandy conditions and hardpacked.
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    5th gear PINNED on the 250
    6th gear PINNED on the 125

    My van is the only TRUE factory rig
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    mikey526
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    by mikey526 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:06 pm

    marks crf wrote:hey gouys whats the longest wearing tyre and a good alround performer tyre for a 2005 crf250r that rides in mud some dusty sandy conditions and hardpacked.


    Try a bridgestone m404 or dunlop 952 or 756. I have the m404 on my 150 and I raced it in sand and it didn't lose any of the squareness. The little hairs were still stuck on the middle bumps after 4 motos! It hooked up really well and works great in loose stuff like sand and mud. It is also very good in hard pack but wears a little quicker than it does in sand (duh). It was the easiest tire to mount I have ever put on- took about 5 minutes.

    The 952 I have on my 125 and it is so worn down I can't really tell how it is (it has been on for 2+ years I'm guessing). I have a new one to put on and it is pretty stiff but looks like it will hook up well and hold up well.

    The d756 is an old favorite of mine and hooks up very well almost everywhere. The only down side is that it wears pretty fast. The front tires last a long time though.


    A combination I am putting on my 125 is a Dunlop 952 rear tire and a Bridgeston m403 front. They should wear about evenly since the front is soft and the rear is hard.
    On my 150 I have the Bridgeston M404 rear and Dunlop 756 front. I have had them on since September and they are working great.
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    marks crf
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    by marks crf » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:03 am

    mikey do you know if bridgestone still make the m404
    because it ain't on their website
    my #00

    5th gear PINNED on the 250
    6th gear PINNED on the 125

    My van is the only TRUE factory rig
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    mikey526
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    by mikey526 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:00 pm

    marks crf wrote:mikey do you know if bridgestone still make the m404
    because it ain't on their website



    CRFSONLY: http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/product ... ts_id/2580

    And yeah I am sure they still make it. It is one of their most recent tires to come out and should be available almost anywhere.
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    marks crf
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    by marks crf » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:41 pm

    and mikey whats a good front tire for soft mud and hard conditions don't say the dunlop d742f its the worst front tyre ever for what a ride in it always washes out in some corners and when i endo (stoppie) some knobs come ripped off :shock: :shock:
    my #00

    5th gear PINNED on the 250
    6th gear PINNED on the 125

    My van is the only TRUE factory rig
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    mikey526
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    by mikey526 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:16 pm

    marks crf wrote:and mikey whats a good front tire for soft mud and hard conditions don't say the dunlop d742f its the worst front tyre ever for what a ride in it always washes out in some corners and when i endo (stoppie) some knobs come ripped off :shock: :shock:


    I like both the dunlop 756 and bridgestone m403.
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    marks crf
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    by marks crf » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:50 pm

    but i've herd that the d756 wears done quick

    i think i've came to a decision the michelin starcross m3h front and rear tyres
    my #00

    5th gear PINNED on the 250
    6th gear PINNED on the 125

    My van is the only TRUE factory rig
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    drtbkr
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    by drtbkr » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:15 pm

    Dunlop 756 -- Front
    Michelin S12- Rear

    This tire combo gets me and my X ~900 trail miles.
    I replace the front once for every two back. The S-12 does the 'hard part' and that's the 900 miles I'm writing about.
    Great for the "decomposed-granite" conditions here in CO.
    CRF450X6
    '98 XR440R

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