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looking for a new rear tire. i have had the pirelli mt-21 and i liked how long it lasted, not the greatest traction but i learned to work with it. i was looking at the pirelli mt-43 for next summer, i hear that they last a while too. if anyone else has any advice on tires please let me know. i have a 2000 drz400e

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I put on new Maxxis IT-Desert's this season & so far so good. I'm riding roots, ruts, & rocks...spinning most of the time in my terrain. No knobb chunks missing & minimal wear. These tires had great reviews for my local terrain. You can find lots of YTube vids on a variety of tires....and tons of opinions as to which are best. I wanted a fuller knobb pattern for hitting wet tree roots. Wide patterns hook the longer roots & can put you down before you know what happened. Lots of riders in my area ride trials tires for this reason....I'm not a fan of real soft tires & running low air pressure. These Maxxis also have a super thick sidewall that eliminates any possible tube pinching in the rocks.....gave me hell mounting them. Lots of choices....lots of opinions....do your research. Good luck shopping.

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Moto Z, made in Australia, pure rubber compound, DOT as well.........I got 130-90-18 for the rear and they hook up really well. The fronts were terrible, I switched out to MX51 and they are the best I've used.

 

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Moto Z, made in Australia, pure rubber compound, DOT as well.........I got 130-90-18 for the rear and they hook up really well. The fronts were terrible, I switched out to MX51 and they are the best I've used.

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I wouldn't run a motoZ if I had to. They are absolutely terrible.

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I wouldn't run a motoZ if I had to. They are absolutely terrible.

I've ridden on them now for over a dozen rides in the dirt.......they have gotten better every time. I will get the MX51 for the rear when they wear out, but honestly can't rag on them. 

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I've ridden on them now for over a dozen rides in the dirt.......they have gotten better every time. I will get the MX51 for the rear when they wear out, but honestly can't rag on them.

I had one given to me when I bought my 06 cr250. Ran it for one ride before I took it off and gave it to a friend if mine who also ran it for one ride then threw it out. They don't catch traction worth a shit in rocky areas or if it's a little wet. In dry dirt they work but hell they barely even work there!

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I like the feed back keep it coming there are so many tires i would like to narrow it down a little

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I had one given to me when I bought my 06 cr250. Ran it for one ride before I took it off and gave it to a friend if mine who also ran it for one ride then threw it out. They don't catch traction worth a shit in rocky areas or if it's a little wet. In dry dirt they work but hell they barely even work there!

 

 

are you talking about the mx51 ? here, on mixed terrain, wet or dry, it was a fantastic tire. grabbed on wet roots, mud, rocks, creek beds, everything. felt like velcro instead of terrain ! 

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are you talking about the mx51 ? here, on mixed terrain, wet or dry, it was a fantastic tire. grabbed on wet roots, mud, rocks, creek beds, everything. felt like velcro instead of terrain !

nope wasn't talking bout the MX51! Talking about motoZ

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nope wasn't talking bout the MX51! Talking about motoZ

 

 

oh ok. sorry, i misunderstood. while i don't expect anyone to join our little local forum just to contribute to the tire thread, i hope more folks can benefit from our experiences so far. :)

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My bike is also street legal so what would be a good dual sport tire

 

I liked the Shinko 244's but I am running the Kenda 270's front/rear so far I love them.

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I liked the Shinko 244's but I am running the Kenda 270's front/rear so far I love them.

Doesn't the 244 have a better side profile than the 270?

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Doesn't the 244 have a better side profile than the 270?

 

 

yessss. and it's quieter, and easier to spoon on, and cheaper, and and and then

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You are looking for a mx tire that is good on the street? good luck --- let us know what you hear?  A ton a humming that is. 

 

Why not try the MotoZ --- i have not, but they look tough - like it's ready for the mx track.

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