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2008 KX450F rear tire recomendations

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I am 47 years old and planning on racing for the first time this year. I just bought the bike about 3 weeks ago. I was wondering what size and brand anyone can recommend for this year and model. Any help would be appreciated. Also, this is the first time4 stroke i have owned. Anything i should maintain regularly?

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110 wide Michelin starcross!! I recently put that on to replace my 120 wide Dunlop mx51 and am much happier with the performance

Everyone's gonna have their own opinion on brand but I'd recommend a 110 width just for the handling difference I noticed

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You really noticed that much difference? do you race at all? Dunlop is what is on there now, Unfortunately  I don't know squat about tires, so I appreciate the input! thanks!

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I just raced MX for the first time at 45. Its a blast. I wouldn't worry too much about the tires. Brake late. Corner fast. Get in some cardio. Lift weights. Stop eating junk. This stuff helps the most.

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That's the idea, I have lost about 55lbs. since the first of the year. Almost back to high school weight! My 18 year old son and I are going to take our first gate drop this year. I don't plan on going out with those guys though. Thankfully they have age and skill level appropriate events. Thanks for the advise!

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How about anyone else who started MX late in life? I need all the encouragement I can get! I went through a combat tour in Iraq and I think I am more nervous about this!! My skills are not great and I just don't want to look like an idiot out there, LOL!

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You can't go wrong with bridgestones. If your dirt is soft (including mud/sand) or prepped, then the 203/204 work great. If your tracks are prepped but then turn into hardpack later in the day, then the 403/404 work well. Once you get more experience you can develop your own preferences but these two combos are well vetted.

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Im sure when my skill improves I will be able to get a better idea for what im looking for.

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