Strange Tera-Flex

Mounted a Tera-flex on the back of the bike last weekend for a ride with my wife and quad buddies.

Chapparal did not deliver my new one,$73.99 after on order for 3 weeks :lol:, so a guy I work with had a used one in his garage.

Mounted the tire (easy) :lol: and noticed that the sidewall is stamped FOR OFF ROAD RACING ONLY NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE.

I know that they make a DOT and non DOT but the tire size is 6x28x18 this the same as 140?

It feels a little strange on the pavement but is awsome off-road.

The rear tends to push the front hard on the pavement.

Who makes a front DOT that will hold the road and the dirt?

I am currently running Bridgestone E03 on the front, but it is about shot.

Special thanks to the TT store for the quick delivery of bike armor. :cry: :cry:

And to Brian for the radiator guards they fit perfect. :cry: :cry: :cry::lol: :lol: :

Sorry don't talk much guys but I am always riding, but I do read every day.

4200 miles 6 months.

It sucks to be stuck in a cage during the moonsoon season!!!

Rode 3 out of 5 this week to work. :lol:

I love this bike so much I sold all of my street bikes.

Im on my second Bridgstone E661 up front. I like it, good deep

knobs & spacing but better center contact then other agressive fronts.

Been running it 12 psi in the dirt & 20 on the road. Its around $55.

Holds well on the street & no problems in the dirt.

Thanks for the input are you runing tera-flex rear?

No, Ive been wanting to try one though. I have the Metz Karoo 140/80

in the back. I like it and its only @ $60 shipped from ronayers.

I recently got a second set of stock rims so Im probably going to go non

DOT for my next dirt set.

You are lucky to pick up a second set of rims, I run E03 on the front and E04 on the rear and got 3500 miles out of the rear.

I really like the tires on the road and the dirt, but that damn tera-flex is strange maybe when the new one comes the bike will behave diferent.

It just pushes the front wheather in the street or dirt.

The rear knobs on the street are showing wear witin 1/8 of the end of the knobs.

So I am riding hard on pavement I just is alot of work that I usually didnt do????????? :cry:

This tire just pushes the bike.

Thanks for all the input.

you have type 1 TerraFlex1-small.jpg it is a motocrosss tire you need to get type 2 TerraFlex2-small.jpg:cry:

you have type 1 TerraFlex1-small.jpg it is a motocrosss tire you need to get type 2 <img src="http://www.intercotire.com/assets/images/TerraFlex2-

small.jpg"> :cry:

I ordered type 2 from Chaparral but it has not come in.

The tire I have is stampped tera-flex in the center of the tread between the lugs.

It looks like type 2?????? :cry:

:cry: :cry: :cry: mine says DOT

Any chance your friend is a hill climber or got the tire from a hill climber? Tera flex type II are the main tire used by hillclimbers and that tire may have come from the factory for racing use...they have several different variations the hillclimbers use. Would be interesting to ask him where he got it... :thumbsup:Andrew

I got mine from a pro hillclimber!

Any chance your friend is a hill climber or got the tire from a hill climber? Tera flex type II are the main tire used by hillclimbers and that tire may have come from the factory for racing use...they have several different variations the hillclimbers use. Would be interesting to ask him where he got it... :thumbsup:Andrew

I talked to my buddy he said that the factory had give the tire to his racing buddy, so this must explain why no DOT on the sidewall.

So what front tire do you guys recommend???????

I like the Pirelli MT44 or MT410. All Pirelli fronts are DOT and these are very aggressive for dirt but still have the DOT stamp to be legal. I really like the double tooth edge knobs on the MT44 which really holds well in the corners. I have ran this tire on the road, in trails, a Hare scramble, and MX races and it did great in all areas. It is my tire of choice now. :thumbsup:Andrew

My type 2 does not have DOT markings on it. As long as it doesn't say 'for off-highway use only' you're in good shape.

Has anyone bothered to get this tire balanced? I just put one on last weekend and really like it. It is not to bad on road but the shop who put it on said he would need a 5 ounce weight to balance it and he didn't have one. Is 5 ounces a lot to put on a tire for balancing? It seems to bounce a bit mostly at certain speeds and was wondering if balancing would eliminate this.

Also I had the shop throw a wheel lock on so maybe that is also contributing to the tire being way out of balance. I haven't a clue.

with the rim lock it took 5 oz of weight to balance mine. it's alot of weight, but a rim lock weighs about 4 oz.

thanks Tom.

The best way to deal with this is to put another rim lock opposite of the first one. With 2 rim locks you can ride on a flat tire with no problem which will get you out of the woods in a pinch (no pun intended!). It also counter balances the other rimlock... The best way is to put the rimlocks and the air stem at 3rds around the wheel. I have very little wobble with no extra balance weights... :thumbsup:Andrew

I just put the teraflex on today with a M12 on the front. The rear has a rim lock and had been balanced when I had the kenda on there. Will putting the teraflex on affect the balancing?

I just put the teraflex on today with a M12 on the front. The rear has a rim lock and had been balanced when I had the kenda on there. Will putting the teraflex on affect the balancing?

Yes, because the 2 tires are weighted different in different places. Even if you put another identical Kenda tire on, the balance points would be different... :thumbsup:Andrew

I just put the teraflex on today with a M12 on the front. The rear has a rim lock and had been balanced when I had the kenda on there. Will putting the teraflex on affect the balancing?

Yes, because the 2 tires are weighted different in different places. Even if you put another identical Kenda tire on, the balance points would be different... :thumbsup:Andrew

Thanks, I plan on taking it out for a ride today to see how it feels.

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