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Does anyone else have trouble keeping a rear tire on their 250??

My 07 wore out the stock 756 fast, so I replaced it with a Maxxis SI. I lost 40% of the side knobs off of that tire in 5 rides. So, I replaced it with a Dunlop MX31. It's held it's edge well, but I was out in the garage tonight re-greasing the linkage and found most of the transition knobs were cracked, and I was actually missing one.:banana: I've never had this kind of trouble with rear tires.

Anyone else have trouble keeping rear tires on?? Or is it just me? I can't even make it 6 months on a tire with this thing!

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Are you riding on the street, gravel, limestone road, or hard stuff?

Other then that Its just part if having a powerful MX bike.

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Sounds like the motor is just running good to me lol.....

........could just be where you are riding at like Bustedass is asking

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Dude, if your putting some hours on the tire and your riding hard, the tire is gonna go!! Some last better than others, but if your riding expect wear!

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If you are worried about the tire getting eaten up fast then why are you running a soft tire? (MX31)

Go with a MX51 or MX71

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I run the soft tires because I live in the whooped out sandbox we all call Michigan.:banana:

The mid terrain tires usually don't work as well as the sand tires for me. But, if I can stop breaking knobs off I'll try one. Rusky, does the Mx 51 work well in the deep sand?

How about the 952? anyone try that in sand and like it?

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Want durability? Get a Maxxis Desert IT then. Can't shred 'em. :banana:

Hmm, That might be an option. I wonder how much of a sacrifice it would be in the sand? Any experience with it there?

Still looking for an opinion on the 952 as well if anyone uses one in the sand

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Hmm, That might be an option. I wonder how much of a sacrifice it would be in the sand? Any experience with it there?

Still looking for an opinion on the 952 as well if anyone uses one in the sand

Sand? What's that? I ride mossy covered greased roots and swamps instead. :banana: But seriously, on the sharp shale mtn rocks you just can't bust 'em. Do not ever buy a Kenda Millville. However, it's been discontinued. Three days of riding sheared 60% of the knobs off. :lol:

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The 756 is notorious for a high wear rate. Shrubitup is right, the Maxxis IT Desert wears like iron. They are popular out in Vegas which has the most harsh desert i've ever encountered. A 756 will last a few hours out there, an IT Desert comes back looking like new. It won't have quite the grip of more expensive name brand tires but it is good enough to justify using considering the price and wear life.

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If you're willing to try it the Michelin s-12 is a soft tire that holds up well, and it keeps a highlevel of performance even after it starts coming apart... You might want to fiddle abit with the suspension, if the rear isn't working right for the conditions your riding it'll chew up a tire really fast.

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I run the soft tires because I live in the whooped out sandbox we all call Michigan.:banana:

The mid terrain tires usually don't work as well as the sand tires for me. But, if I can stop breaking knobs off I'll try one. Rusky, does the Mx 51 work well in the deep sand?

How about the 952? anyone try that in sand and like it?

The MX51's do work pretty well in sand

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I have run the 952 a bit, think even in the sand (not beach sand) and it wasn't to bad. (Im not the best at feeling tries)

It will last ages but, they hold up super well. Definitely wont grip as well as some other tires but

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What's odd is that a trails tire both wears like iron and works amazingly well in the sand.

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Hmm, That might be an option. I wonder how much of a sacrifice it would be in the sand? Any experience with it there?

Still looking for an opinion on the 952 as well if anyone uses one in the sand

The 952 does extremely well in the sand, considering that it's an intermediate tire. It won't quite have the traction a 773 has, but it's fairly close to what a 756 provides after a few rides. The first few laps on a 756 is amazing, but they wear really fast and in a few short rides you've lost a LOT of edge...this drop in "bite" is pretty close to what the 952 will have and a 952 won't deteriorate like that. I've chunked 756's and MT-32's, but I've never chunked a 952 or a Desert IT, and I ride in the rocks in Colorado.....

I think the Desert IT has excellent long life, but if you're out for the best traction AND long life in soft sand, I think the 952 is where you need to be...

$0.02...

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Try the 952. It isn't the best tire I have ever run, but it sure is durable. I'm not much for the sand riding, but in the rocks out here in the desert, it has gone two Hare and Hounds, plus a couple other races, and still might be good for some play rides.

I'm not saying it will be the best thing ever for you, I just don't think you will hate it.

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Thanks for all the info on the tires guys. Sure beats buying multiple tires before I discover which one holds up. I've been thinking about the 952 for a while since I've always liked the old 752 (same pattern as the 952), but it sounds like the Maxxis IT has definitely has a horse in this race. Now, I just have to make the decision! Either way, new tires are a good thing. Thanks again:thumbsup:

You know what's weird? My friend's 250SX has the same rear (mx31) and his isn't shearing knobs yet. I always tell him it's because the YZ is a superior bike! :banana:

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Thanks for all the info on the tires guys. Sure beats buying multiple tires before I discover which one holds up. I've been thinking about the 952 for a while since I've always liked the old 752 (same pattern as the 952), but it sounds like the Maxxis IT has definitely has a horse in this race. Now, I just have to make the decision! Either way, new tires are a good thing. Thanks again:thumbsup:

You know what's weird? My friend's 250SX has the same rear (mx31) and his isn't shearing knobs yet. I always tell him it's because the YZ is a superior bike! :banana:

just make sure you get the ''DESERT'' IT not the standard one..

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