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Another tire thread, why not..

I've used up my stash of 756rr's, now it's time to try something new, unless someone has a 756 source:smirk: I bought a new old stock front wheel that has a new 742f but I hear it's best to just toss it. I'm thinking 403 404? Vet mx mostly intermediate prep practice days with a few non prep now and then.

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The 403 and 404 came stock on my YZF. they were good tires. And they lasted longer than I thought they would. I went trail riding with the kids, though, and after a few hours of gravel roads and trails, they are done.

Overall though I thought they were good. Hope this helps.

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my fav. intermediate tire is the dunlop mx51 rear/ mx31 front... I thought Id never find another tire as good as the 756 but the mx51 is def at the top of my list, and I ride on a wide variety of tracks. Alot of people have had some trouble with chunking on the 51 front but with the 31 I have never experienced that. Ive raced 4 motos (open class and 450 A on my 250 smoker just to see what I could do and placed 5th out of 17 by the way) so far and plan on getting at least 4 more out of this set before I replace the rear, he front still looks new. The little rubber nipples just wore completely off. So it will remain my #1 tire combo until I have a bad experience with them which I dont forsee or I find something better.

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403 404 is one of my favorites. Running MX51's now and not crazy about the front. Maybe I'll try the 51/31 combo next time.

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403 404 is one of my favorites. Running MX51's now and not crazy about the front. Maybe I'll try the 51/31 combo next time.

Glad you mentioned that... I had a major issue with front end wash with the 51 front which was my reasoning for trying the 31 front since I had no issue with any other tire I knew suspension was not the issue. Glad I went with the 31 because my wash dissapeared, I was a little concerned with the life of a soft terrain tire on some of the hard stuff I ride but it tracks great and wear very well in everything Ive encountered so far. You should def give it a go before you throw the geomax series out the window:thumbsup:

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I am running the MX51's....I love it on the back.......but I believe I am going to try a MX31 on the front......

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Have tried the 51 rear, seemed to wear really quick even in soft loamy conditions, as do the 756's. Now that my set up for 50 bucks a pop on 756's is done with, being a broke college student, I think my next set of tires is goign to be those cheapies from motosport. I'll post up what I think about them, for practice tires I feel like you cant really beat 89 bucks a set even if they only last 10 hours of practice.

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I love the 952 here. we primarily have intermediate to hard pack with a few days in the soft stuff. Hooks up great all around and while performs better in the intermediate and hard its very predictable in all conditions.

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I use the mx51 rear but have the D952 on front only cuz i do desert a lot so i just keep my front tire an all around and change my back wheel to my desert tire... Works for me :smirk:

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i use mx51 front and back, im having front wash issues too, thanks for the recommendation on the 31 front. Im definitely trying that.

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The 51/31 combo sounds like a good idea, can anyone compare with the 403/404? I did a search and most seemed happy with either combo, of course a few said they they were awful..still better than the 742f reviews..

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The 51/31 combo sounds like a good idea, can anyone compare with the 403/404? I did a search and most seemed happy with either combo, of course a few said they they were awful..still better than the 742f reviews..

IMO I think they are pretty even.If comparing the 51 front with the 403, the 403 blows it out of the water! I think the 31 front tracks a little better in a wider variety of soil types than the 403. I also think the 51 rear is a little more versatile than the 404 in differing track conditions (esp. in rutted corners). The thing the 403/404 seemed to have over the 31/51 was that they seemed to last a little longer when used in the proper applications. I wasnt as fast or as hard on tires the last time I ran the 403/404 though. I do have a set on the shelf at home which Id like to mount up to give a more accurate comparison between the 2 set ups.

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MX 51's for sure. I got them for my rear tire and it hooks up real nice. :smirk:

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Mx51 is the way to go.....the bridgestone 404 is the same tread pattern as the 51 for the most part. But I've never had a problem with dunlops!

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