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Front 18" Fatty Dune Tire Set-Up

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We spoked up an 18" 2.15 rear rim to a stock YZ 450 front hub and slapped on a Kenda 100x100-18 knobby. This set-up absolutely KICKS ASS at the dunes.. Incredable float, awesome handling and perfect control . Stock front tire is 3" wide the Kenda is 4.5 inches wide. Don't know why we didn't think of this sooner.

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now thats using your noggin props man. question... are those forks wraped with electrical tape? whatever it is it looks good! i always look forward to your picture posts. you build some mean looking machines! hopefully ill get to see one in person out on the sand one of these days!

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Yeah, the forks are wraped, but I like to call it vinyl tape.....sounds better.

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I'm curious, how does it handle when you are not in sand?

Like a garbage truck! It is useless for anything but the dunes.

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I'm curious, how does it handle when you are not in sand?

This set-up is only for the dunes.

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Like a garbage truck! It is useless for anything but the dunes.

DUH........Thats what the bike is set-up for.

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I've never ridden dunes but it looks like a blast.

Real cool looking bike.

What are the bands around the tire for?

Edited by Kroynon

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I've never ridden dunes but it looks like a blast.

Real cool looking bike.

What are the bands around the tire for?

Trac-Straps, they help with control and handleing in the dunes.

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So, something too dangerous to go from one sandy area to another on some hard pack then, yes?

Its just a wide knobby, definately not dangerous.

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So, something too dangerous to go from one sandy area to another on some hard pack then, yes?

Not at all! it would be fine for small transfer areas but you arent going to be carving the inside line of a motocross track anytime soon. This application is specific for what its was built for and it probably works quite well doing it. Bykas seems to be the man around for dune setups and I give him credit for it!

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dont they make the sand rib front tires anymore?

Yeah, but they knife way too much in the corners and they are so skinny there is no float. A regular aired down knobby works better.

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