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  1. 07 WR250F, free mods, JD jet kit and the usual safety equipment, with Dunlop D803 trial tire and heavy duty tube. I do ride in Washington and Oregon, wet slime with LOTS of rocks and tree roots. That being said, I will say this tire has performed better than ANY tire I have tried to date. Other dunlops, michellin, Cheng Chin, are the only other brands I have used. As of right now I have about 300 miles on it, it is just starting to show signs of wear. Strengths: Awesome traction in mud, rocks, roots, slime, leaves, and sand and gravel. Deep mud at low speed is not as good as knobbies, but if travelling with a little speed, it floats over stuff MUCH better. Weakness: Does wobble around at speed. Oh, and great in the snow!! sensitive to tire pressure changes, always good, but better when the pressure is low. Braking is less than knobbies, and downhill traction is questionable at times, might just me being picky. Overall: I rate this tire as perfect for trail riding, it doesn't eat up the dirt like knobbies, wears MUCH longer, and in my terrain just seems to be so much better I feel guilty like I am cheating in some way? I love it! I rarely ride above 3rd gear as these trails aren't that fast. So maybe if the speeds were faster I might feel differently? I am trying to be as honest as I can in hopes you all get the best information possible.
  2. Hard to beat the D803 trials tire, I have never been this impressed with any other single change with my bike. It is just "that" good! ......and I was worried when I bought it.
  3. Buy a trials tire for offroad riding! You will not be sorry! It doesn't look like it should work as well as it does, but I have over 200 miles on mine now, barely any wear! Awesome tire.
  4. I rode a CR500 for 10 years before I bought my 07WR250F, don't give me too much crap, I know it is a smaller less powerful bike! Back to the question: I absolutely loved my big bore! I put a heavy flywheel on mine and wide ratio 4th and 5th gear plus the standard protection parts. I never rode MX races, just trails and a few Harescrambles. Insanely reliable, super power but not overwhelming, great brakes, a transmission that seems to shift by thought it was so smooth, suspension was "ok". Now I didn't spend much upgrading the suspension, but it worked so I didn't fix it! So you ask why did I buy the Yamaha? Well I am older and I must admit that the E start is pretty damn sweet, the suspension is worlds better, but most of all. Most of my riding is 2 thru 4 gear and this little 250 just plain ownes the slower stuff over the big bore. Since I don't ride desert or real fast open trails much, the Yamaha just fits better. No matter what anyone says here, a CR500 is a GREAT bike! Can do things on it that will amaze you! Hill climbs are just flat ground going up! If you are physically fit BUY the bike! If you are broke up a bit or just not the shape you once were then maybe consider another ride. I ride with a lot of 450 buddies, before I could only beat them in the sand or road racing. Now I kill them in the tight woods, and watch them pull away on the longer straights. It is all a give and take. For me the WR250F has been a great bike! Hell I would ride even if I had to still ride my old 1981 YZ125. Just ride! Good luck Greg
  5. Greg in Vancouver, WA 07WR250F kids PW80 but soon to be something bigger?
  6. I ride the same bike, and live in Vancouver WA. I agree the front tire isn't great in the wet muck, however it got better when I got my rear sag set right for me and I stiffenned the compression on the forks. I think your bike might be riding low on the rear which makes your front tire bite less? Just a guess? Since my rear tire wore out, I have installed a D803 trails tire. It is like cheating, I get traction everywhere! If you just ride instead of race, I think it is the best choice of rear tire. Ask around, I think you will get similar comments. Also, after I got about 200 miles on my bike, it seemed as if the suspension became more plush. Good luck, Greg
  7. My wr250 rides on a D739 front and a D803 Trials tire rear! Front is pretty good everywhere, but not my favorite either. I have had best luck with the trials tire on the back. It has actually made the front tire work better...strange I know. So far I haven't had a single ride that the trials tire didn't impress me. I ride lots of rocks and roots, with slick clay type mud for a real test of the bike and me. We all work well together and I love the bike and the tires. Hope this helps?
  8. D803 with heavy duty tube, and you will be amazed at the difference! Play around with air pressure and climb hills so easily that you think your cheating. Washington and Oregon wet weather rocks and roots and believe it mud have been NO problem....I am still amazed every time I ride it....best of luck!
  9. The tire cost $73............and two rides later it works awesome!!!
  10. I am glad you are getting replies. I have the exact same situation and have been looking for the smartest way to go.....some have suggested ebay and get an 07 YZ header, and then the silencer of your choice. I looked once on ebay, found a header for $40 but i didn't buy it. Very curious to see what else other people say! Greg
  11. The Dunlop 756 that came on my WR was well worn at 150 miles but I rode it till the trials tire came in the mail. So at 204 miles, the 756 went to pasture.....if a trials tire lasts 300 miles with good service I will be happy! The improvement this tire gave me in my ability to ride longer with less effort is well worth it! Heck, I would be happy if I had to change it more often. So some on here say they get up and over 1000 miles per trials tire....so many things affect how long the tire will last, horsepower and how you use it, type of rocks and roots. Are you a smoother rider, or the cut and thrust type? Are you and your bike heavy or light? The type of power delivery your bike has. A CR500 is gonna be harder on a tire than an TTR125.....I think that is important to remember when people give mileage claims. It really comes down to something far more simple......do YOU like it! Well, I LOVE MINE! Any day rippin is a great day! Greg
  12. Ok, we all love our bikes, or at least I hope we do......now I LOVE my bike! I wore out the 756 that came on the bike, ok tire during the summer but got worse as the weather did the same. So I read the threads maybe too many times as I was affraid everyone was lying... Now I understand, the light has come on, I cannot believe the difference! I will tell everyone! I am a decent rider, my bike is pretty good, but combine the tire and WOW! I started out today very careful. Everything I did just seemed easier, and I could wheelie when I would normally spin. An observation I noticed that nobody has said before, is that for some reason my front tire felt far more planted. Maybe it was my back tire wasn't bounching around and just driving me and it was a false impression? Either way, I cannot say strongly enough how great it has been to ride this tire. Time will tell how it holds up, but so far it hooks up, rocks roots and slime were a breeze....its like cheating mother nature! I purposely stopped on a nasty uphill and turned my bike sideways to see how good I could restart! I suppose I could have just had a good day (which I did!) however I didn't spin at all, and took off with a smooth wheelie that just made me smile from ear to ear! Well I am off my soap box, but eagerly await my next ride! Good luck to everyone, be safe, and try the trials tire! You won't be disappointed! Greg
  13. Ok, we all love our bikes, or at least I hope we do...... I wore out the 756 that came on the bike, ok tire during the summer but got worse as the weather did the same. So I read the threads maybe too many times as I was affraid everyone was lying... Now I understand, the light has come on, I cannot believe the difference! I will tell everyone! I am a decent rider, my bike is pretty good, but combine the tire and WOW! I started out today very careful. Everything I did just seemed easier, and I could wheelie when I would normally spin. An observation I noticed that nobody has said before, is that for some reason my front tire felt far more planted. Maybe it was my back tire wasn't bounching around and just driving me and it was a false impression? Either way, I cannot say strongly enough how great it has been to ride this tire. Time will tell how it holds up, but so far it hooks up, rocks roots and slime were a breeze....its like cheating mother nature! I purposely stopped on a nasty uphill and turned my bike sideways to see how good I could restart! I suppose I could have just had a good day (which I did!) however I didn't spin at all, and took off with a smooth wheelie that just made me smile from ear to ear! Well I am off my soap box, but eagerly await my next ride! Good luck to everyone, be safe, and try the trials tire! You won't be disappointed! Greg
  14. I just switched from a CR500 to a new WR250F.....took all the mental power I had to give up the horsepower! That said, I now rider longer and YES faster through the same woods I rode on my old bike! Pro's are many, I ride the bike not the bike riding me! That is the best one, but several people have 450's and as long as the ride is below 4th gear, they can't go any faster than I can. Open terrain, well the bigger motor always rules! Cons, well it required a different riding style cause I couldn't pull a wheelie for nothing till I learned how to do it on a small bore. I have become a sharper rider, more agressive, and my throttle and clutch control has improved 10 fold! Yet I think back on the bikes I have had, and you know what, I had fun on all of them! Don't stress yourself out too bad on the choice....your gonna have fun either way! Good Luck
  15. Thought I would try this again??? Anyone done it yet and can you comment on your results? Thanks !