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Post  stroupdog on Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:29 pm

The weather outside is frightful.......................and I'm getting cabin fever and winter just started. beat head Frustrated

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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Focker on Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:38 pm

I got those same shoes...Except I had to put them under the tree myself. Desert ITs right?

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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  doug@dsa on Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:42 pm

Ummmm, thats your living room isnt it. My wife would kill me on the spot.... using my own tools. Frustrated
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  stroupdog on Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:52 pm

Yes, Desert IT's and yes the living room Twisted Evil
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Post  Rd650 on Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:21 pm

What size is that tire? I am getting tires and was wondering if the 120 was wide enough. Mine has a 130/90 street tire on it currently, but I am heading more towards offroad than dualsport.
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DOT?

Post  ooweel on Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:26 pm

Is this tire DOT approved? Or do you run them anyway up in ORegon?
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Focker on Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:32 pm

Doug wrote:Ummmm, thats your living room isnt it. My wife would kill me on the spot.... using my own tools.
At least he's not using his wife's 20qt stockpot as a center stand.

ooweel wrote:Is this tire DOT approved? Or do you run them anyway up in ORegon?
I'm pretty much a rules oriented guy but I'm going to chance it on this one.

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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  stroupdog on Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:02 pm

NON DOT: but this tire rocks!!!! Considered by many in Central Oregon as the best rear tire money can buy for this area/terrain mix. It runs long, wears like steel. I've been pulled over three times with the Maxxis Desert IT on and no-one ever checked my tires, one Officer even pulled moe over "because of the knobbies" he said he thought it was a non plated dirt bike. listen up
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Hodakaguy on Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:51 pm

I'm running the D606's right now, so far they have been a great tire. I'm going to try the Dessert It's next time around, I've read a lot of good stuff about them.

Some people don't like the front Dessert IT tire though, they are running a MT21 on the front and the IT in the rear. A lot of people have think that is the perfect combo. Hmmmmm.

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Post  Hodakaguy on Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:52 pm

Hey Stroupdog, how is your GiantLoop holding up from the sun? Does leaving it on all the time make it fade fast?

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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  stroupdog on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:03 pm

Hodakaguy wrote:Hey Stroupdog, how is your GiantLoop holding up from the sun? Does leaving it on all the time make it fade fast?

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I don't leave my bike in the sun, that's bad for everything, not just ballistic cordura. listen up
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  AtomicXRer on Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:54 am

I'm cheap...just bought a Kenda Trakmaster II...not sure whether it's any good yet, as I haven't put it on.
I usually run Pirelli MT21s, but now they are wanting over $70 for one. Frustrated
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  doug@dsa on Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:17 am

From what I hear the Trackmasters hold up pretty well.
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Rd650 on Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:32 am

I am getting a TrackmasterII for the rear and a Maxxis IT intermediate for the front.
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  doug@dsa on Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:42 am

Rd, did you check your pm's?
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Rd650 on Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:52 am

Checked
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  AURORA on Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:11 pm

I'm running

110/100x18 Dunlop D739 A/T Desert Terrain Part# 1044620001 $57.75
80/100x21 Dunlop D739 FA-J Intermediate Terrain Part# 1089370001 $46.50
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  AURORA on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:04 pm

AURORA wrote:I'm running

110/100x18 Dunlop D739 A/T Desert Terrain Part# 1044620001 $57.75
80/100x21 Dunlop D739 FA-J Intermediate Terrain Part# 1089370001 $46.50
What no blanket to keep your R warm?

Shame on you!
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Focker on Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:40 pm

We had a little tire time at Hodakaguy's today.

The trick to installing the new tires is to get the Yamaha & Suzuki guy to do the work for you.


Here's the new tread...Maxxis Desert I-T's front and rear!

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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Guest on Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:11 am

I have the Maxxis IT front and rear now. I don't like the front as much as I liked the MT21. I'm going to switch back to the MT21 front but keep running the IT rear, it rocks!!

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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Focker on Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:26 am

I was running balding BS trail winds or something like that and honestly don't know of anything different...Well see how I like these.

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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Mescalero on Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:19 am

Been runing Maxxis Desert IT rears and Dunlop D739 FA fronts for a few years and think this is the ultimate combo. NOT DOT but worth the ticket if that ever happens.
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Dave P on Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:22 am

There's nothing like a fresh Desert IT, especially if someone else mounts it for you. naughty

The IT does not say, "Not for Highway Use," so it must be DOT approved, correct? Very Happy
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Re: New tyre calling out to me.....

Post  Mescalero on Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:24 am

Dave P wrote:The IT does not say, "Not for Highway Use," so it must be DOT approved, correct? Very Happy

Thats my logic
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Post  Focker on Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:27 am

Not likely...Just keep the front wheel down and the Po Po should leave you alone.

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