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Taz1200 04-08-2013 08:20 AM

2013 baja rear tire choices..
 
I just bought a 2013 KTM 990 adventure and it came with the Dunlop 908 on the front and rear and since I am on pavement more than dirt I want to change to a less aggressive tire...something more blocky than knobby like a anakee or tourance...The rear is a 140 and I believe prior years came with a 150...I am open to suggestions but so far was looking at the pirelli mt90 the front is tube type but the rear only comes in a 150 tube type..or a 140 tubeless so can I run the 150 tube type.on on this rim?? Or can you run a tube in the 140 tubeless tire??

Schleprock 04-08-2013 09:14 AM

Try Pirelli Scorpion Trail. They come stock on the Ducati and I have had it on my 990 for the last year and love it. Hth

FakeName 04-08-2013 09:33 AM

The rear wheel is 4.25 and designed for a 150 size tire. Some discussion around these parts as to a 140 being too small for the 4.25 rim. In theory, the 140 is too small, but plenty of people use them.

I'm currently running a 908 myself, but will move to a 150 Mefo when it's worn out, which should be any minute now.

Mr_Snips 04-08-2013 09:52 AM

I'm running a Michelin anakee 3 on front and a pilot road 3 out back. It's a good 90/10 setup for road and dirt.

Taz1200 04-08-2013 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FakeName (Post 21136295)
The rear wheel is 4.25 and designed for a 150 size tire. Some discussion around these parts as to a 140 being too small for the 4.25 rim. In theory, the 140 is too small, but plenty of people use them.

I'm currently running a 908 myself, but will move to a 150 Mefo when it's worn out, which should be any minute now.



So does that mean that the rims are identical KTM just used the 140 size on the new bike but any of the 150 size will fit without issue? ?

GJ990 04-08-2013 12:42 PM

My 908s will be replaced with this: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/h...cout-rear-tire

I think it's a good compromise and some have done 10k on them, so they last a long time too.

FakeName 04-08-2013 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taz1200 (Post 21137605)
So does that mean that the rims are identical KTM just used the 140 size on the new bike but any of the 150 size will fit without issue? ?

Two parts to the question:

Q1: Are the rims identical?

A: Yes.

Q2: [Will] any of the 150 size fit without issue?

A: I don't know. I'd think so.


EDIT: Interesting the Dunlop website says the 140 will fit 2.15, 2.50 and 3.50 rim widths, with the 3.50 as the "recommended rim". That's a lot skinnier than the 4.25 on the ADV bike...

SpeedyR 04-08-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taz1200 (Post 21137605)
So does that mean that the rims are identical KTM just used the 140 size on the new bike but any of the 150 size will fit without issue? ?

Look on the sidewall of the rim. It should have the size. My guess is 18" x 4.25" but I'm curious to see if they put the narrower SE rim (2.5") on the baja bikes. I would be surprised that Dunlop would let them fit the 140 on the wider rim as an OE fitment.

If its the stock adv 4.25" rim, yes any 150 tire would be fine.

BigNastybrp 04-08-2013 07:56 PM

I talked to a Dunlop rep yester day. Misty, I think was her name and she said to run the 908 140 on my 990r. this was at the Road rider store in San Josť Ca. so Dunlop recommended it on a 4.25:deal Bert

Quote:

Originally Posted by FakeName (Post 21137746)
EDIT: Interesting the Dunlop website says the 140 will fit 2.15, 2.50 and 3.50 rim widths, with the 3.50 as the "recommended rim". That's a lot skinnier than the 4.25 on the ADV bike...


FakeName 04-08-2013 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigNastybrp (Post 21141207)
I talked to a Dunlop rep yester day. Misty, I think was her name and she said to run the 908 140 on my 990r. this was at the Road rider store in San Josť Ca. so Dunlop recommended it on a 4.25:deal Bert

Great news!

You should do it!

BigNastybrp 04-08-2013 08:42 PM

tire is waiting for the new/used rim to get here and I will smoke that 908/$204 dollar tire off in no time:D

Jim Colombotos 04-09-2013 12:14 AM

Conti trail attack .....
Have them on my 990 now, love em!
Seems fine on fire roads and some hill climb...... Honestly horrible in mud .
Grippy as heck on pavement. Long lasting.


Take a close look at the new 1190 R. I think KTM is using these tires.

Taz1200 04-09-2013 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GJ990 (Post 21137730)
My 908s will be replaced with this: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/h...cout-rear-tire

I think it's a good compromise and some have done 10k on them, so they last a long time too.



Checked my rim it is a 18" x 4.25" so the same as previous years...

I like these also ...which size are you using .. I see the 140 is available in a tube type but the 150 is a tubeless..? Also the 90/90-21 front says tubeless ... Are you guys just buying the tubeless type and running tubes in them? No safety concerns with doing this?
Thanks for all the help.. Been riding for years but the tube tire thing is new for me and just like to know the options available to try...

Jaimoto 04-09-2013 04:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taz1200 (Post 21142648)
Checked my rim it is a 18" x 4.25" so the same as previous years...

I like these also ...which size are you using .. I see the 140 is available in a tube type but the 150 is a tubeless..? Also the 90/90-21 front says tubeless ... Are you guys just buying the tubeless type and running tubes in them? No safety concerns with doing this?
Thanks for all the help.. Been riding for years but the tube tire thing is new for me and just like to know the options available to try...

990s comes stock with tubeless tires AND tubes inside them, so it doesn't matter if your next tire is a tube type or tubeless tire, you'll still need run a tube inside.
Go with a 150.

Take a look at Conti trail attack, looks like that's what you want.
Also, Pirelli Scorpion trail

Conti
http://www.motodata.com.ar/Upload/Di...railattack.jpg


Pirelli
http://www.apshop-racing.com/admin/product/285-1.jpg

Skinner 04-09-2013 07:50 AM

The stock 908's on the Baja seem to be very slippery on the pavement.


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