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Old 07-12-2013, 06:50 AM   #16
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I got 7200 miles out of a Mefo Super Explorers on my old KTM950. The front tire was terrible in the mud, so my choice would be a Mefo rear matched with a DOT knobby up front.

I have had excellent experience with Michelin T63's on my Yamaha. They are quiet and great in both mud and sand. Maybe match a Mefo Explorer to a Michelin T63 front tire. I'm going to try that on my KTM690R, which I ride about 50/50.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #17
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The d606 is a good choice for both street and off road as you know, but if you want something more street friendly perhaps try a trials type tire like the pirelli mt43. I just switched to it so I can't give you any feedback yet. The pirelli scorpions I hear do well but wear rather quickly.

I have been running a MT43 on a crf250 and love it. I am getting one for the 650 soon. I have seen MT43s that are 5 years old and still going strong.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #18
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I have been running a MT43 on a crf250 and love it. I am getting one for the 650 soon. I have seen MT43s that are 5 years old and still going strong.
I can't stand the fact that they have no rounded edge and therefore are very sketch to lean over on the road. For single track they are great though.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #19
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Somebody in another tire thread (specific to the ktm 690 e, I believe) posted good things about the Dunlop D908RR tires.. I was going to give either those or a Motoz tire a try after my Pirelli MT21s wear down.. So far I'm at 750mi and the rear knobs are chunking a bit but they seem ok. Work great on dirt, too.

Any 2nd opinions about the D908RRs would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #20
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I put some shinko 244's on my girlfriend's klr, they seem pretty good for what they are. Sketchy in wet grass though, watch that.

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:08 AM   #21
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The surprising thing about MT-21's is how good they really are on the asphalt.

I'm liking the MT-21's, but another tire I've really enjoyed that was less aggressive was the Heidenau K60 Scout.
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