ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-18-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
Soldier311 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: Eastern NC
Oddometer: 1,244
Most aggressive off-road tire that is still street legal AND...

...doesn't sound like a sack of bumblebees when on the highway?
Something good in mud (mainly) and sand (secondly) that doesn't hum like a tractor tire going down the road.
Recommendations, please?
__________________
"It's more fun to ride a slow girl fast than a fast girl slow."
1999 DR350SEX
Soldier311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
GrouchyGeezer
Studly Adventurer
 
GrouchyGeezer's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: S.E. Michigan
Oddometer: 562
A "good" mud and sand tire will look like a tractor tire and make road noise accordingly. A "poor" mud and sand tire will look like a street tire and be quieter on the street than the tractor-type tire.

In other words, you can't have it both ways. Compromises have to be made that you're willing to live with.
GrouchyGeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 07:17 PM   #3
zomby woof
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: SW Ontario
Oddometer: 131
Kenda K270 rear
zomby woof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
pcvance
Walk Verplank
 
pcvance's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Sequoia Country
Oddometer: 5,197
Get ear plugs.
__________________
KTM 640-E / KTM 525 EXC CENTRAL VALLEY DUAL SPORT RIDES / RIDERS Sequoia-So Cal / STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA / STEWARDS OF THE SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST
pcvance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 12:38 AM   #5
Shooter1
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Shooter1's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Oddometer: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrouchyGeezer View Post
A "good" mud and sand tire will look like a tractor tire and make road noise accordingly. A "poor" mud and sand tire will look like a street tire and be quieter on the street than the tractor-type tire.

In other words, you can't have it both ways. Compromises have to be made that you're willing to live with.

What he said ^^ The Kenda Trackmaster will get you decent traction in mud and sand but makes a little racket on asphalt. Next step would be to the Dunlop D606, it gets decent traction and is quieter. The Pirelli (sp?) would be the next step. I've used alot of all thre eof these and would probably use the D606 if low noise and decent traction is what you want. YMMV
__________________
-Harvey
#1017
'00 FXDX SG Sport, '06 300XCW,
'07 EXC450, '01 640 Lc4E
Shooter1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 04:16 AM   #6
davesupreme
grand poobah
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: palm harbor, fla
Oddometer: 1,458
i ride w/a guy that has a Kenda 270 on a KTM 350... i'm in central fla., almost ALL sand.... that tire sux, he's all over the place.... IRC M5B rocks in sand, and i DS it, and it wears OK..... Kenda Trakmaster wears pretty good, and is OK in sand too, but M5B rules.....

you will never get it all....
davesupreme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 04:21 AM   #7
ex250mike
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 164
kenda washougal front (yes it is DOT.)

The trackmaster II rear is loud as hell but works good offroad.

Good earplugs are your friend.
ex250mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 04:26 AM   #8
warriorcole
n00b sch00b
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Birmingham Al.
Oddometer: 1,066
I found TKC 80s to be a great compromise but they do not last long and are pricey. They handle great on the road though.
warriorcole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 05:46 AM   #9
jwdub
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Oddometer: 551
"that tire sux"

Maybe, but what tire pressure was he running?
jwdub is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 06:30 AM   #10
ArkieRider
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Greenbrier, Arkansas
Oddometer: 305
Agree a few lbs can make a HUGE difference off road with any tire you run. Also agree...for sure get some ear plugs. Protect your hearing....I would never ride without them.
ArkieRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 06:59 AM   #11
Soldier311 OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: Eastern NC
Oddometer: 1,244
I guess I really need to look into just getting a second set of wheels, particularly a rear, for my bike and change them out depending upon what kind of terrain I'm expecting.
Thanks for the recommendations so far.
__________________
"It's more fun to ride a slow girl fast than a fast girl slow."
1999 DR350SEX
Soldier311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 07:09 AM   #12
PSJ
Adventurer
 
PSJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Gatineau, QC,Canada
Oddometer: 95
dr650 with trakmaster2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ZVWUL6qwU

trakmaster 2
PSJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 10:14 AM   #13
The Walrus
Gone and back again.
 
The Walrus's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Never Banned
Oddometer: 8,773
I think it depends on your bike, it's power band and how long you stay on or off pavement.....my 690e with a 908R rear and D606 front is ideal for my trips....YMMV
__________________
Everbody's preachin' at me that we all wanna git to heaven, trouble is, nobody wants to die to git there.-BB King
Reality is what does not go away when you stop believing in it. -Philip K Dick
I wanna be skinny, but my ass is too big. - Charles Barkley
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. - Mae West
Experience is what keeps a man who makes the same mistake twice from admitting it the third time around.
The Walrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 05:40 PM   #14
Yooper_Bob
Beastly Adventurer
 
Yooper_Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Da UP, eh! (Marquette, MI)
Oddometer: 2,598
Pirelli XCMH.

It's DOT certified, and has a pretty decent life.

Run 'em on my 640 Adventure.
__________________
2007 KTM 640 Adventure
Yooper_Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 05:56 PM   #15
ChromeSux
Plated and screwed
 
ChromeSux's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Lenoir City TN.
Oddometer: 1,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper_Bob View Post
Pirelli XCMH.

It's DOT certified, and has a pretty decent life.

Run 'em on my 640 Adventure.
+1
I use them front and rear on my 2 DRZ400s.
Thought about trying the XCMS too.
MH is a mid hard tire, MS is a mid soft tire.
Supposedly the mid hard is good for riding in mixed mud, woods type stuff.
The mid soft is better where there are more rocky type areas.

I got that info from a dirt tire selection web page.
ChromeSux is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014