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Old 02-21-2013, 03:52 PM   #33301
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Good to know. Would it be crazy for me to run a d606 up front and a d605 in the back? The one in the rear is brand new almost so I'm not going to take it off, but I still have the original front on there which is almost dead.
I didn't think D605 was sold in N. America?

Shouldn't matter to have different front and rear tires. I typ run a more aggressive front (a.k.a. mullet). My DR650 had a MT-21 front, Mefo Explorer rear.

Your call, but there seem to be more folks that dislike the front D606 than like it, while many people like the D606 rear.

My original Trailwings are done, have a MT-21 on the front, and next warm day I will have a T-63 on the rear.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #33302
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Pirelli mt-90 front and rear for the rainy season when the trails are all but snowed over. They were cheaper than buying a set of x wheels. Mt-43 trials rear once it warms up and adventure time begins. Front is a crap shoot. This year I'll just take the used dunlop d952 off the mx bike, so it gets a new one.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #33303
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I didn't think D605 was sold in N. America?

Shouldn't matter to have different front and rear tires. I typ run a more aggressive front (a.k.a. mullet). My DR650 had a MT-21 front, Mefo Explorer rear.

Your call, but there seem to be more folks that dislike the front D606 than like it, while many people like the D606 rear.

My original Trailwings are done, have a MT-21 on the front, and next warm day I will have a T-63 on the rear.
D605 is the OEM tire on the KLX250S. I think a D606 front, D605 rear would be an ok combo.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #33304
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09 WR 250 R in Texas 8,000 miles coming to the Flea Market soon!

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #33305
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Do people actually use 90/10's on their WR who ride a lot of street? I'm just afraid if I put a D606 on, that after driving 90 miles out to the mountains to ride, then back, that my tire will be destroyed in no time. Thoughts?

have have a AC-10 front and used MT21's,D606's front and D606,Mt21,T63 rears on my WRr and i will not be going any softer on the types of tyres i use plenty of highway and twisty roads in there as well as dirt

fronts all got 12000km's min - 7500miles
Rears 5000-6000km's min -3100 to 3700 miles

i have done Motard ride days on the track with mt21's and D606 as well as the T63 rear
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #33306
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Hey guys, I found what might be a rockin' deal on a 2008 wr250r. Are there any major differences between the 2008-2012 models? I read there haven't been any real changes suspension or engine wise, but wanted to know from some owners in case I haven't found all the info. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #33307
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #33308
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Do people actually use 90/10's on their WR who ride a lot of street? I'm just afraid if I put a D606 on, that after driving 90 miles out to the mountains to ride, then back, that my tire will be destroyed in no time. Thoughts?
The Kendra track master I had was half gone after one run to the Blue Ridge. The Shinko 244s do fine for most of what you will see on shoe creek and big levels, etc that is easy reach for us. I had a Shinko 700. Off road it sucked but it lasted about 4k with over 50% street. For now I still have the 244 up front and a Trail wing 302 on the back.

Considering ddlewis is running a Shinko 705 on his Dr650 and going the same places, you don't really need a 90/10. I won't say the extra traction wouldn't be nice, just that with 90 miles of pavement to the good mountain riding, it isn't the best choice unless you like buying and changing tires.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #33309
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #33310
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I run T63's f/r. Very good in sand and mud. Seem pretty quiet. Mine spooned on very easy as they are a pretty soft tire. The rear is toast at 3k miles. Well, I could probably get a few hundred more if I had to.

I wanted to try a 606, but I didn't want to deal with the larger diameter impact on chain length and gearing.
Exactly my experience. The 120 is the perfect size for my bike.

My new T-63 rear will be here as soon as the blizzard is over......... and someone plows my 200' drive. Agreed, 3K is about it for the rear, but the last 2/3s of the tire seem to wear much longer than the first 1/3. For my style of riding I don't notice much difference between the new tire, and one with 50% tread. I did switch from the t-63 front to the Michelin desert front. They're almost $100 but in the last 2500 miles it has worn very well, and works like a new tire. It's tough as nails too............. I gave up a little on the slab with the desert front, but in the dirt, its the best front I've had on a dual sport.


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Old 02-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #33311
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hey kansasbob how you liking all this snow we just got :)
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #33312
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hey kansasbob how you liking all this snow we just got :)
I celebrated by starting winter service on the WR.
3 gallon IMS is on, kick stand switch gone, and I was draining the oil when the power went off.
Had to change gears, and pull out my HONDA! Damn nice generator! I did have to add one thing to my emergency plan sheet though............ Un Plug the Air Compressor Before switching over to generator!
Tomorrow it's grease the swing arm/rear shock bearings, change rear sprocket to 47, and a new chain.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #33313
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kansasbob normally i would pull the klr650 out and ride it in the snow but just my luck i put the klr in the shop so they can install a progresive shock so i just have the wr at the house and im not really ready to play in the snow with it yet
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:32 PM   #33314
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The front MT21 gave the same weird every-other knob tread wear pattern as pictured on the previous page. It was otherwise unremarkable and I don't get why they're so popular.
I ran one in Michigan x 1000 miles, just to try it out, and HATED it. Every time someone comments on the awesome of the MT21, I have to question their knowledge / skills / ability. It was absolutely awful and felt like I had no control over the bike in the sand. Previously having run the same course with Kenda Southwicks and Kenda Trackmasters, I knew what I should have been feeling, and I wasn't.

Pirelli can blow me, and I'm back to Trackmasters exclusively.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #33315
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I ran one in Michigan x 1000 miles, just to try it out, and HATED it. Every time someone comments on the awesome of the MT21, I have to question their knowledge / skills / ability. It was absolutely awful and felt like I had no control over the bike in the sand. Previously having run the same course with Kenda Southwicks and Kenda Trackmasters, I knew what I should have been feeling, and I wasn't.

Pirelli can blow me, and I'm back to Trackmasters exclusively.
The MT21 is a great hardpack tire, the trackmaster not so much. In sand it is reversed.
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