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Old 03-28-2013, 12:20 PM   #34261
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Almost done my winter upgrades...

So far: Kenda 270 rear, pirelli mt21 front
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to come: flatland skid plate

I was really thinking of running a Kenda 270 on rear this season see how it does. I've always ran D606s... but may give a K270 a try
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #34262
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I was really thinking of running a Kenda 270 on rear this season see how it does. I've always ran D606s... but may give a K270 a try
Well I can tell you right now on the roads you will find the kenda lacking and they wear a lot faster but where I live they are 1/2 the price of the dunlop...
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #34263
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Trackmaster ROCKS in the nasty stuff but burns pretty quick on the asphalt.

Actually, the first 50% of the knobs burn quick then it hangs on for a while.

Maybe has somethin to do with less knob flex?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #34264
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I hated the Trakmaster on rocks and pavement, but it was a fantastic soft terrain (sand, mud, etc) tire.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:46 PM   #34265
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I hated the Trakmaster on rocks and pavement, but it was a fantastic soft terrain (sand, mud, etc) tire.
You have the 120 rear?

The 120 rear is too tall and has too much flex. It wants to roll over in corners.

I've found the 100 to be much better on the WR.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #34266
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I've found the 100 to be much better on the wr.[/quote]

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Old 03-28-2013, 01:31 PM   #34267
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:27 PM   #34268
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #34269
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Sorry to say this, but ^^^^ that looks terrible,

the edge is worth every penny imho.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #34270
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Damn, you're harsh!

It's just my trail setup anyway.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #34271
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Zach. That's basically what I did as well but I had to because the drc edge is SHIT. the hardware is nice and clean but the light sucks ass. It can't be used for full time riding its one of those polish me parts I killed 3 boards on mine before I gave up, dirt and water continuously migrate into the light and kill the resistors on the board. I even tried to seal up two of them with silicone at all the likely entry points. This year I am converting over to a 300 exc taillight and see how it works out. Still working on the mounts for it but using the edge as a template for the first fitment.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #34272
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Yeah, I've heard nothing but horror stories about the DRC.

From people who ride these things like dirtbikes, anyway.

I really like the stock tail and after recently damaging mine, I picked up a cheap used one on the WR forum. This left me with an extra light to play with. The bolts line up almost perfectly, I just had to open up the mounting holes a little.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #34273
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You have the 120 rear?

The 120 rear is too tall and has too much flex. It wants to roll over in corners.

I've found the 100 to be much better on the WR.
Can you explain this more-"roll over in corners". Does it do that on both street & dirt? I'm was just about to buy my first set of tires for it and was going to go with: 606's rear-120/90-18, front MT21 90/90-21. I don't see any 100 for their rear tire- do you just buy a 100 when you can find it in a brand you like?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #34274
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Any good ideas for what to use for lift straps?
I never used them, but after the last dumping I'm going to install front and rear straps.
Plenty out there to buy but it just seelms it would be 'cheeper' to make some...

I have a soft tie similar to these on my KDX. Don't recall exactly but believe the loops go throught the seat bolts or some such. Once the WR is set up there'll be some on it as well.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #34275
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Can you explain this more-"roll over in corners". Does it do that on both street & dirt? I'm was just about to buy my first set of tires for it and was going to go with: 606's rear-120/90-18, front MT21 90/90-21. I don't see any 100 for their rear tire- do you just buy a 100 when you can find it in a brand you like?
I'm pretty sure he meant the Kenda Trackmaster exhibits this behavior and is better in 100 than 120. Not a general statement.

My new rear is a T-63 (i'll mount it next a warm day). I don't want the bike taller, or else I would probably have bought the MT-43. Front is an almost-new MT-21
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