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Old 08-18-2009, 04:13 PM   #16
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Yeah I'd love to know how they'd fare on forestry service roads & whether I should go MT 43 on front too or just stick with a 'traditional' knobby on front.
The MT43 is only available as a rear. You'll need to run a knobbie of some sort on the front. I still have a Dunlop trials tire on the front of my KLX, but wouldn't recomend it for riders who spend much time on pavement.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:53 PM   #17
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I love my MT-43

All conditions, from the desert to mountains, this tire has surpassed my expectations....Super traction, comfy ride, and good milage.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:52 AM   #18
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mt 43 the wonder tyre

mt45 s come in two sizes 400x18 rear 275x25 front
good for mud or rocks,but do'nt like polished granite as my ribs can testify
heres what we use them for 350 mile on and off-road long distance trials

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06pm4fwSXS8


or high speed sliding with 4 cylinder 1000 s running on methanol

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Old 03-14-2010, 10:36 AM   #19
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:31 PM   #20
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how much depth is this tire from the bead to the highest point/knob im wondering if this will fit my honda 230L without changing chain. so if i could get a refrence from where the tire touches the edge of rim to the end of tred that would be awsome
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:15 AM   #21
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Sand?

It works on the sand. It kinda floats on it vs digging in like a knobbie. Ive taken mine to dumont before(Huge Dunes!). I could make it up them but I had to carry my speed and I didnt have the instant throttle resonse of a paddle but It worked
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:20 PM   #22
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how much depth is this tire from the bead to the highest point/knob im wondering if this will fit my honda 230L without changing chain. so if i could get a refrence from where the tire touches the edge of rim to the end of tred that would be awsome
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I'll go measure, but it is a noticeably taller profile tire than a standard knobby. Mine rubs the shock guard flap and the swing arm where the shock mounts - I don't have enough chain to move it back because I took one link out when I went to a 12 tooth sprocket as the chain was then too long.

At ~20 PSI the tire extends from my rim 98mm or just shy of 4 inches.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:51 PM   #23
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I'll go measure, but it is a noticeably taller profile tire than a standard knobby. Mine rubs the shock guard flap and the swing arm where the shock mounts - I don't have enough chain to move it back because I took one link out when I went to a 12 tooth sprocket as the chain was then too long.

At ~20 PSI the tire extends from my rim 98mm or just shy of 4 inches.
thanks for looking into that for me. i really want to try it however local shop said if i put that tire on my 230 im looking for problems even if it clears.. wonder what they think could go wrong.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:35 PM   #24
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The MT43 is only available as a rear. You'll need to run a knobbie of some sort on the front. I still have a Dunlop trials tire on the front of my KLX, but wouldn't recomend it for riders who spend much time on pavement.


http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...x?sst=RR|28466

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Old 08-18-2010, 07:18 AM   #25
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I wonder how it works on trails, etc.

I imagine it is better on hard surfaces, but I ride mostly soft surfaces.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:09 AM   #26
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how much depth is this tire from the bead to the highest point/knob im wondering if this will fit my honda 230L without changing chain. so if i could get a refrence from where the tire touches the edge of rim to the end of tred that would be awsome
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I will have a brand new one on for the Naches ride this weekend. I'm also trying the Neutech tubliss. Both are new for me. You can check it out up there.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #27
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thanks for looking into that for me. i really want to try it however local shop said if i put that tire on my 230 im looking for problems even if it clears.. wonder what they think could go wrong.
You're local shop doesn't have a clue. Either: A- They just want you to buy a tire from them, instead of ordering the Pirelli, and/or B- they don't know anything about that tire. If the tire fits, it's not going to cause any problems.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:35 AM   #28
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I have one on the way, hopefully it will be here by the end of the week. It's going on my WR450F, looking forward to trying it out on some dry rocky stuff.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #29
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I have about 1000 kms on an MT43/Tubliss setup on my '09 450EXC. IMHO it's sort of "ok". It definitely has better traction than a knobby for rocky hillclimbs, roots, etc. In wet conditions, mud, clay, it sucks. I thought it would be better than it is, but I basically have to "surf" the bike, rather than ride it.

On the road it seems fine. I find it a little strange on high-speed (i.e. 70mph plus) gravel sections because it's so tall, flat, and doesn't have knobs on the sides, so I don't feel confident really hammering on the gravel roads and drifting the back end.

I agree with previous comments that the downhill braking is definitely worse than with a knob.

In my northeast conditions (Ontario), I have been finding that there are just too many wet/muddy sections which are difficult on the trials tire that outweigh the conditions where it shines (rocky technical hillclimbs, etc.). Perhaps if I was riding the same technical stuff in drier terrain, it would be the ticket.

Don't think I'll be getting another one though, for this region.

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Old 08-18-2010, 01:49 PM   #30
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I also find this tire a little strange on loose gravel roads. The back end doesn't want to drift out, and pushes the front tire instead. When the back end does finally step out, it does it fast, and usually too much; it's really hard to power around corners predicably.

It's a great tire for technical trails here in the northwest. We don't have thick gooey clay; this tire has great traction in our mud, and is much better than a knobby with all the wet slimy roots and rocks in the trail.

I haven't decided if I'll go back to a knobby after this tire or not. It's definitely a tire everybody should try at least once though.
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