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Old 03-27-2009, 08:46 AM   #16
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ac-10s are good tires, I had run them and got around 1500 miles on the rear. They actually stock pretty good on the road and off road hook up "ok" but not too great in soft stuff.

The Front WILL make you crash, along with the kenda tracmaster front (dot tires)


After much Searching, I now run Kenda 777F enduro Front, and Kenda Tracmaster 2 rear (both DOT), Bike Bandit.com. For rear off road tires, you wont be disipointed.

The Ac-10s are fine for light duty off road, but you will find they just dont hold all that great when you get moving, or technical off road!
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:18 AM   #17
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Anyone else have issues with the AC-10 front?
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:04 AM   #18
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Had the AC10 on the front of my DRZ400 it wasn't bad but it wasn't made for aggressive offroad riding in the loose stuff. A good 80/20 tire that lasts but the knobs did wear funny due to my low psi I used to make it stick better offroard. I have the Pirelli Scorpion Pro now and it is great but it will not last as long as the AC10 for sure but it is excellent when it comes to traction/handling and DOT approved.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #19
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The rear was ok on my KLX250 but I didn't care for the front tire. I preferred the Kenda 776 and Trakmaster rear combo on all surfaces, and it was about $60 cheaper per set as well.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:57 PM   #20
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I ran dunlop D908E's now 907's? and dunlop d606's on my WR450. The 606's lasted about 4000km and the were bald. Started breaking lugs at the end.

I switched to a 907 (dot) infront and a bridgestone m402 mx at the rear. so far ive done about 1300 on the rear and about 4000 on the front. The front wears down quickly if you wheelie alot. I find that when my front goes down at around 80mph from picking it up at about 15mph, you loose alot of rubber.

The D606's are rated well by most dualsport riders. Ill recommend them for the rear. dont know them infront, but ill try them if im going for a more road orrientated setup.

If you can get the AC10's cheap Ill go for that too. Most of us cant ride our tires to the limits anyways. (ive just started to slide my front on gravel)

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:16 PM   #21
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I use it on both my XR650L and my Son's XR250L.
Its excellent for Hard pack, mud and rocks. I haven't used it in sand. The front all ways feels planted, the pirelli MT21 never did.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #22
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I have ran the AC10 on My 525 and XR650R. The tire hold up well IMO I got about 1000 out of both of them 90 dirt 10 pavement. Tire works well in the sand and rocks most of my riding is in Baja and Ca. Desert
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:41 PM   #23
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Another fan of the AC10 here - I run them on my XR400 all the time, and they are perfect on that bike for UK conditions (thats mainly mud and rock, and roads of course...).

I've tried pretty much every road legal dirt tyre on my XR650R, and am currently using the Michelin Desert (expensive though) - the Deserts will last longer than the AC10 (I typically get around 1500-1800 miles mixed riding from a rear AC10 on the XR400) but cost significantly more...

I think you'll be impressed with the AC10s...

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Old 03-31-2009, 06:38 PM   #24
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I ran a rear AC10 on my KTM 300. Not good. Like ice on the road, and just not wide enough for traction in sand.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:57 PM   #25
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Just pulled off my Dunlop 606 and put these on. It's a great tire better then the 606, no question about it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:15 PM   #26
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Just pulled off my Dunlop 606 and put these on. It's a great tire better then the 606, no question about it.
Really? That's a good comparison...I'd like to hear more!

How is the hard-pack traction vs the 606? Gravel? ...Wear?

What bike did you mount them on?
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:55 PM   #27
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Just bought the Michelin AC-10 100/110-18 for the rear and a 90/90-21 Michelin Desert for the front of my 09 WR450F street legal. I ride 90/10 dirt mostly and just did not think the front AC-10 looked like a good summer hard terrain tire let alone pavement tire. It looked a little too narrow and more of a soft terrain tire. Something I would run in the winter. I live and ride in the Northern California Sierra mountains. I was looking for a tire that would be DOT for the dual sport rides but something that would also last in dry hard pack summer time conditions.

I have not mounted the tires yet but this is my first .02. Both tires have VERY soft compounds. Surprisingly soft. Especially the front desert. I can practically grab the lugs and twist them in half. I am pretty confident by the tread design, tire profile and compound that I made a good choice on the front tire for the summer conditions. The rear will definately work but not sure if it will be great for the dry conditions. I am skeptical about it. A few on this thread said it was not a great tire in sand which I find hard to believe. It should actually be a really good sand tire but like I said, not sure about hard pack.

After mounting and using I will give my oppinon. I will add I run tubliss tires and will run about 8 to 10 psi which will help the tracktion of both these tires.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:16 AM   #28
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Previously had Dunlop 606 front and back on my X Challenge. The rear tyre has been great so I just replaced it with another 606.

I wasn't happy with the front 606 as it was skittish and tramlined a bit. The tyre shop recommended the Michelin Rally Raid Desert front for the X Challenge and 20% bitumen, 80% dirt riding and after 400+ klms yesterday I have to say it is a better front tyre on dirt and bitumen than the 606. Will just have to see how it wears now, got 5000 klms out of the last pair of 606s. I have not used the AC-10 though, just took the recommendation of the tyre guys who all ride similar or bigger bikes off road.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:27 AM   #29
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That 120 is just as wide as most 130 tires. It's no problem.
Probably wider, as the 120 is carcass width and the 130 tread width.

Run a few on my 640A, but only pre-worn ex-race tyres. All tyres of this type outperform any semi-knobblies in the rough, but wear faster & are more skittish on the tarseal. I like 'em.

The rears are all-but identical to the BF Goodrich Crossengo, which should be cheaper.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:26 AM   #30
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I put a set of these on my XR650L when I wore out my terraflex monster. I believe that I am on my third set. They last about the same as the D606 approximately 5000 miles to smooth. I prefer them to D606's in the rocks, they seem to track much straighter. I have had them in mud and rocks, trees, roots and the street never a issue. I am going to try them on my KDX200 and see how well they work for it.
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