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Old 05-27-2013, 12:31 PM   #76
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reviving and old thread.... any new ideas on running a M02 Mousse in a MT43?
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:44 AM   #77
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Better a Maxxis IT rear to be honest. The size is stated on the wall as 120, but they are closer to a 140. The M02 is a perfect fit, we ran 4 bikes all last year including 8 weekend rallies and international event (2000 k) on M02 rear, M16 front, IT rear (not desert, standard) and Metzeler 6 days extreme front.

We used one set of mousses only. I changed mine end of November 13 and replaced with new - I still have the old ones and they are running in an enduro bike with no problems. So whilst the initial cost is expensive, they are damn good value I think.

Might help others to know that an M02 in addition to the Michelin tyres will fit well in the following:

Maxxis IT (120
Pirelli Scorpion XC (mid hard) 140
Metzeler 6 days 140
Pirelli Scorpion Rally 140 (an awesome combination for longevity)
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:19 PM   #78
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FYI -

I just completed a long journey (Heart of the West with a little tour of Idaho and the CDR tossed in) - 4260 miles. Michelin Desert front and rear. Michelin bib in the front. Mefo in the rear. The bike was a Husaberg 570.

I kept the speed under 60 on the Tarmac. I ride fairly conservatively. The tires (and mousses) made the journey However, the tires are toast.

I would call the a dual sporting success for the bib mousse.

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:55 AM   #79
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lots of great info
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:00 PM   #80
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Moose Bib inserts revived

Ok so I have had the bibs in for 780 miles so far. I have the stock front tire and a MT43 on the rear of my KTM350. I ride 50/50 dirt street, I ride form my house to the trails and back. I keep my speeds under 50 MPH. A few things to know about these things, I lube them every 150-ish miles, I bought a tub of tire lube from the local auto parts store. I can pull the tires off and lube them, have them back on in less than 30 minutes. For me I will not go back to tubes for my 350 DS bike. Last weekend I did a tire lube and saw that I had a stick inside of the tire.

This stick was inside the tire moving around


Here is the 1'' hole the stick put in the tire.


The damage it did to the Bib was very little. I lubed up the bibs again and just finished another 150 mile ride, doing another 150 mile ride on Sunday. I'm in CA and right now its over 100 degrees. I have had no issues with the melting of the bibs.

Knowing that when you are out on the trail and you DO NOT have to worry about getting a flat is worth so much for me.

Ok now for the way they handle. If you ride like the average Joe and chug along these are a no brian-er. But, If you are really good rider and go fast, they don't roll over rocks and roots, they move side to side when hitting things. Very unpredictable. Even though they have the low pressure feel, they have a dead feel when hitting obstacles. I would rather ride with Nutech Tubless, but like I said before, the security of having bibs is worth the trade off.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:48 AM   #81
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Ok now for the way they handle. If you ride like the average Joe and chug along these are a no brian-er. But, If you are really good rider and go fast, they don't roll over rocks and roots, they move side to side when hitting things. Very unpredictable. Even though they have the low pressure feel, they have a dead feel when hitting obstacles. I would rather ride with Nutech Tubless, but like I said before, the security of having bibs is worth the trade off.
The 'dead' feel is an advantage for traction and suspension tuning, as there's nothing you can do to dampen the action of the air spring that is a conventional tube.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:41 AM   #82
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Lube every 150 miles? Wow....How does the mousse look after that? I'd guess it looked perfectly fine..

My dualsport-runs includes interstate and long days. I've had the tire spin in the rim with mousse, unseating the tire, and ruining it. (no rimlocks, perhaps that would have helped) The mousse looked fine, but I ditched it anyway. Didn't want to try that again!

The front is still fine tho'. Even after 600km in a day, with 400 of'em being interstate.
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