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Old 03-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #31
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MT43 front and back on all our dirt bikes and I will never buy another knobbie .
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #32
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M403's are on national backorder. Decided on two M404 rears and Maxxis Desert IT fronts for the dirt bikes, two Rally Raid rears for the 950's and a single D606 front for the SE. Picked them up from Tfogger. A few bucks more than mail order, but if the price is fairly close I definitely prefer to support local business.

Need two new batteries as well.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:28 AM   #33
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MT43 front and back on all our dirt bikes and I will never buy another knobbie .
This shows how subjective tire choice is. Mommer tried that tire; we rode one ride, our usual pace, about 75 miles. Got home and half his knobs were missing. I haven't tried it myself, but we ride in a similar style, so I've stayed away. I may have to give them a try this summer.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:41 AM   #34
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No, no, don't do that. Continue to struggle with knobbies. Besides, we need the handicap.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #35
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M403's are on national backorder. Decided on two M404 rears and Maxxis Desert IT fronts for the dirt bikes, two Rally Raid rears for the 950's and a single D606 front for the SE. Picked them up from Tfogger. A few bucks more than mail order, but if the price is fairly close I definitely prefer to support local business.

Need two new batteries as well.
I just ordered a 403 this morning from Rocky Mountain.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #36
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No, no, don't do that. Continue to struggle with knobbies. Besides, we need the handicap.


Have you ever tried the 403/404?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:23 AM   #37
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I just ordered a 403 this morning from Rocky Mountain.


Looks like they have 90/100-21's in stock, but I thought that would be too big for the KTM's?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #38
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I just ordered a 403 this morning from Rocky Mountain.
Also, are you doing mousse's yet?

Cant get through to MX1 to find out about the Mefo's... Their web site is only showing 19" Mefo's. No one is returning email or answering the phone. They must be out riding somewhere!
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:55 AM   #39
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Looks like they have 90/100-21's in stock, but I thought that would be too big for the KTM's?
I run the 90/100; I like the little bit beefier front. It fits fine.

I'm not using mousses yet. I want to switch over, but $$$ is short right now.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #40
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Also, are you doing mousse's yet?

Cant get through to MX1 to find out about the Mefo's... Their web site is only showing 19" Mefo's. No one is returning email or answering the phone. They must be out riding somewhere!
Everyone is waiting for rear Mefo's. Last I heard none in the US. Keep trying with MX1. I know he and his team are SWAMPED.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #41
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Michelin AC10 for the front. DOT approved and overall a great multipurpose tire. My fav. Combo right now is this front along with a MT 43 on the rear.
I try to avoid pavement as much as possible and never considered myself a super aggressive rider but I definitely wear through tires faster than others.

I've used the AC10 front and rear on my XR600 from 8500' up and I love it. I can run the tires at a fairly high pressure (25psi) to avoid pinch flats, yet they are sticky enough on rocks and hardpack that there's still lots of traction.

The Michelin Desert front has the same tread pattern as the AC10 front, and it's also very sticky on hard stuff, but it's tougher. You may find it's a little smooshy while cornering and hard braking on pavement, but it grips well. You can air the Desert down to 5psi in deep sand with two people on the bike, fully loaded with gear, without pinch flatting when you hit rocks. It's also very cactus resistant.

The AC10 rear wears kind of fast... I have a Bridgestone M404 sitting around that I'll probably use this season and I suspect that will give much better rear tire life due to the harder compound (relative to the AC10 or Desert). However, I'm curious about that MT43 trials tire, never used one before. I imagine they suck in really loose stuff but there's not much of that around here.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #42
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Everyone is waiting for rear Mefo's. Last I heard none in the US. Keep trying with MX1. I know he and his team are SWAMPED.
Nuts, this is the tire I wanted to ask about.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:53 PM   #43
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Nuts, this is the tire I wanted to ask about.
I think we were talking about Mefo rear mousse bibs, not tires. But they might be out of rear tires too!
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I think we were talking about Mefo rear mousse bibs, not tires. But they might be out of rear tires too!
Correct. I was talking about the mousses. I have no idea on the tires. I run the M403-404 for trail use.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:30 AM   #45
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I think we were talking about Mefo rear mousse bibs, not tires. But they might be out of rear tires too!
This shows how much I know about off road tires but I do need to switch out the street tires I have on my XT. And, what's a mousse bib?
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