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Old 09-24-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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Motoz on rear of a 950/990

anyone used a MOTOZ TRACTIONATOR DESERT H/T 140/80-18 on the rear of a 950 or 990??

this guy seems to like them.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y_q9qRz2_0

I'm in the market for a new tyre and thinking about one of these.......

http://www.motoz.com.au/shop_proddetails.asp?prodID=103

cheers, Bill...
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:21 AM   #2
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My experience with them is limited to dirt bikes. I put a MotoZ Enduro IT on a KTM 2 stroke in early spring. It lasted at least twice as long as any knobby or about as long as a trials tire. I rode the piss out of that tire. It had at least a thousand miles of rocky trails on it that would have shredded all other tires. I'm back on a Dunlop MX51 because I get them as take off race tires. That is arguably the single best knob for a dirt bike and I love them. They handle better than everybody else's tire. There is more to a tire than just longevity but you pay. If I was paying for a knobs that last then I'd buy and recommend MotoZ.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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Good tires,,,, I've run them many times and even raced Rally Moto with them. Seem to last a bit longer than the 908 and other popular tires. I guess the biggest down side is that you'll sound like a John Deere going down the road.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:50 AM   #4
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MotoZ tire

I have one on the back of my Super Enduro right now and really like it. Good handling Good wear. Cheaper than a 908 and wears better.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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I have a few thousand miles on mine for the summer, including 1000 miles of ~80mph tarmac at 100+ degrees temperatures.

The blocks have cracks around them now but nary a one has come off, and I still have more tread than a couple friends who put TKCs on at the same time but didn't make that 1000 mile trip.

I love it on the back.

And yes, you do sound like a John Deere coming down the road, and it's audible long before you're visible.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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100.00 shipped hell ya 140x80x18 I will give it a try, but if every one buys the shit out of them they will be 250.00 before to long just like the 908.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:11 AM   #7
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Anyone have any experience with how long you'll get out of a rear if you spend most of your time steering the LC8 with the rear spun up? Do they throw knobs?
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #8
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No missing knobs

Over 1500 miles and no knobs MIA More life left in it. Spun the crap out of it every time I go out
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:23 PM   #9
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i just put one on and then proceeded to explore an area full of high speed roads with embedded sharp rocks and fed that tire put about 1K miles of wheel spin and back wheel lockups. The Motoz grip better then the 908 and seems to withstand punishment at least as well, and cost half as much.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:16 AM   #10
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They work and are tough! Used them for the Mexican 1000. Put a fresh on for the final 200 mile stage to Cabo, then the following day a buddy rode all the way out to TJ on HOT pavement, Still had life left in it! Also ran one flat on pavement that race for 70 road miles, got to the checkpoint, cooled it off, put a plug in in and rode away (tubliss)!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:12 AM   #11
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thanks for all the replys guys. tossing up between a motoz desert or 908rr..... decisions.....
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:15 AM   #12
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Wet?

Any feedback for those of us who have to do some oil to gt to the dirty stuff? Everything is a compromise...sounds like these should be scary on slick roads...yes? No? Even if they are it sounds like I have found my next rear
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
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Plenty of experience with the Desert HT when I had the SE. It's a killer tire. Wear is very good, knobs high enough and pattern does a good job on many surfaces. In slick mud it requires some more spinning to clean. On gravel -> super. I also like on the hard stuff in favour of the 908RR because the 908 seems to grip good until it just sudden slips. I hated hose tires. The desert HT give you signals earlier and flex more so you have time to control. I felt much more safe with the Desert HT. The noise is awful.

My problem is that the only dealer on the net who had them for us up here doesn't have them any longer. So we have to buy the not so excellent Enduro IT but it is 'ok' and we can use that as a backup plan. But the difference between Desert HT and Enduro IT is huge so go for the Desert HT. As soon we can get hold on these tires again, I'll buy a bunch of them.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:35 AM   #14
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Will the 140 rear fit the adventures wide rim?
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #15
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Will the 140 rear fit the adventures wide rim?
At least one of the users here owns an Adv. I and many others run the Heidenau 140 which is a little more aggressive than the 150. Generally the narrower tire is considered to be better offroad, with possibly less on road tire life. Be wary when you change tire combos and widths. I went from stock to a T63/K60 combo and noted an immediate tendency for the bike to fall into corners. A little unnerving but I got used to it pretty quick. This is a great combo and not bad for tire life but I am looking for something a little more aggressive for dirt.
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