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Old 10-27-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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WR250R owners South of Denver

Are there any proud owners of WR250R in the South of Denver area?

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Old 10-28-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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Well, there's at least one in Gilpin County.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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Littleton/Ken Caryl area here. That's kinda south'ish...
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #4
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Littleton/Ken Caryl area here. That's kinda south'ish...
I ... think i've seen you around...

I'm the KTM 525.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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I've seen a few around Denver, they're around.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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Littleton/Ken Caryl area here. That's kinda south'ish...
Thank you for reply Luke308.

This season is my first year on WR250R. During upcomming winter I'll plan to do some upgrades to the bike. Therefore, could you share, what tires do you use on your WR250R?

I ride mostly at Rampart area, street riding is very limited.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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I'm currently using Shinko 244's front and rear. They're inexpensive and are a pretty decent 50/50 tire. Before the 244's I ran a set of D606's which are good tires and I had no complaints with them. My next set of tires will probably be a D606 rear and a MT21 front.

Here's what the D606's look like:



Don't have a very good picture of the 244's...
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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So do only people in certain areas get to answer your question?

I use a trials tire on my WR, MT43. It does really well on rocky, rough terrain, less so in sand. Lots of people ride with trials tires around here. And I've ridden mine plenty on the street, and it's wearing well.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #9
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So do only people in certain areas get to answer your question?
that's funny.

No, I welcome everyone’s input. I'm new to dirt/trail riding. So I appreciate any information. It just some people use WR250R to commute and I'm interested in off road riding, particularly in Rampart area.
Also, it would be nice to know someone nearby with the same bike, in order to learn from (if they willing to share).


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I use a trials tire on my WR, MT43. It does really well on rocky, rough terrain, less so in sand. Lots of people ride with trials tires around here. And I've ridden mine plenty on the street, and it's wearing well.
Do you order the tires on line or go to the store?
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #10
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I'm currently using Shinko 244's front and rear. They're inexpensive and are a pretty decent 50/50 tire. Before the 244's I ran a set of D606's which are good tires and I had no complaints with them. My next set of tires will probably be a D606 rear and a MT21 front.
Thank you Luke308

So, same question to you. Do you order tires online or go to the store?
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:21 PM   #11
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My next set of tires will probably be a D606 rear and a MT21 front.
That's the tire combo I run on my 525. Not great in any situation... there's better off-road tires out there, and there's tires that do better on the street (606 is loooouuuddd), but that 606/MT21 is a solid and predictable combination in most situations you'll find yourself in on a bike like that.

I spend a lot of time out at Rampart in the summer, and my bike is my primary transportation.

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Do you order tires online or go to the store?
Usually Performance on Broadway. They stock 'em. Don't have to deal with shipping, just the fee$ that colorado tacks on.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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Do you order the tires on line or go to the store?
I usually order online and put them on myself. I decide what I want, then start doing searches for pricing. I've often found that Motorcycle Superstore has good tire sales. And call Performance Cycle in Denver or Apex in Colorado Springs. They have good pricing, too.

If you're new to riding off road, I'd recommend checking out Hilslamer's thread on putting together a tool kit. You'll find it here, and it's what I based my toolkit on. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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I don't have a WR250R nor live in South Denver. I ll be buying a WR this winter to wrench on and get dialed for riding in the desert this coming spring. While no one bike is perfect, the WR appears to be an excellent all a rounder for riding in the Rockies. My DR is going to be jealous.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:39 PM   #14
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I had a WRR that I used to ride from Conifer to Rampart, then ride a 30 mile ST loop, and ride back. Ran 606s for a while but wanted a more aggressive setup. Ran a MT43 on the rear and a Pirelli Scorpion Pro on the front. This is a good setup for someone wanting DOT tires that are really good offroad. (Obviously at the expense of tarmac performance)
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:56 AM   #15
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If you're new to riding off road, I'd recommend checking out Hilslamer's thread on putting together a tool kit. You'll find it here, and it's what I based my toolkit on. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998
Thank you for suggestion. That's actually, was my next question. Are you reading peoples mind?
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