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Old 09-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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Do you use the XCMS as a dualsport tire? If so, how many miles do you get out of it? Others say the MCMH (med-hard) is a DOT tire that can be used for dualsporting. Does the med-soft XCMS also work?
pirelli does not make an MCMH...perhaps you are thinking of either the XCMH (cross-country, medium to hard ground) or the MXMH (motocross, medium to hard ground)?

i've never tried the XCMS (cross country, medium to soft ground) or MXMH, but the XCMH is DOT (both front and back). the front is just plain a tire from dual sport heaven. the rear XCMH is a good compromise dual sport tire--not as good as the TMII in the dirt, but not bad at all in the dirt, and fine on the road.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:05 PM   #17
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pirelli does not make an MCMH...perhaps you are thinking of either the XCMH (cross-country, medium to hard ground) or the MXMH (motocross, medium to hard ground)?

i've never tried the XCMS (cross country, medium to soft ground) or MXMH, but the XCMH is DOT (both front and back). the front is just plain a tire from dual sport heaven. the rear XCMH is a good compromise dual sport tire--not as good as the TMII in the dirt, but not bad at all in the dirt, and fine on the road.
Yes, I meant the XCMH front. I will try it next time. Thanks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:48 AM   #18
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Just so y'all know, I ordered the Michelin T63's in 90/90-21 and 130/80-18. The Trailwings that came on the bike have really been wearing fast since I've been off road with this bike. I think the gravel on these north Georgia fire roads really eats the rubber. Looking forward to riding the bike with some real tires on it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:53 PM   #19
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Just so y'all know, I ordered the Michelin T63's in 90/90-21 and 130/80-18. The Trailwings that came on the bike have really been wearing fast since I've been off road with this bike. I think the gravel on these north Georgia fire roads really eats the rubber. Looking forward to riding the bike with some real tires on it.
Keep us updated on how they perform and wear.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #20
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Keep us updated on how they perform and wear.
Will do.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #21
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Do you guys have a favorite tire for loose sand. And no, I can't use a paddle tirewere I am headed......Thanks
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #22
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Will do.
Now with about 300 miles on them off road I am very pleased. Longevity is still TBD but unless it's really bad I think I've found the tire for this bike. They were cheap too! $134 for the set at my door. :)
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #23
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You can fit a Teraflex but I would not recommend with stock carb, pipe,etc. Oh, and make sure you get the US version or it will look like this,
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #24
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Question: What are my options for rear tire size on the DRZ400S?
Lemme explain:
I am the proud new owner of a very well maintained 2006 DRZ400S. THe PO was obsessive about maintenance and particularly preventative maintenance and emergency preparedness. This translates into a very bulletproof DRZ, and is the reason I went with this bike even though it was slightly over my original budget.

It also manifests itself in a very interesting problem. To minimize the number of different spare parts he needed to carry on long trips the PO replaced the front rim with another 18" rear rim. The rear is also lowered 2" and the stance is great -a lot closer to being like my old CB550 but with long travel suspension.

I have ridden the bike at 65-70 highway speeds and have taken it onto some fire roads and up and down some rutted dirt hillsides and my only complaint is that i wish the front tire was a little narrower. ANd that might just be in my head. The tires it came with that I have been running are Kenda K270 4.50 x 18s

So I guess I am asking what y'all think of running the two 120/90 18s or going with a narrower slightly higher profile front tire to give me a little more wiggle room in the ruts a little less rake?

THat and what the size options would be, specifically for a narrower tire with a similar profile, given that rim size?
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #25
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Really? No one has any input? I would even take some bad advice if nobody has any good.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #26
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I put T-63s on my DRZ last month.

90/90-21 on the front and a 120/80-18 on the rear. I was going to use a 130/80-18 but they were sold out.
After a little over a year and 3300 miles I just replaced the 120/80 with a 130/80. The front will be good for at least 3300 more. Excellent tires on and off pavement.

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Old 10-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #27
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Why am I subscribed to this thread.........I don't even own a DRZ

Hey Wayne.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #28
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Really? No one has any input?
What? Were you born yesterday?

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Why am I subscribed to this thread.........I don't even own a DRZ
I think your subconscious is telling you something.

We should put a 18" front rim/tire on your KTM. Then it might be as fast as a DRZ.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:26 AM   #29
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Are you saying the n00b is too lazy to read this thread????

I'm un-subscribing.......I think I was doing research for Weaver Dawgs DRZ

Bye bye........
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:26 AM   #30
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tires for the DRZ

Bigger is better, right?
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