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Old 04-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #25081
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Tigerrider007's Husky has a MT-43
I'm on my 3rd one and have been very happy with it on this bike. Amazing in the rocks and on the slab, good in the sand,, okay in the mud. I did get caught in a snowstorm in Baja back in December and learned the hard way that you dont want a trials tire in the snow.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #25082
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My main issue with that tire is that it doesn't have any traction, sure it's a block of rubber that can make it to Alaska, but don't ask it to climb anything.

It sucked on pavement, sand, dirt, gravel, snow, mud and rocks. Concrete in a straight line is where it really shined.

I'm sorry but I just don't get your experience. It hauled me over all the SanJuan passes and around Moab and I never once lacked for traction. I went thru standing water/muddy sand in Upheaval Bottom on WRT w/o any spinning.


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Old 04-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #25083
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I got a little more from the XCMH, pretty disappointing considering the price. Good handling I guess, it didn't last long enough to fully test.
Try a Dunlop 908 RR.
I had one last 7200 miles and it is a very good street tire and an excellent off road tire. the front however is not too good. For a good front try a Metzler Unicross.
I use 5W-40 Shell Rotella full syn.

A tire & oil thread. I have to throw in my 2 cents.

I had a 908 on the rear and hated every minute of it. Too stiff, bounced around off road and did not stick on the road either. Traded it for a six pack after 1000 miles and I think I got the better end of the deal.

I had a MT 43 on the rear for a round 1000 miles. Took it off, but kept it. Love it on my smaller bikes not on the 610. The Husky spins it too much. Trails tires work best when they are sticking.

I have a T63 on the rear now and it's ok.

The best I have had so far is a Kenda 270. Great on the road and suprisingly good off road. I'm going back to that soon.

I use 5W-40 Shell Rotella full syn in all my other 4 stroke bikes, but have been afraid to in the Husky because it calls for the 60 w.

However if you can run Rotella in Texas surely I can in Washington
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #25084
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Tigerrider007's Husky has a MT-43 with a Tubliss setup in it. The MT-43 is close to half worn though. I told him that he should try that out to see how he likes it with low pressures. It should do everything very well except for mud.
I'll try it out Duane, then see what might work best for most of the terrain we travel...mostly gravel, with some hard pack dirt, we'll see how the MT43 holds up...
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #25085
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mostly gravel

you'll find the Trials tire very exciting when braking hard in gravel. My theory is that the pebbles clog up all the gaps between the knobs and then you have a gravel on gravel situation. Great for power brake slides!
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #25086
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Been running an MT-43 rear/MT-21 front combo and pretty happy with it overall. It climbs up stuff that's not exactly easy to walk up. However, with one exception of a front-end washout where the edge of the trail became very, very soft without looking any different, every time the bike has been on its side since I put them on has been on a steep, technical downhill. One of the biggest criticisms you hear about trials tires is their lack of braking ability downhill. That might just line up with my experience.

Now that I'm in a part of the South that's relatively flat and prone to be muddy, instead of the dry Cali mountains and desert, I got a set of Desert Race to try on my 610. Figured it was either that or the D908 on the rear, but WC's recommendations and the "I've never had a flat with a Desert" comment swayed me. Waiting for my cush hub rear wheel to show up to mount everything.

I'm also building an 18-in rear wheel for my YZ250 that will be a WR295 next time it runs. Will probably give the MT-43 a try on the back of that at some point if I head west of home where it's drier and likely to have more technical terrain.

Oh, yeah. Motul 300V 15W-60.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #25087
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Also, what rear tire are folks running for some decent mileage and performance in the dirt?
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Sticks off road amazingly well, OK on the street and DOT rated (so it won't throw knobs at speed). Wearing like iron, too.

I think the front tire I got is also a Moto-Z, but it did lose some knobs after a long high speed highway run... Maybe it's a different non-DOT tire. I'll look this evening and post.

Golden Spectro semi-synthetic off-road 20W-50
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #25088
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I'm sorry but I just don't get your experience. It hauled me over all the SanJuan passes and around Moab and I never once lacked for traction. I went thru standing water/muddy sand in Upheaval Bottom on WRT w/o any spinning.
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+1, I found the 908 to be the best loose soil ( sand/gravel ) tire I ever had. As stated, street performance was just good.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #25089
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I use 5W-40 Shell Rotella full syn in all my other 4 stroke bikes, but have been afraid to in the Husky because it calls for the 60 w.

However if you can run Rotella in Texas surely I can in Washington
I have a 2000 model and 5W-40 is the owners manual recommended grade. I also use it in several other bikes. A very good thing about the Shell oil is that you can get it everywhere.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #25090
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I stand by the Michelin AC-10 as a heck of an off road tire for the 610. I have the 120/90/18 and its the same size as most 140/80/18 tires. It won't last long on the road, but off road it very good! this is 250 off road miles and I'm hard hard hard on rear tires. It's a relatively soft tire, but holds up better than a MT -16 and works much better than the MT -21. Oh, and Motul 7100 10w60 full syn
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:10 PM   #25091
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finally found a TE610

I recently picked up an 07 TE610 with some electrical issues(blowing fuses), ran good but would die and not re-start. Bike was very clean, 5000 miles, from the looks of it most if its life was on road. First thing I noticed was the gas tank vent was melted to the header and totally closed off, I think this is what caused the engine to die. I stripped the bike, went through and cleaned up the entire wire harness, cleaned and greased all the connections and switches. Also replaced the cam chain, the clutch bushing, checked the valves, put on some aftermarket turn signals, and installed a JD jetting kit. I noticed the clutch basket spring cups are in rough shape, they will need to be replaced very soon. I took it out for a few rides around town, runs great, no blown fuses. I like it so far, very nice bike, if it ever stops snowing here I'll hit some trails and put it to the test.

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #25092
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I recently picked up an 07 TE610. I noticed the clutch basket spring cups are in rough shape, they will need to be replaced very soon.
Nice bike. PM IndyUnlimited here on ADV -- he'll sell you his spring cups kit, which seems to be the better solution to the problem than buying another set from Husqvarna.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #25093
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Sticks off road amazingly well, OK on the street and DOT rated (so it won't throw knobs at speed). Wearing like iron, too.

I think the front tire I got is also a Moto-Z, but it did lose some knobs after a long high speed highway run... Maybe it's a different non-DOT tire. I'll look this evening and post.

Golden Spectro semi-synthetic off-road 20W-50
I'm going to check these Moto Z tires out!
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:51 AM   #25094
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I'm going to check these Moto Z tires out!
I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:49 AM   #25095
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MotoZ tires

How much are people paying for a set of the tractionators? How many miles of mix use are they lasting?
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