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Old 09-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #30766
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:03 AM   #30767
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So did you ever make it over the top?


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Old 09-26-2012, 07:23 AM   #30768
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So did you ever make it over the top?


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This hill took me three attempts to climb with nearly the same results twice!

The first two shots were attempted in first gear which caused a bit too much wheel spin. The successful third attempt was made in second gear with more traction hook-up.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:32 AM   #30769
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This hill took me three attempts to climb with nearly the same results twice!

The first two shots were attempted in first gear which caused a bit too much wheel spin. The successful third attempt was made in second gear with more traction hook-up.
Put an MT43 trials tire on the back.......run it at ~8PSI (with an Ultra Heavy Duty tube and rim lock)......and you'll cruise right up hills like that without ever looking back as the knobbied/traditionalists slip and slide all over the place.....
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:48 AM   #30770
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Put an MT43 trials tire on the back.......run it at ~8PSI (with an Ultra Heavy Duty tube and rim lock)......and you'll cruise right up hills like that without ever looking back as the knobbied/traditionalists slip and slide all over the place.....
Interesting. I am just now beginning to want to try a MT43, problem is I'm stubborn and just 2 weeks ago bought a new knobby. Kinda wish I could take it back but I don't think I can, I'll have to use it up then try a MT43.

My real concern about the low air pressure is pinch flats, SE Oklahoma has a lot of rocks and we get a lot of pinch flats down there. How do the MT43s with 8psi stand up to that or do you pressure up a bit more for rocks?


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Old 09-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #30771
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I have an FMF fueler.
Wonder if I should just stay with the FMF or use the Athena...

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:56 AM   #30772
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Mt43

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I love the MT43 (except the front on SoCal grooved concrete freeways is the squirmiest tire ever- A real thrill ride going 70 with traffic)

So convinced that I even got a set to go on my 300XcW when my Maxxis Deserts are done.

They take all the drama out of steep rocky climbs where a knobbie just bounces and spins.

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Put an MT43 trials tire on the back.......run it at ~8PSI (with an Ultra Heavy Duty tube and rim lock)......and you'll cruise right up hills like that without ever looking back as the knobbied/traditionalists slip and slide all over the place.....
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #30773
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Put an MT43 trials tire on the back.......run it at ~8PSI (with an Ultra Heavy Duty tube and rim lock)......and you'll cruise right up hills like that without ever looking back as the knobbied/traditionalists slip and slide all over the place.....
Hmm, it had rained the night before so I put a knobbie on instead of the MT43 which I took off. :(

I just really suck because here is an attempt on a rocky hill with an MT43.. :(

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:05 AM   #30774
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I love the MT43 ...
What size MT43's you boys running?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #30775
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Interesting. I am just now beginning to want to try a MT43, problem is I'm stubborn and just 2 weeks ago bought a new knobby. Kinda wish I could take it back but I don't think I can, I'll have to use it up then try a MT43.

My real concern about the low air pressure is pinch flats, SE Oklahoma has a lot of rocks and we get a lot of pinch flats down there. How do the MT43s with 8psi stand up to that or do you pressure up a bit more for rocks?


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That's why I run 4mil Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes.....it's like stuffing a tire inside a tire

Plenty of Rocks in So. CA. (this pic is from Big Bear Lake area)

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:48 AM   #30776
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Mt43

4.00x18 & 2.75x21

Keep in mind its a tall tire. It will fit but is close to plastic shock mud guard on the inside of your swing arm so proper chain length is a must. This isn't a problem as you will also want to change your gearing to suit the new tire diameter. I personally went with the 13/47 but others have gone 13/48 or the equivalent with a 14CS (52 rear I think?) and a longer chain but at the moment can remember how many links (plus 2 I'm guessing)

I always run 11-12 PSI at all times whether on street or dirt. feels like a slot car on street. So Fun!
No rim locks and Slime in both front and rear standard tubes. Next time around I would like to try Tubliss setup if I can muster up the courage to crack open my wallet to the $200+ investment



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Old 09-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #30777
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #30778
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4.00x18 & 2.75x21

Keep in mind its a tall tire. It will fit but is close to plastic shock mud guard on the inside of your swing arm so proper chain length is a must. This isn't a problem as you will also want to change your gearing to suit the new tire diameter. I personally went with the 13/47 but others have gone 13/48 or the equivalent with a 14CS (52 rear I think?) and a longer chain but at the moment can remember how many links (plus 2 I'm guessing)

I always run 11-12 PSI at all times whether on street or dirt. feels like a slot car on street. So Fun!
No rim locks and Slime in both front and rear standard tubes. Next time around I would like to try Tubliss setup if I can muster up the courage to crack open my wallet to the $200+ investment

Tubliss system has worked great for me so far. I run about 10PSI in each tire. I had an inner tube in the tubliss system split on me and Nuetech sent me two rear and two front tubes when I called about the tube splitting. That was pretty cool because all I was expecting was for them to send me a new rear...
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #30779
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Taller rear, taller than a 606?

I had a taller rear tire before, I think a Michelin AC-1- Enduro, a monster.
The front end pushed in the dirt and was kinda weavy on the pavement.

I'm on the 606s now and still at times it feels abit weavy on the pavement.
I attributed it to too tall a rear as the smaller T63's first on the bike had no problems.

I have my forks about 7mm up in the clamp as suggested by my suspension guy.

Any negative street habdling from you guys on the MT-43s?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:21 AM   #30780
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Next time around I would like to try Tubliss setup if I can muster up the courage to crack open my wallet to the $200+ investment
To each his own.....my 300 XCW was set up with Tubliss when I bought it......fine for dirt/rocks but a PITA in the open desert where I ride lot.....I had a whole slew of tiny cactus punctures.....too large for Slim and a PITA to find/plug.....so I ditched the Tubliss in favor of what I know works......Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes......a lot of weight but I don't care, I'm an old/fat trail rider not a racer.....
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