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Old 01-23-2013, 07:36 AM   #32641
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I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:40 AM   #32642
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Run what you have and adapt if needed is my $0.02. Unless you are a super aggressive rider with lots of talent you should be fine with the Kendas.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:06 AM   #32643
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Hi all
I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
Put the Kenda up front and a Pirelli MT43 in the rear with a Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Tube/rim lock......air it down to ~8PSI....and have the time of your life in Moab.....

I don't even have a WR250R anymore but I can't seem to unlock from this thread
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #32644
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Hi all
I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
Depends on what you are looking to do. Unloaded light trails and FS roads OK. They are a 2ply bias max load 503lbs. One I have is probably a bad example since it is defective. It is an inexpensive general purpose tire, nothing more. IMHO.$46 @ RockeyMTN MC. Probably a better iteration would be the IRC GP1. recommend Front only!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #32645
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...I'll 'xpress it again, Pirelli MT21's, and don't go over a 120 on the rear.
You want some D606's, I have a pair with 500 miles on 'em...cheap.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #32646
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...I'll 'xpress it again, Pirelli MT21's, and don't go over a 120 on the rear.
You want some D606's, I have a pair with 500 miles on 'em...cheap.
+1. The MT21 is a great tire.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #32647
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Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross Rear Tire
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Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross Front Tire
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #32648
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...I'll 'xpress it again, Pirelli MT21's, and don't go over a 120 on the rear.
You want some D606's, I have a pair with 500 miles on 'em...cheap.
He's going to Moab and MT21s are rock hard.......they last a long time, but they're rock hard......

I use MT43 rears amost exclusively, but I think an aired down MT43 rear would be especially nice/useful at Moab....just my $.02.....
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:36 PM   #32649
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He's going to Moab
I'm not sure a hard tire is a real disadvantage in Moab. If you air down you can get through the Sandy areas, and the "Slick Rock" isn't slick at all, more like sandpaper.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #32650
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Hi all
I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
Kenda Trackmasters are reportedly very decent tires. If they are in your garage, I'd mount them.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #32651
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I can't tell you how much I hate hate hate hate the Trakmaster on hard terrain. Digs great if its sandy or muddy, but all over the place on hard pack and rocks.

I dislike the MT43 too, but I also think its a great tire for Moab if you're plunking around.

I still think the D606 is the best rear tire you can get for the WR250R.

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Kenda Trackmasters are reportedly very decent tires. If they are in your garage, I'd mount them.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #32652
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Put the Kenda up front and a Pirelli MT43 in the rear with a Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Tube/rim lock......air it down to ~8PSI....and have the time of your life in Moab.....

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Chris.. keep contributing.. you have lots of good experience with the WR and your knowledge is always welcome... we won't even make fun of you when you come back to blue...

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #32653
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What about the softer interm. Pirelli Scorpion Pro All Terrain/Enduro Front Tire instead of the MT21


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Old 01-23-2013, 10:11 PM   #32654
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What about the softer interm......Pirelli Scorpion Pro All Terrain/Enduro Front Tire instead of the MT21
Yep, that's what I generally run up front when not running a MT43......

as in the below pic...MT43 rear/Scorpion Pro up front:



Running MT43 on back of 350XCF-W too......using stock front until I blow it out



Bash, it was ~70 when I left for work at 6am........high of 78 in Ramona, CA. today......burrrrrrr
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #32655
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