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Old 11-06-2014, 07:37 AM   #1
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difference in knobby dot/ mx tires

I'm gonna be needing new rubber for my aprilia rxv which has Dot rubber on it.I was wondering what the difference is between the 2, I mostly trailer it so could I get away with non dot for an occasional jaunt down the freeway?
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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Several of the mx knobbies(non DOT) I've had on my ds bikes had bad wobbles (up/down, not side to side)at 55-60ish mph, couldn't get them balanced ,, was annoying as hell but you didn't notice it offroad. I doubt if all do that.

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:38 AM   #3
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I typically use DOT knobbies on most of my bikes. They are usually a little harder rubber compound and wear longer...but you also can end up with a little less traction in some terrain. When I ran offroad knobbies on pavement, they wore out pretty fast and I had to swap tires to DOT's in order to get my bike inspected.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:00 AM   #4
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I have ran many sets of non-dot tires on my bikes. I always run the Dunlop mx-71's up front and rear on my Husaberg, and on the 690 I use the mx-71 and a Mefo rear. On the 990 I really like the mx-71 on the front and a 908 rear.

I can and have gotten 3k miles out of the front on the 690. No wobble, no noise, just a good tire. They are being phased out now though...

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Old 11-06-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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I ride a mix of sugar sand, mud, clay,gravel, coal dust rock which is murder on tires and asphalt.thanks for the replies
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