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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 145 25.04%
No 151 26.08%
I have not but I want to! 288 49.74%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.73%
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #5866
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Are the rear XCMH tires DOT approved? There seems to be a question on some sites that the aren't. In the PineBarrens, You must have the DOT on the tires.


I think the front is nut not the rear, or the other way around, I forget.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #5867
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Are the rear XCMH tires DOT approved? There seems to be a question on some sites that the aren't. In the PineBarrens, You must have the DOT on the tires.

From the Pirelli web site

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Specifically for use on Enduro motorcycles in professional cross-country configurations.

Excellent for routes with jumps, in the mud, through vegetation or at least on usually inaccessible routes.

Specific off road compound to ensure constant cross-country performance.

Carcass and pattern evolved from motocross experience made available to cross country adventure riding.

A Heavy Duty street legal product.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #5868
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i run the Pirelli XCMH on my 'berg - both front and back.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

last year at hancock they gripped wonderfully. rocky and muddy was the name of the game.

as with all things related to tires and 'big powerful bikes' they don't last forever. just like on my f8, the 570 chews through rear tires if you are not gentle with the throttle. who the hell is gentle on the throttle?

+ 1 on the XCMH for the front. My favorite except for the premature chunking.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #5869
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From the Pirelli web site
from Rockymountain ATV site where all sizes are on the same page

80/100x21 is DOT approved.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...o-Hard-Terrain

a few events require DOT tires. Does anyone have a rar tire that can clear this up. The prices on these are good IMO. I'd like to try a set if the rear is DOT. Thanks
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #5870
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Front and rear XCMH's are both DOT rated. I've got them on two different bikes. I've been using them for awhile, and am happy with the way they work for DOT tires.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #5871
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Tyre Range - Motoz - Dual Sport tires, Neumáticos De Enduro ...

I know a very accomplisged rider who swears by these. Says they are better than the MT16/59 combo. I'm not sure which model.

I don't know about sanctioned events but I have been pulled over 5 times since last Sept and never once was there a peek at the sidewalls for ratings.

just sayin, maybee the DOT rating is overated!

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Old 04-14-2012, 04:40 AM   #5872
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Tyre Range - Motoz - Dual Sport tires, Neumáticos De Enduro ...

I know a very accomplisged rider who swears by these. Says they are better than the MT16/59 combo. I'm not sure which model.

I don't know about sanctioned events but I have been pulled over 5 times since last Sept and never once was there a peek at the sidewalls for ratings.

just sayin, maybee the DOT rating is overated!
Everybody has there favorites, setup properly the m59 and mt16 or a trials tire is hard to beat... I take notice when AA riders get together and buy mega amounts of them before the season starts. You stll have to set it up properly. ie.. tire balls, ultra heavy duty tube and correct psi to rip the rocks! I'll probably never buy another tire combo, even for dual sport.

For me it's about wet traction on rocks at speed, every tire works for dry traction in the rocks!
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:44 AM   #5873
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I used those. Great Tire. Bk.Rd.Rnr runs them on his KTM 690 only tire that holds up for him. I've tried a few different tires including the XCMH. I'm pretty sure they were both DOT but never actaully checked. They did seem to wear fairly quick. I keep seem to be going back to T-63's They handle well street and dirt hodl up pretty decent and are only $65ish each
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #5874
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Are the rear XCMH tires DOT approved? There seems to be a question on some sites that the aren't. In the PineBarrens, You must have the DOT on the tires.

XCMH's are a DOT approved tire. I liked the front a lot on the dirt, they are adequate on pavement. I was not crazy about the rear, but I have not run a lot of "Real" knobbies. They seem to like to chew/spit/spin looking for traction, which is a bit unfamiliar to me. I prefer the MotoZ for a rear tire. They are now DOT approved. The Desert H/T tire does pretty good all around, and wear very well. I really liked the Dessert I/T on dirt, but they wore pretty quickly on pavement. YRMV.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #5875
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I know Motogo1 and a group was out today, Is any of the fellas riding Sunday?

I wouldn't mind taking my kid out for a spin..
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #5876
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I would but my bike is in pieces and I can't get motivated to put it back together since my back feels worse today than it did 3 weeks ago.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #5877
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good day

Been getting settled in new house, only 1 mile from Pachaug loop . Did small section of loop today . Anybody riding tommorow ? Would like to do more .
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #5878
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I thought Rob mentioned he was going tomorrow.


I spent most of the day prepping my first born for selling. New plastics don't quite match the paint on the tank but I figure whoever buys it will get an oversized tank anyway. Wheeling Cycle Supply was out of the UFO front fenders so I told them to send me the Acerbis moto version. Not sure I am liking it...a bit too short for my taste, makes the bike look like a bulldog. It would probably look cool with the smaller SM front tire though.

We've been through a lot of adventures together and I am coming up with a hundred different reasons why I shouldn't sell her. Heck, if it wasn't for her I wouldn't know any of you. You can't place a price on that.




This is my favorite picture of her just relaxing on a rock ledge after a long day's ride.

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #5879
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put SM tires on it and keep it!
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #5880
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put SM tires on it and keep it!
That actually makes a lot of sense..
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