MOTOZ and the SE

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by JOKER650, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Fuckin nice! That's what I was hoping! :thumb
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  2. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    Went out on Friday and the tires seemed to work pretty good.
    The rear was a little slippy on the dry loose trails(thought I had a flat a cpl times), but I think I just had the pressure a little high @ 28psi on the rear.
    The front worked well, didn't slip out anywhere.

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    Was really impressed on a long steep icy up hill. As long as I didn't spin the traction was good.

    A friend came over with his 950ADV and had just put the same tire on the rear of his bike.
    Looking at the base of the nobbies on his bike I could see 'flexing' lines , he has the stock ADV rim.

    I inspected mine(stock SE rim) but did not see any of the flex lines where the nobbies meet the carcass.

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  3. Capt.saveaho

    Capt.saveaho Been here awhile

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    Man people are funny... Anyways I'm going to run the motoz's here pretty soon, my buddies have ran them and liked them a lot off road. On the street they said they crack at the base of the nobs on high speed runs or hard acceleration. But come on guys you can't compare a 10/90 tire to a 90/10 tire (street/dirt). And these bike are hard on tires. Best advice I have ever received, from a well respected rider (bigwan), "Erik... Hahaha, you bought a bike you can't afford, get used to it".
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  4. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Im pretty sure thats the same tyre I have on my 525 - and the tyre wore pretty quick at first (there was a bit of pavement involved) but then started to settle down. Havent ridden the 525 frequently enough to judge the wear-rate of the tyre...
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  5. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    Thats what I hear about the tread wear on these tires.

    Hit the bush / snow today. This tire performed great:wink:

    Pics to follow.
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  6. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Any input on the best place to buy these tires in the USA?
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  7. mikeegee

    mikeegee Been here awhile

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    Got mine from brapoffroad.
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  8. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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    In stock: ACME Rider Supply

    prices include shipping
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  9. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    Got mine from https://www.dualsportarmory.com/index.php. Best price I could find and I spent hours looking. They also offer an ADVRIDER discount. Great guy to deal with too!
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  10. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    DSA is sold out. I shall give the others a try....Thanks for the replies!!

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  11. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Acme rider supply has the 140-80-18's But they want $130 bucks!! :eek1 thats a healthy profit from a msrp of $107.95

    all others appear sold out of the 140's... :cry
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  12. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    Call. I did and he verified stock and shipped super fast.
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  13. sama3033

    sama3033 Been here awhile

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    Hmm, I literally just got back from the local shop and was sorely disappointed - no matter how we tried we could NOT get the Motoz to seat on my 4.25" rim. Anyone looking for a brand new 140/80/18 desert cheap should PM me. I'm going back to the 908 which I loved.
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  14. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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    Our price includes shipping- but ADV gets a discount- call us
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  15. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    wd-40 ?
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  16. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    I'm on it!!!

    Incoming order :deal

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  17. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    I called prior to my post. They are out of stock.....Still. :jose

    He did say that a shipment is enroute, approx 4 weeks out.
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  18. dirtybikefrank

    dirtybikefrank Beast wrestler

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    They're about the nastiest tire to seat but when you do they're the DEAL. Now..shhh! Let this thread slowly die before the prices soar like the 908's did.
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  19. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    Interesting tire. It has been around for a long time (3-4 years) but yet the biggest Adventure Bike family in the world do not use it (not give it a change maybe).
    I ordered a set for my 990 (stock rims) just to give it a try. Set costs less than my 908RR rear. How bad can it be???
    I'll post it here if I like it or not soon.
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  20. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Just bought a set F & R for my SE, from a local shop - they were $195 out the door and he got them in 1 day.

    I rode with a 990 Adv rider this week in Baja running a set and he really likes them. The rear was spread out pretty far because of that wide rear rim but he puts a serious pounding on that bike and has had no problems.
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