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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
who needs an Edge?
Sorry to say this, but ^^^^ that looks terrible, :huh
the edge is worth every penny imho.
Damn, you're harsh!
It's just my trail setup anyway.
Zach. That's basically what I did as well but I had to because the drc edge is SHIT. the hardware is nice and clean but the light sucks ass. It can't be used for full time riding its one of those polish me parts I killed 3 boards on mine before I gave up, dirt and water continuously migrate into the light and kill the resistors on the board. I even tried to seal up two of them with silicone at all the likely entry points. This year I am converting over to a 300 exc taillight and see how it works out. Still working on the mounts for it but using the edge as a template for the first fitment.
Yeah, I've heard nothing but horror stories about the DRC.
From people who ride these things like dirtbikes, anyway.
I really like the stock tail and after recently damaging mine, I picked up a cheap used one on the WR forum. This left me with an extra light to play with. The bolts line up almost perfectly, I just had to open up the mounting holes a little.
Can you explain this more-"roll over in corners". Does it do that on both street & dirt? I'm was just about to buy my first set of tires for it and was going to go with: 606's rear-120/90-18, front MT21 90/90-21. I don't see any 100 for their rear tire- do you just buy a 100 when you can find it in a brand you like?
I have a soft tie similar to these on my KDX. Don't recall exactly but believe the loops go throught the seat bolts or some such. Once the WR is set up there'll be some on it as well.
I'm pretty sure he meant the Kenda Trackmaster exhibits this behavior and is better in 100 than 120. Not a general statement.
My new rear is a T-63 (i'll mount it next a warm day). I don't want the bike taller, or else I would probably have bought the MT-43. Front is an almost-new MT-21
I'm talking about the Trackmaster specifically. The sidewalls are fairly soft and when cornering hard, the knobs grip and the tire flexes a lot. This makes for a lot of grip in the dirt, but makes the bike kinda squirrelly on the road.
I feel the shorter sidewalls on the 100 allow the rear to rotate more effectively.
I had to swap a shagged 100 for a partially used 120 for a ride tomorrow. I'll let you know if I'm talking outta my ass!
I'll already let you know that you do that!
While the Edge may look nice, it is a cheap piece of junk. Get them wet, and corrosion takes over on the circuit board. For dry street duty, they might be OK, but for dual sport duty, you need to spend a few minutes and seal them properly with silicone.
After one season of use:
At least the OEM light is tough and keeps water out.
Hmm, I'm going to have to take a look at mine. I have the 12 o'clock lab guts though so maybe they are more durable...
The Edge is too dim to be a safe street light. Add that to the fact that offroading will kill it, well, basically it's worthless!
I don't know if you are thinking his pic you quoted was of a Kenda 270, but that's definitely not a 270 in the pic. That actually looks more like the Trackmaster.
BTW, anyone who's thinking of running the Kenda 270's take a good look at the Shinko 244's instead. They have much beefier side knobs that don't flex when leaned over and I think overall a more beefier tire with larger knobs. At the very least, don't run a K270 front. They suck horribly as a front tire. The 244 does much better. The rear isn't as bad, but it still gets very "un-easy" when you get over on those little bitty side knobs on the K270.
Shinko 244 on the Left, Kenda 270 on the right.
Rear tire. Again Shinko 244 on the Left, Kenda 270 on the right.
This is actually an XT600
Would you recommend the shinko 244 over the D606?
I ran Shinko 244's on my KLR. I loved the first set, but then switched out the rear for another 244 and the center row of knobs broke off. Of course this happened on a street ride weekend. The tire never failed, but I came back early for fear of being stuck where I was on a Sunday with no bike stores open and a bad rear tire.
So no, I like the D606 over the Shinko 244. But YMMV.
Depends on your needs. The D606 is a very impressive tire and definitely more aggressive than the 244. But it also carries a much higher price tag.
If you want aggressive with decent road manners, the D606 is hard to beat. The 244 has great road manners, but still pretty decent in the dirt, but it certainly not going to be as good in the mud like 606 is.
I've heard of some people chunking the 244's and other tires too, but I've never chunked one and I've been pretty rough on them too.
I like the D606 too. Well at least the rear. I'm not a fan of the front, but its a pricier tire for sure.
No doubt at all - D606's are more expensive than the shinko 244's. I had also heard of the 244's chunking the knobs, but I ordered them anyway. I liked the first set for gravel roads and such. Never rode my KLR on trails to speak of.
I'm running D606's on my WR now and I'm hoping for some great performance from them. For the WR, I'd probably skip the 244's anyway in favor of something more aggressive. For the KLR, I liked the tread pattern of the 244 for 50/50 use. I didn't like the tire chunking knobs off it early in it's life. Its not a tire I would trust for a long trip due to the problem I experienced with it.
Just my two bits, I don't have a WR250R but I would love one, for now I have a DR350SE. I do however ride 270's front and rear, and think they are great. I have never rode 606's or 244's, but I don't have anything against the 270's they flex a little but I can throw my bike into the corners harder than my friend will push his weestrom.FWIW 270's have been great tires for me I ride everything from street, back and forth to work, to single track. I would really like to try 606's too though.