Dunlop Trailmax Mission adv tires

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by eakins, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud Supporter

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    Got to put another 220 miles on my Missions yesterday, about 500 total now since I spooned them on last weekend. I'm trying my best to try these in every scenario available to me, which so far has included highway, paved twisties (tight and sweepers, both dry and damp), gravel, rocks and mud. No chance to try in steady rain yet.

    Absolutely love the front tire, it has performed in an excellent manner in every situation. It thinks it's a knobby when off-road, and I'm not going to tell it differently. :D


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    The rear has also done fine so far in every situation but one: Mud. This tire just sucks in mud. It continually spins and steps out to the side when starting from a dead stop in even the lightest mud, and then has trouble hooking up once underway on slippery up hills. Yesterday I turned around while descending a wet logging road, just because I wasn't sure the rear would get me back out if I went further. Even there, it took some effort to get forward motion and the rear broke traction and spun many times on the way back up (reference the muddy torn-up track in the pic below, this on a mild section near the top of the hill).

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    And then this when going through a mushy area a little later. Took me about 15 minutes to get it unstuck from this spot, but to be fair even a full knobby would likely have been challenged here.

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    Bottom line: Think twice about any muddy conditions with the rear Mission tire. I honestly don't think a 90/10 tire would do any worse in mud than this one.
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  2. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Thanks for the heads up on muddy situations. I guess only a full knobby will do in that case. Although mud isn’t the big bike’s strong suit IMHO...
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  3. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud Supporter

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    Yeah, I'm actually pretty disappointed the rear doesn't do any better in that situation but I guess compromises are necessary everywhere.
  4. henrys

    henrys Been here awhile

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    No "50/50" tire is going to do well in wet clay mud. That's also not going to be fun on a 600lb bike with any tire.
  5. Exurban

    Exurban Been here awhile

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    I’ve never expected any of these percentage tires to do all that well in mud and sand, just better on dirt/gravel roads than regular street tires. And then not quite as kneedragging good on wet asphalt. No one in this thread but, I think there are some who think 50/50 means 100/100 with infinite tread life.

    The mud pics above are good though because it clearly shows how the design parameters of the tire have been exceeded. For me, I’d have turned around long before I got where he did. I’d still like a tire I can expect to roll through a stretch of muddy ruts on an otherwise dirt/gravel road.
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  6. Lansraad

    Lansraad Refugee from the land of over-policed bitumen

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    I talked to Ficeda (Oz Dunlop Importer) a few days ago. They expect to receive shipments into Oz "...in three to four months..." meaning we may see them around June to August. They also said "...no pricing information at present..."

    It is a fair bet that they will come into the country and be gone quicker than dunny roll in Woolworths...
  7. bmw_rider

    bmw_rider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the update.
    I hope June as the summer tyres currently on my 1250GS will be worn out about then and i want to fit some winter tyres again. Last set was Motoz Tractionator GPS. I like them mostly but they have some shortcomings the Dunlops may address. Only one way to find out.

    Hahahahahahah Good one. Govt will have to step in and allow only one set per customer.
    And based on knife wielding robbery of toilet paper from a Wollworths store today by two dudes, the tyre van may need a security escort. WTF Seems the Coronavirus fucks brains up as well as lungs.
  8. swimmer

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    Put these on my '18 AT yesterday/today. I'm running a 3M tape tubeless set up FWIW. The rear tire is heavy and super stiff. I suspect, especially on a lighter motorcycle, that you'd have no problem running 0 psi if you needed to limp the bike somewhere after getting a non-repairable flat provided the tire didn't fall of the rim bead and could do so at a reasonable speed. The rear was the hardest to mount tire I've ever done. The front may be just a bit harder than average. Probably won't get many miles on these in the near term given the CV19 situation.
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  9. eakins

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  10. ejm4

    ejm4 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just has my Karoo 3s removed this week and set of these installed. Sadly only 6 miles on them which was the distance home from the dealer. I did notice less of a hum from the front tire compared to the Karoo 3.
  11. flexiflyer

    flexiflyer Been here awhile

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    revzilla got a limited amount of 100/90-19 fronts and 130/80-17 rears in this morning. FYI for anyone else that has been waiting for either size.
  12. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    ChapMoto has the rest of the sizes in stock now as well. Ordered a 120/90-18 rear yesterday. Supposed to arrive by 8PM today!

    EDIT: Fedex just changed the delivery to tomorrow. It's not like it makes a whole lot of difference at this point. We'll still be under lockdown for weeks to come here.
  13. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Guess I should have posted this pic almost two weeks ago:
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    Have not been out to ride on it yet due to the shelter in place. Been working on the other bike and the garden instead.
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  14. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Kind of wondering if maybe I should spoon these on both my spouse's and my bikes for the MABDR later this year.
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  15. Smallfry506

    Smallfry506 Been here awhile

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    Had tractionator gps on for it last year. Very happy with my choice, based on what I’ve seen and heard these would be a great choice as well. On a 1290r fwiw.
  16. Blackhawk6d

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    Just passed 1,000 Miles on my Dunlop Trailmax on my Wee. So far only Back Country and Freeway miles. I love them. Definitely louder than my Shinko's were, and not the best in Seattle Area rain (75 miles this morning in a monsoon from North Seattle to Gig Harbor, WA), but they have done a really good job overall. Hopefully I will get them in some dirt to test them out soon.
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  18. ktmrider36

    ktmrider36 Been here awhile

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    Here is the rear at 4,000 miles on a KTM 1090 Adventure R. The traction has been good both on and off road. Probably 80% of the miles have been on road. The 20% off road has been a mix of rocky rutted forest service trails and sandy open So Cal desert riding. Thinking the tire is holding up pretty well. My only concern is what traction will be like when I wear the tall tread in the middle of the tire down to even with that lower bar. Off road traction should suffer, it’s just a matter of how much. But by then I’ll have 5,000 miles on it so I’m happy with the way it is wearing so far.
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  19. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    my 150/70/17 doesnt have the bar down the center.
  20. BoilerRealm

    BoilerRealm Been here awhile

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    Not there on the 170/60-17 either.