Goldentyre GT 723

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mslow, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    First couple days of this trip were in the rain. They do fine. I'm a very conservative rider in the rain. For me, these are just fine.
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  2. Sweedegravel

    Sweedegravel Ridefulness

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    Levain, thanks a lot for sharing. The GT 723 will definitely be my next rear tire:-)
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  3. Big Tall Bastard

    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    This is a few weeks late but you can contact Bent Lever in Vancouver, WA. They are a Goldentyre dealer. Really fair prices. I bought a rear GT723 from them. Very pleased.
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    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    My set of GT723 is now in the hands of another inmate. Hope he enjoys them!
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    Big Tall Bastard Voice of Reason

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    This is the music that is supposed to go with an ADV video! :thumbup
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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    2800 miles over 2 weeks of every terrain in New England and Quebec. Fast freeway. In the dry and wet. Rocks. Mud. Water crossings. Hard pack. Soft. 2 track. Single track. Wet/dry gravel. This tire does it all, completely drama free.

    Rear is probably 1/2 worn. Front, maybe 1/3.

    These tires are expensive, but worth it. I got mine from Rocky mountain atv. Unless I find something better they're the only tire I ever see myself running on a dual sport. They're the best according to me. Lol

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  7. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    So these just arrived. Can't wait to install them on the 690.
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  8. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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  9. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    No rim lock, I want to start by running them at full pressure. But I might add one rimlock in the future.
  10. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    honestly, i think that might be a bad idea, you're risking a complete failure and loss if you spin that tire on the rim.
    that's a lot of money to throw away if it happens, rim locks are cheap insurance.
    unlike a tube, you can't just pull out the air bladder and replace it on the trail, you'll be stuck trying to stuff your tire with grass and dirt to get out of the woods without destroying your rim.
    just my opinion of course, but I beat the snot out of my bike off-road and ride with a lot of wheelspin.
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  11. KTM Mike

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    Mslow, what PSI do you find to work best off pavement?
  12. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    In my opinion, if you're running a 140 or wider, there's no reason to drop pressures off-road. I never drop mine anymore and have noticed no difference in traction but an improvement on wear and less chance of pinch flat or spinning the tire and ripping the valve stem off.
    That being said, the AT stock pressures are 29F, 36R.
  13. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    So you're using stock AT pressure, or sidewall pressure of 33/41?

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  14. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    I use the manufacturer pressure.
    I do have to be honest though, there only reason I do is because they are pretty decent numbers. Some manufacturers suggest pressures in the 40's, and that's probably overboard unless you have a passenger or a lot of gear.
    The 723 tires are 5 ply I believe, so they're much more resistant to pinch flats and punctures, so if you wanted to run lower, you should be fine, but maybe run a rim lock.

    Are you having issues with yours finding bite?
  15. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    Sorry, I'm still not clear on what you are saying...which manufacturer pressure? The tire manufacturer, or the bikes?

    Plenty of bite, but carcass seems stiff at the tire manufacturer pressure of 33 rear 41 front. Tire seems to ride harsh, causing it to deflect off ground irregularities. I normally air down off pavement, found it helps on any tire I have used.

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  16. mslow

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    My apologies, I meant the specs from the bike. 41 psi on a 21" front sounds a bit overkill, so my example might not apply to you. Maybe drop them to 30F & R and see if it makes a difference for you?
    And I'm guessing you're a pretty seasoned rider, so I don't mean to state the obvious, but proper suspension setup is going to do more for deflection than tire pressures will. Adjusting ride quality with air pressures probably isn't a good idea. I can only share what works for me, every bike is different and the way each rider rides is different.
    I run the pressures i mentioned above and ride rocks & washed out climbs almost exclusively offroad, with a bit of sand and plenty of mud and roots in it, and that's what works for me.
  17. KTM Mike

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    Ahhh...that clarifies it well! The 29/36 you are using make much more sense.

    I believe my suspension is fairly well set up, proper spring rates (up front in particular) help a lot, allows for much more compliant (lighter) compression damping

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  18. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    Good luck, let us know how different pressures worked out, definitely interested to find out!
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  19. Sweedegravel

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    Can't wait to put this on when the MT21 is finito:lol3 IMG_6066.JPG
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  20. WoodrowBDR

    WoodrowBDR Been here awhile

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    1700miles on my rear so far. Lots of tread left. Mix of offroad/onroad. Tkc80 on the front. Ill try a different front next time around.
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