When do you replace your knobby???

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Wodger63, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Tenerrod

    Tenerrod Make it shiny

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    When loss of drive traction on the rear or steering traction on the front really starts to slow you down, it's time for new hoops.
    When the fun factor diminishes, time for new tyres.
    Weather dependant usually.
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  2. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Or, when fun is replaced by fear....
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  3. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Yeah i gotchya.

    Just that i still dont think, that for some, its a hindrance to the point where component upgrades are compromised. For some top racers they practice with worn tyres. A worn rear can assist the rear steer more easily than a tyre with max grip. Come race day, their job is easier with new tyres. Id hazard a guess their suspension would be at its max.
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  4. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Don't even use knobbies (on the back):fpalm

    As long ad it's not too wet/sloppy, the MT43 is awesome

    Nearly ready to be replaced........:D

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  5. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Those tyres i mentioned earlier about picking up had full tread in the centre but none on one side!
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  6. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    I must admit to being MT43 "curious". You only have to look at vids or piccies from [especially] the States to see how many people use that sort of tyre, I really can't recall having seen anybody over here with that style of tyre on a bike in the bush [ or am I not too observant? ]

    Maybe on the list of things to try....
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  7. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Combined with plenty of torque and a Rekluse:super
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  8. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    I have a WR250R. Doesn't exactly shred tyres....I call its progression as stately and dignified.
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  9. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    I've no complaints about the MT60 in the bush
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  10. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Just the thing for slippery red clay downhills!
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  11. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I've used a lot of MT43s - small bikes and on the 690 as well

    Really nice feel across the board, but have to be a bit careful on corners as it can let go unpredictably

    The newer crop of trials hybrids are probably better in this respect - the Motoz Mt Hybrid (extr version) is a really good tyre - very long lasting - have the Shinko Cheeter on the back of the Beta XT at present - more tactile / less aggressive, but also good traction

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  12. Ron50

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  13. bigredroosta

    bigredroosta Long timer

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    I knew a bloke who reckoned he changed cars when the ashtray got full.
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