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Which size dual tyres for CRF230?
« on: June 19, 2012, 02:17:12 pm »
Howsit dawgs.... I just recently bought a Honda CRF230F, which has full knobblies on. I want to put some road friendly tyres on it, so that it can be used on tar as well as gravel. Currently the knobblies are 100/100/18 on the rear and 80/100/21 on the front.
I'm going to put a 90/90/21 on the front, but which size would be the best for the rear? (Thinking of 120/90/18... if there is such a thing)
Please give me some direction here  ??? ::)
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Re: Which size dual tyres for CRF230?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 03:35:11 pm »
Mitas E07 or Mitas E08.

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Re: Which size dual tyres for CRF230?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 09:40:28 am »
My CRF has 140 knobblies on on so it can take a 120
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Re: Which size dual tyres for CRF230?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 09:52:42 am »
Did you decide what to put on your CRF230 ?

I am at the same crossroads - my bike is roadlegal, but how to choose a tyre that can be balanced properly for long stretches of tar. (Durban to Underberg tar as needed, then into Lesotho).

The more one reads up the less one can decide - seems too many tyres have bad reviews, or it's that most people find it easier to slate tyres.


 

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Re: Which size dual tyres for CRF230?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 10:19:38 am »
Hi Terro M...
In the end I put on Maxxis tyres. Type M6001 Intermediates. Very happy with them so far, and have done various terrains, including snow, mud and tar.... On tar they can be a bit slippery... but then which tyre isn't.
Check out their website: www.maxxis.com     Look under motorcycle tyres/offroad and then click on the M6001 Intermediate. They are reasonably priced, and I think that they'll last well. :thumleft:
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Re: Which size dual tyres for CRF230?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 10:46:29 am »
Thanks, will check it out.

Have been considering Mitas E07/08/09 or Michellin T63 as opposed to Sirac or similar.
It's always a challenge trying to use same tyres on tar & expect 100% traction.