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Offline Hankeeb

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DRZ400E Tyre size options
« on: July 13, 2016, 10:06:38 am »
Hi Dogs,

So I was thinking of using my DRZ400 for some funduro's over weekends while still commuting to work and back (5km a day) and also use the bike for the occasional adventure overnight ride.

Currently I have T63 on the front and back in 90/90 x 21 and 120/80 x 18 respectively.

The are good for the road, long trips and average dirt roads and semi tech sections however they would not cut it for more tech rides like you do at some funduro's.

What tyre options are good to run (Size and make) and can I survive with running MX tyres on the road?

Looks like my rear tyre bottoms out on my Cowley exhaust so I am thinking of going to a narrower rear tyre, what do you think?
 

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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 10:09:17 am »
Nee wat, daai tyres is cool. Jy kan Dunlop D606 gebruik ook as jy wil. Buig jou bracket op jou zorst net bietjie meer uit. Onthou breer is nie altyd beter nie.
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 11:30:08 am »
Nee wat, daai tyres is cool. Jy kan Dunlop D606 gebruik ook as jy wil. Buig jou bracket op jou zorst net bietjie meer uit. Onthou breer is nie altyd beter nie.

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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 11:40:55 am »
Kyk wat die 250's ophet. Ek het n KTM525 gehad wat op die pad was wat ek ook mee gerace het. Ek het niks verander nie, maar daai tyd kon jy nog diw Maxxis M6006 kry wat knobbly genoeg was. Ek het voorste flikkers net so groot gelos en agter vervang met daai klein led tipes wat jy vasplak op die modderskerm. Nie eers die klein nr plaat afgehaal nie
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2016, 11:59:43 am »
Kyk wat die 250's ophet. Ek het n KTM525 gehad wat op die pad was wat ek ook mee gerace het. Ek het niks verander nie, maar daai tyd kon jy nog diw Maxxis M6006 kry wat knobbly genoeg was. Ek het voorste flikkers net so groot gelos en agter vervang met daai klein led tipes wat jy vasplak op die modderskerm. Nie eers die klein nr plaat afgehaal nie

Ek het van daai flikkerligte opad en 'n kleiner nommerplaat mounting/remlig combo.

Gaan die voorste flikkerligte ook sommer verander na kleiner, minder goed om te breek.

Ek het gedink om sommer MX tyres te run op die pad, hulle is so cheap jy kan maar elke 6 maande 'n nuwe set op sit. ;)
 

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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 12:12:57 pm »
Kyk na di Dunlop D606. Ek het n stel op my XR600. Sal lank hou op n DRz.
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2016, 06:13:25 pm »
Ek is seker daar is ander opsies as die T63 maar ek het op my DRZ dit gehad, net n 130 agter in plaas van jou 120 en dit was lekker.

Ekt cederberge deur gery, Gydo pas gejaag met lekker grip en ook hulle heel ok gevind op Swartbergsvlei se sand. Vir my is dit die perfekte all round vir n fiets soos die DRZ.
 

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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2016, 06:21:35 pm »
Give Mitas a try.

CO2 on the back and C23 in front.

Great combination, IMHO much better than the T63.
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2016, 08:21:14 pm »
Dunlop D606' will work well on that bike, and for your needs.

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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2016, 08:48:29 pm »
606's much more aggresive and grippy than a T63. Also look at the Michelin AC10, again more of a knobbly than a 63 but still street legal.
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2016, 02:10:45 pm »
Dunlop D606' will work well on that bike, and for your needs.

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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2016, 12:35:11 pm »
I agree with dunlop D606!!
Use on my drz and dr for the rear tyres....lekker lifetime for the price, better than the T63  :thumleft:
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2016, 01:18:19 pm »
What about the D605? Only R742 excl wilddogs discount for the rear....
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2016, 01:28:33 pm »
Was more thinking about something like the Maxxis MaxxCross IT
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2016, 01:42:49 pm »
They are cheaper and look even more aggressive :thumleft:
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2016, 01:44:57 pm »
But what are the chances of getting pulled over and fined on using non road legal tyres?

And how long would they last riding on tar?  Not that I would want to...
 

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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2016, 02:03:18 pm »
But what are the chances of getting pulled over and fined on using non road legal tyres?

And how long would they last riding on tar?  Not that I would want to...
They are street legal, not sure how long they would last on tar... high speed on tar will definitely hurt them I think...


http://www.maxxis.co.uk/catalog/tyre-95-maxxcross-it-m7304-m7305
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Re: DRZ400E Tyre size options
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2016, 02:13:46 pm »
That is great news! Better get those then!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2016, 03:04:02 pm »
That is great news! Better get those then!  :thumleft:

Give us a review on them once you have had them for a while...I would also like to try them, but I've just bought a set of T63's so I have to wait until there done :thumleft:
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2016, 03:05:29 pm »
Will do.  My T63's also has some tread left but I am contemplating taking them off and selling it.