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Old 09-13-2012, 10:00 PM
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Road and trail for me. Pro scorpion I have been using was a dot legal one.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:03 AM
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Can't say enough about the Michelin TT. I've got roughly 600 miles on it and it still looks new, BTW YZ250. Did switch to the Tubliss system and run 10psi. Only complaint is the imbalanced ride due to Tubliss. Hoping some of the "self balancing beads" take care of this.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:59 AM
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Any further thoughts on this?

So far I have seen:
-Dunlop D606, which I would consider to be a dual-sport tire. Not what I'm looking for.
-Bridgestone M403/M404, which are medium hard MX tires
-Pirelli Pro Scorpion XC - mid hard DOT legal, Matt likes the rear ok but not the front. Thinking of going to the Dunlop 755/756 for the front. Marco has also been using this tire but is thinking of going to something different (Maxxis Desert IT).
-Pirelli Pro Scorpion MX - not DOT legal
-Pirelli MT43 - DOT legal trials tire - might be too soft?
-Michelin TT
-Maxxis Desert IT
-Dunlop 755/756 - I cannot find this on Dunlop's website (?)

I'm still on my OE set of tires - Bridgestone M59 FR and Bridgestone M402 RR.

For me I spend very little time on pavement, but plenty of dirt roads (Rampart, 717, Argentine, Taylor). Haven't been to Moab yet but hope to soon?

I don't really have any complaints with my current tire setup but I'm not a very picky person when it comes to this stuff. I don't think I'm a very discerning user. But I am wondering if I'm missing out on anything, so that's why I'm considering something different. Might try a Pirelli Scorpion XC in the rear or maybe that Maxxis Desert IT. I like the concept of a DOT rated tire since my bike is street legal (well except for my current tires) and I think Utah might be a little more strict about street-legal tires if I were to get pulled over for any reason.

Need to start comparing prices...any suggestions on where to shop?
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:37 AM
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My current setup is the Pirelli Scorpian in the front and the Pirelli MT43 in back. I like it, both tires are wearing quite well, ( I need to check how many miles I have on them but I think it's close to 1000.) The MT 43 trials tire has provided great traction in all conditions so far. I haven't really had it in mud yet but in sand and rocks, it's great. The Scorpian seems to hold corners well any is barely showing any wear. I'm running Tubliss front and rear.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:58 AM
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Is your front the MX or XC? Or other?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:15 AM
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My Pirelli Scorpion XC didn't last very long -> 900 miles and the center nobbies were gone. It did hold up pretty well though without much chunking on the side knobbies.

I mounted a Michelin AC10 (DOT legal) on the rear this spring and ran it in Utah for the week. I loved the traction in that environment, but like the Pirelli it wore pretty fast. I rode close to 450 miles of mostly dirt that week and it's looking about 1/2 way gone (it was brand new when I started the week). As a comparison, Farnham's Maxxis intermediate desert tire was also brand new, and his looked just lightly worn when I left. But it's not DOT legal....

The next rear tire I'm going to try is the Kenda K760. Pretty good reviews, and a good price. DOT legal as well.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:30 AM
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I am still on my front Scorpion Pro FIM, about to throw a new one on:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...FeU-Mgod61QADA


I feel no need to change from this tire right now.

The rear was only lasting me about 3-400 miles so it was not economical.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

Over the winter I threw a D606 on the rear mainly because I had it lying around. I only used it for a few rides around town before heading to Rabbitt Valley/Dewey Bridge area/Moab this year for Moto Cruise Moab. I am not sure how far we rode, but it was every day for about a week. That 606 was pretty worn out. It rode OK, but not my favorite.

I just got the maxxis Desert IT in the mail yesterday so it is going on next along with the Scorpion Pro FIM front.

I like Farnham's philosophy on tires, more rubber is better. The Desert IT has a lot of rubber..
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:21 AM
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I agree, but after getting stopped by the Po-Po in Boulder last fall, the first thing he did is check my tires for the DOT stamp.

If I wasn't concerned about DOT approval, and never drove from my house to the trails, I'd be all over the Maxxis Desert tires.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:27 AM
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Yeah, agreed.

every time i have been pulled over I have showed them one tire and they were happy...... so.. maybe my luck will continue when i get that desert IT mounted.
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there's a pretty good tire review in the latest overland journal (summer issue). they go through conti's tkc 80, heidenau k74, kenda big block k784, metzler mce karoo 2, dunlop d606 and the pirelli scorpion xc mid hard. they didn't pick an "editor's choice" but the reviews are pretty thorough.
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