250F at the Dunes need a tire?

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8/9/2017 8:46 PM

I have a 2015 CRF 250R (yes i know not the fastest) and I want to go to th dunes. I dont have a lot of money though and i need a New back tire , not badly but it would be really nice considering i ride 99%track and trail and 1%dunes.

I just dont know if i should buy a paddle, or a new sand/soft dirt rear tire. I know its gonna be bad riding dune on a 250f with no paddle if i dont get one

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8/10/2017 7:21 AM

Rock it without the paddle. It'll save you some cash and the high-fives will be overwhelming. Stay on it and stay on top of the sand!

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

8/10/2017 7:24 AM

If you do go paddle, make sure it's a skinny six paddle version. Anything bigger really pulls the bike down, the smaller six paddle will allow it to keep on top of the sand more, instead of digging down too much.

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8/10/2017 8:14 AM

Paddle makes the bike more fun (lift the front tire up in all 5 gears). But you can certainly do everything at Silver Lake without one.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Specialized Fuse Comp 29.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

8/10/2017 11:05 AM

Run super low PSI in the dunes if you go with a knobby.... like 8 or 9 psi. Just enough to keep the bead on.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

8/10/2017 11:34 AM

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/4287/56697/Michelin-StarCross-5-Sand-Tire
I love these... but with money being an issue and riding a 250f I'd stay the hell away from the dunes.

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8/10/2017 11:35 AM

When you hit a truck or quad head on it wont matter what tire you are running. Save your money and go out in a 4x4 truck to enjoy it. That place is always stupid packed and sketchy.

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8/10/2017 1:14 PM

racerx217 wrote:

When you hit a truck or quad head on it wont matter what tire you are running. Save your money and go out in a 4x4 truck to enjoy it. That place is always stupid packed and sketchy.

I agree...We went out in June for a Friday/Saturday. Friday= fun (not too many people). Saturday= death wish, I think I only rode for a couple minutes. I had more fun in our Wrangler with my wife and two kids than on the bike.

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2008 Honda CRF450R

8/10/2017 3:10 PM

I have never used a paddle on either 250 or 450.

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8/10/2017 3:28 PM

I've rode little Sahara in Ok before on a 250f and no paddle tire. It was fun and really not that bad. But I also love riding in the sand.

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