Favorite hard packed tire choice?

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4/26/2018 1:09 PM

When the track gets really dry , lots of marble's on top and there really isn't any moisture left on the track. What tire combo do you guys like / best success with?

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4/26/2018 1:22 PM

Dunlop k70.cool

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4/26/2018 1:32 PM

Bridgestone M22 cool

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4/26/2018 1:33 PM

Michelin S22.

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4/26/2018 1:38 PM

Haha, not sure any tracks around here let anything get too hard packed anymore, what with watering every 43 seconds.

I pretty much just keep running MX3S until they're trashed. Easy to pull off on my YZ250 though... I could see a 450 ripping knobbies off in short order when conditions are too dry.

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James

4/26/2018 1:41 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Bridgestone M22 cool

Carlsbad tire of choice!

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4/26/2018 1:46 PM

The michelins that get me to a track with loamy soil

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4/26/2018 2:04 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Bridgestone M22 cool

FWYT wrote:

Carlsbad tire of choice!

Haha. I've heard that same thing from my dad for years!!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

4/26/2018 2:06 PM

D756 Hands down best overall tire for grip, especially with the 20" front

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4/26/2018 3:00 PM

Bridgestone 403/404... I know its supposed to be an intermediate tire but, it does pretty ok when the track is prepped and pretty ok when it dries out and the blue grove begins to form!

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4/26/2018 3:02 PM

Pirelli Mid-Hard

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

4/26/2018 3:39 PM

Jeffro must be riding some Mountain View hard pack lately.

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4/27/2018 12:44 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Pirelli Mid-Hard

Yep 554

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4/27/2018 1:00 AM

Dunlop MX52

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4/27/2018 1:11 AM

I used to run Kenda tires and the Carlsbad kicked ass on dry skatey stuff

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4/27/2018 1:17 AM

Pirelli 554

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4/27/2018 7:15 AM

rongi#401 wrote:

I used to run Kenda tires and the Carlsbad kicked ass on dry skatey stuff

I used to love the Dunlop 952 at Piru. When it got dry and hard packed, that tire worked awesome there

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

4/27/2018 7:52 AM

Bridgestone x40. They seem to work great in a wide range of conditions too.

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4/27/2018 8:15 AM

Back in the day.... Bridgestone's M22 & M23 were awesome!

Dunlop K88HT was a good rear too.

The new tires seem to have a wider range of terrain they cover now.

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4/27/2018 8:59 AM

I rode the 23/22 no matter what condition. Love those tires!

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4/27/2018 9:15 AM

MX52 is AWESOME new but I get less than 10 hours on them so I quit buying them. Next is Bridgestone 404 for me, great grip but lasts longer. Now I have an FX 350 that I street legaled. I put a Sedona 9?? on and it works great on hard pack and in the woods not too good in the wet.

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4/27/2018 9:22 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Bridgestone M22 cool

X2

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Bret Bonham

4/27/2018 9:27 AM

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Bret Bonham

4/27/2018 10:28 AM

ob wrote:

Jeffro must be riding some Mountain View hard pack lately.

Yeah that's one of them. Like BVM said above , I usually tend to run the X30's , sometimes with an X20 up front , but on hard packed track.....was looking at trying something a little different.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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4/27/2018 10:31 AM

Joe....here is one thing to consider. A lot of my riding over the past year has been on a 125 , which really don't wear tires out near as bad. Not sure exactly why that is , maybe the weight of the bike.

So if a set of tires don't wear like they would on let's say a 450.......then what's the choice?

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

4/27/2018 10:41 AM

jeffro503 wrote:

Yeah that's one of them. Like BVM said above , I usually tend to run the X30's , sometimes with an X20 up front , but on hard packed track.....was looking at trying something a little different.

try the Michelin Starcross 5 Medium. I was a Bridgstone's 403/404 guy. Tried the battlecross tires and don't like them at all. MIchelin are my new go to.

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4/27/2018 11:57 AM

Really like the new Michelins plus they mount easy and last a long time I'll never buy another Dunlap those things suck to mount

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4/27/2018 2:41 PM

Dunlop MX52, Lasts forever too. Great tyres.

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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

4/27/2018 5:31 PM

lf you can still find one, Dunlop MX71, almost as good as the old Bridgy M22.

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4/28/2018 9:17 AM

Jeffro, when I test rode that KTM 300 last year, it was fitted with AT81 Bridgestone’s, I believe, and they were solid. Calgary track is exactly like what you described, and the traction was phenomenal, front and rear. This kind of performance, on a bike that’s not even close to set up for my 270 lbs. After my warm up lap, I twisted that grip as hard as I could, the tire performance, or possible lack thereof, didn’t even factor in. Going to buy a set for my 500, and see how they work.

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