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Old 10-18-2004, 05:59 PM
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hello, what is the best rear tire for a cr500? long wear is what im after. thanks
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:17 PM
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hello, what is the best rear tire for a cr500? long wear is what im after. thanks
I use Dunlop D739 A/T Desert in the rear and D756 in the front. I've not had them a full year, but I still got about 60% tread left on them. I rode mostly on hard pack too. I like the rear, but I'd like to try another type tire on the front.

The next set I will try will be Michelin M-12 front and back.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:22 PM
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I also run the Dunlop D739 desert size 120/90/19 on my KX500. It is the best tire I've used yet. I was running Maxxis intermediate tires that only lasted about 4 rides. With the Dunlop I've ridden 5 times and I'm still at about half tread, so it was worth the extra 15 bucks to me. I get pretty decent traction with it too.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:41 PM
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Try an IRC M5B. It has huge knobs and wears well. If you have an 18" rim they make a 140/100-18: If not then go with the 120/90-19. Call Monkeybutt for one and tell them Sam sent you.

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Old 10-21-2004, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: 500 rear tire

739 dont seem to chunk even on the worst rocks
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I have been running the D739AT 120/100/18 rear and D756F 80/100/21 front combo for the second time and I am happy with the wear and hook up. This is in the SoCal deserts though.
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Old 11-25-2004, 10:59 AM
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Another Dunlop D739AT user here. SoCal desert riding is the usual but also ride on some MX tracks.

They have the thicker sidewalls that are almost like run flats. The tread lasts a fairly long time too, which ain't real long on these bikes.

I currently run that on the rear and a Bridgestrone up front. The Bridgestone has outlasted 3 rears!! But that's another topic.
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Another Dunlop D739AT user here. SoCal desert riding is the usual but also ride on some MX tracks.

They have the thicker sidewalls that are almost like run flats. The tread lasts a fairly long time too, which ain't real long on these bikes.

I currently run that on the rear and a Bridgestrone up front. The Bridgestone has outlasted 3 rears!! But that's another topic.
Can you give me the part # or tire type and # on that front mang?

I really want to try the Michelin M-12 set next, or the Desert though. Anyone here use one of those two? Pro's and cons?

In the RockM catalog they have some new tires out. You veteran riders need to give those (Michelins) a look and tell me what you think of them and which you think would be best in AT.

Michelin has a new:
Baja
Endurostar
Enduro-comp III
AC10 Dual Sport and a couple paddle tires.
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