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Old 12-05-2006
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long lasting tyre suggestions

Can anyone recommend a long lasting rear knobbie. I don't care about compounds and grip, I would rather have something on that lasts for a while. I'm just coming off the stock bridgestone gritties on the drz400
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Kenda Carlsbad does good, so do many others as your replies below will show hehe.

If you really don't care about grip (in the wet anyway), try a Bridgestone ED12 or Mitas StoneKing, they last a loong time but don't say you weren't warned if it rains
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what about that Desert tyre should have tread for a while, but traction is another issure
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Michy Desert or Bajas are probably the go or a Metzler MC6
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mitas stone king.

crap grip, but'll last for probably 2000k's on the drz.

i had one on 450 and got about 1500 k's.

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You could always ask Sjaak Lucassen. He might recomend going for a D207 dunlop just like the one on the rear of his R1. lol
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Hey Noel, NW2THIS uses a Carlsbad and I have to admit, it works well and seems to last forever. He just changed it but why I don't know. It still had at least 50% life left and it had done well over 1000k.

I use the ol' tried and true Metzler - great grip all the way down to the carcass but only about 1200ks.
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People say their tyre got 2000 and 2500 kms but we don't know when they change them - they could be riding them down to nothing
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For a DRZ400 the best wearing knobbie is the Tera-Flex. I got 3000kms out of my last one.

http://www.mandhtires.com/store.php?...on=show_detail

Send them an email if you want one. Freight is about $65 US so it will cost about $162 Aus landed and will take about 8-9 weeks to get here.

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Can anyone recommend a long lasting rear knobbie. I don't care about compounds and grip, I would rather have something on that lasts for a while. I'm just coming off the stock bridgestone gritties on the drz400
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For a DRZ400 the best wearing knobbie is the Tera-Flex. I got 3000kms out of my last one.

http://www.mandhtires.com/store.php?...on=show_detail

Send them an email if you want one. Freight is about $65 US so it will cost about $162 Aus landed and will take about 8-9 weeks to get here.
Are you serious? thats age's, but i want one aswell. damn pricey do u think they are worth it? all the guys in the states use em and love em...?
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