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I picked up a new toy last night. A 2009 wr250x. It came with a seat concepts seat, 4 gal tank, pro moto billet rack, tail bag, handguards, skid plate, 17" wheels with good tires, a new set of 17" tires, set of dirt wheels with tires that look new, like new stock tank, like new stock rad shrouds, new side plates, a couple hardly used helmet (1 dirt, 1 ds), a couple sets of mini turn signals, a thingie to clean up the license plate/taillight/turn signals, etc. It needs a good wash (too bad I didn't have a tag on it to ride to work this morning as the rain would have done the trick) but is otherwise in great shape. I expect I'll be doing some really stupid stuff with it on those fat 17" tires.
Yep, it's got street tires on it now but the extra tires are avon distanzias, which at least look like they'd be pretty good on dirt roads. The dirt wheels have pirelli mt43s on them. I've never had a tire like that on the front.
I always felt that street/motard wheels are fine on dirt roads. The only real drawback is when you try to break really hard on a dirtbroad, they lock up quick
You should talk to Bigbird about the entertainment value of those tires, he's followed me on mine a few times.
Ah, these are the infamous tires. I have heard the tales. I did a little bit of research on them and seems they were made more for heavy bikes like the GS. It would suck if they suck for my use as they've got so much meat I bet they'll last a long, long time. I expect I'll swap to the 21"/18" wheels for dual sport stuff but, as my laziness knows no bounds, that may be a pipe dream... I did order an EBC front rotor for the dirt wheels for $18 ($100 off). I still need a rear rotor and sprocket to make the swap quicker.
They are actually really good tires when used for their intended purpose. Awesome on road, wet or dry. Good on dirt, as long as you don't push them too hard . Suck in mud, as you can probably guess.
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