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BLAIR LIVELY 96
06-04-2003, 08:07 PM
What is everyone running, and how much are the tires running a set? Just oredered my wheels yesterday, so I am going to have to get something.

Jack Giesecke
06-05-2003, 10:19 AM
From what I've seen, slicks.

Chris Thomas
06-05-2003, 04:46 PM
Pay close attention to the rear. Some bikes don't like the chain clearance of some of the rears for these things.

My 450 honda has a 150 Metzeler on the rear and it barely clears the chain. Where JD has a 160 slick on the back of his 426 and it seems to do OK. It only rubs a little. I don't know if I could get away with a 160 or not??

I would look and see what folks on a similar bike are able to get away with.

BLAIR LIVELY 96
06-05-2003, 11:43 PM
Michelin, Dunlop, Pirelli, Maxxis, Avon?????????

Chris Thomas
06-06-2003, 08:28 AM
For real live supermoto with dirt involved, folks seem to like the new Avon stuff. They have supermoto specific tread and rubber compound tires for the dirt combo.

For CMRA road racing on a supermoto, I would think you pick your favorite track vender with your favorite sticky buns and pick what they have that fits.

BLAIR LIVELY 96
06-06-2003, 04:41 PM
Yo Dave, how much for thos Michi's?

Chad Tieszen
06-07-2003, 07:22 PM
I've got a brand new set of Maxxis slicks. Check the f/s stuff. Other motard stuff also f/s.