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I have a couple of new metzler 360 mid/hard rear  tires in the shed they will be going on the ttr and the Dr soon.  They are a new tire .road legal and aggressive tread 

Will post pics and progress soon 

If they work as well as they say and look might be a good investment 

 (took some pics today recon I can get a bit more out of the pirelli on the ttr and the Dunlop on the Dr) 

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A bit too warm today to change tires and I think I can get a bit more out of them taking the ttr out in the morning 

Bikes are dusty due to water restrictions banning all outside water use I can't wash them .

 



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I really like them, but they are sooo tall. You can feel the change in handling, and have to run the chain at it's longest adjustment.
They grip like anything though.

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I really like them, but they are sooo tall. You can feel the change in handling, and have to run the chain at it's longest adjustment.
They grip like anything though.


 Thanks for the feed back something to look for when it's on 

 

Did a few hours this morning on the old pirelli scorpion went well a bit slippery under brakes but an other ride or two left in it 

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do you really need a full knobbly on terrain that hard...
I imagine the ground is to hard for the knobs to penetrate
So instead of riding on the top of little rubber blocks..
a tyre that puts more rubber in contact with the ground
maybe as good if not better..."Shinko 700"



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do you really need a full knobbly on terrain that hard...
I imagine the ground is to hard for the knobs to penetrate
So instead of riding on the top of little rubber blocks..
a tyre that puts more rubber in contact with the ground
maybe as good if not better..."Shinko 700"



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 Good feedback  . It's dry and Rocky  but a fair amount of powder and sandy stuff 

Will have a look at the Shinco



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And so the tyre debate begins, again...
Regarding my comment on tallness, when I bought mine, the only rear size available was 110/100, but that relates to the carcass only - the knobbles are massive - but it's a great tyre. I haven't noticed what sizes are out now - what've you got Les?

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They come in 100/100. 110/100 and 120/100 

I have the 110/100 to go on   I have had 100/100 just couple of tires 

 



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Thought I could do with a bit of a sweat session in the shed after work 

The metzler was a but hard to fit but similar to the pereli  scorpion that cane off.  I run a heavy duty tube and twin rim locks so a bit fiddly 

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I've been running MT21's on the WRR & replaced the D606's on the TTR with MT21's but not as good as on the WRR but I guess it might just be the bike. I remember my XR250RC had 2 rim locks on the rear & 1 on the front...what a pain & it really didn't have much power & I would fit a large tyre....wrong. Now I go with a small tyre as the bike handles & turns better.

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It's surprising how much better I find the smaller tires 110 is as wide as I go now 

The two locks on the ttr are because  I run 12lb in the rear and have plenty of steep climbs just a piece of mind thing 



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It's surprising how much better I find the smaller tires 110 is as wide as I go now 

The two locks on the ttr are because  I run 12lb in the rear and have plenty of steep climbs just a piece of mind thing 


 Yea smaller tyres work better on a 250 for sure

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Put 110ks on the tire (the other bike )  it is defiantly taller but I'm 6.3  .does exactly what they claim really quiet and smooth on road works really well in the bush . No chunking not a lot of wear and looks promising 



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Put 110ks on the tire (the other bike )  it is defiantly taller but I'm 6.3  .does exactly what they claim really quiet and smooth on road works really well in the bush . No chunking not a lot of wear and looks promising 


 Lucky you, I'm only 5'6" so I struggle with both the TTR & WRR seat height, ok when moving but can be a problem when I stop

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One advantage of being a tad taller I can paddle through rough stuff  while mates are tipping over.  

 



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Put a few hours on the metzler 360 .its proving to be a really good all round tire. Quiet and smooth on the black top last weekend on dry dusty hard dirt it was good today in mud and rain excellent 

The mud turned into dust then rain the last 15 mins

 

Very happy with it. It is a tall tire though and is quite noticable when you first get on and if your getting over logs ect 

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Just talking with the guys they noticed the tires had grip when a big roo slipped and cartwheeled in the mud in front of me biggrin



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The tire has a few rides now it's wearing well works well in all sorts of road/track .(1100ks)

Just a bit tall and is a bit cramped in the swingarm an extra link in the chain and there's plenty of room  had a 13on the front and went up-to a14  bought the wheel a bit too far forward  

Really happy with it recon I might stay with them 

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The 360 tires are wearing well. Good for most riding loose grip in really wet and really dry dirt 

Ever thing in between excellent 



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I had a set of mid/hard MC360s on my DRZ and they worked a treat. Was thinking of trying a set on the TTR when the current tyres have worn out, nearly there. This has been a really useful topic, thank you.

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I've only used them on the back will use them on the back again. Really like my mt21s on the front they wear a bit quick but work really well for me 



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I've only used them on the back will use them on the back again. Really like my mt21s on the front they wear a bit quick but work really well for me 


 The MT21's are outstanding on the WRR, I tried one on the TTR but to be fair it had already done 5000kms on the WR.

Got Maxxis Adventure tyres on the TTR & not happy with the front on gravel but the idea was to use the TTR on easy rides & even around the black top as I'm finishing work at the end of June.

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Retiring ?? Terry



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Retiring ?? Terry


 Yes sure are, been working for 50yrs & never been out of work



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Another ride had a mate ride the Dr and me on the ttr very happy with the 360rear tires.  Wearing well good grip every where but really slick clay surprising grip on sealed road.  Rode 9 hours today  with a bit of everything will be sticking with them for a while smile

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