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post #1 of 24 Old 03-12-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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I think I see Pirelli MT21 tires there Tom. I would be curious as to what you think of them when you ride it. I put some on my bike late last year and thought they were pretty good on and off road.
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They seem to wear pretty well. There is a groove in the knobs that was just visible when I left and it's still there, which indicates that they wear better than K270s.

I didn't pee my pants, not even once, in corners. I needed Depends when riding the K270s.

In the dirt they hooked up marvelously and turned very well, better I think than the K270s.

They vibrate like a sumbitch, though....

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Have you tried a 606 and if so how do these compare with the 606?

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"Oh, well, now that just depends, doesn't it?" Tom replied pissily.

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I ran mine for about a month last year. I didn't get much for vibration above 20mph. Did you check the balance? I really liked them on and off road and was impressed with the lack of wear on the pavement.
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Have you tried a 606 and if so how do these compare with the 606?
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The 606 is more pavement and less dirt than the MT21.
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I've been running a MT21 for about 3k miles. Put a little more air in it and it should settle down a bit.

I love my MT21 and figure to get another one, but first I need to wear this one out and I have a T63 waiting to put on.

After a few miles I don't even notice the knobbies.

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They're balanced and inflated to 32/36.

I just don't like knobbies on the slab.

They go into the shed for a while while I try some Battle Wings.

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I get a little over 1,200 miles out of the MT21 rear with 65% of my riding on dirt. At 18psi they made a huge improvement to my off road confidence. As for road related vibration, we're on KLR's you know.
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They're balanced and inflated to 32/36.

I just don't like knobbies on the slab.

They go into the shed for a while while I try some Battle Wings.

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I used to ride a DRZ and liked a 606 on back and an MT21 on front. They won't last long with much pavement riding. I think I got about 2.5K out of a rear. The front would cup pretty badly and was done around 5K miles.

Try dropping the pressure about 8-10lbs and see how they are.

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