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Offline Graeme M

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Michelin X11 directional?
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:48:36 PM »
The X11 Michy is a radial and directional, but does it much matter for dirt track?

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 08:37:06 PM »
depends if you can afford to have the choice.....

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 02:01:22 PM »
Same both ways for DT!! There is no difference anyways on the x11

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 05:24:07 PM »
Have always turned on my trials bikes & haven't noticed any difference to how they behave

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 06:00:30 PM »
Thanks guys, figured it didn't matter much. No obvious tread/compound differences so must be purely to do with the overlap in the plies. Just Michelin playing safe I assume.

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 08:37:37 PM »
Graeme what do the dirt track guys run for 19'' rears? I want to do some practice days on my CR125 but it seems the choice of block pattern is pretty slim ???

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 10:08:18 PM »
« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 10:23:01 PM by Hoony »
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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 08:41:11 AM »
Doh! thanks  Hoony. never gave speedway tyres a thought ::) should have grabbed a couple of Catapults when I worked for Bert Kingston in the late '70's but I saw they were 19'' and thought how utterly useless!! If I had done that I'm sure I'd still have them to this day ;D

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 10:29:57 AM »
19" trials are available, Mate runs em on his current model Kato.

Bigger contact patch he claims. 

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 06:40:50 PM »
I think there are a few 19" trials around, like Vee Rubber which seems fairly popular, and I think Mitas? I'm told the speedway tyres aren't the best on the MX bikes as they need to be spinning to work and we tend to be on and off the gas on MX bikes which makes them a bit inconsistent.

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2018, 07:37:44 PM »
Thanks for the info. I don't need a top of the line tyre for the little riding I'll be doing so V Rubber or Mitas could be the ticket. Will have a look see ;)

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Re: Michelin X11 directional?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 12:53:31 PM »
Go with the 19 inch ver rubber trials.

The speedway will cake up too much on the Elsinore and you might end up on your bottom!!