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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby GillaFunk » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:47 pm

siberman1 wrote:
Does anyone use Heavy Duty tubes? Rim Strip questions anyone?

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IRC heavy duty tubes. : Rockymountainatv

Gorilla tape rim strips. :D
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby Ammo » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:10 am

+1 on the tape - I toss out my rubber first change and break out the speed tape ;-)
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby keetmanaa » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:46 pm

rivers wrote:PS: when conditions get really nasty, having chains in your trunk is a good back-up plan.

Do you have a source for chains or did you fabricate them yourself?
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby rivers » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:18 pm

Old Timers Garage in Poland. Member here Gillafunk had a thread awhile back about building and selling some also.
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby siberman1 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:03 pm

I ordered 4 of the "DURO Hf307 400 19 6pr Tt" from edgextremesports.com. There did not seem to be any problems, order went through as it ought to in today's internet world. Price was as advertised. So...

I'll post when the 4 tires arrive and go from there.

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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby keetmanaa » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:32 pm

I've got the 307's on the way and wonder what tire pressures y'all have found best off road, given no rim locks. I carry an electric air pump so can re-inflate when going back on pavement at day's end.
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby DaveO » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:57 pm

keetmanaa wrote:I've got the 307's on the way and wonder what tire pressures y'all have found best off road, given no rim locks. I carry an electric air pump so can re-inflate when going back on pavement at day's end.


I wouldn't, and don't, ever bother dropping the pressure....IMO the tires are too narrow for it to help much anyhow, and with the possibility of shearing off, or ripping out a valve stem..... it's definitely a no-no for me

IMO... THE key to doing rough stuff with a ural is to Never Ever Ever lose Your Momentum!...even if it means you have to attack at full throttle, and you will....cuz....once you bog down ....or sink in.... or turned sideways.... you may be just screwed hard...especially if you're alone


For me it's pretty much just dump the clutch and hold on....

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I have a modicum of experience with off-roading these....they will need to be repaired more and upgraded somewhat too....depending on what you have in mind... :)
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby Ammo » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:02 pm

+1 momentum is key and neither do I bother with airing down
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby rivers » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:12 pm

I just run dealer/factory recommended pressure year round everywhere. These rigs don't have the power or gearing for rock crawling so no need to air down there. For what sand,mud stretches or hills I encounter I find speed, momentum and keep the wheel spinning/digging works for me. Now if I were crossing the Sahara, I'd air down some. Otherwise just haven't had the need. Do I get stuck sometimes? You betcha.
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby siberman1 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:20 pm

I bought a Maasdam Rope Puller like Mr.Cob recommends. I have yet to modify it with a hook and pulley added, GHGoodwin on SS did that. I will either do the mod on the puller or just throw the whole thing in the trunk when heading out - probably to MOAB 2016! I bought the rope puller from Amazon on sale with 75' rope for only $52, free shipping, so I thought that was a good deal. Even if you don't use the rope puller, that much rope attached to another Ural would be pretty helpful.

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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby siberman1 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:48 am

siberman1 wrote:I ordered 4 of the "DURO Hf307 400 19 6pr Tt" from edgextremesports.com. There did not seem to be any problems, order went through as it ought to in today's internet world. Price was as advertised. So...

I'll post when the 4 tires arrive and go from there.

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The 4 tires arrived by brown truck all wrapped up in plastic wrap - looking like one big fat tractor tire. No problems with the order, free shipping was fine.

I suppose if you think you need some of these 307 knobbies, it would be a good idea to get some while the price remains relatively low. Things always get more expensive and/or may not be available at a moments notice if you want them. If I get ambitious, I'll put 2 on for MOAB. JMO

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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby tony147 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:54 am

GillaFunk wrote:
siberman1 wrote:
Does anyone use Heavy Duty tubes? Rim Strip questions anyone?

YMMV


IRC vegas off road tours duty tubes. : Rockymountainatv

Gorilla tape rim strips. :D


I suggest you to use maxxis tire for off road tires. I use it from last three years they are durable and not so expensive.

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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby Doc » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:26 am

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I have a modicum of experience with off-roading these....they will need to be repaired more and upgraded somewhat too....depending on what you have in mind...

That is a great picture!
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby makarov » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:21 am

Heidenau K37s are a good tire for on and off-road use. Like other K37 converts, once the original tires wore out I switched to K37s and have run them since. Yes they are more expensive than a cheap Russian street tire but you get what you pay for :D .

Oh, on the 3-wheels Ural a semi-knobbie like a K37 isn't going to be squirrely like a 2-wheel bike might be. I've also run full knobbie Kenda tires on the street and they didn't feel squirrely either just noisier.

Check my post with photos on K37 tire wear on this thread :

http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=44912
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Re: Off-Road Tires

Postby Steve7959 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:43 am

+ 1 for K37's

I re-rubbered just before my recent Spain trip with K37's. They got 1,000 miles of serious abuse on mountain roads and are showing negligible signs of wear to date.

They handled well on tarmac, rough and wet

....... and this was with a seriously loaded rig
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