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Old 07-16-2009, 07:09 AM
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I'm getting ready to change tires on the KLR and am looking for a tire that would be a good 50/50 tire. I don't get into really nasty stuff off road, mostly FS roads, creeks etc. I also take a ocasional road trip. Maybe it's wishfull thinking but is there a tire out there that is aggressive for dirt but still has good road grabbing ??????
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Here is a great source of information
http://standoutnet.com/extras/mike/m.../klr650/tires/
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Look at the Kenda tires. Pretty good tires, and fairly inexpensive.

The K270 is probably more aggressive than you need, but it will work for those occasional road trips.

For what you are describing, the K761s will work quite well.

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I'm happy with my Kenda K761s, great price, holding up well.
I ride 85/15 paved/gravel.
My friend has them on his KLX, rides 50/50 paved/gravel and likes them as well.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:55 PM
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Well, I just bought a pair of Kenda K761s. Paid 96 for both with free shipping from http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...res-Tires.aspx.

Seem to have a decent review without spending a ton of money. Have not tried them on dirt yet, but the weekend is almost here.
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Well, I just bought a pair of Kenda K761s. Paid 96 for both with free shipping from http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...res-Tires.aspx.

Seem to have a decent review without spending a ton of money. Have not tried them on dirt yet, but the weekend is almost here.
Just be sure to air them down to 15psi while off road.
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hey dad, I rode today too. On my 08 klr.
I have used up the oem tires (4k mi), then avon distanzias for 5k mi, now on the new michelin T63 dot knobs, they have about 3500 mi on them.
They do well in the dirt, but they amaze me on the pavement. I regularly touch pegs down on pavement. They do make some knob noise but I like them.
I am in Jasper, ga. Where are you? (ne ga.)
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hey dad, I rode today too. On my 08 klr.
I have used up the oem tires (4k mi), then avon distanzias for 5k mi, now on the new michelin T63 dot knobs, they have about 3500 mi on them.
They do well in the dirt, but they amaze me on the pavement. I regularly touch pegs down on pavement. They do make some knob noise but I like them.
I am in Jasper, ga. Where are you? (ne ga.)
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Hope those Kendas are good. That's what I am mounting now. I only go off road, maybe across a field or on a dirt/gravel road every now and again. I need something more street oriented
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