I've owned my klr for 5 days so far, but I've noticed the stock tires biggest weakness..... pine straw, damp grass, mud, slick dirt roads after a 5 min shower. I know there are many reviews for tires out there, but mostly for people saying they ride 90% on road, and recommend the shinko 705.
I do ride on road, but its a 4 mile dirt road rocks, loose gravel, and slick area's to my house on top of a mountain. stock tires on that road is completely fine, but on the way to my house up this road are 2,000+ acres of land, trials, service roads, ext that I know I don't have the confidence in my stock tires to attempt.
I can tell by looking at the shinko they are not going to be good on wet grass much less slick trails.. anything else out there that I can get some decent mileage out of like 5,000 miles seems ok I guess, and not have to worry about getting stuck in a spot a moped could go through?
I'm not knocking the bike because of tires, because from what I can tell that's the only real weakness keeping me from my adventures lol. I went from riding a gsxr1000 in 2009 to a 2016 klr. needless to say when I first went from on road to dirt road that scared feeling thinking i'm about to wreck to daaaaannng and hit the gas because instant confidence of knowing this bike really likes dirt, and arriving home after driving it from the dealer and its already covered in mud.