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post #1 of 2 Old 08-28-2019, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Kenda K270 Dual/Enduro Front Motorcycle Bias Tire - 3.00-21 58C

Hello!

I have a 2017 Kawasaki KLR 650 and I recently bought this Kenda K270 Dual/Enduro Front Motorcycle Bias Tire - 3.00-21 58C.


Right after I had it installed I noticed a terrible wobbling of the bike on the freeway at speeds of 70 mph and up.

I took it back to the shop and they balanced it again but still wobbles a lot. It does not always do it. I live in the mountains at 5,500 ft but I ride down every day at 800 ft.
It only does it during the hottest hours and at the lowest elevations.

I finally adjusted the tire pressure and noticed that below 25 psi it behaves a little better, but I am still very disappointed by the performance of the tire.
Maybe is meant more for off roads than freeway?
At the shop they checked ball bearings and everything else and they think it is the hot temperatures affecting the tire in some way.

Does anybody have similar experience with these tires? Any advice?
If this does not change I will have to buy a different tiree (back to Dunlop?) and replace it.
I do a lot of mile on freeways....
Thanks for your feedback!

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-28-2019, 10:14 PM
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I've ridden a true front wheel, fully bead seated, properly balanced Kenda K270 at 110 mph indicated, downhill with a tail wind with narry a wiggle.

But there is such a thing as a "Bad Tire"!
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