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post #1 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone reccomend me tyres for my 650 Tengai. A recomendation for for road and trail would be nice for budget, intermediate and high end price ranges. Or a link to another thread where this has no doubt already been discussed would be great.
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Can anyone reccomend me tyres for my 650 Tengai. A recomendation for for road and trail would be nice for budget, intermediate and high end price ranges. Or a link to another thread where this has no doubt already been discussed would be great.
Cheers chaps.
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Dodge you can find many threads about tires if you just type "tires" into the search box just above the ads in this thread. Hope this helps.

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Many are very happy with the Kenda K761 as an all-around tire. There is also a Shinko 705 that is a near duplicate that gets very good marks. Both are very inexpensive tires, had here in the States for $100 a pair, delivered.

Unless there is something funky with your MOT, these tires should be available to you.

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Many are very happy with the Kenda K761 as an all-around tire. There is also a Shinko 705 that is a near duplicate that gets very good marks. Both are very inexpensive tires, had here in the States for $100 a pair, delivered.

Unless there is something funky with your MOT, these tires should be available to you.

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My BMW riding brother in law was aghast (!) that I would be riding on the 761s.

"You ride on a $100 set of tires?" he asked? Yep I do no problems. Of course he is wearing all the BMW gear too...

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I love my Shinko 244's. They Are a 50/50 tire and they work excellent in dirt, mud, and snow. I have leaned them all the way over on the street and had no issues at all. For $95 a pair, they're a great tire.

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I have the Shinko 705s. I do a whole lot of street riding as it's my daily/sole form of transportation. They stop the bike quickly when needed. They don't suddenly break lose and warn with a nice growl before they do break free (I've done some testing locking up the back to see where it's traction limit is). And, they corner great!

I spent several hours on Saturday out in the desert on everything from hard pack, slippery gravel and soft river bed sand and even the occasional no road at all terrain and my tires never lever me down once.

All in all, I'd recommend them.






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I love my Shinko 244's. They Are a 50/50 tire and they work excellent in dirt, mud, and snow. I have leaned them all the way over on the street and had no issues at all. For $95 a pair, they're a great tire.
Bill, we have to work on your "KLR thrift skills".



We have an image to protect, examples to set for the young and frugal.

http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-244-motorcycle-tire

$70.96 for the pair delivered to my door in Virginia with the AMA discount. They have a flat shipping rate of $8.95 for one tire or ten.

And I gotta agree with you, one hell of a bargain. After about the first 100 miles on 244's, I have never held back because of the tires. Only limitations here are with the rider.

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Bill, we have to work on your "KLR thrift skills".


We have an image to protect, examples to set for the young and frugal.


$70.96 for the pair delivered to my door in Virginia with the AMA discount. They have a flat shipping rate of $8.95 for one tire or ten.

And I gotta agree with you, one hell of a bargain. After about the first 100 miles on 244's, I have never held back because of the tires. Only limitations here are with the rider.
I love my 244's as well...though I must say they were not quite aggressive enough for steep rough canyon climbs in Utah. Anything other than hard core with a loaded bike though
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My BMW riding brother in law was aghast (!) that I would be riding on the 761s.

"You ride on a $100 set of tires?" he asked? Yep I do no problems. Of course he is wearing all the BMW gear too...
Let him know I have several "Official" cans of German Air for filling tires.. You can't fill them here with American air.. Must be filled with air from Der Fatherland!!
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Mefo explorers

Well...I finally had to take what was left of my Dunlop 606's off the front. I splurged and put Mefo explorers on the front and with the Shinko rears I feel the most confident on crushed stone/ gravel roads thus far than with any combination used previously. The Mefo's are known for long life too. We'll see.
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