Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA.
I'm running the Shinko 244's. They are a 50/50 tire and they work well on the pavement and in the dirt. I've been on all kinds of dirt surfaces from river crossings to stupid rocky single track hills and they grip very well. I've also scraped pegs on the street with them and never once slipped. I got about 3500 miles on them so far and the front has a LOT of life left. the back one is nearing the end though. I'll probably be able to squeeze another 700 miles out of it. They're really cheap, I paid $95 for the first set and $54 shipped for another rear that is sitting in my garage waiting to go on. I've heard the stories about the knobs breaking off but that hasn't happened to me.
2009 KLR650, black (the fastest color), Moose luggage racks - Happy Trail skid plate, crash bars, engine guard, highway pegs, and fork brace - IMS Pro footpegs - Dynojet stage 2 jet kit - Airbox mod - WOW led tail light - Top Gun 7.4Kg rear spring - Top Gun Progressive front springs - ThermoBob - Temp overlay