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post #1 of 5 Old 08-02-2012, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tire advice... H vs V?

Well, I'm about to replace my tires, front and rear. I have decided on the Michelin Anakee 2's. They come in two different ratings... H and V:

90/90 H21
90/90 V21

There is only one stock option for the rear:

130/80 R17

A non-stock option for the rear is:

140/80 R17

What one should I get for the front? Rear?

Fyi... I'm 95% freeway riding.
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Well, I'm about to replace my tires, front and rear. I have decided on the Michelin Anakee 2's. They come in two different ratings... H and V:

90/90 H21
90/90 V21

There is only one stock option for the rear:

130/80 R17

A non-stock option for the rear is:

140/80 R17

What one should I get for the front? Rear?

Fyi... I'm 95% freeway riding.

The letter designations are speed ratings:

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H is rated for 130 mph, V 149 mph. You won't approach the H rating on a KLR unless you drop it out of an airplane!

130/80 x 17 is the OEM size. A 140 is getting too wide for the OEM rim IMHO.

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Thank you sir!
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Well, I'm having no luck finding a rear Anakee... anywhere.

Now I'm checking out the Conti Trail Attack. Anyone here ever try them?
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Well, I'm having no luck finding a rear Anakee... anywhere.

Now I'm checking out the Conti Trail Attack. Anyone here ever try them?
hey fyi,,
motorcycle superstore.com has anakee for rear in 120/80 & 140/80 ,out of stock on the 130/80..

note:so if have a aftermarket muffler,, a 140/80/17 will work,, and does great on paved curves (as is the anakee2, i run on a moto-ed klr ) !!!
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