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post #1 of 6 Old 10-12-2006, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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6 Ply Tires

This is a question out of curiosity. I was surfing for tires last night and came across 6 ply tires for the KLR.
My question(s) is/are why would you run a 6 ply tire, have any of you done so and what was your experence with them?

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Way back in the day, I had some Barnum 6 plys on my Suzuki TM400. Them tires were tougher than Chinese arithmetic. When it finally came time to change them, I had to cut them off because they were so tough.

6 plys will give you more puncture resistance at the cost of less sidewall flex.

And not even offers of free beer will entice me to help spoon them on.
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For those of us that tour, a 6 ply would be great for all the extra crap we carry on the bike, sort of like the dif between a load range c and d truck tire.

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Re: 6 Ply Tires

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This is a question out of curiosity. I was surfing for tires last night and came across 6 ply tires for the KLR.
My question(s) is/are why would you run a 6 ply tire, have any of you done so and what was your experence with them?

harley dog :roll:
that seems like excessive plies for klr tires.sounds pricey.what kind are those?and that is when i would let a tire shop take them on/off.
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Some six ply tires arn't as tough as you think. Have run them before, alittle stiffer, but not a problem.

Some six ply tires are less rigid than other 4 ply ones. Don' t know how they come about their ratings?
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Re: 6 Ply Tires

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This is a question out of curiosity. I was surfing for tires last night and came across 6 ply tires for the KLR.
My question(s) is/are why would you run a 6 ply tire, have any of you done so and what was your experence with them?

harley dog :roll:
that seems like excessive plies for klr tires.sounds pricey.what kind are those?and that is when i would let a tire shop take them on/off.
I was looking at the Cheng Shin www.mawonline.com/chengshi.htm

Have "Heard" good things about them but no first hand info. I also understand that some 6 ply M/C tires are 6 ply but with a 4 ply sidewall which I would imagin would make for easier spooning. :lol:
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