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post #1 of 28 Old 05-03-2013, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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i just installed a set of these on my 2011 KLR and so far i'm more than pleases with them. i'll chime in on these tires after i get around 3k's on them

they corner more like a street bike then the stock tires.
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Yeah, they're really nice on the street. Not too bad offroad either. The gnarliest offroad ride I ever did I had a gripster on the back.




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I like the tire, i hate the price.

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for my trip north I just pulled my k60s off and hung the mefo explorers on .. they are a lot more quiet on the road have not used them in dirt yet .. time will tell if they last near as long ..k60 have good 3k left on the rear after 8k on them now front looks barley worn ..

but didn't like how buzzy it was at highway speeds .. mefo so far roll far easier and much quieter time will tell how they wear on my way to AK ..

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I'm going on my second set of Gripsters soon and I love them. They are a little pricey but I think they're worth it. I really like the neutral handling.
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I'm going on my second set of Gripsters soon and I love them. They are a little pricey but I think they're worth it. I really like the neutral handling.
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I'm going on my second set of Gripsters soon and I love them. They are a little pricey but I think they're worth it. I really like the neutral handling.
Aren't those the tires you didn't like in the snow Stew?...I'm just sayin'!!
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well being a KLR owner I and all those tubes I just throw away each time .. so now I just wrap my rims like rubberbands with them ... no more flats !! works great should have done this years ago ! the valve stems work like spikes in the gooey stuff ! all the cool kids are doing it !

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I'm on like my fourth set or so on a few different KLR's.

They like the dirt just fine if you air them down a bit.


Here is my First KLR on Gripsters Camping in Death Valley many years ago..


I don't think they like snow so much.

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You should't own a KLR - you're too wealthy.
Lol! I can't afford the German bikes so I buy the German tires...

No wait... Are they made in the UK? My geography is broken!

Oop, they are made in the UK... I'm a doofus! I still can't afford the German bikes though, so that part was correct at least

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