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post #1 of 11 Old 08-16-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Best tire for 50/50 pavel - gravel

Hi Everyone!!!
Could you send me some advice to pick the best 50/50 tire for my KLR650.
Thank you in advance!!!
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-16-2013, 11:02 PM
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Kenda 270, low price, high mileage, great on gravel, no problems on pavement besides a bit of howl. 15,000 kms out a front, 10,000 kms out a rear.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-16-2013, 11:07 PM
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Best one I have had was a mefo explorer. Great all round tire ( including snow ) and got 10000 miles out of the rear.

Next choice would be heidenau k60. Good all round performance but never got as many miles out of it

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post #4 of 11 Old 08-17-2013, 02:48 PM
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Currently enjoying Heidenau K60 Scouts, they look like they will go at least 2X the OEM tire distance. Good in mud.

My other trailie (Tiger) has Meztler Tourance - very nice tire for gravel/pavement.
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-17-2013, 03:19 PM
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I vote for Duro HF904 (Rear) & HF903 (Front)
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-18-2013, 03:15 AM
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I also enjoy the k60 on my klr I went up a size for better wearing and I liked the new tread design on the 140 better ..

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post #7 of 11 Old 08-18-2013, 08:29 AM
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I have been running Kenda 761. No problems with them but may try something different next time. I do about 50/50 gravel/pavement.

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-18-2013, 09:10 AM
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I'm pretty much a 50/50 pavement/gravel guy. I use Shinko 244's front and rear.

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post #9 of 11 Old 08-18-2013, 01:57 PM
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-05-2013, 09:30 PM
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I've always been a Michelin fan! I"m running Michelin SIRAC"s front & rear. I can't tell you just how good my bike feels on the road, the grip is fantastic giving me so much more confidence into bends, especially when loaded. They are quiet and have out lasted the original Dunlops by a factor or 2. They also wear better, no feathering on the front and much less flat spotting on the rear. (Note:I have changed my riding style a bit to help reduce the fronts feathering, I was told it was due to being to heavy on the front brake!) No problems on the rough stuff, very stable.
I know this probably reads like a paid advertisement for Michelin but I would not spend this kind of money (Front & Rear AU $310 fitted) if I was not completely happy. Yes that's expensive but when it comes to my safety my Michies tick all the boxes. Safe Riding...Cheers from Australia!!!
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