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post #1 of 4 Old 06-26-2008, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Better Tires for Trail Riding?

I am about to order my first motorcycle ever, and it happens to be the KLR 650. All the research I've done on dual sport riding seems to indicate that it is the best (at least for a starter like me).

But I do have a question:

I intend to do more trail riding than street (roughly 60/40). Should I order different tires, or are the stock tires sufficient?


What about a skid plate?

Any other modifications/add-ons/suggestions necessary for the trails?

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-27-2008, 12:30 AM
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Dunlop 606 for the back tire. I'm liking the 908RR for the front on my Husky. I don't read about folks liking the 606 front and i've never tried one. The Metzler Karoo T front has been good for me too.

Get the Utah skidplate. Tough as a rock. has it.

Get some hand guards/barkbusters to save the levers. I like the Maiers.

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Larryboy, you're brilliant!!

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-27-2008, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Larryboy!

Thanks Larry. I appreciate your help and taking the time to answer. Time to go order a bike!

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-29-2008, 06:56 PM
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i guess 20,000 isn't so much after all. i did the math and if i keep riding at the rate i'm riding now I'll be well over 20,000. maybe i should slow down. Get this baby payed off before i drive it into the ground. ha not likely
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