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post #1 of 13 Old 02-14-2016, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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What heavy duty tubes to use for my klr650?

I just purchased a 2015 klr650 and need to put heavy duty tubes on it... any recommendations? Thank you!
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-14-2016, 01:38 PM
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I don't use heavy duty tubes anymore, but when I did I used the IRC tubes from klr650.com.



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Thanks for the info... those were the ones I was looking at.
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This is a good view of how thick they are. This one experienced a 2" nail penetration and looked like this when I took it out of the tire along the side of the road. I really have no idea how it got this shredded. I did ride about half a mile on the flat so that probably had something to do with it.





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This is a good view of how thick they are. This one experienced a 2" nail penetration and looked like this when I took it out of the tire along the side of the road. I really have no idea how it got this shredded. I did ride about half a mile on the flat so that probably had something to do with it.

That's nasty! Guessing the tire must have spun on the rim a bit to slice it up like that.
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That's what I'm thinking. I was riding up a steep, winding blacktop road with absolutely no shoulders and ditches on each side. Had to get to the top before I could find a place to get off the road. I recall being thankful breaking the bead wasn't much of a chore so I'll go with your theory that the tire slipped on the rim while flat.



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That is a classic case of synthetic rubber failing from a puncture planalp. A nail hole in synthetic rubber can run like a crack in a windshield. Natural rubber tubes don't have this tendency. Synthetic rubber tubes are difficult to patch as well. Look for natural rubber tubes if these issues are of concern to you. Motoz sells a natural rubber tube with 4mm thickness if you are interested.
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Thanks for the info
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Here is the link for the Motoz tubes. I have one on order. You will have to look for a US distributor.
https://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/mot...bes/motoz.html
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EDIT<<<< My bad they are not showing a 17" rear in the size list. The one I have on order is a 18" for my 690 Enduro Sorry for the bad info!
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Thanks there is a place in Utah that sells that brand. Thanks again
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