Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
I get along fine with them. I've been known to finish wearing out other riders early take-offs, front or rear.
When my bike was new, I got 4500 miles out of the OEM rear, til near bald in the center line. That was back in April of 1988. The last 1500 miles was Wendover, UT to Monterey Bay, CA and back, all on pavement. Not near enough corners!
I think I remember getting over 9000 out of the front. I do think the rubber compound is different now, probably get less mileage.
One word of caution, the beads on the rear tire are a loose fit on the rim and the sidewalls are fairly soft. If it goes flat at speed, it gets loose immediately.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting