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post #1 of 20 Old 08-06-2010, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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New back tire, OEM TYPE.

Just finished replacing the back tire with the OEM tire,,,,thought about some other type of tire but the OEM tire works well for what I do. I get about 9,000 miles out of an OEM rear tire,,,what about you? Just wondering how many miles others get out of an OEM tire. Thanks.
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post #2 of 20 Old 08-06-2010, 10:19 PM
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Curious as to where you found a Dunlop K750 tire? I have yet to find them unless they were a new bike takeoff. My understanding is that this tire is made for Kawasaki as an OEM part, without availability to the retail market. I bought a few sets from Dual Star a few years ago to put on bikes I was selling. They were new bike take offs.

To answer your question, I could get about 4,000 miles out of a K750.

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post #3 of 20 Old 08-07-2010, 03:49 AM
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You can buy them from any place that sells genuine OEM parts. I'm just about to buy replacements from www.kawasakipartshouse.net Front tire about $43.00 and rear about $50.00.

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I contacted two local dealers this morning, and they confirmed that they could order the K750 Dunlop tire. Talking to the owner of the second dealership, he confirmed that this has not always been the case. Thanks for letting me know about the availability.

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WOW! 9,000 from the stock tire is... Well... WOW! I got about 2,500 before it was bald. Replaced it with a Metzler, and got 11,500 out of my first one.

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Darn, wish I would have known this before... I wanted to replace my back tire with another 750 but the dealership said they were discontinued and that he couldn't get them anymore. So I coughed up more (many more!) $$$ for a set of Gripsters. I got about 6k Km's out of mine and was a couple of millimeters from my tread wear indicators (rear 750 that is).

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Darn, wish I would have known this before... I wanted to replace my back tire with another 750 but the dealership said they were discontinued and that he couldn't get them anymore. So I coughed up more (many more!) $$$ for a set of Gripsters. I got about 6k Km's out of mine and was a couple of millimeters from my tread wear indicators (rear 750 that is).

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I do love the Gripsters, I've had them on for about 2000 km's. I probably would have just replaced the stock rear if I could have got one though... Saved me some dough
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Curious as to where you found a Dunlop K750 tire? I have yet to find them unless they were a new bike takeoff. My understanding is that this tire is made for Kawasaki as an OEM part, without availability to the retail market. I bought a few sets from Dual Star a few years ago to put on bikes I was selling. They were new bike take offs.

To answer your question, I could get about 4,000 miles out of a K750.
I got the k750's at a kawasaki dealer here in MTR city area that actually is a decent place,,they have done some valve work for me in the past,,and have always not played games with me about stuff. So,,I do go to them for certain things,,but not everything. The K750 rear,,,OEM tire was 50.00$,,,not too bad I guess,,I could get them for cheaper on line? Not sure,,,I like the fact that I can go in there,,,Order it,,,pay for it,,,,2 days later I pick it up. There is a large kawasaki distribution center in grand rapids mi,,,so maybe thats why they can get those tires pretty easy. I've got 3 front tires OEM,,, and 4 OEM rears from them over the past few years. I also "shimed" the cush drive with small pcs of bicycle inner tube,,and boy ,,,that back end of the KLR feels like brand new!!! regreased the bearings ect ,,,its alot nicer. I took it out on some dirt roads today to "scrub" off the molding agents on new tires,{unsafe to corner on new tires,due to slickness of molding agents on new tires},,,I dug quite a few "trenches" with back tire today!! MR KLR likes doing that.
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WOW! 9,000 from the stock tire is... Well... WOW! I got about 2,500 before it was bald. Replaced it with a Metzler, and got 11,500 out of my first one.

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What is the $$$cost for the metzler???Just wondering. And,,,what is the tread pattern like? Post pics if ya can,,,thanks.
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