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post #11 of 29 Old 09-04-2010, 08:55 AM
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What kind of road mileage are you getting with the Kenda 761? I am a new owner and the 750 on the '09 only got 4000 miles.

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Tire mileage is more dependant on your situation. Are the roads in your area smooth or rough? Do you ride aggressively? Do you monitor the tire pressure reguarly? Do you ride primarily straight roads?

My area uses a road paving compound high in minerals. I'm not that aggressive of a rider but I commute on the bike on mostly straight roads so the tire wears the center down first. Gets pretty hot here in the summer so the road temp probably shortens tire life.

I get somewhere in the area of 5K miles on a back 761 and twice that on a front. The OEM back tire was done (for me) at about 2.5K so I would expect you would get more mielage out of the 761 than I get.

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What kind of road mileage are you getting with the Kenda 761? I am a new owner and the 750 on the '09 only got 4000 miles.

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I'm still on my first set, but at 3500 miles, I'd say they're less than half worn. Maybe less than 1/3 worn?? I'm hard on tires on any bike, and I think I'll easily see well over 7,000 miles on these tires.

I didn't get that sort of mileage out of Michelin Anakees, and they cost well over twice as much. When the 761's are worn out, they will be replaced with another set. That statement is from a guy who's known for trying out different tires on a regular basis.
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I ran the Kenda 761's and they are OK. Front cupped really bad and as I was on a long trip I rode it to the cords. I am now running the Conti Escapes and I think they will be my "new" fav.

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I ran the Kenda 761's and they are OK. Front cupped really bad and as I was on a long trip I rode it to the cords.
About how many miles did you get out of that front??
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Pushing way farther than normal I got 14000. The cupping started at 3000. Other than more noise the cupping seemed to have little affect on performance.
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Pushing way farther than normal I got 14000. The cupping started at 3000. Other than more noise the cupping seemed to have little affect on performance.
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14,000 miles.. I've never gotten that out of a motorycycle tire, ever!! Actually, the best I've ever gotten is 12K, and that was running the tires down to little more than nothing on my old BMW K100RS..

I'll be extatic to get half of that out of my 761's.. At 3000 miles I'm getting a very minimal cupping and I haven't noticed any affect on performance, either..
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14,000 miles.. I've never gotten that out of a motorycycle tire, ever!!
Never got close to that on a rear. I would have replaced the tire at less than 10,000 but i push it till the cords were showing to get home and not have to deal with a shop. Again I have always gotten twice the mileage on my front tires as compared to the rear. I have a rear 761 that has 3500 on and some tread left. I could proably get 6000 out of it. They are pretty bad on wet roads though so I will proably not put it back on. The escapes are so much better in every area I will pay the extra. I am guessing the added life makes them at least as economical

Oh yeah pressures 30/32.
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I currently have 10,000 miles on a 761 rear and figure it 's still good for couple thou more.

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Now for my 2 cents....

I have gone through all kinda knobbies. Absolutely essential if you ride the KLR in my opinion. I usually junk them in about 1500 miles. It sucks but i gotta have a knobbie cuz when u need it you need it! Im runnin the Michelin T-63 right now. Its actually been a great tire. i got about 2500 on it right now with a little meat styill left on it, but its tearing on some of the knobs.

I have conceded to buying NEW used tires from a motorcycle salvage shop near my house. It works out about the same as buyin the kendas new so im ok with that.

Just a thought, and my 2 cents .... GOOD LUCK!

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I just got the Shinko 705's I only have about 100 miles on them so far, They feel great, I ride 90+% road so they should do good for me from what I have read from others.
Great price too
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