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04-15-2011 04:51 PM
Scott R Nelson I like the IRC GP-110 for street riding. It gets great traction under all street conditions and it also works fairly well off road. It's not exactly the longest lasting tire out there, but nothing I ever put on my bikes is for some reason.
04-13-2011 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by screaminsal View Post
Anyone have trouble with clearance? Thinkin bout mounting a big knobby.
Depending on what kind of use the tire will see [predominately dirt, or predominately asphalt?] I find I can get better cornering out of a narrower tire. 120/90-17's are much more agile, for me, than stock or wider on asphalt. I've never found that I needed to carry less, or that the tire didn't get as much mileage as the stock size tire. I can get just as stuck with the narrower tire as I do with a wider one, too.
04-13-2011 09:48 AM
Some Mook
Originally Posted by screaminsal View Post
Anyone have trouble with clearance? Thinkin bout mounting a big knobby.
Have run several TKC 130's, and the edge knobs would rub on the chain shield. Kind of self-clearancing, but I had to trim the area out so that the bike didn't sound like I had playing cards in the spokes when I rolled it backwards.

Knobby 140's will probably rub a bit harder.
04-10-2011 12:05 AM
Pistoldave I am trying to find a set of the T63 Michelins for my bike, but everyone is sold out in the 130/80-17 KLR rear size. I called 5-6 websites that showed they had them in stock, but when the rep actually checked, they were out and backordered. This tire has a lot of good reviews and is pretty cheap, but they are unobtainium right now.

My mechanic at work tells me he is having a lot of trouble getting Michelin light truck tires right now too, so i guess they may be having some issues.

04-09-2011 08:50 PM
140-80-17 knobby?

Anyone have trouble with clearance? Thinkin bout mounting a big knobby.
10-17-2010 11:08 AM
screaminsal Just my 2cents.... I found a motorcycle salvage shop close to my place. They have "NEW" used takeoffs cheap enuff that ive tried every trailwing, knobby, i could wear out in the last 9000 miles. I go through them quick cuz i prefer a knobby. Shinko or Kenda road tire might be good for you if yur mostly riding pavement. good luck......
10-16-2010 04:04 PM
bg383579mm Put Kenda 761's on mine and after a couple hundred miles like them better than the Kenda 270's it had on. I ride mostly on paved roads. The 270's lasted about 3500 miles.
09-21-2010 05:07 PM
I'm going to need new tires for my 2007 klr650 - I want to go as wide
as I can front and back - I ride 90%+ in the road, what is a good tire
Going too wide can have an adverse effect on handling and turn in.
09-20-2010 12:14 PM
Originally Posted by screaminsal View Post
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!

I've used Dunlop D606 on dual sports with good results. If you really need a knobby it's more agressive than the T-63. I usually got about 3K miles out of a rear.

Just noticed Motorcycle Superstore has got the T-63 on sale right now, cheaper than the D606.
09-19-2010 09:37 PM
btburn 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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