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  1. Street only tires

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hey guys, So I'm going to be doing a lot of highway riding and commuting in the summer and for the entirety of next year with absolutely no dirt riding in the foreseeable future (heresy, I know). I've searched extensively for true street-only tires, but a lot of old threads on here end with...
  2. Mitas 07 tires 50/50 they say

    Rider Reviews
    So I took off my Kenda 270 tires after about 500 miles. They were really terrible on the road and I actually started getting the wobbles from them over 70mph. Cornering was terrible too as you could actually FEEL the knobs bending. Nevermind hitting a grove in the pavement, you are following...
  3. Tires!

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    What tires are you all running and what type of riding do you do? Whats your go to tire? Thanks!
  4. Street tire

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hello all I signed up to ask one specific question. I'm going on a 20,000kms (approximately 12,000 mile) trip, almost exclusively on paved roads. I'll be doing this in about 13 days so there will lots of heat in the tires (and most likely a very sore rear end for me). A previous trip (5,000kms...
  5. Mitas E-07 vs. Shinko 700

    Bike and Rider Gear
    Well it's time for new shoes. Coming off are Kenda 270's (got 7,000 miles out of the front and 5,000 out of the rear) and I'm deciding between the Mitas E-07 and the Shinko 700. If I'm realistic my riding is 65% road and 35% forest and jeep roads while occasionally pushing my limits on rutted...
  6. Tire recommendations 2004 KLR650

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    Just bought a new (used) 2004 KLR650 last night and it badly needs tires. I have a dirt bike, so most of my riding will be on the road, but I wouldn't mind if the tires had a little *something* for the occasional fire roads or gravel. I'm new to the KLR so I would welcome suggestions. Rear...
  7. Mefo 99 Explorers

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hey there guys and gals, I read threads about tires for the last two hours. I was floored to hear that a "Stealership" wanted $68 a tire to mount and balance. Wow! Well, 2 years ago I bought a pair of Mefo 99 Explorers from Twisted Throttle. I went over to a friends and changed them out...
  8. Wobble problem

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    Hi all, my name is Gordon, New to KLR'S, not bikes or wrenching on them... Took off a set of the Dunlap OEM tires on my 2011, put on new Kenda K761 and now I have a wobble that seems to start about 75-80mph, feels like it could turn violent. Not a problem with old tires. Rims are true, bead...
  9. Tires and gas mileage

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    Just bought a 2006 KLR and it is my first bike so I am pretty new to the motorcycle scene. I am wondering if the type of tire I am using affects the gas mileage and if so by how much? and does anybody mix types of tires? I just have a street set on and I am looking to do some adventure riding...
  10. street tires - miles vs price

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I have a 2012 KLR and the Dunlop 750 provide me with a nice road feel and traction, but they are suppose to only last 2500 miles. I will ride 95/5 to 100% road. When I look at the tires that are available I see a front plus rear tire sets that range from approx. $100/ set to over $300/set...
  11. What tires to use?

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    Happy New Year all! So I currently have about 2k miles I've put on my '09 650 since April of last year. I ride this bike 60 miles one way on a US route (attempting to stay at least at 50 mph so I don't get run over) and then use it on our mountain property. The trails on the mountain are dirt...
  12. Kenda 761 vs. Shinko 705 vs Shinko 244

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    I am trying to debate between the Kenda K761, Shinko 705, or the Shinko 244... for my 2008 KLR. I plan on doing a 70/30 on/off-road mix. The majority of off-road won't be difficult. I just wasn't sure if the 705 or K761's would handle goo enough off-road? I like the street oriented tirer, but...
  13. Advice on replacing stock tires

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I finally got a KLR. Which I love. Right now, it has stock tires which are pretty bald. Overall, they seem to do okay off-road and on-road, the previous owner said they just don't last many miles. I was wondering if I could get some advice on tires that are similar to the stock performance, but...
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