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  1. KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    hi there recommended tyre pressure for my KLR is: front: 21 psi/ 215 LBS rear: 28 psi/ 401 LBS recently, bumped the front psi to its max (21 psi) upon hitting a dirt track, it wasn't long before the front end bounced so much that self and bike ended in a ditch reckon the problem was my not...
  2. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    What tires are you all running and what type of riding do you do? Whats your go to tire? Thanks!
  5. 1987 through 2007 KLR650 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 2008 through 2018 KLR650 Wrenching & Mods
    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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