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SOLD Kenda 270's Set - KLR Sizing - Edmonton

I've got a set of new, front and rear, unmounted Kenda 270's that I purchased this spring in anticipation of using them. I'm thinking that I would like to try something different so I'm looking to sell these tires.


Selling as a set only.

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F- 90/90/21 (3.25x21)
R - 130/80/17 (5.10x17)

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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Sold!!

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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Wow! That was quick! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of tires are you going to try? I bought the Gripsters but am now kind of wishing I had bought Mefo's or something more aggresive (that doesn't rub).
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Stew, what do you mean by "that doesn't rub"?

I'm getting a set of Shinko 705's.

If you want something more aggressive I would try the Dunlop 606 before I got the Mefo's. Not that the Mefo is a bad tire. Hard to get and expensive.

Depending on what you wanted for them I may be interested in the Gripsters if you pull them. Hard to pay for Gripsters when a Kenda or Shinko will last just as long or longer.

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Stew, what do you mean by "that doesn't rub"?

I'm getting a set of Shinko 705's.

If you want something more aggressive I would try the Dunlop 606 before I got the Mefo's. Not that the Mefo is a bad tire. Hard to get and expensive.

Depending on what you wanted for them I may be interested in the Gripsters if you pull them. Hard to pay for Gripsters when a Kenda or Shinko will last just as long or longer.
Even though they are the same size, the Gripster seems a bit wider. I had to space my muffler out and it was rubbing my chainguard a bit... I thought at first that I maybe had the tire mounted cockeyed (maybe the bead was seated unevenly), but I pulled it off last night and remounted it with lots of soapy water and it's the same. Seems ok now that I spaced the muffler out a bit. I wish I had paid more attention to how much clearance the stocker had before I pulled it off.

I chose the Gripsters because of the reviews on them, I'll probably keep them because I paid quite a bit and my riding is 90% street and maybe 10% gravel roads, I'm just whining because I saw some neat looking trails (but muddy!) going down to the river off Lamareux road on the weekend and wished I had some knobbies to try em out. The trails did look pretty narrow and soft though, I don't know if knobbies would have done the trick, probably private land too, I'm not sure.

The Shinko's are a nice tire and the price is definitely a lot better than the Gripsters. A fellow at work just put a set of Kenda 761's on his 08, he likes them now but they handled really weird for the first 100 miles or so until the tires scrubbed in. He used to run the Kenda knobbies on his 94 but wanted something a little more street oriented this time.

Did you order the new tires through Cycle Works? I got mine from A Vicious Cycle, good customer support and fast shipping but I think I paid about $50 to ship them from Ontario to here. I think they were about $270 with the taxes, tire levy and shipping... A wee bit pricey.

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Did you order the new tires through Cycle Works? I got mine from A Vicious Cycle, good customer support and fast shipping but I think I paid about $50 to ship them from Ontario to here. I think they were about $270 with the taxes, tire levy and shipping... A wee bit pricey.

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I don't know why you would be having rubbing issues with the Gripster. I have a set of Gripsters on one of my bikes and have had no problems that way. Same goes for a friend with a 2008. Sure it's a 130 tire?

I bought the Shinkos from Dual Sport Plus. They charge $25 to ship a pair from Ontario. Their price on the tire set was about $70 less than AVicious. Pricing on these actually was a little less than buying at Alberta Cycle and they could only get the rear. This way I make a phone call and pick up the tires at the post office. No need to drive into the city.

As far as buying locally my preferred shops are Alberta Cycle and Pointe West Honda. Cyclejerks er' works has yet to see any of my money.

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My gripster just barely grazes the chain guard. Definitely a wide tire. But nice.




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It seems better with the muffler spaced a bit more... I'm not too sure what is up with them, possibly an irregular tire or maybe my rim is tweaked a bit. I hope it's not the rim, that would really suck! The bike handles fine though, no oscillations or wobbles on the highway. They are a bit taller as well, I have to stretch my legs a bit more to reach the ground . I will have to check that Dual Sport Plus out, sounds like a good outfit.
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