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Old 01-26-2013, 06:34 AM   #1609
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Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Dearborn MI
Oddometer: 1,644

I agree with John, all of the road tests had NO mention of topheavy on on these bikes. It WAS noted that the CRF front tire would wash out on pavement and especially offroad. Just like the crap tires on my KLR650. If your preference is offroad, a dunlop 606 on the front is probably a good choice. If you're into mostly onroad pavement and graded gravel roads, I went to Shinko 451(I think) on my KLR, and they are nice, and will go thru some pretty crappy stuff...which I generally try to avoid on my KLR. Although considered a 70/30 pavement/offroad tire, I find it in a lot of cases grippier on gravel than a 606. My ride bud has a WR250R with shinkos all around, and it will go thru almost any kind of loose long as it's dry. Also...Shinkos are 40 some $$
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