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Old 02-08-2013, 04:06 PM   #73561
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I'm sure many others will chime in, but I thought I was getting excellent mileage from my rear tires on my dr650se (compared to my xr650l) and I only averaged slightly better than that, and ran them down to almost completly bald. I was mostly running kenda k270's and average riding mix street/dirt. Depending on what actual tires you are running and riding style and how much tread left at changeover, there can be a dramatic difference. I wouldnt be surprised to see people ranging from 2500 to 8000 as the most common range (with you being about the middle). Compared to street bikes with high quality tires that doesnt seem all that good, but from what I've seen I think your somewhere in the normal range. Just my .02 ymmv.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:06 PM   #73562
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...I've never gotten 5000 miles out of a rear tire
I can get almost 5000 miles out of 2 rear tires...
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #73563
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I just discovered this thread and I am sure this has been addressed but I could not find it. My 2006 DR650 eats rear tires. Best I get is 5000 miles. Any recommendations? I am probably 80/20 street to dirt.
Like others have said, that's normal. It's not the bike; it's the tires. I run Shinko 705's and can get 6000 out of a rear tire but it's stretching it. If I run a full knobby, it'll be quite a bit less.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #73564
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i can get almost 5000 miles out of 2 rear tires...

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #73565
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I think your tire choice depends on what kind of riding you do and how long it takes you to put 3,000-4,000 miles on your bike. If it takes you a year to put on 4,000 miles, then get a cheaper tire.

If you buy more expensive tires like MEFO explorer 99 or Heidenau K60 scout you can get almost 2x the mileage (7,000-8,000) for about 2x the price (~$160) . More money up front but they last a fairly long time. They are both very good road tires and both are good on gravel, dirt and rocks. Mud and sand?....use something else.

I use them and like them. You end up riding on nice round tires for 6,000 miles, then putting the last 1000-1500 on squared off tires. If you use a tire that wears out every 4,000 miles you spend a lot more of your time on squared off tires.

You also don't spend as much time putting on new tires and you can take longer trips. I'll be heading for Mexico this Spring and I just put on a MEFO rear and a Heidenau front. They'll be worn out when I return, but they should both last the whole trip.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #73566
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Everybody:

Somebody's made a Poll on KLR650 vs DR650, and we're currently losing!!! Please go vote. :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37395

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #73567
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Everybody:

Somebody's made a Poll on KLR650 vs DR650, and we're currently losing!!! Please go vote. :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37395

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Voted. Who knew KLR owners had computers? Didn't know you could fashion those out of milk crates...


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Old 02-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #73568
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Ha Ha I have a DRZ, so I voted DR. I just sold my DR last year, and I was a awesome bike. Some one was wondering about a tire for the 50/50 , whoops should I say 60 hyw/ 40 off road that might last longer . Heidenau K60 Scouts. It will be a long time before you ever change a tire again !!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #73569
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Please go vote
9 year old thread... but I voted anyway.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:02 PM   #73570
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porcycle. I bet this is the out fit from Oragon USA. Nice to see you on this forum. From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada. Ha Ha. If I get my DRZ going, I'm still planing on come down there to sleep in your back yard. Ha Ha.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #73571
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Have you had any time to run the 790cc kit yet !!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #73572
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I run a GPS mount that looks like the Arkon Box.
Works just fine for a Nuvi 255W

The only thing I can complain about is, you cant hear the speaker.
Even that is no biggie to solve if you wanted to.

It makes a handy place to keep my registration & insurance card in as well.
I can have them in my hand and practice my innocent look before the Policia get out of the car.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #73573
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Everybody:

Somebody's made a Poll on KLR650 vs DR650, and we're currently losing!!! Please go vote. :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37395

Rob
You did notice that Poll was started in 2004, right?
If you look at the various threads in the Thumpers forum .. and especially THIS thread, it's clear the DR650 out pulls the KLR by a large margin.
(basing on Views and numbers of posts)
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #73574
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porcycle. I bet this is the out fit from Oragon USA. Nice to see you on this forum. From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada. Ha Ha. If I get my DRZ going, I'm still planing on come down there to sleep in your back yard. Ha Ha.
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Have you had any time to run the 790cc kit yet !!!
Jethrow,
I'd suggest you go back about 250 pages in this thread. Start reading. Everything is covered ... over and over.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #73575
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Thanks advgrifer. I wanted to read some info on this 780/ 790cc stuff. I'll look back and see what I can find.

Thanks muchly
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