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Old 03-15-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience with Kenda K761?

About time for a new front tire. Have a set of Duro's on my DR350 been looking at the Kenda K761 anyone run them? Need feedback or recommendations
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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If that's the Trakmaster II it's quite a bit more aggressive than the Duro. Hard to believe it's a DOT rated tire in fact. Don't get me wrong - I like 'em for a DS that'll spend most of it's time offroad. If you do 50/50 or more onroad - they feel a little "squiggly".
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:45 PM   #3
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I put one on my DR650 for dirt rides, and I currently have one on my XT250 (PO put it on).

It's pretty aggressive, great on the dirt, but definitely "bumpy" on the road.

If you ride mostly dirt, then I recommend it. If you ride mostly on the street, I do not recommend it.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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Wrong and wrong

It's an 80/20 plus or minus tire. You might have better luck asking about it some place where they pay attention.


It's a cheap alternative to something like a Tourance. Won't stick on wet pavement as well but they will do gravel ok.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:11 PM   #5
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this is a kenda 761




had a set on my bike for about 6,000 miles. They are great on the road. Horrible offroad, it doesnt matter if its hard packed, gravel, sand anything. The tires find a way so slip and wash out. Wasnt happy with them at all. If i was doing a road only trip id run em.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:20 PM   #6
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i think the first few have it wrong, it's pretty much a street tire. I have a K761 on my street rim (rear only). It's fine for road riding and easy dual sporting, but the dirt wheels with D606's go on for any 'real' off roading.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #7
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My bad. I was talking about the K760:

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Old 03-15-2009, 11:53 PM   #8
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I'll be interested to see what people have to say about these as well. I have been looking at a set myself.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #9
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im leaning on running the trackmasters when i visit san diego and go to the desert. I hope they are good in the sand
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:39 AM   #10
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I have them on my KLR. Good tires, but NOT offroad tires. Really good in the dry, passable in the wet, just useable on hard-packed dirt roads, ugly in the mud.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:33 PM   #11
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I use my bike to commute to work every day but want to do some mild gravel road, hard packed stuff. wont be doing any hard core single track woods riding. running the Duros now, not bad tires at all was just leaning toward something a little more road friendly. especially wet. Any suggestions any one?
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:41 PM   #12
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http://standoutnet.com/extras/mike/m.../klr650/tires/

Real rider reviews on just about any tire you can think of.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:48 PM   #13
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Very hard and long wearing. Also a pain to change. Had one. It slipped out from under me on a sharp corner on a cold day. It let go before the front. Don't remember for sure but I think the front was a K270. Very slick on wet pavement and, like others say, not great for off road.

The tire was exactly what I asked for. Something super hard that will last a long time (forgot mile count, but it was more than any other rear I've tried). However, realized that the cost of this super hard tire was lack of sticky in the cool. This tire made me change what I was asking for.

I probably won't use one again. If you're riding strictly street in a warm dry climate they may be a good tire to try.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:10 PM   #14
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For the money they are a hard to beat tire.

Most people refer to them as the Trackmaster tires.

I ran them for a few thousand miles on the DRZ400 and they still have alot of life left in them.

They are a little sketchy in the corners when pushing it through the twisties.

I really never found an area where they excelled or really sucked. They have proven to be a really good all around tire for eveything from rocks, hardpack, Sand to mud.

I have since gravitated towards a Dunlop 606 on the front and then the rear is more a determinance of the bike. On the 990 I run the Dunlop 7somthing (Cross shaped center lugs) in the rear. On the 625 I am running a maxis desert rear.

That said you wont be disappointed in them, too bad your not on the west coast I have a pair you could take off my hand for the effort of picking them up.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #15
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Again, 760 v. 761.
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