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Old 04-22-2013, 01:49 PM   #18481
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I came up with those sizes after quite a bit of researching, and I've had confirmation from a few guys in this thread.

Those are the sizes I run and the bike handles wonderfully on and off road.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:08 PM   #18482
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #18483
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I came up with those sizes after quite a bit of researching, and I've had confirmation from a few guys in this thread.
It would be great if they fit. My KLX was an R model converted to a dual sport but I can't imagine why the rim sizes would be different. I believe the PO told me he has a DRZ rim on the front.
I didn't find any sizes stamped on the rims.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #18484
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The KLX shop manual says 110/100x18 and 80/100x21. The local parts guy tells me he can't get the Shinko 244's in my size.
Don't ask to convert those sizes. Last time I tried my head exploded.

This chart will get you close.
http://www.weeksmotorcycle.com/tire-...ion-chart.html
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #18485
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I'm running 3.00x21 up front and 4.60x18 out back.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #18486
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What year did "New Metric" come out for tires? The www.RoyalDistributing.com catalog has 3 columns, "New Metric", "Old Metric", and "Inches" to show you which tires are equivalent. Try page 293 of their 2013 spring/summer/fall catalog.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #18487
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The front tire sizes in that chart are for street tires only. Just thought I'd point that out.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:11 PM   #18488
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What sizes of the 244's are you running?
Hey Bob, I'm running the same sizes as threadkiller. 3.00 x 21front and 4.60 x 18 rear. They handle great on gravel and pavement, but are a compromise off road. Especially the front. also front is 18 psi and rear is 23 psi.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:31 PM   #18489
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I don't feel like that is high pressure. If I were to go offroad or just gravel, I'd drop them down to 12 psi. But for pavement, I'm good with what I'm running.

What is stock pressure? I had no idea there was such a thing.
Thanks. I started thinking about it on the way home and checked both stock suggested pressure and max on the tires. The tag on the fender says 22rear/18 front for stock. Max on the Trail Wing tires is 33, on the Kenda 270s 40.
I too, run low pressure in the dirt. About 18 on the rear and 17 on the front. I don't know what kind of terrain you run in, but I usually see a lot of sharp rocks. I like the feel of the lower pressure but don't want to go down lower to help prevent pinch flats.
All that said, I bumped up the rear to 30 and the front to 27. After dinner I'll take it for a spin. I've been having a little freeway wiggle lately at about 65. I installed a fender stiffener yesterday and it seems to have helped a lot. I have a feeling that increasing the air a bit might get me the rest of the way.

Just came back from a run. Much more stable on the street and corners with much more confidence. On the freeway it's still a little squirrely at around 70. Of course even the mild knobs on the Kenda's aren't really meant for freeway driving. Bumped the pressure up to 35 rear and 33 up front. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

Ultimately, I'll be buying a set of rims so I can swap out tires easier.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #18490
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Really huge tire conversion chart.

Motorcycle Off-Road Tire Size Conversion Chart
Front Tires
MetricAlphaInch
60/100 90/80 2.50/2.75
70/100 90/90 2.75/3.00
80/100 100/80 3.00/3.25
Rear Tires
MetricAlphaInch
80/100 80/90 2.50/3.60
90/100 110/90 3.60/4.10
100/100 120/80 4.00/4.10
110/100 130/80 4.00/4.50
120/100 140/80 5.00/5.10
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:11 AM   #18491
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Thanks. I started thinking about it on the way home and checked both stock suggested pressure and max on the tires. The tag on the fender says 22rear/18 front for stock. Max on the Trail Wing tires is 33, on the Kenda 270s 40.
I too, run low pressure in the dirt. About 18 on the rear and 17 on the front. I don't know what kind of terrain you run in, but I usually see a lot of sharp rocks. I like the feel of the lower pressure but don't want to go down lower to help prevent pinch flats.
All that said, I bumped up the rear to 30 and the front to 27. After dinner I'll take it for a spin. I've been having a little freeway wiggle lately at about 65. I installed a fender stiffener yesterday and it seems to have helped a lot. I have a feeling that increasing the air a bit might get me the rest of the way.

Just came back from a run. Much more stable on the street and corners with much more confidence. On the freeway it's still a little squirrely at around 70. Of course even the mild knobs on the Kenda's aren't really meant for freeway driving. Bumped the pressure up to 35 rear and 33 up front. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

Ultimately, I'll be buying a set of rims so I can swap out tires easier.
you'll wear out the center strip a lot faster at high (over 27) pressures. lower pressure around 15-18 will wear the tire evenly.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:51 AM   #18492
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My .02:

I run at 32 front 30 rear. Anything less doesn't seem stable enough during spirited riding. But there is plenty of grip at that pressure with my Kenda 244s on the street. I usually come down to 25 or a bit less for serious dirt.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:15 AM   #18493
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you'll wear out the center strip a lot faster at high (over 27) pressures. lower pressure around 15-18 will wear the tire evenly.

Yep, I'm sure I will. I can feel it a lot more too. All the more reason to spring for some street-dedicated rims/tires. I've got a Kon-Ferr rack I'm selling. As soon as it goes I'm going to get set up.


By the way, I'm not sure if you caught the beginning of all of this. The reason for the higher pressure is some serious high-speed wiggle on the freeway. Just trying to chase it down. The pressure seems to help a lot.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:31 AM   #18494
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #18495
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This chart (from tire superstore) help u visualize the size difference.

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