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Old 12-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #55891
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I sure would like to ride a big rear end like that

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #55892
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welcome Mattmus!

there was a TW200 on my route to work, I used to see nearly daily, but I havent seen it in a few months.

they are cool bikes
I've only seen one other one here in NWA. Pretty fun little bike, I took it out to Mill Creek over Thanksgiving and it did a lot better than I expected.

As a noob here, I'll try to be on my best behavior so as not to offend anyone...
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #55893
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Just avoid speaking with Charlie until he pisses that rock out.

Oh yeah, I think Wayno ( up in MO) has a tw200 too, or did I dream that up WaynO?
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #55894
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #55895
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Ive got far more guitar than I have talent already though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #55896
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KLR tires

I'm going to need new tires for my 2009 KLR soon. Anyone have any recommendations? I want something that is decent for offroad and gravel but can still handle some blacktop twisties.

To be honest, I've been pretty pleased with the stock Dunlop's but just wanted some other opinions.

Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #55897
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #55898
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I am a fan of the shinko 244s

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

shop around for price, but I ran them on my xt225, and my dr350, and really liked them alot, and they are CHEAP.. like me




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I'm going to need new tires for my 2009 KLR soon. Anyone have any recommendations? I want something that is decent for offroad and gravel but can still handle some blacktop twisties.

To be honest, I've been pretty pleased with the stock Dunlop's but just wanted some other opinions.

Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #55899
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I am a fan of the shinko 244s

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

shop around for price, but I ran them on my xt225, and my dr350, and really liked them alot, and they are CHEAP.. like me

Thanks Mouth,

Any idea what kind of mileage you get with those? They look similar to the Dunlop's but at 1/2 the price.

I only have about 2000 on the rear tire now. I expect to get another 500 or so before I have to change it. The front has 3800 now, and I expect to change them both at the same time.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #55900
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I am a fan of the shinko 244s

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx

shop around for price, but I ran them on my xt225, and my dr350, and really liked them alot, and they are CHEAP.. like me

+1 on the 244's. Work great on everything except mud and it don't look like mud's gonna be a problem so long as this drought keeps up. Just spooned on a new rear 244 on my DR a few minutes ago.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #55901
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well they wear like iron on those light bikes, I would think they would go at least 3000 on your KLR unless you ride like a flat tracker.


Dravin toad ( and myself) have also gotten good service out of shinko 705 tires, but they are less capable off road.



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Thanks Mouth,

Any idea what kind of mileage you get with those? They look similar to the Dunlop's but at 1/2 the price.

I only have about 2000 on the rear tire now. I expect to get another 500 or so before I have to change it. The front has 3800 now, and I expect to change them both at the same time.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #55902
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well they wear like iron on those light bikes, I would think they would go at least 3000 on your KLR unless you ride like a flat tracker.


Dravin toad ( and myself) have also gotten good service out of shinko 705 tires, but they are less capable off road.
The one I just pulled off my DR has 2500 miles on it, that's double the miles I've ever got off any other tire I've ever tried.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #55903
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as spoken from a true flat tracker.

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #55904
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I'm going to need new tires for my 2009 KLR soon. Anyone have any recommendations? I want something that is decent for offroad and gravel but can still handle some blacktop twisties.

To be honest, I've been pretty pleased with the stock Dunlop's but just wanted some other opinions.

Thanks.
Michelin T63's are a great dual sport tire. Sticky on pavement(wet/dry), good tread life(4k on the rear but run pressure around 35psi, while on pavement) and sufficient knobby for just about any place you'd want to take a 650 pig. I've ran 3 T63 rears on my BMW F650GS, with a TKC80 or Shinko 244 on my 19" front.

Shinko 244's seem to be as good or better as the T63's. I have a front w/ nearly 10K miles and am just now have a couple hundred miles on a rear 244. The 244 has preformed as good as the T63's I've ran. The 244's rate at about 90mph, are readily available and are at a lower cost than the T63's.

I've also run TKC80's, Mefo 99's and Tourances on my F650GS, over the last 58K miles. I had a rear Kenda K270 on a DR250 and it was very slick in the grass and absolutely dangerous on wet pavement. Never again.

If I was purchasing today, I would buy 244's because the've done everything as good or better, at a lower cost, than the others I've mentioned. My second option would be T63's.

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #55905
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Dravin toad ( and myself) have also gotten good service out of shinko 705 tires, but they are less capable off road.
Yep. I got about 10K out of my last rear one before I replaced it, Probably could have gone a bit more. The front has 15k and is still on there. There not the greatest offroad, but they ain't bad.
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