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Old 06-16-2009, 06:54 PM   #31
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T63 front

I have got a T63 rear in my garage waiting on my stock Dunlop 605 to wear out on my 2009 KLX 250. I want to know if the front would be any good for my bike or if another brand / model would be better. The tread pattern on the front looks kinda odd to me. If the front is good though, I may just switch both at the same time. I ride 75% paved street / 25% dirt, fire road, & gravel.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:28 AM   #32
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The tread pattern on the front looks kinda odd to me. If the front is good though, I may just switch both at the same time. I ride 75% paved street / 25% dirt, fire road, & gravel.
The front T63 will work very well for your use. It holds on pavement great, wet or dry, and is fine for most dirt situations in conjunction with the rear. I prefer a more dirt oriented front tire for more difficult dirt riding but then you pay a price with a little squirm on pavement.

The sidewalls on the T63 will be stiffer than you have now. With the lightness of your bike you'll want to be sure a pressure down more than usual for dirt riding.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #34
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I put a set on my 640a this last weekend...what an improvement over the K270s I had on there!
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:14 PM   #35
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I just put a set of T63s on my KLR650. I got them from Motorcycle-Superstore for $55 each. After only a few miles, I can say that they are much quieter on pavement than the D606s that they replaced. They feel about the same as the D606s on the highway. I haven't ridden them in the dirt yet.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:32 PM   #36
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2000 Mile T63 Update

I've had my T63s on my KLR650 for a little over 2,000 miles now. I'm very happy with them. I've ridden forest roads, jeep trails, single track trails, and highway since they have been installed. The tires have performed great in all situations. They are much better on the highway than the D606s that they replaced and seem to be equivalent to the D606s in the dirt. I haven't ridden in muddy conditions yet. I'll find out how they perform in the mud this fall.


Front tire after 2,000 miles.


Rear tire after 2,000 miles.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:44 PM   #37
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+1 on the T63. I got mine from motorcycle superstore also. Put a new front and rear on my XT225 right before doing the eastern TAT. 2000 miles of interstate to and from the trail and 1800 miles of trail. They are worn out now, but held up for 3800 miles.

Much smoother on the interstate than the stock cheng shins they replaced. I was really suprised how well they worked on the interstate considering the aggressive tread. I did get the direction arrows installed the right way and lined up the paint mark with the valve stem / rim lock, but did not balance them.

Very good in the mud, sand, and rocks on the trail. Never got stuck once despite some deep mud.

I just ordered two more rears and one more front for the XT225.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #38
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Just mounted one on the rear of my KLR. In the dark. In a parking lot of a small town pub 1 1/2 hrs from home.(only place with a pay phone,no cell service.Rode from the alpine at 7100 feet to 650 feet on a flat TCK.Always have spare glue!) Last call drunks wanting to help. Can say for sure they have very stiff sidewalls. Heavy duty tubes are a tight squeeze.
My question is what tire pressures have you been using on and off the road? Started home at about 20psi and then went to 30psi when I got to a gas station. Both felt good but have never used these before. So far I like them.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #39
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My question is what tire pressures have you been using on and off the road? Started home at about 20psi and then went to 30psi when I got to a gas station. Both felt good but have never used these before. So far I like them.
I've been running 21psi in the front and 28psi in the rear. This combination seems to work well both on and off roads.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:46 AM   #40
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Yes, the sidewals on the rear are stiff. I got mine on with the 9" aluminum iron + 2 plastic bicycle irons I keep on the bike (wanted to prove I could do it with the bike tools), but it took me about an hour to install. The front went on much easier.

I ran 25psi up front and 30 in the rear. I am probably too high in the front, but I didn't want to bend a rim.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:48 AM   #41
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I mounted a set on my 690E just before I left to ride the northern end of the great divide route. My trip consisted of 800 miles of pavement from Bend to the route start in Eureka, MT, about 1200 miles of various types of offroad along the route, and another 900 miles of pavement home from Wyoming. The tires were great in almost all conditions. They felt about like the tkc80s I had mounted on my previous bike on the street and I thought they were better when the going got soft and loose. However, the new bike is much more capable so it might just be that. With another 100 mile day ride since my return they have about 3000 miles on them and I think the rear will go another 1000, the front a bit more. I don't think you can beat them for 50/50 riding @ the price ($114 for the pair delivered from Motorcycle Superstore). I'll be buying them again!
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:21 AM   #42
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I couldn't wait to get rid of the 270's. They are good in the dirt but suck IMO on the street. They felt really mushy.
I'm not sure mushy is how I would describe them, or sucking a fetided arse for that matter, but in any case I do agree they are not a very good tire no matter what money.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:16 AM   #43
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Has any one had issues with the t-63 chasing groves and wondering around like a flat tire on concrete groves? I normally run a d606 with out issues, but like the t-63 every where but old pavement
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:50 AM   #44
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Anybody use these on a DRZ "S" model yet? I'm very curious to know how they worked, wear, and what sizes.

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Great tires!!!!!
Get a set while you can.I used them in the Hatfield& MCcoy trails this year.



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Old 06-27-2010, 03:46 PM   #45
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Has any one had issues with the t-63 chasing groves and wondering around like a flat tire on concrete groves? I normally run a d606 with out issues, but like the t-63 every where but old pavement
Yep they sure do - can't wait to wear these out go back to the - Mt43s - much better tire.
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