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Old 01-30-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Kenda Big Block tires

Has anybody got their hands on the new Kenda Big Blocks for a 950/990A yet? Any reports?

Also, I see some sizes are shipping, but I haven't been able to find a distributor for the KTM Adv sizing. Anybody know of an online retailer who will be selling them? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:20 PM   #2
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Big block

Been trying to find the answer to this myself. I contacted KENDA directly and have not heard from them..... I wonder why?
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:23 PM   #3
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Keep in touch H2W. I have my fingers crossed for these tires. I'm hoping they end up being what TKCs should have been. Can't wait to hear what people think of them.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
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There is a post started in GSpot, in the oil head boxer section. Several guys using them but no verdict on how they hold up. Would be great to see a cheaper tire for the adventures.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:03 PM   #6
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There is a post started in GSpot, in the oil head boxer section. Several guys using them but no verdict on how they hold up. Would be great to see a cheaper tire for the adventures.
That thread is what prompted me to start this one. It sounds like the TKC lasts quite a bit longer on a GS than a KTM.....for some reason. Curious to see how the Kenda holds up in comparison.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:20 PM   #7
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I just checked the Kenda USA web site, and I'd give those tires a whirl but for my ongoing infatuation with my Mefos.

Still, I'm .
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:33 PM   #8
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Hey Nailhead. If those have been working for you up around Glendo, I'm sure they would fit the bill down here too. Do you run the Explorers up front too? I haven't heard a lot of good about them, but I hear the rear is excellent.
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Hey Nailhead. If those have been working for you up around Glendo, I'm sure they would fit the bill down here too. Do you run the Explorers up front too? I haven't heard a lot of good about them, but I hear the rear is excellent.
Love 'em so far. Not quite as sharp on the street as Scorps, but on a gravel road any such disadvantages are instantly forgotten.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:43 AM   #10
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It looks like you can buy the Kenda 784's ( Big Block) on ebay.
Front is $103 and the 150/18 rear is $134.
Not really that low of a price but if they're durable and work better
off road than the TKC's they could be a winner.

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Old 01-31-2011, 09:09 AM   #11
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I know Javier/TrailTricks is testing them on his SE, haven't heard the verdict...

$134 isn't that much of a bargain IMO.

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Pro Cycle has the 140/80/18 for $104 plus shipping.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:47 AM   #13
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It looks like you can buy the Kenda 784's ( Big Block) on ebay.
Front is $103 and the 150/18 rear is $134.
Not really that low of a price but if they're durable and work better
off road than the TKC's they could be a winner.

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The only 784's I can find on ebay are a 17" rear and 19" front??
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:58 AM   #14
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The tire is mounth on my se ready for some baja punishment next week and final test iff holds up 1500 miles o baja + wath i allready rode is a good tire for $100.
1 think i want to make sure is Im not destroy the tire ,My only concern is the seam the i see in the inside o it .
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:56 PM   #15
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The tire is mounth on my se ready for some baja punishment next week and final test iff holds up 1500 miles o baja + wath i allready rode is a good tire for $100.
1 think i want to make sure is Im not destroy the tire ,My only concern is the seam the i see in the inside o it .



Looking forward to your review when you get back . 1500 miles of Baja should reveal any flaws pretty quick.
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