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Old 03-01-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
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Rear tire for my 640?

Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know this has been hashed to death but I have a more specific question here...

My TKC is dead and time for another rear. BTW, I thought it was a good tire.

What is the biggest/fattest tire I can squeeze in? I am not running a chainguard so I should only be limited by the swingarm and my stock rim (I doubt I ride aggressively enough to make the rim size a factor, BTW I have rim locks if it matters).

I am looking for tire sizes together with a brand as manufacturer's seem to differ slightly in actual measurements sometimes.

A 50/50 tire like the TKC is preferrable.

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:27 AM   #2
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Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know this has been hashed to death but I have a more specific question here...

My TKC is dead and time for another rear. BTW, I thought it was a good tire.

What is the biggest/fattest tire I can squeeze in? I am not running a chainguard so I should only be limited by the swingarm and my stock rim (I doubt I ride aggressively enough to make the rim size a factor, BTW I have rim locks if it matters).

I am looking for tire sizes together with a brand as manufacturer's seem to differ slightly in actual measurements sometimes.

A 50/50 tire like the TKC is preferrable.

Thanks in advance
I have NO IDEA

but just wanted to say that somebody around here ISTR said they tried out a narrower tyre on the back and the bike handled BETTER! (narrower than stock)

- food for thought brutha
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:36 AM   #3
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I have NO IDEA

but just wanted to say that somebody around here ISTR said they tried out a narrower tyre on the back and the bike handled BETTER! (narrower than stock)

- food for thought brutha
Well I ate the food, thought about it, and now I am spitting it out

I like big fat tires - maybe it is the redneck Texan in me More tire = more better in my book 'sides, there is nothing better than a big 'ol fat rear knobby (think Flanny mobile )

Personally I could care less Fabrizio Meoni himself rose from the dead and proclaimed that them itty bitty skinny bicycle road bike tires were the shiznit, I STILL wouldn't get 'em for my bike
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:39 AM   #4
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Pass,

I'm running a 140/80 Maxxis 6006 on the back of my '03 Adventure. I like it alot. It comes within a couple of millimeters of the chain guard, so it's pretty damn wide. As an aside, I'd pass up the 6006 front...it's marginal, at best.
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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Its the fattest, but it is DOT approved & wear wells, pirelli MT21. I get them for about $50, not bad.
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:45 AM   #6
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Its the fattest, but it is DOT approved & wear wells, pirelli MT21
What size are you running and how much clearance does it give ya?
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:46 AM   #7
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I'll be running the MT 21 when I swap tires but if you want fat look into the Michelin Baja
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:47 AM   #8
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Pass,

I'm running a 140/80 Maxxis 6006 on the back of my '03 Adventure. I like it alot. It comes within a couple of millimeters of the chain guard, so it's pretty damn wide. As an aside, I'd pass up the 6006 front...it's marginal, at best.
See folks, this is what I am looking for - way to follow directions Chris

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Old 03-01-2005, 08:49 AM   #9
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I'll be running the MT 21 when I swap tires but if you want fat look into the Michelin Baja
I think Creep has some Baja's that he is about to mount, yes?

What is the wear? Ridiculous fast? Size I can stuff in?

Good thoughts if they won't go to slicks in 500 miles

Keep it coming fella!
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:49 AM   #10
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See folks, this is what I am looking for - way to follow directions Chris

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Show him what he's won, Pass....
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:50 AM   #11
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PASSMORE,
I have a set of metzeler sahara, that I was going to fit on my adventure for my trip, but it since its gone, I got them at a very good price form scuderia. I was thinking of selling them. the rear is a 180-40 18.

Do you want them?
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:50 AM   #12
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Pass,

I'm running a 140/80 Maxxis 6006 on the back of my '03 Adventure. I like it alot. It comes within a couple of millimeters of the chain guard, so it's pretty damn wide. As an aside, I'd pass up the 6006 front...it's marginal, at best.
What he said. I figure to get 2K total out of mine... then it's Michelin Bajas, which I might get a wopping 1k out of, and by then there may be something new on the market.

You could always lace a 17" hoop on the back.
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:52 AM   #13
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I could always lace a 17" hoop on the back.
Then you'd be well on your way to the KLR you've always wanted Creepy...
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:58 AM   #14
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Grab yer wig and skirt Chris then report over to Michola's thread for yer prize
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:01 AM   #15
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Then you'd be well on your way to the KLR you've always wanted Creepy...
I've tried to trade off that POS sixfauxdee... but nobody wants it.
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