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Old 09-04-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Help. Can't find XT225 street tires.

So I want to put a pair of street only tires on my wife's XT225 as she's 100% asphalt now. I guess 90% road/10% dirt would work too. The fronts are 2.75-21 which is pretty much the same as 80/100-21. The rears are 120/80-18.

I'd love to spend less than $150 total if I could. Lots of knobbier out there at these sizes, no real smooth tires though.

Any advice? Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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I've used these on a mini sumoto. Nothing special but street for sure, 130 rear. Should be close enough.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...otorcycle-Tire
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...otorcycle-Tire

Search around and you might find a place with these in the sizes you want or at least a matched set.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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Have you looked at the Shinko 705? I used a rear on my bike it lasted a fair amount of time.

http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...th=200_921_923

I have also used the IRC GP-110. It's rated as a 80/20 tire and it lasted a long time on my klr250. They where smooth rolling down the road and did great on the pavement.

http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...th=200_232_235

Kenda K761

http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...th=200_239_242

I don't think you will find many street oriented front 21" tires since it is a dirt size wheel. Any of these above tires should do well on the pavement and last a good deal longer than any dirt based tire.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #5
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The BT45 comes in the right sizes for the xt. A little more than you wanted to spend but an excellent tire. http://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tube...otorcycle-tire

You would probably be fine with the Shinko 705 though...
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:13 PM   #6
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The shinkos are priced right. I guess 80% road should be ok. But they don't have an 80/100-21 only a 90/90-21. Is a wider tire ok? The 2.75-21 originals are really 70mm or so.


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Old 09-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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When nothing but the cheapest will do, go with Cheng Shin.

http://www.powersportrider.com/CGI-B...5C&catpage=375

3.00x21 is fine.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:33 AM   #8
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Yes a 90/90 or 3.0x21 will work just fine on the xt. That's what I run on my wife's.
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:36 AM   #9
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Good to hear 90/90 ok. That opens a lot of choices. I'll pick Shinko or kenda prob.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:35 AM   #10
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Here's a pic with Duro 903/904 (not recommended) in 90/90x21 and 120/80x18

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Old 09-06-2014, 07:01 AM   #11
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I run the Duros too, have for the past 14 years and 30,000 miles. I get around 4000 a set on the 650. Great road characteristics when you get used to them and have some faith in their stick. I play with my supermoto buddies on the back roads and stay with them without much issue. Of course we aren't "backing it in" and such, just plain hard cornering.

They also still do well off road, so I got a set for my 250 going with a 4.00-18 on the back to take advantage of the lighter weight. Kind of working the old off road thing - narrower tire will break loose easier when wanted to, like when squaring off a corner on a trail. It also allows the tire to spin up easier, putting less stress on the clutch when in stuff like sand and mud. Works pretty good without any actual traction issues otherwise, hooking up fine in a straight line.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:08 AM   #12
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kenda K761 nice street tires
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:09 AM   #13
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Try Continental Escape. I have these on my 650, and I was actually able to keep up with my friends on some single track in case you do need to off road that 10%.
Just realize that acceleration and braking are not what full knobbies will allow, but I was very impressed.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:45 AM   #14
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Help. Can't find XT225 street tires.

I ran Shinko 712 rear 230 front on mine for commuting duty. Bought both front and rear for under $100.

Didn't put many miles on them so can't comment on wear, but they were smooth.

My thumbs did this on a tiny keyboard so cut me some slack!
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