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Old 03-06-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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knobbed tire for a 2000 KLR

I have a 2000 KLR. I am planning to ride some of the Trans-America Trail starting in Mississippi, We did Tennessee a few years ago. I am looking for suggestions on a good knobbed tire that will work on the road also. I am trailoring the bike to Mississippi but I will be taking the roads back to the trailer.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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Conti TKC 80 Twinduro's.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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Conti TKC 80 Twinduro's.
Kenda Big Blocks . . . . .they cost 25% less (or so) but make up for it by wearing 25% faster (or so)
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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Kenda K270 for me

I have a KLR 650 and my favorite is the Kenda K270. They are inexpensive and work well on dirt or street. They are also fairly quiet on the street. I ride alot of off road and they get through anything i try to do with them.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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I keep telling people that Kings tires are pretty darn good...and cheap too (you ride a KLR, so you should like that).

They are very knobbly and DOT approved and last a really, really long time.

I run 'em on my KTM 640 Adventure.

I run the KT-963 front and rear.

http://www.kingstire.com/KT-963Rear.htm

You can get 'em shipped free from Motorcycle Superstore.

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

Be aware...they have very stiff sidewalls and are a bugger to mount by hand.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #7
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Cool -- didn't know those Kings were DOT.

However, motorcycle Superstore does not have the 5.10-17 rear needed for the KLR650, and I couldn't pick up any scent of actual stock anywhere else.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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shinko 244s are one of my favorites for dualsport bikes ridden a lot on the road. super cheap and last a long time.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #9
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K270, I love mine. 100 bucks a set. Great on the road and dirt!
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