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Old 10-26-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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Do you like/use the stock tires on your KLR ? why? for what?

Hi,

Since there are so many nice tires out there I wanted to know if anybody uses and likes the stock Dunlop K750 tires that come with the KLR 650, I think even on the new 08 bikes? and if you do, when and for what do you use them and how long (miles/Km wise) they last?

I like them BUT I have never ridden anything else than that, no TKC80 or D606 or anything else, so I want to know if I am wrong. Last time I got around 6,500 miles from a back tire and even more from the front one (10K) I am getting too little? The use is like 99% road and 1% dirt.

So how about you?

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Old 10-27-2007, 06:06 AM   #2
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your getting about 4x what i got from the ones that came on my bike. no joke
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:35 AM   #3
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Yeah, my rear tire was toast at about 2200 miles. Surprised me, as I am a relatively mild rider. Replaced them with street-oriented Shinkos (a brand I had never heard of before). I have about 2500 miles on them now, with no discernable wear.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:55 AM   #4
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My rear stock one was toast in 2500 miles. However, I recently installed another set on with 1000 miles on them, then took them on a 4,000 mile trip out west, and they still have 1000 left on them. That and they will go anywhere you can go off road.

they are not the best choice, but they work well enough. Tire wear is directly proportional to rider imput. Thats why so many people have so many opinions. I myself rode hard on a stock set 2,500 miles, then rode easy on another set 5,000 miles.

That said I only got 3,000 out of the tkc's, and 2500 out of the 606's. But I bet if I did it again and rode easier, I could double the life of those tires.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:58 AM   #5
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i've got over 9000 miles on mine, the collective said i could not change them. though the back is getting a little squirrly.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:42 AM   #6
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3600 out of stock rear and front still going at 5300. The stocker's are fine for your use but you could improve drastically the road manners if you wanted since you are barely in the dirt IMO.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:10 AM   #7
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Only got 1800 on the original rear. 70% dirt riding. I put on Metzler Karoos this spring and have approx. 2 grand on them with very little wear. Great for gravel roads but a little noisy on the highway.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:46 AM   #8
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Hi,

Since there are so many nice tires out there I wanted to know if anybody uses and likes the stock Dunlop K750 tires that come with the KLR 650, I think even on the new 08 bikes? and if you do, when and for what do you use them and how long (miles/Km wise) they last?

I like them BUT I have never ridden anything else than that, no TKC80 or D606 or anything else, so I want to know if I am wrong. Last time I got around 6,500 miles from a back tire and even more from the front one (10K) I am getting too little? The use is like 99% road and 1% dirt.

So how about you?

Gracias
I used mine until they wore out (about 3500 rear).

I reckon the reason people don't use them as a replacement tire very much is that they are more expensive than other, better tires.

I think for your use, the Avon Gripster or Distanzia would be a good fit. Good road manners, and they wear like iron.

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Old 10-27-2007, 09:50 AM   #9
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I used mine until they wore out (about 3500 rear).

I reckon the reason people don't use them as a replacement tire very much is that they are more expensive than other, better tires.

I think for your use, the Avon Gripster or Distanzia would be a good fit. Good road manners, and they wear like iron.

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OK sounds like what I was thinking, thoes gripsters they look nice and what I have read if the like natural replacement for the stock ones specilly considering that I don't do a lot of dirt.

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Old 10-27-2007, 09:51 AM   #10
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I am running the original tires on my KLR650, 4500 miles so far. There is probably 1,000 miles left on the rear tire. I decided to stick with the OEM tires because they have worked well for me. A new rear tire was $56.00 out the door at the dealer.

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:17 AM   #11
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How About See Thru Tire???

Came across this picture of See Thru Tires by Michelin. The Michelin Twheel. Perhaps they will make them for motorcycles too.

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:22 AM   #12
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Another Michelin Twheel

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:23 AM   #13
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Twheel on a Vehicle (Audi)

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:25 AM   #14
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:28 AM   #15
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This is a radical new tire design by Michelin. The next generation of tires.

They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.


These are actual pictures taken in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

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