rear tire for 650l

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  • cbsmarty

Posted December 10, 2006 - 11:52 AM


:worthy: hello all, im looking into buying a new rear tire for my 650l. my top choices so for are dunlop 606, kenda 270, pirreli mt 21. i know the original tire size is 4.60-18. all the info i can find on the tires i want do not have that size. am i missing something or should i be running a different size anyways. thanks.

  • motomonte

Posted December 10, 2006 - 12:14 PM


The Stock Sizes Are 3.00-21 Ft. And 4.60-18 Rr. This Should Equal To 90/90- 21 Ft. And 120/80-18 Rr. Of Course You Can Go Bigger At The Rear.i've Heard Of 140/80 At The Back With No Problems.

  • Owyhee

Posted December 10, 2006 - 12:25 PM


A 140/80 fits easily. The chain guard will rub the tire in a crosswind, but once it's worn off it doesn't wear any more.

Have you looked into a Teraflex? They're massive and are DOT.


  • rebelventurer

Posted December 10, 2006 - 03:44 PM


I have been ruuning a 130/100-18 dunlop 606 with good results (2000 miles per tire 40% highway). would consider trying the terraflex in same or similar size though! Welcome to thumpertalk. You can see the terraflex at

  • cbsmarty

Posted December 10, 2006 - 03:55 PM


those teraflex look great for off road. im running about 50/50 on/off right now with a few long pavement rides. thanks for the link to tera flex. any other recomendations on brand and size?

  • wheelnut46

Posted December 10, 2006 - 04:17 PM


I have a Kenda 270 rear with about 2,500 miles on it - mostly road miles. It's got a lot of life left. Lately I've been going off road a lot. A real lot and I wish I had a more aggressive tire. The Kenda just wont wear out. I will run it the rest of the winter and maybe in the spring I'll replace it, even though it wont be necessary.
I'm thinking of trying the Bridgstone ED78

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  • Boy named sue

Posted December 10, 2006 - 04:35 PM


perreli 140/80/18 wears like iron pretty good offroad too.

  • oilplug

Posted December 10, 2006 - 05:43 PM


I run the Kenda's and have found the rear to give lots of traction. Cheap too. Not really sold on the front tire (90% of my riding is off road and would like to try something more aggressive) I'll try something else when it finally wears out. On the road their a little sketchy (in the rain) but if you're whipping through corners you should 'motard' it.

  • xrltim

Posted December 10, 2006 - 05:58 PM


I've been running Pirelli Rallycross for several years. I recently cheaped out and put a Kenda on and got two good off road rides out of it before the knobs started coming off in 1/2" sized chunks. I've gone back to the Pirelli. They wear great and have a good knob pattern for most riding conditions. Little noisy on the road but that is the only drawback I've found. Love them front and rear.

  • xrltim

Posted December 10, 2006 - 05:59 PM


Almost forgot, you can put a 510 on there with no problem.

  • cbsmarty

Posted December 13, 2006 - 09:40 PM


thanks guys, i am going with the 606, just gunna keep trying tires until i find one i like.

  • elrontx

Posted December 14, 2006 - 06:23 PM


go with the dunlop 606.the kendas wear out to quick on this bike and so do the pirellis.i know ive tried all 3.

  • goblin127

Posted December 14, 2006 - 09:17 PM


140/80 18 conti tkc

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