Tire Size for DRZ 400S


12 replies to this topic
  • wannabejames

Posted August 23, 2007 - 10:31 AM

#1

Hello everyone,

Just picked up a new (to me) 2000 drz400s. I'm a newb so please be patient. I need to get new tires and was going to order a 50/50 Kenda K270 set off bikebandit.

My stock Trailwing tire size on the S is Front: 80/100-21 and Rear 120/90-18

Looking at the site, they have my front tire at 80/100-21 ok.

However on the rear, the only one close is a 120/100-18 for the Kenda.

Will this bigger size fit my bike and be safe/good to ride with?? Also should I balance the wheels as well since I'm doing street?

Also, it shows an aspect size or something with 3.00/3.25 for the front and 5.00/5.10 for the rear. What is that? And are they the same or do I need to pick one of each of these as well?

  • Regalman

Posted August 23, 2007 - 10:38 AM

#2

As long as they are close in size you will be fine.

Yes, I would get them balanced if you plan to ride on the street.

They must have listed them in both metric and inch tire sizes. You need only pick one, the link below shows the relation to the two methods.

http://shop.thumpert...cles.asp?ID=133

  • Jim Hale

Posted August 23, 2007 - 10:48 AM

#3

I had the Kenda 270's and was very happy with them. Besides balancing them I'd add rim locks. Great undervalued dual sport tires.

  • wannabejames

Posted August 23, 2007 - 10:57 AM

#4

Thanks for the replies. I noticed on the conversion chart it states my rear as a 5.10 and my front as a 3.00.

HOWEVER the bike bandit site lists it as 5.00/5.10 and 3.00/3.25 as if I don't have a choice or they choose or something.

Do I need to specify to them?

  • Regalman

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:00 AM

#5

Nope thats just a range... get the:
Front - 21" - 80/100/-21 for 26.93

and

120/100-18" for 45.31

You could probably get away with the 110 rear if you wanted.

edit - Actually, those ranges are a bit messed up. I'd probably get the middle sized rear. Can anyone else chime in?

  • Regalman

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:03 AM

#6

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  • wannabejames

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:08 AM

#7

Thanks Regalman,

Shouldn't I just get the 120/100-18 to be safe then? That will be fine since it matches stock right?

  • Regalman

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:12 AM

#8

Thanks Regalman,

Shouldn't I just get the 120/100-18 to be safe then? That will be fine since it matches stock right?


Good question, they are giving a range and I have no idea why? The 120 has a range between 120 and 140... which a 140 is getting pretty dang wide.

Hopefully someone with more know will chime in as to why these tires are sized like they are.

Plus the one thats the same size and different price??? Gotta be a typo.

  • wannabejames

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:26 AM

#9

Hey Regalman I'm talking to the customer service guy right now. Assuming that the tire actually matches the 3.00 in. front and 5.10 rear, would those sizes be ok or too wide?

FYI The 5.10 rear measurement is from your chart.

  • Regalman

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:30 AM

#10

I'd think so, I run a 120 on my bike... [actually, it may be a 130 now that I think about it]

  • kman780

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:32 AM

#11

I run the teraflex, which is marked a 150 but really just a little larger than 145...

Should be fine.

  • wannabejames

Posted August 23, 2007 - 11:33 AM

#12

Just found out from the customer service guy that the front is a 3.00 which is ok, BUT the rear 120-100/18 actually measured at 4.50 and that the inch. listing was an error!

Is 4.50 ok to buy?

Edit: thinking this is probably the right one so I'm gonna order it. If not please let me know!

thanks everyone

  • kman780

Posted August 23, 2007 - 12:10 PM

#13

Just found out from the customer service guy that the front is a 3.00 which is ok, BUT the rear 120-100/18 actually measured at 4.50 and that the inch. listing was an error!

Is 4.50 ok to buy?

Edit: thinking this is probably the right one so I'm gonna order it. If not please let me know!

thanks everyone


Go for it.... You will be fine.





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