What size of Pirelli MT21's?

5 replies to this topic
  • billyj7175

Posted October 02, 2002 - 08:39 AM


Gonna order some Pirelli MT-21's. What size is preferred for the XR650R?

  • dudenstumpy

Posted October 02, 2002 - 09:42 AM


I recently shod my pig with mt21's front and rear. The rear
was well knobbly for a road legal tyre and the front fairly
similar to other brands. I went for the 130 rear.
I have found that though wider tyres cost that bit extra,
they last longer before needing replaced ( bigger knobbs
take longer to wear down ). cheers, Craig

  • Dutch

Posted October 02, 2002 - 01:09 PM


I went with a 140 rear and was pleased with the performance.

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  • billyj7175

Posted October 03, 2002 - 07:51 AM


I was actually planning on running a 15t front sprocket, with the rear wheel adjusted all the way forward, and was concerned with tire clearance.
How much clearance is there between the tire and swingarm with the pirelli's?

  • dudenstumpy

Posted October 03, 2002 - 07:12 PM


Billy, I run 15/48 and my wheel was very far forward when
I changed to mt21( 130 ). Clearance was not an issue, and
I believe with a 140 this would also be the case.

cheers, Craig

  • Dutch

Posted October 04, 2002 - 09:08 AM


My rear wheel is full forward,(13-50), and the 140 fits.

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