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cbsmarty

rear tire for 650l

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: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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

http://www.americanmototire.com/index.html?lang=en-us&target=d1048.html

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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.

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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.

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