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Old 02-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #4876
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I don't know of any tank swap for that bike. I've heard that tires are scarce, but people fit ATV tires instead of motorcycle tires.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:45 AM   #4877
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:12 AM   #4878
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I had two TW200's ... I loved them !! I was looking for another one (for under $1000 which is almost impossible) when I found the DR125SE by chance.
Since I don't have any seat time on the DR yet, I can't really compare the two. But I will say, it had plenty of power for my 6 ft, 200 lb frame, and I loved the huge tires. In fact, that was my favorite part.
Tires are Not hard to get, and nobody "adapts" other tires to work. More than one company makes the stock tires, and Bridgestone also makes the "street" version tire for that bike, which I had on my 2005, and loved as well.
Tank is not much smaler than the DR, if at all. But I do believe people had done an XT225 tank swap for more capacity.
Bikes are not seen for sale much, but since they made them from 1988 to present, if you are looking you can find them in all price ranges. I missed one on ebay for $30 last month. It sold for $955, my high bid was $925 at the end.
I did like the TW better than both my Yamaha TTR225 and my Honda XR200R
Quick note on batteries for the TW (since that is what I do for a living) ... you can swap out the acid-filled battery, and put in a sealed maintenance free battery very easy. I used the high performance YTZ7S, which I considered using for the DR as well, but just went with the YTX7L-BS because it is much cheaper
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #4879
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That is ugly but cool,or is that warm?
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #4880
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My back tire is due to be replaced, what tire should I go for that is 50/50?

I want to stay away from kendas and shinkos.

I like the look of the tw200 but not sure if i can live with a small tank, the xt250 is nice. Does the wr250r use regular or only premium?
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:30 AM   #4881
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why don't you like Kendas and Shinkos ?
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #4882
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I did a search on here for reviews and most of the comments are read are negative. Such as they wear out quickly, chunks of rubber have ripped off after a short time, they don't grip. Looking at them they look very similar to the stock trail wing pattern.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #4883
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I just bought a set of the Shinko's 3.00-21 and 4.10-18
they look nice. Once I get them on, I will let you know how I like them.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #4884
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I use Shinko 244's on both my DR200 and DR650. I think they are a great tire. They work well on the road and very well on gravel and trails. Don't believe everything you read on the net, even my stuff!

If you only have one bike then you can get better tires. I have four bikes so I saved a little cash by buying the Shinkos. Before that I had Metzler Desert Sahara Endoro 3's on the 650. the Shinkos do better off road by a long shot and much better value.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:25 AM   #4885
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I really like the tkc80s. The stock rear tire size is 100/90-18M/C 56P tube type

Continental don't produce an exact match, I'd actually prefer a wider rear tire. Which one of the sizes in the list below will work?

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...offroad_en.pdf
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:32 AM   #4886
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Let me know how you like the TKC-80 if you get them.
I know somebody that works for Continental in Ohio, and he recommended that model to me, but I was looking for mostly street use.

I saw a picture on this forum of them mounted on the bike.
they look like normal knobby tires. Should be good in the dirt.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:35 AM   #4887
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Lady bug has them on. Do a search in this thread and it will show a pic. She didn't have the bike with her when the pic was posted so she didn't know what size they were. Definately not the stock size. I dropped her a pm.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #4888
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Ok I couldn't wait and ordered the Shinko 244, apparently there in metric sizes so I asked if they could get the equivilent of the 110. What kind of mileage do people get on these?

The Tire is $55, fitment is $15. Cheapest new tire i've ever ordered. Am I supposed to buy a new inner tube everytime the tire is changed or every 10,000 miles? The inner tubes are the stock ones, bike is an 07.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #4889
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110 is metric size :)

This site has a nice conversion table for converting between english and metric
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #4890
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Am I supposed to buy a new inner tube everytime the tire is changed or every 10,000 miles? The inner tubes are the stock ones, bike is an 07.
I put a new tube in every time I get a new tire. Ask for the old tubes back. They make good emergency spares.

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