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Old 09-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #16
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Is the Kenda a tube type ??.
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Yes it is a tube type tire, being run with no tube.

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Old 09-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #17
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I thought tube type tires had a different bead and could/should not be run without a tube !!.


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Old 09-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #18
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AustinJake, How does that tire work off road? Do you like it & have you tried any other dual sport sytle tires?

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Old 09-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #19
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I thought tube type tires had a different bead and could/should not be run without a tube !!.
The bead of a tubless rim is different, it has a lock ring around the bead.

The inner liner of a tubeless tire is designed to be airtight more so than a tube type tire. However they are so good these days that most report tube type tires holding air pretty good. I wouldn't do it but it's not that uncommon.

Running a tube in a tubeless tire is quite common, done all the time. You want to keep pressures up to keep heat down. Tubes in either tubed or tubeless tires will run hotter than a tubeless.

It also said a tube will blow out suddenly when punctured, like a balloon, deflate very quickly, whereas a tubeless will leak down slowly forwarning you of impending flatness. Gives you time to get off the road. Tubeless tires are said to be much safer for hiway travel, and most are radials now. Better grip, safer for flats, bigger contact area, higher mileage both for fuel as well as life, better ride, cooler running. Also much easier to patch as you can generally just plug them on the wheel and reinflate. A tube has to be removed, patched, and/or replaced.

Sheesh...tires 101. I'm done.



All of those big dualsport tires run like shit on a roadbike. AustinJake bought a Husky TE. LOL
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #20
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Pretty informative thread. I have a friend that runs a car tire on the rear for his cruiser. What next?
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:03 PM   #21
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I thought tube type tires had a different bead and could/should not be run without a tube !!.
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This Kenda mounted up tight and popped loudly twice when I aired it up, it's on there as good as any other tire I've had, plus, it absolutley does not leak any air over the many months that it's been on.

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AustinJake, How does that tire work off road? Do you like it & have you tried any other dual sport sytle tires?
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The Kenda worked fine off road, I wasn't trying to go very fast off-road with that bike, it did OK. And if you call a TKC a dual sport tire, yeah, this is a rear tire as well, a 130, I had to grind the edge knobs down to fit inside the fender. It didn't like anything over 80mph either.

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #22
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I think I will go with the FullBore,I had 2 705's come apart on the front of my Vstrom.How many miles did you get out of the 705 on the front ??.


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I run shinkos all the time on 4 different tigers and have yet to have one come apart whether bias ply or radial ..............lasts a long time on the tigers , not uncommon for a front 705 to go 10 k easily.

I was mistaken though on the size ...in the photo I posted thats a 130/17 mounted reversed on the front .on the rear is a dunlop 616 because shinko doesn't make a 180/17
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #23
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I ran a 120/90 Shinko 705 and also an Anakee II in the same size on the front of a Versys. Worked fine. But the best I found for gravel road riding was a 4.60 Shinko 244 up front aired down to about 22 lbs. Ran them all tubeless.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:47 AM   #24
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I run Avon Distanzia's on my TDM. The front is a rear tyre run backwards. Ive done this for over 90,000 ks and on all manner of roads and trails loaded or light without any trouble and in all manner of weather conditions from hot sand to iced up roads.
Hills flats straights bendy bits the lot.

Iv had more than enough opportunity to come unstuck and that's just not happened.

It wont turn your bike into the devil or throw you into every oncoming car nor will it try to bite every passer buy.

And I get huge mileage out of the fronts. 35 to 38,000 Ks. That shit over any road tyre.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #25
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An MZ Mastif with GS size rear tire mounted backwards on front.

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #26
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mounted backwards on the front
Don't do that because the treads will not work when wet.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #27
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Don't do that because the treads will not work when wet.
Sure it will. The traction for the front is for braking, for the rear is accellerating. They are opposite functions.
A tire will throw water either way as long as there are sipes.

Still, a lot of people doing this like to run in the direction indicated. I think it has something to do with their comfort zone. They're already breaking the laws of nature just by running a rear in front, then god help them if they ran it backwards.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:28 AM   #28
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Rear on the front is fine, and they look cool too!
Rear 19'' MX tyre on the front of my GSA, awsome

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #29
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So 90% of the time I buy my tires from Motorcycle Superstore but last night I decided to look at Dennis Kirk.They list a 120/90-17 Kenda K761 FRONT or REAR tire !!.It has a different part # then the rear tire !!.Interesting me thinks !!!.


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Old 10-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #30
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Don't do that because the treads will not work when wet.
ummmm............WRONG !

Worked just fine
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