17" cross and enduro tyre options?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by pingvin, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    Just got a '81 Husqvarna and it's got 17" rear wheel. What are my options for tyres?
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  2. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    klr's have 17 inch wheels
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  3. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Metzeler 130 width
    Enduro 3 Sahara Rear Tire
    $139.99 - $168.99


    Dunlop 130 width
    D606 Dual Sport Rear Tire
    $92.99 - $97.99
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  4. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    The Conti TKC 80 comes in at a least a 130/90 17 rear.
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  5. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    Shinko 244

    I run them front and rear on my supermoto
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  6. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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  7. montanaman

    montanaman Traveler

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    About 10 hours of hammering rocks, sand etc and I really like them. Good enough on the pavement but really a 90/10 tire.
    I will replace them with the same..
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  8. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    metzeler karoo are great tires in 17.
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  9. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    I see posts like this sometimes and think to myself:
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  10. jon_l

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    I searched google and google images for "1981 Husqvarna 520 AE" and get nothing but signature lines, most of them the OP.

    What is a 1981 Husqvarna 520 AE?
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  11. SgtDuster

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    Must be a chainsaw or something

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  12. Bronco638

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    Shinko, too. I have 705s on my DR650 and the 700 should come in 17" as well. Additionally, I have a set of Trail Wings (TW-41, TW-42). I'm also a fan of the Pirelli MT-21 (as previously mentioned).
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  13. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    The AE is for Automatic transmission. Not variomatic type, it's got 4 gears but centrifugal things engage, some free wheels etc. Originally ordered by Swedish army I think but Husqvarna also made civilain version. Had a 1978 Yamaha TT500 but killed my arms with heavy clutch so sold it. gave up the whole classic cross thing till buddy told me about Husqvarana having an automatic in the seventies and by luck a guy advertised one in sweden. Think it's pretty rare so took the chance and bought it. Only had one trip but didn't quite like it vfrees out every time you go off the throttle (like accidentally hitting neutral when shifting down, guess you've all done that, not nice). Hopefully I'll get used to it. But very easy riding in technical terrain, no worry about shifting gear clutching. And no stalling as it just frees out.


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  14. vinrou

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    Hi I'm new to this forum names Vincent Rousseau vinrou for short.i bought a gr650 project bike .the front forks were bent and its banged up pretty good.i have bought a few things from it and plan to use it on the street and dirt roads if one comes along.A set of good forks ,rear tail light ,new turn signals,black European style handle bars ,exhaust system.fork seals brakes and so on .Alot of it is going to be powder coated black rims .i just want to get it road worth for the summer and back together.my problem is finding tires enduro type but not not MX tires .the rear is a 130/90 16 can I put 120/90 16 witch gives me more options .and what would be inexpensive tire to get .need help with posting photos
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  15. Louie_Doggs

    Louie_Doggs Adventurer

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    Switched over to a Michelin t63 130/80 17", so far they've been a good tyre on and off and not a bad price either
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  16. oldxr

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    My 1987 honda xr600r has a 17" back wheel.Uses IRC Volcanduro ve33 5.10x17-very tough tire
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  17. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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