Drz400 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Britmick, May 4, 2007.

  1. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Those are the sizes I run and the bike handles wonderfully on and off road.
  2. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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    Onefifty!
    Well that was certainly fast!
    I'll order them RIGHT NOW.

    now, go back to work...(grin)
    Me? Monday is my day off!

    m.[/QUOTE]


    Order is in.
    Someone please help me get the snow melted now...:eek1

    150--thanks for the help.
    m.
  3. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    It would be great if they fit. My KLX was an R model converted to a dual sport but I can't imagine why the rim sizes would be different. I believe the PO told me he has a DRZ rim on the front.
    I didn't find any sizes stamped on the rims.
  4. See-Three

    See-Three C3

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  5. threadkiller

    threadkiller Long timer

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    I'm running 3.00x21 up front and 4.60x18 out back.
  6. SteveROntario

    SteveROntario Adventurer

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    What year did "New Metric" come out for tires? The www.RoyalDistributing.com catalog has 3 columns, "New Metric", "Old Metric", and "Inches" to show you which tires are equivalent. Try page 293 of their 2013 spring/summer/fall catalog.

    Steve
  7. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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  8. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Hey Bob, I'm running the same sizes as threadkiller. 3.00 x 21front and 4.60 x 18 rear. They handle great on gravel and pavement, but are a compromise off road. Especially the front. also front is 18 psi and rear is 23 psi.
  9. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    Thanks. I started thinking about it on the way home and checked both stock suggested pressure and max on the tires. The tag on the fender says 22rear/18 front for stock. Max on the Trail Wing tires is 33, on the Kenda 270s 40.
    I too, run low pressure in the dirt. About 18 on the rear and 17 on the front. I don't know what kind of terrain you run in, but I usually see a lot of sharp rocks. I like the feel of the lower pressure but don't want to go down lower to help prevent pinch flats.
    All that said, I bumped up the rear to 30 and the front to 27. After dinner I'll take it for a spin. I've been having a little freeway wiggle lately at about 65. I installed a fender stiffener yesterday and it seems to have helped a lot. I have a feeling that increasing the air a bit might get me the rest of the way.

    Just came back from a run. Much more stable on the street and corners with much more confidence. On the freeway it's still a little squirrely at around 70. Of course even the mild knobs on the Kenda's aren't really meant for freeway driving. Bumped the pressure up to 35 rear and 33 up front. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

    Ultimately, I'll be buying a set of rims so I can swap out tires easier.
  10. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td colspan="3">Motorcycle Off-Road Tire Size Conversion Chart</td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" align="center" bgcolor="#dde2e6">Front Tires </td></tr><tr><td align="center" bgcolor="#eeeeee">Metric</td><td align="center" bgcolor="#eeeeee">Alpha</td><td align="center" bgcolor="#eeeeee">Inch</td></tr><tr><td align="center">60/100 </td><td align="center">90/80 </td><td align="center">2.50/2.75</td></tr><tr><td align="center">70/100 </td><td align="center">90/90 </td><td align="center">2.75/3.00</td></tr><tr><td align="center">80/100 </td><td align="center">100/80 </td><td align="center">3.00/3.25</td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" align="center" bgcolor="#dde2e6">Rear Tires </td></tr><tr><td align="center" bgcolor="#eeeeee">Metric</td><td align="center" bgcolor="#eeeeee">Alpha</td><td align="center" bgcolor="#eeeeee">Inch</td></tr><tr><td align="center">80/100 </td><td align="center">80/90 </td><td align="center">2.50/3.60</td></tr><tr><td align="center">90/100 </td><td align="center">110/90 </td><td align="center">3.60/4.10</td></tr><tr><td align="center">100/100 </td><td align="center">120/80 </td><td align="center">4.00/4.10</td></tr><tr><td align="center">110/100 </td><td align="center">130/80 </td><td align="center">4.00/4.50</td></tr><tr><td align="center">120/100 </td><td align="center">140/80 </td><td align="center">5.00/5.10</td></tr></tbody></table>
  11. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    you'll wear out the center strip a lot faster at high (over 27) pressures. lower pressure around 15-18 will wear the tire evenly.
  12. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    My .02:

    I run at 32 front 30 rear. Anything less doesn't seem stable enough during spirited riding. But there is plenty of grip at that pressure with my Kenda 244s on the street. I usually come down to 25 or a bit less for serious dirt.
  13. THRASHED

    THRASHED Moving on Up

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    Yep, I'm sure I will. I can feel it a lot more too. All the more reason to spring for some street-dedicated rims/tires. I've got a Kon-Ferr rack I'm selling. As soon as it goes I'm going to get set up.


    By the way, I'm not sure if you caught the beginning of all of this. The reason for the higher pressure is some serious high-speed wiggle on the freeway. Just trying to chase it down. The pressure seems to help a lot.
  14. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    If my tires look flat...I put some air in them. :dunno

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  15. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    This chart (from tire superstore) help u visualize the size difference.
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  16. DR650SEDDY

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  17. 150ron

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    Nice, thanks for the link, im gonna buy one of those and carry it in my rear fender bag.
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    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    Just sign him up for Big Bear 250 (Hard Way) or LA B to V and have him get a hole in his case in the middle of now where. Then, sweep will call for back up, then he'll eventually get picked up, then he'll arrive at the motel late at night, then he'll have no ride the next day, then he'll begin to look into getting the right protection. :rofl
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    marine_mike Banned

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