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Hi everybody,

I have a 07 drz 400 s with original bridgestone tires. It has close to 6000 miles on it now and I need a new set of tires. Yesterday I went to dirt bike riding with my 9 years old son who rides a crf 50 r. It was a blast. We went to the big and Nasty atv part close to savannah, ga. Drz performed very well on the trails and the tracks they have in the park. I am very impressed with the drzs performance... I mainly use my bike for commuting, and on track and trails with my son on weekends ( weather permitting and his school behavior permiting.) so I have been happy with bridgestones performance when they have threats on them. Is there any other options out there would give me same kind of milage for mainly street use and a better grin on the track. I use this bike %90 street %10 dirt.

Thank you for your help and advice

Sammy

p.s: if anybody is close to Hilton head island,sc and wants to get together for a ride pm me please.

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If you like the Bridgstones, stay with them. You could take a look at the Shinko brand, they have some tires quite similar to the Bridgstones plus options for a little more trail or a little more street.

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I am a big fan of these tyres ...http://www.motorcycl...-Rear-Tire.aspx

I am on my 2nd set and can't fault them for on road in dry and wet conditions....only average off road but would probably suit your 90/10 application...

they are a little more $ than some other cheaper brands, but I am willing to pay for good grip and handling... :thumbsup:

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Thank you guys for your input... I have been looking into tire choices. I have decided on Shinko 700 series would suit my needs. Here is the million dollar question; drz 400 s rear tire size is 4.10-18. Shinko offers 4.60-18 and 130/80-18 sizes for the rear tire. Which one would fit better for drz's rear rim?

Thank you

Sammy

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Thank you guys for your input... I have been looking into tire choices. I have decided on Shinko 700 series would suit my needs. Here is the million dollar question; drz 400 s rear tire size is 4.10-18. Shinko offers 4.60-18 and 130/80-18 sizes for the rear tire. Which one would fit better for drz's rear rim?

Thank you

Sammy

Either should fit ok.....the 130/80 will be a larger tyre...

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'for the back, if they offer a 5.10-18, you can go with that too.

i like it as wide as possible in the back, and skinny in the front, i run 5.10-18 and 2.75-21 shinkos on mine, i run the 244's tho, great tires, 5k for the rears, 7k for the front.

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Either should fit ok.....the 130/80 will be a larger tyre...

Yep and just in case the OP doesn't know about the tire numbers, the width is the first number. 130mm is 5.12" (25.4mm in an inch, 130/25.4 = 5.12"). The second number is a percentage of the width that equals the side wall height (80% of 130mm or 5.12" is about a 4.1" (104mm) sidewall height. If you want to find the overall tire height, multiply the sidewall height x2 (it is 4.1" per side of the tire) plus the rim height (18") and you can get your overall tire diameter 26.2" or 665mm. Just in case you didn't know and want to learn somethin

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Thank you guys... So 4.60-18 would be smaller tire than 130/80 -18 and would be the closest size to the original size 4.10-18?

Thank you

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If you like the Bridgstones, stay with them. You could take a look at the Shinko brand, they have some tires quite similar to the Bridgstones plus options for a little more trail or a little more street.

(OP please forgive the thread jack)

Noble, weeeeee missssss youuuuuuu....... Please come home !? :worthy:

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(OP please forgive the thread jack)

Noble, weeeeee missssss youuuuuuu....... Please come home !? :worthy:

Yes , hopefully all is well , He hasn't been online for YONKS...(long time ..lol)

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