I just bought a KLR 650 and am planning on doing some cross country touring. I did a huge amount of research when selecting the bike and accessories, and figured I would research tires when the stockers wore. I am a little floored to find out that after I go from one coast to the next, I will have to stop and have a new set of tires put on. When adventure touring, how do you go about this? Do you just go to a dealership an pay dealer prices for tires and install, and just use whatever they happen to have in stock? At home I could just order them, but on the road this doesn't seem very likely. I was so excited about my new bike and upcoming adventures, but this bit of news kind of put my spirits in the dumper. I was planning on doing 200-300 miles a day (been riding strictly street and dirt bikes 15+ years), which by most people's calculations would put me at a dealer every 10 days having new tires installed. I don't even want to go now. Not only is there zero chance of me affording an extra $150-$250 every 10 days, but that is what my tour would be; it would just be a tour of all of the dealers in North America. Someone please tell me I have read something wrong or I am not doing the proper dual sport to miles conversion correctly and 3k miles really means 30K miles. Also, just a note, I will probably be doing a legit 50/50 From what I have gathered, K270 - Wears about the longest for a true DS, at around 4K miles, but horrid on wet pavement. There is just something unsettling about laying my bike down at 60 and getting runed over. Maybe I am just being a p**sy. I have a tendency to do that.