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Have a new 2011 Husky Te310 Like the bike

tires that came on it were 140/90/18 rear

80/80/21 front

Metzler Karoos

Thinking to go to 110/100/18 rear and 100/80/21 front full knobby

dot tire.

any suggestions on tire sizes

thanks

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Have a new 2011 Husky Te310 Like the bike

tires that came on it were 140/90/18 rear

80/80/21 front

Metzler Karoos

Thinking to go to 110/100/18 rear and 100/80/21 front full knobby

dot tire.

any suggestions on tire sizes

thanks

front should have been a 90/90x21 Mine was.

The rear was oversized. Spec is 120/80x18.

I went with an 80/100x21 front and 110/100x18 rear Bridgestone 404/403

They're alright so far. Might do better if the ground wasn't so dry around here already.

Edited by mnb

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I went with an 80/100x21 front and 110/100x21 rear Bridgestone 404/403

How's that thing handle with the 21" rear? :thumbsup:

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TE 250's came with the 110's in 2008 and probably some other years. My dealer thought the size was fine for the 250 and 310's and that bigger was not always the answer.

He recommended bridgestone (603, I think for the front and Maxxis Desert IT for the rear.). Of course he's a desert rider so that makes sense for him.

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TE 250's came with the 110's in 2008 and probably some other years. My dealer thought the size was fine for the 250 and 310's and that bigger was not always the answer.

The 140 mine shipped with was bulging on the rim. It's really too big for the rim and that much meat is harder on smaller engines.

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I have a 2010 TE310 and mine came with that MONSTER Karoo on back....it was so massive, it made an already tall bike, even worse.. I ditched the Karoos and bought Dunlop 606's 120/80-18 on back and love it. The bike handles better and the engine revs easier. It lowered the seat height some as well. I like the Dunlops too....good hook up on pavement and dirt.

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The 140 mine shipped with was bulging on the rim. It's really too big for the rim and that much meat is harder on smaller engines.

:thumbsup: How is a 2.15" rim on a 310 any different then a 2.15" rim on a 449 or 511???

I agree the 140 is a big tire size for a 2011 TE310, but it also has some good power to it above and beyond a normal 250cc with a big bore that might run a 100-120 series rear. It will definitely turn better in the tight stuff with a smaller tire, however it will also light up or break loose a smaller tire more quickly too.

However the 140 Karoo is built to work on a 2.15" rim and that's just a Karoo for you. They work good in intermediate terrain at highway speeds, however for slower more technical stuff they are challenging in the least I know.

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:thumbsup: How is a 2.15" rim on a 310 any different then a 2.15" rim on a 449 or 511???

I don't own a 449 or 511 and wasn't referring to those as I've never seen one.

But my '03 TE610e is spec'd to have a 140/80x18 rear tire and it has a 2.5"x18" rim.

My '11 TE310 is spec'd to have a 120/90x18 rear tire and it has a 2.15"x18" rim.

So I didn't find it surprising at all that the oversized tire (based on Husky's own specs) looked like it was bulging on the rim compared to the wider rim my 610 shipped with.

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I don't own a 449 or 511 and wasn't referring to those as I've never seen one.

But my '03 TE610e is spec'd to have a 140/80x18 rear tire and it has a 2.5"x18" rim.

My '11 TE310 is spec'd to have a 120/90x18 rear tire and it has a 2.15"x18" rim.

So I didn't find it surprising at all that the oversized tire (based on Husky's own specs) looked like it was bulging on the rim compared to the wider rim my 610 shipped with.

Definitely fits better on a 2.5", but pretty much all of your sub 570cc class bikes have a 2.15" (KTM 450/530, HSQ 450/510/449/511, etc) yet they run 120-140 series rear tire depending on tire manufacturer.

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Definitely fits better on a 2.5", but pretty much all of your sub 570cc class bikes have a 2.15" (KTM 450/530, HSQ 450/510/449/511, etc) yet they run 120-140 series rear tire depending on tire manufacturer.

The bulge over the edge of the rim was obvious to me. But then, I have an eye for detail.

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