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1991 XR250-road ish tyres?

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I just bought one of these and as i am going to use it as winter transport between home and the train station and not really into off road riding what tyres should i look at?

I still want some knobbles as we are expecting snow.

Cheers

Ray

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5 people = 7 opinions on tires

just about any 70/30, 80/20 dualsport tire will do

don't think there is any one that is REALLY that much better

I am cheap and have Kenda K270s on my more street oriented XR250LC

awaiting a set of Duro 904/903s to see for myself the KLR-guys are correct about a 70/30-tire with great mileage and nice price

the 650R runs on BT45, but as full-blown street tires they might not be your first choice in the snow (or are the roads dry most of the time, like they are south of the chunnel?)

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perelli mt 21/mt16 front rear combo isnt a bad choice. ther dot tires for on road usage and a hard terain tire fo roff road. when i boyught my 400 that was on there and i used the tires for a while, not bad but i was mostly in sand.

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Make sure they are DOT aproved or police will have field day with you :-)

I bought some Matrix and wont be getting any more cos they do skip around on the tarmac... probably going to go back to original tyres (IRC)

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do you Brits not go by the same laws as the rest of the Europeans?

thought you did not need a DOT tire but one with load and speed rating to fit your bike?

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No... we have 20 miles of water between us and the Europeans thats why we dont use the Euro!!!! Still on ££££ ;-)

Running an XR with:-

No indicators

No Mirrors

No Ignition/battery

Stickers all over it

...and then the big one!!!! No Baffles lol

I think the reason why its not been nicked yet is that the police arnt too far away lol

Got to have DOT tyres or you can kiss ur licence/bike goodbye

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I just bought one of these and as i am going to use it as winter transport between home and the train station and not really into off road riding what tyres should i look at?

I still want some knobbles as we are expecting snow.

Cheers

Ray

Snow and ice? Studded tires. Or using your car is the best.

When I was looking at Dual-sport tires, the Shinko 244 tire was getting slightly better reviews than the Kenda 270. I might try them next.

The Pirelli MT21 tires are excellent. I liked them better in dirt than the stock Dunlop 490 front / 695 rear.

Dual Sport police bikes out here are often fitted with Dunlop 606's if they are going to be used off-road.

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The wife and kids have the car, last year I had a bmw k100rs with a r100rs fairing, it took me over an hour to do 10 miles and I dropped it outside my house.

I may keep whats on it till it gets a bit warmer as I had only been on the bike once for 15 miles and it feel a bit different to my gpz900r.

Thanks guys,great site

Cheers

Ray

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