tire models recommendations and procurement
I just got a new rear Kenda 270 installed on my KLR650. Two days and 1000 miles later, and it is trashed. About 8 of the main center knobs got ripped off (half ripped, half melted), and it now needs to be replaced as it is a bit unsafe, and rides poorly.
I was on the Mexican toll roads, clipping along at a good rate. The tire was properly inflated (34psi), but still got ruined. I'll post pictures later.
My last tire, the IRC GP-110 rear, was much better. A great combination/comprimise of street, dirt, and wet weather traction. It's only problem was it's mileage. I could only crank 3,000 miles out of the rear. At that rate, I would be changing the tire much to quickly.
Any recommendations for a tire similar to the IRC GP-110 for a KLR650 that will last longer? Something that is not squirrly on the pavement like the Kenda 270.
Also any tips or tricks to getting the big tire sizes in foreign lands? For the last tire change in Acapulco, I had them order the tire from Mexico city. Without express shipping, it took 4 business days to arrive. Next stop in a big city will be Belize City.
[This message has been edited by TerryMoto (edited 22 March 2004).]