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Old 24 Oct 2007
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Thumbs up KLE Tyres!

Hi fellow KLE dudes, Hows about some input regarding what tyres you use and why? I will have to change mine soon (oem trailmax-3500mles), i do more on than off road..(if you disallow my 4" graveled 100mtre drive) It seems that this subject has been touched on but not dicussed in depth, with quite a few makes and models? of tyre available for our beloved kle, it makes sense to have your thoughts yes!
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mine's done 7000miles and still going strong...tot of changing to tubeless when it's time to change tyres though...anyone have any idea whether dats possible?

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mine's done 7000miles and still going strong...tot of changing to tubeless when it's time to change tyres though...anyone have any idea whether dats possible?

joe
Hell! there doing good? Mine not so .... I don't think you can have tube less tyres on the kle unless you change the wheels to cast, but tube less tyres with a tube, different story I stand corrected if not possible
goin to get mine serviced by a (cheaper) local mechanic next week i'll let you all know how i get on
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re: KLE tyres

Hi all, I've had my KLE since last summer and have since taken it from 2000 miles all the way up to 30000 miles now.
The original dunlops were shot by 8500. replaced them with bt45's great road tyre, 7500 from rear and 19300 from front .
I then put an Avon distanza on the rear and that has done 14000 miles, and has been replaced with the same again.
So for my regular commute I will use bt45 front for good grip and distanza rear for good mileage. Obviously a missmatch that works well for me.
I may try a distanza front after the winter.

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Im just about comming up to replace the stock rubber on my 2006kle, I think I will also go down the Avon distanza route.

I cant knock the dunlops apart from the lack of milage out of them, Im affraid that when It comes to tyres, I insist on good shlef life.

The dunlops on mine have done 4500 upto now and are starting to look worn, there is about another 1000 left in them. I will get the new set in the new year.

The distanza is a more road bias tyre then the stock dunlops.



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Kle Tyres

HI All, Just had the bike serviced by my "one man band mechanic"...brill job less than a ton, inc fresh front ferodo pads ( wow it brakes now!) what i wanted to say was, he sugested avon distanzer tyres as well
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Are they sintered?...come to think of it, are the standards????
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Are they sintered?...come to think of it, are the standards????
Hi Roy, I don't know, i'm seeing my mechanic tomorrow, i'll ask! and i don't think the standard ones are sintered.......Is that why there crap?
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The sintered pads give more bite, but could cause early brake disc wear.

But your life is more important then a brake disc and so its worth the upgrade, Stainless steel brake lines on the front should help sharpen those brakes up.

They made a big difference on previous bikes ive owned.
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The sintered pads give more bite, but could cause early brake disc wear.

But your life is more important then a brake disc and so its worth the upgrade, Stainless steel brake lines on the front should help sharpen those brakes up.

They made a big difference on previous bikes ive owned.
Hi Royi'll get some braided hoses fitted at 8 or 12000 service
BTW i fitted the mud flap you sent me this w end gone, magic job, cheers
nowhere near the amount of crud on the engine or bash plate now matey...
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My wife has just ordered a set of them sw motech crash bars...hehe, cant wait til xmas.

Ive just swapped my front mudflap for a plastic one, A mate gave it to me and had no idea what bike it was ment for but with a bit of cutting and such, it worked a treat.

The engine bars were from the link on the kle accessories thread.
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New tyre!

HI All,
Just had the rear replaced just short of 5k mles.. had some left but with winter upon us thought better of it, as the front was good for another 4/5k i put another trailmax on the back (keep em matched) when there both shot i'll put a pair of distonas on
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I put Pirelli Scorpion ST MT90 on my Kle and can't fault them. HAve dome 4000Kms on them and they still look new. The rear trailmax was pretty knackered at 4500.

The pirellis stick better than the dunlops in the dry and specially in the wet.

I was actually after a set of Michelin Anakee but couldn't find them and they were also a bit more expensive than the Pirellis.

Never liked pirellis in my car but I will be buying them for my bike for sure.

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Pirelli Scorpion ST MT90

I have also had Pirelli Scorpion MT90 S fitment fitted to my KLE and handling seems fine, unfortunately weather has not been good so cant push them to hard, they do seem to be a lot better for road use than the original fitment though watch out for price variations as one shop quoted me £160 fitted to lose wheels and I eventually got them fitted for £106 ,
I think the main difference was the £160 was with new tubes but as mine had only seen 4000 miles with no punctures I was happy not to part with the extra cash.

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Just finished scrubbing in my new Avon Distanzas on the KLE.

I can recommend these tyres to anyone looking to change from the OEM dunlops. I found nothing wrong with the handling of the dunlops but these feel more planted to me.

Im all geared up for my week in Scotland from the 30th, but will have to keep an eye on this oil refienery strike up there to see if it effects getting petrol. (panic buyers).

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