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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
The best tire for the money ever!!
By Maddad Racing
from Richmond Ca.
Comments about Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire:
This is the best tire for the money! Perfect balance of knobby tread for off road and still smooth enough for the street. And they are a great looking tire on the bike. I'm telling every one to buy this tire!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Traction to spare - a bear to mount!
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I installed a set of these (K270) front and rear on my DR650. Spooning onto the rims was a snap. Aired the rear and the bead popped right on. The front was a different story. No amount of rubber lube or pressure would make that bead seat! I wound up rolling the dice and pumping it up with more pressure than I care to discuss and letting it set in the sun for two hours (after soaking the beads thoroughly with rubber lube for the third time) and it finally popped into place. The rim protection shoulder is a fantastic idea and somewhat unique to this tire. Traction is outstanding for a non-knobby tire. My first off-road ride with these tires was a rainy, muddy two-day Dual Sport and I had no more trouble than my riding partners on full knobbies except in deep stagnant mud holes. A good all-around choice for 64/40 street/trail riding. Keep 'em at 20 psi or so and you'll have no worries about pinch flats in the rocks!
Great all around tire
from Mesa, AZ
I just spent a week in Death Valley riding a combination of pavement, dirt roads, and rough trails and these tires did it all without problems. I have them on the front and rear. They have great grip on pavement and hard-packed trails. They don't 'buzz' and are stable at high speeds (high for a KLR 650). They have good grip in deep gravel and really dig in when cornering through the rough, loose stuff. No punctures, no problems at all.I've got about 2,000 miles on them and they are still good for more. The rear is showing some wear, the front only a little.I'd would recommend these without hesitation for someone interested in truly dual-sporting - trails and pavement in about equal portions. If you were mostly riding dirt and rough trails a more aggressive tread might be better.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Vancouver, BC, Canada
I bought these K270's about 4000 km's ago. I've mostly used them to go to work 2km's away. I've spent quite some time on highways and in the rain and snow. I don't recommend riding in the snow, but if you have to these are highly recommended. They are great around turns in the dry or wet. They are on the low end of the cost and so you expect them not to be perfect. They are way more than I expect from them. It took 150psi to seat the front one properly. The only tires I've rode on the street are these and the original tires my DRZ400 came with. I like these much better than the OEM ones. They have great control on gravel roads, but in gumbo you gotta take it slow. Most people are leary since they are cheap, but I'm cheap so they are perfect for me. My next pair will be these.4000km's and there is not much wear on them. You can tell that they are not half round in the cross section. That's only cause most of my riding is on the street. The manufacturer lists these as 80% Street and 20% off road. Personally I think that's a fair assesment. The retailers all list them as 50-50.Okay take care and keep the rubber side down.
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