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confuseHi team, I would like to know, what is the biggest tyre you have successfully fitted to your TTR250.

I have had my TTR250 for 14months and travelled 10,000km (6,000miles).

A small amount of gravel roads but mostly sealed roads.

I have been changing to a more road styled tread pattern with each new rear tyre.

Road legal.

The search is not very fun at this point.

The size options available, in the patterns I would like, seem to be more suited to the larger dual purpose bikes.

I don't like the idea of changing to a tyre that will reduce my top speed.

Thanks for reading

 



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HI

try searching for MOTOZ tires , they have a range of tires . to date the best tire for grip and longevity ive come across and im hearing the same from dirt , road and adventure riders

http://motoz.com.au/

 



-- Edited by ttboof on Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:44:50 AM

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Mitas E07 always gets a good rap with longevity. 8000k or more often reported.

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If you are after road based ADV tyres..
Shinko 705 or Kenda 761



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+1 on the Mitas EO7 if you are mostly after road with the ability to off road it.

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Tyre sizes can be a bit of a lottery!

Of the tyres I've got on ttr rims at the moment:

1: Mitas 644 Army Special 130/80x18. (Also designated 4.50x18) Actually 11.5cm at it's widest. Fits fine but was a pig to mount and impossible to balance. Good in mud but I had a nightmare on it on loose wet shale. Won't be fitting another (but the front is great - go figure!)

2: Maxxis Maxxi Cross IT 120/100x18. Nearly 13cm wide, and it's diameter is huge - only just fits (but it does fit) They do a 110/90 or something like, which I will try next time if it wears reasonably.

3:Heidenau k60 130/80x18. 12.2cm wide. Looks nice and fat but isn't too tall thanks to the 80% aspect ratio. Love this tyre - great all rounder only failing in deeper mud where it doesn't paddle well. Good wear characteristics, good on road and on gravel or rock.

Note these are on a '93 OE rather than a Bluey - don't know what the chain guard is like on the Y2K+ models.

Good luck,

Simon.

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Welcome to the forum, by the way

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Thanks for your replies.
These are encouraging.
110/100-18 was fitted to it when I bought it in Feb '16.
I have a 4•60-18 on now, but I need to replace it.
I was trying to keep track of the distance each tyre lasted.
But I can only guess now.
Thanks again.

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THE BRIDGESTONE M404 IS ABSOLUTLEY A GREAT TIRE WITH A WIDE WIDTH BUT NOT STREET LEGAL THE KENDA TRAKMASTER WITH ITS PADDLES IS ABSOLUTELEY INSANE GRIP IN WET AND DRY ENVIROMENTS BUT ITS A INCH THINNER THAN THE M404 THE KENDA IS STREET LEGAL AND SOFT SO IT ONLY GETS LIKE 2000 MILES TILL ITS CHICKEN IN THE MIDDLE AND THE BRIDGESTONE ISNT BUT IDK THE NEXT TIRE I GET WILL EITHER BE A PHERELLI OR SHINKO OFFROAD AND STREET OR THE MAXXICROSS 50+

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U CAN GET MORE LIFE OUT OF THEM USING A RE TREADER ON YOUTUBE ORA HOT RAZOR WORKS WATCH THE INSIDE THO YOU BACICLY GIVE IT A FEW MORE MMS OF WEAR TO USE AND IT GETS THE MOST LIFE OUT OF THEM MY FAVORITE THING TO DO IS SCALE THE OUTSIDE FOR NO MUSHROOMING AND MAKE THE CENTER BLOCKS A 90 DEGREE INSTEAD OF IT BEING ROUNDED A LITTLE AND YOU WILL GET MORE GRIP AND LONGJEVITY

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ITS CALLED THE KNOBBY KNIFE youtu.be/EW3XHlyvvNw

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Pretty sure retreading tyres is very illegal, atleast here in the UK it is.

What's this the caps lock all the time? Also the text speak, we're not limited to 160 characters here. Makes your posts quite hard to read

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OH SORRY MAN WELL ONCE YOU DO IT THEY DONT HAVE TO KNOW AND IT DOESNT
WEAKEN THE TIRE ONLY MAKES IT STRONGER I HAVE A HOMADE ONE AND IT WORKS GRRRRRREAT
LOLL

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AND ITS NOT RETREADING ITS JUST TRIMMING
THEM FOR MORE GRIP AND TO
MAKE THEM LAST LONGER AS A WHOLE

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