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A few years back I read a really involved comparison test of tires designed for use on heavier "adventure" bikes. The subject tire came in a pretty clear winner and I read other tests that also gave it glowing reviews. So, I put one on the back of my KLR650 and have been very happy with it. I rarely leave paved roads, but had occasion to last Fall and was impressed things went well as my off road skills are poor at best. Looking down the road, I was thinking of using them on the V650 and just got done confirming they are available in our sizes. I'm curious as to what the life might be on a bike more than 100 ponds heavier. Any of you using this tire and, if so, your thoughts?

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... I'm curious as to what the life might be on a bike more than 100 ponds heavier. Any of you using this tire and, if so, your thoughts?
When I rode a KLR we 'questioned' the advertised weight, so some of us weighed ours to find that the 'advertised' 377# was ACTUALLY about 417. So I would say that the weight difference is only about 50#, give-or-take....

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Wow........that really surprises me & good to know. I've yet to ride mine thanks to the weather since delivery & being too cheap to buy a plate toward the end of March, but just rolling it around the garage - it feels heavier than just 50#. Might have something to do w/ there being more rubber on the ground. Thanks for the info!

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When I rode a KLR we 'questioned' the advertised weight, so some of us weighed ours to find that the 'advertised' 377# was ACTUALLY about 417. So I would say that the weight difference is only about 50#, give-or-take....

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