Suzuki DL250 V-Strom - Need 'knobbly' tyres - HELP !! :-)

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I own a superb little Suzuki DL250 which I would like to fit 'TKC80 type' tyres to ! Only problem is the front tyre is a 110/80-17 and the rear is a 140/70-17.
Tyres are tubeless. Any of you off road experts know or recommended a knobbly type tyre?
 

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I own a superb little Suzuki DL250 which I would like to fit 'TKC80 type' tyres to ! Only problem is the front tyre is a 110/80-17 and the rear is a 140/70-17.
Tyres are tubeless. Any of you off road experts know or recommended a knobbly type tyre?
I use.michelin trackers on my dr350, not sure if they do your wheel sizes but work well on and off road,
 
140/80 mitas eo9 rear and a 120/70 front tck80 will do the job . have a look on trelle sport web page
 
Thanks for looking them up. All very much appreciated.
Looking at your sizes etc... I see Continental TKC Twinduro's are available in sizes 120/70-17 ( as opposed to OE 110/80-17 ) and 140/80-17 ( as opposed to OE 140/70-17).
I'm no expert but this is probably the nearest I will get. Anyone with any constructive comments ?
 
Take it or leave it as far as credibility goes but I've used rear tyres running the opposite way on the front. It's not uncommon in sidecar circles because it gives you a flatter profile.
I used a 130/17 mitas e08 as a front rather than a 120/17. Don't know if that helps with tyre choices?

You could also look at the Metzeler Enduro 3 Sahara. This has the tractor tyre like profile of the mitas e07 (what were OEM fit on the ktm690, don't know if they still are).

I would use an e09 rather than tkc80 personally. Have you thought about a wheel swap to 19" from the other Strom's. Don't know what's involved but that would give you a good choice of front tyres. Then you could just drop the forks through the yokes a little to offset the 1" lift from the larger wheel.

Personally I find two sets of wheels the next best thing to two bikes.
 
you wont find many tubeless in small sizes , my 310 gs runs 140 /80 x17 rear and a 120/70 front 19 but you can run a 17 of the same size . e09 front is total crap off road .
 


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