KLR Tires and Chain Adjustment Check
Just put some new tires on Heathers KLR, and after a quick rip out the road to see how they handled, figured it would be a good time to do a review on them and show how to see if your chain is slack on the KLR.
The tires are Kenda K270’s classed as a 50/50 dirt/street tire, we find them an affordable tire, good overall traction for the terrain we ride in. a Mix of paved roads, gravel, dirt…mud, for the $$ a great tire, wear on these are good so far, like any tire check your pressure and overall condition, load on the bike, typically the back tire will wear faster, our bikes are always packed and ready to go, with little preparation needed. so we average about 20-25 lbs of gear in the bags at all times. tools. straps. etc. The tires hold the bikes on the road well in cross winds and we would recommend them as replacements for anyone. Readily available and a fair price, with at life span of at least 5000kms is what we expect from a dual sport tire. These have held to that and actually we got over 7500km from one back tire.
The chain adjustment check, take the bike off the side stand, this is how the chain will be running as the bike is going down the road, check the slack in this position, if within the specs in the manual then good to go, if not see the service manual on how to adjust the chain. you will notice a considerable amount of slack once the bike is placed back on the side stand.