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I'm looking for reliable advise on which tire is recommended to ride from in March 08 from California to Costa Rica on a Honda XR650L. I will have Supermoto 17 rims on it. It will be about 4000mls - 95% on road.
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I have experience with Pirelli MT60 Corsa, the rear is 160/60-17[/URL], but it lasts only about 2000mls on a KTM 640 Supermoto. I prefer some kind of similar profile in case of rain or bad roads and it should last the whole trip.

here is a picture from the MT60
 

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There should be wealth of info over at ADVrider.com
 

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I'd stick with the MT Corsas & do what I do on long rides & have a bike shop sent or orderd ahead & ready for you to have them put on, or you put on around the halfway point, because your going to have the wear problem with all the dualSport & SM tyres.

Mostly cruising highway roads, I've seen 2500 to 2800 out of the Corsa's & I'm not very tyre friendly:bike:
 

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There should be wealth of info over at ADVrider.com
thanks Carlsoti, I posted there too, but not many do long trips through several different countries on a Supermoto. On the other side not many Supermoto riders do long traveling neither. :rolleyes:
 

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I'd stick with the MT Corsas & do what I do on long rides & have a bike shop sent or orderd ahead & ready for you to have them put on, or you put on around the halfway point, because your going to have the wear problem with all the dualSport & SM tyres.

Mostly cruising highway roads, I've seen 2500 to 2800 out of the Corsa's & I'm not very tyre friendly:bike:
Sending might be an option but chances are big that the tire never arrives to Guatemala or Honduras or might get lost. Maybe thats why nobody goes on a Supermoto, because there are no tires for trips like this..:lol:

Is there any tire 17" who might last 4000 mls ? :hmmm:
 

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Sending might be an option but chances are big that the tire never arrives to Guatemala or Honduras or might get lost. Maybe thats why nobody goes on a Supermoto, because there are no tires for trips like this..:lol:

Is there any tire 17" who might last 4000 mls ? :hmmm:
Yeah, there's plenty of ST rubber out there that would last...but you'd be looking at sacrificing grip. Pilot roads, Z6's, etc.
 

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I'm doing a similar ride (though not all the way to Costa Rica, just Seattle to maybe Guatemala via Baja) on my Husky SM610 and I'm planning on getting a set of Avon Distanzias spooned on in LA.

They are supposed to last a long time on pavement and look to have some decent dirt road type tread. It's real tough finding decent 17" dirt tires,
 

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I took my 640 adv to guatamala this past winter. Loaded with panniers.
I was running mt90s the rear was shot at the return point. about 6k later. the front still going. check out the avon gripsters I know they make a 17. My buddy on the trip had them on the KLR,lasted the whole trip. BRING 17" tubes very hard to find down there. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
 

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Sending might be an option but chances are big that the tire never arrives to Guatemala or Honduras or might get lost. Maybe thats why nobody goes on a Supermoto, because there are no tires for trips like this..:lol:

Is there any tire 17" who might last 4000 mls ? :hmmm:
1st. Si Habla espanol or no someone that does & find a shop down there or what I did & have them sent to a Hotel (a good one) that your staying at & put them on yourself.

2nd. I would butterfly twist a spare front (in case of an emergancy will work on the rear also) to take with you.

3rd. I would one of several different way's seal your rims to run tubless so quick tyre plugging is easier & faster (still bring a tube spare in case you loose a seal).

4th. as said B-4 if running tubes, I'd bring 2 spares along with a patch kit.

5th. have a great time:bike: you bastard :thumbup:
 

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You could always haul you own. Easy to lock up. I traveled with mine for a good 1000mi.
 
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