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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Dual sport tires

What is the most aggressive pair of tires I can install for dual sport riding without changing/altering the fenders?

I am considering the Shinko 705ís
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 11:46 AM
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Maxis M6024

https://www.z125owners.com/forum/tire...xis-m6024.html
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These are still the only knobby , but to me its a dirt bike tire not a dual sport tire . so i went with the kenda 761's , link below shows most all of the tires available I've found .
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But beware of the performance loss that comes with dual sport tires.
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https://www.z125owners.com/forum/appe...tml#post111098
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Hey Kaw'ee, Jim here again. So I understand you went with the Kenda 761 tires, they look great. My next question is what sizes did you get and how did your size choice effect bike height? Your bike does not appear to be low in the front or back. It looks pretty level from your pictures. I'm having a hard time finding 100/90-12 or 120/70-12. Thanks for your help.
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All are showing in stock on amazon / where i ordered mine.
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100/90 12 - 4" x 19" Tall (Front)
120/70 12 - 4 3/4" x 18 1/2" Tall (Rear)
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110/90R12 - 4 1/4" x 19 3/4" Tall
120/70R12 - 4 3/4" X 18 1/2" Tall
120/80R12 - 4 3/4" X 19 1/2" Tall
130/70R12 - 5 1/8" X 19" Tall
140/70R12 - 5 1/2" X 19 3/4" Tall
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I went with the 130/70 on rear and front / 130/70 on front is deep sand washes . If your riding street most of the time I would go with the 110/90R12 The skinniest one they have for better handling and quicker steering .
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If you want the fatties look then go wider / use above sizes for your wanted look .
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As for bike height it does make a difference in Trail & Rake but as you can see the max difference is 1 1/4" Over All Height so thats only a max differance of 5/8" of actual height .so not enough to worry about unless your a full on racer .


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Thanks Kaw'ee, I just ordered 761s' : 110/90-12 for front and 120/80-12 for the rear. Amazon had them , $99 for both. Thanks again, Jim
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If anyone is interested I have the dual sport tires of my Honda Monkey's that work very well. I went with Pilot Pure's for more street riding but these worked great. Big Block design good for any kind of riding. 120/80 front and 130/80 rear. Should fit on the Z I think. $40 if anyone wants a set, I have 2 sets.
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We sell a lot of the Maxxis as well, but this is currently our most popular dual sport tire... https://mnnthbx.com/product/kenda-big-block-12-tires/

Continually innovating USA made product for the Z125.
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