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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried or using Kenda Kruz tires? I see they come in our stock size and oversize 110/90-19 and 170/80-15 also.
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The feedback I've read on various forums is that Kenda's are POS tires. I have no personal experience with them myself. I can tell you that Avoin Venom tires are the BEST!!! Metzeler ME-880 tires are also a fantastic choice.

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The feedback I've read on various forums is that Kenda's are POS tires. I have no personal experience with them myself. I can tell you that Avoin Venom tires are the BEST!!! Metzeler ME-880 tires are also a fantastic choice.
That is just the opposite of what people I've found on the web have said .

I was just trying to see if anyone one on this forum, were running them, on a VN700/750.
Plus $238.80 for the Avon Venoms -V- $99.33 for a set of Kenda Kruz K673s, well over twice as much, for the same size tires. (110/90-19 & 170/80-15).
If I got 25,000 miles out of the Avons, then they might be worth it.
I had Metzelers years ago and said I would never run them again. Maybe they are better now.
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Only time I used Kenda's was on my dirtbike. And those didn't last 1/2 as longer as other brands.

At less than $100 for both, I would take it easy on them until you know for sure their handling capabilities.

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With only having two tires to keep me on the road, I'll spend $100 or more for each tire and know they're up to the task of handling my riding style.


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i'm with hyper on this! when it comes to tires, buy the best! hands down! the better tires may cost a little more, but what's your life worth?!
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What I've found out over the years is, price does not equate to quality or performance. The best is not always the most expensive.
I appreciate your views, but I have used every search engine that I can think of and have not found one single negative report on these tires, except that they may be a little slick, until they are scuffed in.
I'm not looking for a high speed, peg dragging, super sticky soft compound, twisty straitening, mega tire that wears out in 3,000 miles or less.
I just want a set of tires that work good in most weather and road conditions for many miles and do that without breaking the bank. From what people that have these tires on their various bikes have said, I do believe these tires, will do the job.

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NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
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sounds like you made up your mind and just looking for someone to approve. well, i appologize but i'm not going to say anything you'd like to hear.
even if all you intend to do is crawl on dead straight road you still want all the grip your tires can give you for that one unexpected moment.

i will happily pay couple hundred more for something that i know going to keep me on the road and alive than save up and hope that it is going to be ok. i can live with extra couple hundred a year i spend on tires .

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sounds like you made up your mind and just looking for someone to approve. well, i appologize but i'm not going to say anything you'd like to hear.
even if all you intend to do is crawl on dead straight road you still want all the grip your tires can give you for that one unexpected moment.

i will happily pay couple hundred more for something that i know going to keep me on the road and alive than save up and hope that it is going to be ok. i can live with extra couple hundred a year i spend on tires .
No, I started this thread with a simple question. That no one has answered.

Instead I get a bunch of opinions, stating that you have to buy a high dollar, big name tire to be safe. Knowing that some not all, run their tires past the wear bars, to the state of being bald, but still think they are safe, because they paid $200 for the tire and also want to get every last mile out their investment. We all know or should know how safe that is.
With that said.
I'll be the Guinea pig and try a set of Kenda Kruz tires on my 700 and if they don't blow up or send me into a oncoming truck because I ran over a worm on the road, I'll post my findings, GOOD, BAD or Ugly!!!

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Kaw touring front fender
1990 Fuel tank
Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 & 170/80-15 tires
NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
Deer Whistles

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Knowing that some not all, run their tires past the wear bars, to the state of being bald, but still think they are safe, because they paid $200 for the tire and also want to get every last mile out their investment.
that's just crazy in my opinion.

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I'll be the Guinea pig and try a set of Kenda Kruz tires on my 700 and if they don't blow up or send me into a oncoming truck because I ran over a worm on the road, I'll post my findings, GOOD, BAD or Ugly!!!
i guess some one has to do it
good luck and take it easy

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that's just crazy in my opinion.
It is crazy and just plain stupid, but how many bikes have you seen, without a stitch of tread left on the rear tire or the front tire is cupped so bad it looks like a MX knobby. Ther'er out there!!!


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i guess some one has to do it
good luck and take it easy
Don't worry and thanks, I won't start right off the bat, crank-en it on through a high speed bender just see if they stick or not. But I will work up to how much braking and cornering ability these tires have.

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1985 VN700
Saddle Bags
Small Sport Windshield
R/R moved
Home built coasters
Kaw touring front fender
1990 Fuel tank
Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 & 170/80-15 tires
NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
Deer Whistles

My VN700 pic's

VROC #7740

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