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As per Abruzzi's suggestion, let's us build a tire guide thread.

To start, we'll stick with tires available for Steamers and Girlies in the neighborhood of 110-80x19 for the front, and 150-70x17 for the rear.  The Steamer and Girly share tire sizes with the Suzuki V-Strom and BMW R-1100, -1150, and -1200GS, so if you find tires advertised for those bikes, you're in luck.

Since 2007+ Tigers run 17-inch wheels front and rear, dual-sport tires are extremely limited.  However, sport and touring tires in this size are wide open.

Please feel free to post comments regarding tires with which you have experience.

Here's a Tire Size Cross-Reference Guide:

Quote from: "aeronca"
found a user friendly cross ref chart on web bike world. http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle- ... e-data.htm
 
maybe stretch or abruzi could move this to the tire or parts sticky :) .   thanks,    eric

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Metzeler Tourance



http://www.metzelermoto.com/web/catalog ... uro_street

These are soon being replaced by the Tourance EXP, so if you want a set of the original Tourances, you'd better act fast.

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Metzeler Tourance EXP



http://www.metzelermoto.com/web/catalog ... uro_street

Tire reviews in a few of the bike magazines have reported that the EXP is a more street-oriented tire than the original Tourance...

http://www.superbike.co.uk/news/SuperBi ... 20635.html

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Continental ContiEscape


Note that this tread pattern differs from that shown in Continental's web page below.  I do not know which tread pattern is actually in production.

http://www.conti-online.com/generator/w ... pe_en.html

There has been some debate as to the availability of this tire in the USA.

Read here for more (mis-)information...  http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219211

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