I went ahead and bought a spare front wheel and tire like the cagers do, and stud the TKC.
Bostjan rode from Whitehorse and never threw a stud and they looked brand new.
He showed by removing a few to show me that there was just a pin prick in the rubber.
I'll let you know how it goes for me
'09 R1200 GS with a DMC M72DX Sidecar
Retired and Riding