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Old 04-11-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Everybody still loving them on the F8?
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yup! Don't expect I'll ever run something else.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:35 PM   #3
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:29 PM   #4
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I'd be loving K60s too, if I could buy them...

How many people are running the 140/80 rear? Any issues with it?
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:47 PM   #5
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I'm planning on buying a set as soon as they are available again.

What are your guys thoughts on needing to balance these? Since they are a 50/50 tire is it necessary?
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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While I absolutely love the rear, I do have some reservations about the front.

Before I changed the front to a K60 I had a K60 on the rear and a worn Dunlop 606 on the front. This was a pretty good combination and especially good on the dirt. The combination felt very predicable and secure.

The front K60 seems very good on tar, but it doesn't feel that great in gravel. I also had a near tank slapper on a clay based road just after a storm ... that has never happened before with the 800.

Unless my opinion improves, or the life is extraordinary when I wear out the front I will replace it with a TKC80, but will use a rear K60. I may even see if I can do a deal with a local dealer and see if I can trade the front K60 on a TKC80. I rode an 800 with TKC80's front and rear, and while the rear didn't impress me that much, I thought that the front was very good.

So summary ... K60 on the back, TKC80 on the front. My AUS$.02
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:04 PM   #7
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While I absolutely love the rear, I do have some reservations about the front.

The front K60 seems very good on tar, but it doesn't feel that great in gravel. I also had a near tank slapper on a clay based road just after a storm ... that has never happened before with the 800.
Agreed. I like the rear and the front is great on the pavement but a little sketchy in gravel. Overall I would say the front is a good compromise though.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:19 AM   #8
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While I absolutely love the rear, I do have some reservations about the front.

Before I changed the front to a K60 I had a K60 on the rear and a worn Dunlop 606 on the front. This was a pretty good combination and especially good on the dirt. The combination felt very predicable and secure.


So summary ... K60 on the back, TKC80 on the front. My AUS$.02
I also agree.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #9
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How many people are running the 140/80 rear? Any issues with it?
I've only run 140/80s on my F800, and I'm now on my second one (after >11K miles on the first!). No issues, only positives. Its narrower profile makes it better in dirt than the 150, and it's cheaper!

I did 256 miles on all sorts of terrain today in Death Valley, after 620 highway miles yesterday to get here. These tires rock!



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Old 04-12-2010, 12:10 AM   #10
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Looks like they make a 150....

http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/n...uctsnew_b.html

I'll probably go to these soon.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:30 AM   #11
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"Unless my opinion improves, or the life is extraordinary when I wear out the front I will replace it with a TKC80, but will use a rear K60. I may even see if I can do a deal with a local dealer and see if I can trade the front K60 on a TKC80. I rode an 800 with TKC80's front and rear, and while the rear didn't impress me that much, I thought that the front was very good."


That was my opinion as well, and I 'm gratified to see I'm not alone.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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Looks like they make a 150....

http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/n...uctsnew_b.html

I'll probably go to these soon.
well known!

there has been a k60 thread in beasts for over a year
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443958

the 150 is being reformulated (no BPA in euro tires) and the updated one has not yet made it to the us
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:34 PM   #13
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I've only run 140/80s on my F800, and I'm now on my second one (after >11K miles on the first!). No issues, only positives. Its narrower profile makes it better in dirt than the 150, and it's cheaper!

I did 256 miles on all sorts of terrain today in Death Valley, after 620 highway miles yesterday to get here. These tires rock!

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Thanks mate, you've sealed the deal. I'll go tell my dealer to cancel my order for the 150 (which "might arrive in July") and get me a 140, which they can get now.

I had assumed the 150's tougher carcass would be more puncture-resistant.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:56 AM   #14
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I've been running the rear K60 (150) with a TKC front. I think it's the perfect combination for the bike.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:45 AM   #15
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I'd be loving K60s too, if I could buy them...

How many people are running the 140/80 rear? Any issues with it?
Bin running 140's on either 1150GSAs, or the current 1200GS since they were released in Australia, with no noticeable ill effects! That is, if I noticed; I'm usually too busy enjoying the ride.

Wouldn't buy 150's on a principle; how do you justify the price difference???

Mind you have had one problem with the set befor last, while running Hiedys front and rear, at about 5k kms mark, the bike was wallowing through corners on the black stuff. A bike mechanic checked all bearings and could find no issues there, so I put it down to a different compound...? After about 7k and while riding the Birdsville & Strzelecki, the problem disappeared. Blowed if I know...
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