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Old 05-08-2010, 07:34 PM   #16
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Well, the talkin' is over. Here's the beast. I got to tell ya, I'm taking quite a liking to it. So much easier to ride then my 1150 GS. Hmm.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #17
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Congrats!

Very nice ... what tires are those?
It looks like BMW has switched up OEM suppliers again...........???

Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:33 PM   #18
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The tires are Metzeler Tourance EXPs
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:47 PM   #19
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:25 PM   #20
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If your SO is going to be riding the bike and its not going to be flogged off road but only ridden on some fire roads then a pair of Shinko 705 will do just fine.

Although the "knobbier" tires look much cooler they do not hold the road as well as a more road oriented dual sport tire, such as the one that is on there now, will!

So as she gets use to this tire and you flip her over to a tire with less road contact make sure she is aware of what will happen... it took me by surprise and now I have to cognitively think about what tires I have on the bike and what it can do.. road or no road!
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:44 PM   #21
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If your SO is going to be riding the bike and its not going to be flogged off road but only ridden on some fire roads then a pair of Shinko 705 will do just fine.

Although the "knobbier" tires look much cooler they do not hold the road as well as a more road oriented dual sport tire, such as the one that is on there now, will!

So as she gets use to this tire and you flip her over to a tire with less road contact make sure she is aware of what will happen... it took me by surprise and now I have to cognitively think about what tires I have on the bike and what it can do.. road or no road!
Not true with the Heidenau K60!! My wife is a hoon and I can scrape hard parts with them and then run off road and have a ball AND I only have to swap tires out about every 10k miles.

Not conjecture! FACT!
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:53 PM   #22
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Not true with the Heidenau K60!! My wife is a hoon and I can scrape hard parts with them and then run off road and have a ball AND I only have to swap tires out about every 10k miles.

Not conjecture! FACT!
Sure if you can find them but for $100 less she will have a smoother tire and be better off... lets think about the rider and not ourselves once! oh right, Its not about you and what you can do on the bike its what the rider of the bike feels comfortable with!

I love how everything has to be balls to the wall here regardless of who is riding the bike!
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:06 PM   #23
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Not true with the Heidenau K60!! My wife is a hoon and I can scrape hard parts with them and then run off road and have a ball AND I only have to swap tires out about every 10k miles.

Not conjecture! FACT!
So since I didn't know I went and looked it up.

Hoon activities can include speeding, burnouts, doughnuts or screeching tires.[1] Those commonly identified as being involved in "hooning" or street racing are young, predominantly male although increasingly female drivers in the age range of 17 and 35 years.[2]

So maybe my assumptions are off... she can ride like a bat out hell... We appear to be on the opposites of the spectrum.. my apologies... lets see what the OP has to say??
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:02 AM   #24
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Sure if you can find them but for $100 less she will have a smoother tire and be better off... lets think about the rider and not ourselves once! oh right, Its not about you and what you can do on the bike its what the rider of the bike feels comfortable with!

I love how everything has to be balls to the wall here regardless of who is riding the bike!
$100 less? What math are you using? Twice the life has to be added in here . . . or actually, subtracted, as it reduces overall cost.

Heidenau has no more vibration than the OEM. I use them, my wife uses them, several other friends use them. This makes it verifiable fact versus what you are stating with, from what I can tell, no experience with them.

As for you hoon description, yes, one could define it as you have. Your definition does not apply here! I'm 42, my wife 34. We have two kids with a third on the way, I'm a professional fire fighter (whose entire job depends on a clean driving record), and my wife is a senior admin. asst. for a major health insurance company. Hardly the model for the description you paint. We enjoy our bikes and ride them to their fullest. We go 400 + mile days on them (YES, with Heidenau), run off to do creek crossings, ride the twisites on pavement, and just about everything else. You'll never see so much as an ounce of alcohol pass our lips before the kickstand is down for the last time in a day and you'll never see any skin exposed below the neck when riding. It's ATGATT.

Before you go off half cocked, know your facts and to whom you speak them to, of, and about.

You should do a little research in to this tire! They're not snake oil!
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:38 AM   #25
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Been reading many posts by Bike4Fun and it seems he or she has a bit of a chip! bmwfan love your posts about you and your wife riding together...and your input about the H60's....we are getting ready to install them on both bikes for our trip cross country this summer..and are really looking forward to taking detours and do exactly what you described....creek crossing, forest roads and finding that perfect view that we would not get from our car.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:02 PM   #26
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Wink mix Anakee and karoo

I have 650 with 12,000 miles. I find for me the best combination is the 140 Anakee II on the back with a Metzler karoo II on the front. Just road the White Rim trail with this combo and found that the Anakee had plenty of traction. I like the knobby on the front since it really works in the loose stuff and the rocks. We kinda hustled on the rim so I ran 35 PSI front and back. It took us about 5-1/2 hours Moab to Moab. It works great in the gravel but does not like mud. The karoo is the only radial tubless I could find. if you look in the tech manuals from the tire companies they say to not mix radial and bias ply tires.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:53 AM   #27
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you can use either or the 140 or 150 0n both bikes....but why spend more money on the 150 if you don't have too?

Sadly if you look them up the 140 is much more expensive than the 150 . My dealer told me it is because they sell so few of them. I'm calling BS on it but he is right to the extent all the retailers charge considerably more for the 140 than the 150.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:57 PM   #28
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Holy crap! Moon BMW outside Minneapolis just quoted me $520 (installed) on a set of K60s.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:49 PM   #29
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I have Heidenau K60's on three bikes. One F650GS twin and two F650GS thumpers. We love them! Mostly street riding, but some gravel...dirt...water crossing...hard rain showers...heat...etc...We simply love them.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #30
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Sadly if you look them up the 140 is much more expensive than the 150 . My dealer told me it is because they sell so few of them. I'm calling BS on it but he is right to the extent all the retailers charge considerably more for the 140 than the 150.

I don't know who your dealer is but here in ABQ a 150 k60 is about $195 and a 140 is about $175
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