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Old 02-18-2011, 10:24 AM   #46
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The big fat guys (joking...kind of true though) over in the "boxers" forum with lots of weight and power are claiming to rip through these things in no time..

Bummer... I hope we see some good report here on these!
Getting tired of waiting for Heideneaus.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #47
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Bummer... I hope we see some good report here on these!
Getting tired of waiting for Heideneaus.
Agreed on both accounts.

If I get another Heidi it will only be a 150/70-17. I would not buy the 140/80-17 again.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #48
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Yeah, keep us posted with mileage on the F800GS. The big fat guys (joking...kind of true though) over in the "boxers" forum with lots of weight and power are claiming to rip through these things in no time. I hope that's not the case. Hopefully it's just a case of being throttle-happy, beer-bellied, and over-loaded.
I had to go find it so here it is:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=kenda&page=12

Wow he ate that thing up! Not even 700 miles!

I can't say I've been impressed with any of the two different Kenda's I've run on another bike (other reasons...mostly really poor wet pavement which they may have fixed with this one from what I read), so I was hoping for better with this tire.

We'll see...

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Old 02-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #49
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Big fat guys? Hey,ya ff. Get it right. It's big old fat guys. ;)

I'm 6'3" 247 and my bike has Happy Trails that weren't near full. No seat bag, no camping equipment. Heavyweight springs on the bike. So ...overloaded? That wasn't the problem. Underinflated? Nope. 34 rear checked several times. The problem was speed and Texas roads.

Texas roads are the worst. And Hill Country roads are the worst we have for abrasion. Made from busted-up rocks and broken glass. Truly awful on tires.

We cruise at 75-85. The first day we were a little pumped up after a couple of cold snaps and wicked it up "on occasion". Ok. Wicked it up a lot.



Don't do that with these tires.


Now the reason I only got 750 was that somewhere early on I knew these weren't gonna make it much past the weekend so I set out to destroy them ...and I did. Just for shits and giggles. We ran triple digits all the way back. Not a fair test and I didn't say it was. In fact, I said it wasn't. ;)

I'm thinking maybe I could buy another one and ride like a just to see if I could get 2000 miles outta them. But then again, who the hell am I kidding?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:06 PM   #50
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It sounds to me like even if you rode sanely, they wouldn't last more than 2,000 miles. Huh, that sounds worse than TKC's.... maybe I own't get a set. We'll see...
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Big fat guys? Hey,ya ff. Get it right. It's big old fat guys. ;)

I'm 6"3 247 and my bike has Happy Trails that weren't near full. No seat bag, no camping equipment. Heavyweight springs on the bike. So ...overloaded? That wasn't the problem. Underinflated? Nope. 34 rear checked several times. The problem was speed and Texas roads.

Texas roads are the worst. And Hill Country roads are the worst we have for abrasion. Made from busted-up rocks and broken glass. Truly awful on tires.

We cruise at 75-85. The first day we were a little pumped up after a couple of cold snaps and wicked it up "on occasion". Ok. Wicked it up a lot.



Don't do that with these tires.


Now the reason I only got 750 was that somewhere early on I knew these weren't gonna make it much past the weekend so I set out to destroy them ...and I did. Just for shits and giiggles. We ran triple digits all the way back. Not a fair test and I didn't say it was. In fact, I said it wasn't. ;)

I'm thinking maybe I could buy another one and ride like a just to see if I could get 2000 miles outta them. But then again, who the hell am I kidding?
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:29 PM   #51
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Big fat guys? Hey,ya ff. Get it right. It's big old fat guys. ;)

I'm 6"3 247 and my bike has Happy Trails that weren't near full. No seat bag, no camping equipment. Heavyweight springs on the bike. So ...overloaded? That wasn't the problem. Underinflated? Nope. 34 rear checked several times. The problem was speed and Texas roads.

Texas roads are the worst. And Hill Country roads are the worst we have for abrasion. Made from busted-up rocks and broken glass. Truly awful on tires.

We cruise at 75-85. The first day we were a little pumped up after a couple of cold snaps and wicked it up "on occasion". Ok. Wicked it up a lot.



Don't do that with these tires.


Now the reason I only got 750 was that somewhere early on I knew these weren't gonna make it much past the weekend so I set out to destroy them ...and I did. Just for shits and giiggles. We ran triple digits all the way back. Not a fair test and I didn't say it was. In fact, I said it wasn't. ;)

I'm thinking maybe I could buy another one and ride like a just to see if I could get 2000 miles outta them. But then again, who the hell am I kidding?
I was just joshin'! Pokin' fun. Being 6' 3", 247 lbs is actually pretty normal anyway.

Those tires certainly didn't last too long though.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:20 PM   #52
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Not only that, but I bet the gas mileage took a hit with such a reportedly stiff carcass...
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:45 AM   #53
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Just to let y'all know.....I'm gonna give the Kenda another go. Ordered a new rear Big Block. Gonna air it up to max (36), keep the tarmac speed below the ton, and drop the cruising speed down to 75-80. That should be a fair test of how it will do on the biggest bikes. Who knows? We're about to find out. Pics next Sunday night.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #54
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Stuck one on my bike today. 12,038 miles on the bike. Mileage test starts tomorrow morning.





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Old 03-04-2011, 07:13 AM   #55
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:33 AM   #56
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Awesome-looking tire.

Did you get the front too?
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:04 AM   #57
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Awesome-looking tire.

Did you get the front too?
No, the TKC is still going strong up front.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:50 AM   #58
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I will be buying these tires.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #59
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I believe that I will be putting on a rear as well. The TKC is about at it's end.
I'll leave the TKC up-front until it goes.

That-is, unless we get a bad report. I'm liking the way the tread looks.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:03 PM   #60
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I think they may square off pretty quick, just judging by the center line of the tire... Only time will tell I guess.
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