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Old 03-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #346
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Places to check for K-60's I've purchased them from the 1st two below.

http://motorradavl.com/cat--Suspensi...+Products.html

http://www.zmwadventures.com/store.html

http://www.basinmotorcycleworks.com/tires.htm
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #347
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I got mine from:
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #348
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thanks for all the additional sources!

basin motorcycleworks has 90 90 21 in stock for $76. which is much less than I just paid from another ADV dealer.

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Old 03-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #349
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just finding out about Conti TKC-80 tires for G/S. evidently they are decent off-road tires and still get good tire life on the road.

but how do they corner? what about performance in wet conditions?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:09 AM   #350
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just finding out about Conti TKC-80 tires for G/S. evidently they are decent off-road tires and still get good tire life on the road.

but how do they corner? what about performance in wet conditions?


I`ve run TKC80`s on my 1100GS for over six years and would only ever have a TKC on the front. It can get a bit buzzy having one on the rear as well, but I can live with it.

Currently, I have a TKC on the front, with a Heidenau K60 Scout on the rear; the K60 is also noisy, but wears very well. Bit dicey in the wet though.

TKC`s front and back in the wet are OK, just don`t ride like a dickhead.

I run 30/34 on the big pig, but would only go high 20`s on an Airhead GS.

The front TKC will scallop if ridden a lot on bitumen, I spin them around on the rim when about half worn, which is about 8000Km. I am very gentle with the vehicles I own.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:44 AM   #351
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Wow! That rear pressure seems really high. What made you run those pressures?
This tire was run at 36 on gravel in Wyoming and Utah for about 1500 miles and about 1000 miles @ 40psi highway on an R100GS. The tire only had 2500 miles total on it. Front tire was O.K. even at 32 psi. The guys running 705's on KLRs were O.K. and showed no separation after 4000 miles. They kept theirs at 40 for gravel and highway. All info I could find on the 705's is never run them less than 40psi (rear).
The tire was replaced by Shinko and I am trying the new one. I put about 300 miles on it last weekend at 40 psi and I believe I am going to have the same problem. Maybe I am too fat and the pig is too heavy. The tires handle good and I believe they are as good as the TKC's on gravel.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:56 AM   #352
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I probably should add that I know a few people that are running 705 radials on Stroms and they are having no problems. Radials are not available in sizes for the R100GS.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:32 AM   #353
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What about Dunlop 606's instead of the TKC 80's, they are cheaper?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #354
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What about Dunlop 606's instead of the TKC 80's, they are cheaper?

That they are. Good tire for the rear, but I`ve heard they are not real good in the dirt on the front; no personal experience though.

I reakon the TKC on the front would last longer, so that negates the 606`s cheaper price to a degree.

Only way to find out is to try them, what may work for me, may not work for others.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #355
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Yikes.. finding all sorts of feedback with pic's of Shinko tire De-laminating all over the place.
some folks don't have a bit of problems... others are cracking.

taking my brand new Shinko 705 off ... soon as K-60 gets here.

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:45 AM   #356
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That looks exactly like what happened to my rear tire in Wyoming and Utah. I'll try this new one then probably move on to something else.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #357
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just finding out about Conti TKC-80 tires for G/S. evidently they are decent off-road tires and still get good tire life on the road.

but how do they corner? what about performance in wet conditions?
Who told you they last?

Front and rear where toast in 5k kms. They worked well, but evaporated.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #358
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Who told you they last?

Front and rear where toast in 5k kms. They worked well, but evaporated.

R1100GS; 14,000Km from the rear, 34 psi. Front, over 16,000Km, 30 psi. Spun around on the rim at about 9,000Km.

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #359
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R1100GS; 14,000Km from the rear, 34 psi. Front, over 16,000Km, 30 psi. Spun around on the rim at about 9,000Km.

I ride like I`m paying the bills
I've retired and I am actually paying the bills.

Just wore out a Scorpion A/T on the G/S in 3000 km, 70% slow and careful on gravel, and an IRC Durotour 310 on the rear of my 75/7 in 4500 km , mainly pottering around with the Vintage and veteran Club or Nicole on her Enfield.

I'd have to put them on a trailer to get to 14000 km.

Both these tyre feel fine at the handbook pressures 27 front and 25 rear.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #360
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finally received the set of K-60 tires today ... sure was glad to see em.. took three weeks to get here. mounted them right away. soooo relieved to get those Shinko 705 off my G/S.

called up Motorcycle superstore and informed them of all the documented failures on multiple forums with pictures posted as proof of tires separating. they issued a call tag for me to send tires back for a refund.

too bad Shinko 705 had separation issues. tires looked quality made, rode nice with lots of thread.
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