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Old 01-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #76
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I've just sort of always considered a knobbie tire to be one where there is more void than knobs, if that makes sense...? (I know I know, who gives a crap what I think, but besides that). Most dual-sport classified tires seem to aim for a degree of smooth running on the street so there is a more even ratio of knobs to space between them. I thought the TKC's were a pretty good all around tire. If they lasted longer I'd still be running a set but, they melt off rather quickly for me.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #77
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Actually, the pic of the TKC 80 above shows the 19" front. These are more "rear-like" than the 21" front. The 21 has a more aggressive pattern.
As for the TKC in general...I love them, but the rear just wears out too fast. and the 21" front gets a little scary at speed (above 70) or at least the one I had did.
I'm on a fresh set of Heidenau's now and they'd a good tire. But I have much less confidence on those off-road.
Oh and the TKC's...you can really rail on them. Surprises most who're paying attention.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:40 AM   #78
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Those are Shinko 705 tires. I have them on my F8. Looks like the ebay seller is getting them from the manufacturer with a different branding on them. What do the sidewalls say on yours?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
I have heard that they are a similar tread but on the full bore the blocks are a little further apart. I think they say Full Bore USA Adventure on the side wall.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #79
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I was the problem

Think I was just running way to much air pressure at first, and also went to light on the beads. I treated them like like street tires that dont have all that uneven rubber on them so not thinking I used a similar amount. Knobies can use a few ounces
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Then why do they take at least a few hundred miles to get right? They always change!

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Old 01-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #80
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I've used RideOn in tubeless TKC-80's with good results. Balances (like Dyna Beads) but provides puncture protection as well.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #81
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I will probably be going Morocco soon with shiny new TKC80's. I hope they will not be half toasted after the 1500km of highway, before they will eat their first sand!
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:19 PM   #82
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consider the IRC (japanese mfg) TR8 as tck-80 alternative
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:52 AM   #83
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What is the Best Pressure for F8GS TKC 80's Off Road

So what is the pressure to run off road with?
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:44 AM   #84
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So what is the pressure to run off road with?
I air down to 20. Where I ride, there is a lot of asphalt connections to make. If you're purely off road, you might be able to go lower, but I haven't done so.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #85
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TKC's do great on road.

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...however, these TKCS are a nightmare on the street.
That is completely contrary to my experience.

For me, the TKC's are amazingly grippy on the street and the buzz is significantly less than I expected.

I will most likely replace them with more when they wear out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #86
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That is completely contrary to my experience.

For me, the TKC's are amazingly grippy on the street and the buzz is significantly less than I expected.

I will most likely replace them with more when they wear out.
They are great on the street - truly! However, when I started this thread, I did not realize that the tires only became grippy after the muck applied to the tires wears off, which takes about 50-100 miles. But they are damn expensive...
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:32 AM   #87
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I'm in the "TKCs are exceptionally good [for trail-oriented tyres] on the slab" camp.
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