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Old 11-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #16
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I've put on heidenau tires. the vibration from. the coarse profile is noticeable at low speeds. the front floats a bit more. but so far so good. they strike me as being a bit more predictable than the Tourance
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:16 PM   #17
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I normally don't ride in winter conditions.
We only have one or two weeks of snow at best; freezing is a little more popular but nothing too bad.

I'm looking for a new set of tires for my gs and was concidering something winter oriented to skip the winter break.
Can anyone recommend a set of tires for these specifics?

I'm used to tourance and the exp. But the exp did not last long at all. If i wasn't concidering winter tires i would probably get the tourance (regular) again.

I've heard hedenau might have some, that's all i know
I'm still commuting to work every morning at 7 am on the Anakees. Seems to work pretty good year round. If there is frost on the ground I take the train instead, since that is usually a sign there will be patches of ice.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #18
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I ve ridin with the exp and regular tourances and feel the regular tourances are superior in all
conditions, better wear, grip, cornering, wet weather , cold weather, off pavement, etc...

Riding my GSA in the cold isnt a problem for me at all, as its almost like riding a snowmobile
anyway with the huge gas tank and windscreen for protection, not to mention the heated grips.
Its when the city drops all that road salt and new brine they use is when I park the GSA in the
garage. Salt destroys metal and will just eat away at your brake calipers and wheel spokes!!!!
Not to mention pitting the Pipes!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:07 AM   #19
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #20
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Road in a little snow yesterday and they were great!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:40 AM   #21
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #22
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The parts guy at max BMW ny had studs just around the outside of the tread on his GSA. This way if the bike started to slip or lean, the traction was there. I wanna say he was running scouts.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #23
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Regarding the Heideau Scouts

If you decide to go with the Scouts, I highly recommend putting a couple hundred miles on them on good dry road. They're pretty grippy once the releasing agent is worn off, but they're slicker than snot when new. Take my word for it, learned the hard way.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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What is this "ice" thing you people speak of?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:51 AM   #25
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I ride year round also but I'm to cheep for a second set of wheels and tires so it's Anekees year round so far. The only time I don't take the bike is if there is a major snow storm and the roads haven't been plowed before I leave at 6:00 am and so far, knock on wood its been fine. And yeah salt sucks in the bike!
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #26
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I ride year round also but I'm to cheep for a second set of wheels and tires so it's Anekees year round so far. The only time I don't take the bike is if there is a major snow storm and the roads haven't been plowed before I leave at 6:00 am and so far, knock on wood its been fine. And yeah salt sucks in the bike!

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:20 AM   #27
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No ice in Brisbane, Australia. So we got nothing man. I have experienced riding in black ice on the new England tablelands at -8 deg. C. I can say that 2nd setting on the heated grips is worth nothing at that temp. The Heidies went OK on the black ice.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #28
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Two Thumbs up for Tourances!

I have continually been impressed with the Tourances on my 2008 GSA. Ridden in temps from 7 - 105 degrees, dry, wet
solo, two-up, etc. The Tourances have done great and are totally confidence inspiring. I am pretty careful to get some
heat in the tires before pushing it, especially in the cold, so that may have helped keep me out of trouble, but even so, they
have been great tires. On top of it, I know I have inadvertently rolled over more than one or two patches of light black ice
and so far, so good, not even a flinch.

What they do NOT like is mud, packed snow or as I found out last weekend, "pretreated" roads that turn slick-as-snot
when the snow finally falls!! I was doing just fine where they left the ( light ) snow on the road, but when I got to
the intersections, cloverleafs, etc, which they had "pretreated for safety", I was very lucky it wasn't my Red GSA
laying on it's side like the one in the picture ( or worse! ). I definitely found the limit of the Tires very fast and won't be
doing that again soon.

But, I believe the original post was regarding cold temperatures. Providing the roads are not icy, I have found
the Tourances to be a great all-temperature tire.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #29
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Amen, have them on and have ridden in the snow.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:38 AM   #30
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Amen, have them on and have ridden in the snow.
what pressure do you apply to these btw. tire says max load.. 36 psi front and back on the gs
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