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Old 12-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #181
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im planning to install some TKC to my CBR this season, you guys think i have an clearance issue on my front tire with the front fender ?

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:52 AM   #182
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Tried them and didn't like them OK on dirt, not real confident on the tar and forget it in the wet.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:28 AM   #183
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im planning to install some TKC to my CBR this season, you guys think i have an clearance issue on my front tire with the front fender ?

What surface(s) are you planning on riding it on?

I know someone who put TKCs on his SV, which has similar clearance. Worked fine in snow; but then, there's usually less danger of snow locking the wheel that there is with thick mud or stones.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:10 AM   #184
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im planning to install some TKC to my CBR this season, you guys think i have an clearance issue on my front tire with the front fender ?
I would say WTF! seriously dude are you kidding... then I saw you're in AK....




Now I think you'd better post pictures of that beast with TKC's!!!!!

you could always just remove the fenders

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #185
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I would say WTF! seriously dude are you kidding... then I saw you're in AK....
Now I think you'd better post pictures of that beast with TKC's!!!!!

you could always just remove the fenders

Pretty bike (in a brutal, muscular sort of way).

These things are nowhere near as useless on dirt (or in snow) as you might imagine.
See here:

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #186
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What surface(s) are you planning on riding it on?

I know someone who put TKCs on his SV, which has similar clearance. Worked fine in snow; but then, there's usually less danger of snow locking the wheel that there is with thick mud or stones.
Planning to ride more awesome roads, but they'll come with gravel :)

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I would say WTF! seriously dude are you kidding... then I saw you're in AK....




Now I think you'd better post pictures of that beast with TKC's!!!!!

you could always just remove the fenders


hahah thanks for the response, yes im in alaska , so this is why i have look into getting some knobby tires and i have heard these tkc seems to be pretty popular. i guess i can take off the fender but hopefully debris wont be flying to much,. ill only be slapping these tires on when i plan to tour knowing there is going to me miles of gravel stretches..

i want to make it all the way next year and also Denali road also interests me, i was running michy roads 3 this season.


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Old 12-06-2012, 08:54 AM   #187
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im planning to install some TKC to my CBR this season, you guys think i have an clearance issue on my front tire with the front fender ?
You probably already know that the knobbies are going to throw rocks at that nice CBR. That's probably par for the course where you live, though, right?

It looks like you've got a bit of clearance there, so your chances are good. I can't seem to find the detailed specs like they provide for car tires. Specifically, I would be curious to compare the total diameter of the TKC with your current tire (and mine, since I'd like to do the same with my Dorsoduro). The 110 size would be worse, since it has a higher aspect ratio (80 vs. 70).

Being in AK, I imagine it will be tough to find one in stock to do a side by side comparison. Maybe someone has one they can measure?
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:58 AM   #188
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Yeah I'm not to worry about rocks chipping her. These are after makers fairings and I can always get new ones .
My local shop had them and I put it next to my front tire, and it seem like I may have an inch or 1/2 inch of space.

I'll get them maybe in febuary and will let ya know how things goes
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #189
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I thinks is an AWESOME idea...! I love DIFFERENT...

Do it !

Post up pics.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #190
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You can see in the video they've raised up the front fender. Maybe you can do the same with yours.

Have fun with your bike and pics when you do it!!

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #191
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I thinks is an AWESOME idea...! I love DIFFERENT...

Do it !

Post up pics.

got the rear installed so far, clearance barley made it. looks good tho. will post the front when that's installed, let me know what ya think. its going to kick more dirt right? and balance isssue? im using Dyna bead















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Old 01-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #192
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I think it looks great!
Have you considered just removing that rear hugger fender?

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Old 07-13-2013, 01:21 AM   #193
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Am 300 miles into Big Block front tire test on My KTM
(Picture tire was new, with worn Scorpion for block comparison)


Findings so far (using standard Scorpion MT90 for comparison)

Good
In sand and soft dirt
lean angles on road in dry
Metal roads turning
Price

Ok
In wet
Metal roads heavy braking (not super stable at over 90mph)
Value for money (may have a highish wear rate)

Poor
Upright heavy braking in dry (can lock at will below 50mph)
General balance and vibration (mirrors now shake a bit)
Wear, as am already burring back edges (though I think that due to the extreme brake tests and the occasional wheelie )

Am undecided at the moment as have a deal with bike shop that I can swap with cash difference for TKC80 if not happy (Shop asked me to evaluate tire on a big adventure bike so they can advise customers correctly)

So we shall see

My quess is this tire would out preform TKC80 apart from in the Poor List mentioned, time will tell

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Old 11-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #194
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k784 vs. TKC evaluation

Touratech evaluation.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Adventu...on-BMW-R1200GS
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #195
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Thinking of replacing my E705s with these but mounting sounds like a PITA. An I'm used to getting 8+ k out of a set of tires. But the draw of those knobbies is aluring.
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