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Old 06-23-2006, 05:06 PM   #16
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I'm from the dark side but this may be helpful:

I mounted a brand new set of TKC80's on my KTM950 4 weeks ago. I have about 1/4 wear on the rear right now and I've done a total of 1200 miles; of which 300 are dirt; of which 250 was groomed dirt and gravel roads. That leaves about 50 miles of what I would characterize as mud, rocks and dryish ruts (lots of spin). All of the dirt was with loaded panniers. My highway was mostly Interstate @ 75 cruise.

My TKC80's are the new 150/18 size designed for the 950 KTM. That means they are more robust (and alot more money) then the 140's. I am guessing they are designed for HEAVY bikes like the TKC's for BMW twins.

As a point of measure, I am attempting to pay close attention of my TKC wear because I am running a time/speed/distance event in August that will likely require a tire change and am restricted to just 2 tires as spares. I am pondering 2 rears or 1 front and 1 rear. Hope that helps, but I'll know more in 3/4 weeks. -P
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:29 PM   #17
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TKC's

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4500mi 25% dirt 75% road coulda lasted 750 -1000 more but I was tired of the vibration and hum.and they do perform quite nicely
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:58 PM   #18
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I get decent milage from mine. Trying my first set of Tourences now due to the TKC's being on back order. Once the TKC's come back in I will be going back to the TKC's. I feel very limited on where I can go with the Tourences.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93811

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94097

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78817
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Old 06-23-2006, 09:53 PM   #19
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6700 miles on mine to just about the wear bar on the rear. Probably had a few thousand more to go on the front. I'd say 25% dirt, 75% road... the bulk of the miles from a few road trips and commuting in between. '06 1150 Adventure.
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:39 PM   #20
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I may have missed it if someone has mentioned it before, but the TKC80 is a knobbly tyre :-). You can of course run this thing into a slick, but I would say that the rear tyre becomes near useless as an adventure tyre after about 5000km (3000 miles). However, it will still go on as a road tyre for at least another 3000km. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-24-2006, 02:11 AM   #21
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I may have missed it if someone has mentioned it before, but the TKC80 is a knobbly tyre :-). You can of course run this thing into a slick, but I would say that the rear tyre becomes near useless as an adventure tyre after about 5000km (3000 miles). However, it will still go on as a road tyre for at least another 3000km. Hope this helps.
Yep I think that that is what Rad was saying and Its a pretty fair assessment of how the tyre changes. I still think its a good tyre though-perhaps overall it not that cheap.
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:06 PM   #22
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Thanks

Thanks for the responses everyone - very helpful. Keep the tire pressure up on the pavement; slow down a little; all good stuff.

The reason I ask is; I have a ride coming up, Denver to Northern Montana (pavement from Denver to Mid-Wyoming, mix of dirt and pavement after that). From MT, Divide Trial back down to Central CO. I think the total mileage will be about 2,300; I'm riding an '01 1150GS. Sounds like the TKC80 will work out just fine - might need replacing when I get back; which is fine because I can throw the Tourances back on.

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:57 AM   #23
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Just got myself a set, looking forward to run these tires



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Old 01-01-2013, 01:21 AM   #24
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Just got myself a set, looking forward to run these tires



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Good luck on your trip!
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:29 AM   #25
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1150 GS, Y2K. I get about 3000 miles out of the rear. the front lasts 6000. I bought an extra rear wheel & run a Tourance on that. I try to save the TKC for when I really need it. they rock
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:37 AM   #26
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Front and rear taken off my 2004 1150 Adventure...with just under 10,000 miles on them. There were small cracks at the base of the knobs.

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:47 AM   #27
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Thanks mate, won't be riding till April tho.

U got 10k miles on them, not bad at all. I will actually mount these on only when I plan to go off road, while Michelin road 3, will be my daily uses tire tho
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:01 AM   #28
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I find they wear and square off rapidly, 1500 miles or so, but then they stabilize and last me about 3000 more miles
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #29
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Just got myself a set, looking forward to run these tires



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lol, this thread is from 2006. I'm surprised people aren't complaining about the resurrection of dead threads. You're damned if you search, you're damned if you don't.

Anyways, I think I probably have about 1000 miles on my TKC80s. Looking at rounded knobs w/ cracks on the base of them. I'm going to run them until the rear is down to where I'm uncomfortable, or (hopefully not) it throws a knob.

Not sure if I'm going with them again. They are probably one of best dual sport tires when it comes to going off road. However, the 99mph operating limit, the noise, the wear, and (imo) the handling in the wet, can be a bit of a bummer.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:42 AM   #30
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I get 3000 - 5000 miles off a rear depending on the terrain and load (1 or 2 up) and about 5000 - 8000 with a front.
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