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Old 01-10-2013, 04:44 AM   #61
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I just purchased a set of k60's. I'm hoping for the best but after reading some of these reviews I'm now not to sure what to expect. So I'll install them and I guess time will tell.. If they suck badly your be sure to know and if I really like them well then I'll pass that along well.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #62
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Roadtrip, best of luck with your new tires. I just wanted to suggest that you take it easy on the road until you get about 200-300 miles on them. I put some K60's on my former 1150GS and low sided while running across some warm, dry, nicely polished RR tracks. As has been stated, the releasing agent takes some time to wear off. BTW, you're going to love the aggressive look of those on your bike. I think you just have to respect their limitations, at least until you gain confidence in them.

Hope you're one of those folks who learn to love em.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #63
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Oh hey, you guys reminded me of something I noticed with the front tire. It howled like a tire on an 18 wheeler, and I noticed when I changed the air pressure it changed the speed range it would make the worst noise. Something to keep in mind if the noisy front drives you crazy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:40 AM   #64
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Roadtrip, best of luck with your new tires. I just wanted to suggest that you take it easy on the road until you get about 200-300 miles on them. I put some K60's on my former 1150GS and low sided while running across some warm, dry, nicely polished RR tracks. As has been stated, the releasing agent takes some time to wear off. BTW, you're going to love the aggressive look of those on your bike. I think you just have to respect their limitations, at least until you gain confidence in them.

Hope you're one of those folks who learn to love em.

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Thanks I'll keep that in mind when I install them. I'm hoping I'll like them. If not then I'll go back to what I've had for the past 3 sets which were the metzeler tourance tires.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #65
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Take a look at my pressures I was running in my previous post in this thread. I have had very good luck with them. Rode the full Alpine look in Colorado, then rode them all the way back to NYC. Continue to ride them commuting in and out NYC.
You can take some scotchbrite to them to remove some of the mold release, Or just ride some gnarly rocky trail and be done with it

They are NOT good in mud but the tread pattern is a giveaway for that.

PM me if you need any further help getting them dialed in.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #66
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Jachard, here in Korea the riding is a bit, well, cavalier? Bikes can and do get away with anything/everything. All the speed cameras point toward the fronts of vehicles and of course plates are at the back. No physical police presence to speak of, anywhere in the country really (other than Seoul). Add that to 45 Million people in an area the size of New Jersey, and you can imagine the bikes rule. Thus, getting from where you live to the "riding roads" is a bit of a free for all. This is the sort of riding that melted my TKC 80's in a flash. One moment you're running through a dirt field to go around 80 cars lined up at a stop light. The next, you're running down a sidewalk and launching off the end ahead of traffic...then you're doing 80 mph since you have the highway clear in front of you. My TKC's virtually melted.

I'm expecting better with the K60's, how is the mileage at these speeds, with your pressure settings? I think I'll be on them all summer. we'll see how they do here.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:35 PM   #67
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SR1, with my pressures, I was getting ~40mpg with bags on the highway at ~75mph cruising speeds. Remember, the sidewalls on these tires are very stiff, thus increasing the tire spring rate, thus I experimented with lower pressures. I'm 175lbs FYI.

I might be in Korea for a wedding in April, sounds like Korea is a lot of fun!

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:49 AM   #68
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Yes, Korea is a lot of fun. Rent a bike and we'll go.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #69
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I have a set off a 1200GS for sale. They have 1500 miles. Lots of life left.

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:00 PM   #70
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I have a set off a 1200GS for sale. They have 1500 miles. Lots of life left.

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Liked them a lot? ;)
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #71
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Liked them a lot? ;)
I like them OK. These are from my buddies bike.

Going with Michelin Road 3s Trails next.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:30 PM   #72
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #73
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I haven't formed an opinion of mine yet but I've noticed those that don't like them are a lot more vocal than those that do.

Just like other topics on the internutz.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:11 PM   #74
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Hunh.

I have run a K60 rear with a TKC front on my 800GS and now my 1100GS for about 25k miles. Best all around combo possible in my experience. Good enough on the street, good enough on the dirt.

I've tried the TKC rear, it wears out too fast for me. Tried the Kenda Big Block and Mitas E09, both wore too quickly. For as quickly as they all wore out, I didn't feel they were any better on road (maybe even worse with the Kenda) and barely better off road.

I've convinced a number of friends to try this combo too and all of them have liked it as well as I have. No, they're not as good as Tourances, etc. on the street, but they're waaaaay better off road.

I've never tried the K60 front.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #75
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I haven't formed an opinion of mine yet but I've noticed those that don't like them are a lot more vocal than those that do.

Just like other topics on the internutz.
And those that did not like them ran too high tire pressures......
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