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Old 01-20-2013, 04:05 AM   #15481
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Actually i do! All goes well, i'll sleep over in Barcelona on 22/05. Close enough? :) Details later on on pm. ;)


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Yeap, quite close (90km). Lets try to arrange something

Funny! Tim is looking for similar dates to come.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:06 AM   #15482
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.....Thing is, i wanna give a chance to K60 to prove themselves as a best universal all-round tire, even if on this trip there will not be any off road riding, unless i get lost.
To make it short... Yes or no? If it's "No", then which ones? Your help will be much,much appreciated.
Conti Trail Attacks. Had them on my 950 & 1200 GSA. Great tire in dry & wet & on gravel roads.

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Old 01-20-2013, 04:45 AM   #15483
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Conti Trail Attacks. Had them on my 950 & 1200 GSA. Great tire in dry & wet & on gravel roads.

I have to second this. My Trail Attacks have been great thus far in any conditions I've thrown at them - rain, cold, dry, slab, twisties, and light off-road (dirt and gravel roads). I've had the pegs drag, and made it through sand that had the stock Bridgestones squirming all over the place. Not saying they're hard-core off-road tires by any stretch, but they've served me pretty well on the dirt roads I play on. After a bit over 4K miles the rear isn't squaring off nearly as much as the stocker did in the same timeframe. Good tires IMO.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:59 AM   #15484
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Third the Trail Attacks. I put 4000 miles on a rear last summer that had come off my girlfriend's Versys with 1,000 mles already on it, and while it is a bit squared, it's not done yet. We kept it for a spare when I mounted the rear K60.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:52 AM   #15485
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Most pannier racks are proprietary. That question doesn't really make much sense unless we know what you are wanting to do with them. At least the way I'm interpreting it. Or are you asking about options to bolt to pannier racks?
Fabricated options to either bolt on or fit inside.



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I'm looking at getting an S10 and have been looking at this also. I suppose it depends where you will be spending your time and how strong you need the cases to be. Hepco and Becker Xplorers look good but probably not the best to take off road.
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Happy Trails makes some really tough stuff and a complete rack/pannier set is reasonably priced. They tend to be slimmer shaped though, so that may not work for everyone's use.
HT tied one all.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:55 AM   #15486
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i have jesse racks. they seemed the strongest and "tightest" racks on the market.



they look the nicest when the bags arent on IMHO
you can tell by how i had to bend in my altrider luggage rack how tight they can be mounted. i have about 1/4" between the blinkers and the boxes



they fit within my rumbux cage and my boxes arent small
I've got a new set of Odyssee 2's for a 950 in my shop now. Quality work and they really fit close to the bike. Both good and bad for what I'm trying to do.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:01 AM   #15487
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Pretty pleased with the Happy Trails set up
sorry for the multiple posts. I'm not quite fininshed with my first cup.

HT is now winning.

I know others have Holans which are pretty scarce in the states. TT is prolly another option.

I'll be borrowing an OEM set to cover that application. I just need a full rack set for my own bike and a starting point for others. I'll be making an expedition quality box to mount to the racks along with other usefull additions.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #15488
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Here's another vote for the Conti's. I really like the way they hold in the wet. They do wear faster than the k60, but I like the smoothness of the Conti..
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #15489
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Here's another vote for the Conti's. I really like the way they hold in the wet. They do wear faster than the k60, but I like the smoothness of the Conti..
Just for having options, I used Conti Road Attack 2 on my GS. Worked great. Also a recommendation for the Michelin Anakee 2. Is a good tire for 98% road.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:21 PM   #15490
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Well… because I’m quite small I search for big riders...






no comments on this pluric ???
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #15491
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By the way, I go out of town for a few days and all you do is talk bikes??? WTF?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #15492
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Hi guys... can anyone help me out with a doubt on which tires to use for my upcoming ROAD trip. My wife and i will cover some 8000km across Spain, Portugal and France, late this May, and i'am confused on tire choice. Most of the times i use knobbies,but now i need something with hi millage,and good road manners, How bad would be to choose K60 compared to other, more road biased tires? Do they feel the same as TKC and Karoo's, or more like Tourances etc.?
Thing is, i wanna give a chance to K60 to prove themselves as a best universal all-round tire, even if on this trip there will not be any off road riding, unless i get lost.
To make it short... Yes or no? If it's "No", then which ones?

Your help will be much,much appreciated.
I had the Conti Attacks on and, as said, they are very grippy if that is what you need. They are currently in my garage, little used, as I like you, virtually always use off road tyres.
I have also just swapped a worn out TCK 80 rear for a K60 and I am very impressed with it, as was my wife. The tyre is a lot smoother than the TCK and she noticed the better ride immediately. The TCK was also very grippy but I used up 50% of it in 3 days on twisty mountain roads. The K60 has not yet done much mileage but other accounts give long life results. They are a lot cheaper too. I was so impressed I will be changing the front for a K60 soon.

At the end of the day it really depends what you intend to do with it and how you ride. All tyres are a compromise between longevity and grip.

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #15493
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:10 AM   #15494
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Spring s going to be here soon so I need to get my ass in gear.


What is the most popular pannier rack option for the S10?


I need racks in place before I start on my list of baubles and bolt-ons.
The Happy Trails racks are pretty tough and I really like their mounting system... I've used their system on my KLR for several years with good results. The boxes don't come off unless you take them off, but when you want them off they come off easily... I have the Happy Trails 9" Teton boxes, they have been through Hell and back and still look pretty good, they have never dented, bent or changed shape through my many tip overs on nasty mountain roads with lots of boulders and rocks...
The Happy Trails system will turn Your 1200 Tenere into a "big butted girl"... their rack system and boxes are equa distant on each side of the bike, making the overall rack system a lot wider than some others. I like this because it gave me room to mount my tool tube under the right rack which balances up nicely with the left side where the exhaust is... we'll have to see how wide is too wide... I have a KLR for the tougher mountain trails and plan to ride the Tenere 80% tarmac... without any single track at all... so the width of the HT system doesn't bother me... ymmv







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Old 01-21-2013, 03:13 AM   #15495
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Tnx guys for your experiences. Unfortunately, where i live, Conti's are the least available tires. Metz, Michelin, Bridge...no problem what so ever. Even for the Haidenau's i've got to pull a couple of magic tricks.

@Ray
Usually i do everything with my s10, but mostly commuting and travelling. When the day comes that i want to go offroading with it, i don't want to change tires. Therefore, if this K60 is comfy enough for a big road trip, i'am done searching for the right tire any more.
I guess, if i dont try it now, i'll never no. Than again, i don't want to ruin my holiday because of the shaky tire.
I'll do some more reshearch and i'll let you know how it went, if i choose Haidie's.

Tnx.


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