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Old 11-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #29281
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This ride may be too soon! Gotta get some more off road tires first.
What do you guys run?

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #29282
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This ride may be too soon! Gotta get some more off road tires first.
What do you guys run?
Got some crash bars coming too.

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I thought you guys got a Transalp. You guys were talking about it around the campfire in KM last year.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #29283
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I thought you guys got a Transalp. You guys were talking about it around the campfire in KM last year.

No still have the Alp, but have you had a good look at me? The poor bike struggles with me on board, but 2 up she is begging for mercy!!
Plus she has street tires on it also.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #29284
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i like TKC80 for the front, Heidenau or Mefo rear.

Others have been using Mitas.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:30 PM   #29285
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i like TKC80 for the front, Heidenau or Mefo rear.

Others have been using Mitas.
Anybody try the Kenda Big Block yet?

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #29286
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Anybody try the Kenda Big Block yet?

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they last 400 miles....

What bike?...

The only issue with the TKC up front is that the sidewall is sooooo soft...the smallest hit..pinches the tube
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:47 PM   #29287
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they last 400 miles....

what bike?...

The only issue with the tkc up front is that the sidewall is sooooo soft...the smallest hit..pinches the tube
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #29288
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ahh...the 21" TKC is the nightmare...not the 19....

you know they just don't last very long...that is why they are so nice and grippy on the street...
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:58 PM   #29289
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On the front of a 1200 I have 7K miles and it is still going.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #29290
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ahh...the 21" TKC is the nightmare...not the 19....

you know they just don't last very long...that is why they are so nice and grippy on the street...
+1

And the kenda's melt.

K60's will last. The front isn't very good for dirt though. Anything that is, wears out fast and is not as grippy on the pavement. 606, MT21, T63 are good dot knobbies for the front.

I'm running Fullbore M40/41's on the Tiger and they are really good unless you want true offroad, which I don't do with that bike. The 21" front is kind of a skinny tire for road, but it works on the tiger. The FB's are good on road and on dirt roads. Wear is good, and they're cheap as hell. American Moto Tire in Scottsdale is carrying them now.




The Scorpion Rally on the front of the Husky was really good, but after about 3500 miles it got kinda sketchy on road. Great off though. I've been wanting to try a T63 on the front and see if they last. The 130 rear on the husky works just fantastic. We rode out at Idlywild that one day with Jerry Jahn.

I personnally think all of the karoo tires are shiat. No grip anywhere and also melt away in hundreds of miles.

If it were me I would put a mefo or heidi on the rear and then either the same on the front for 50/50, or a more aggressive front if you're gonna ride more dirt. Or try out the fullbores, they cheap and good. If you don't like them you don't have a lot invested, like $150 a set. You'll pay more than that for a rear heidie or tkc.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #29291
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The only issue with the TKC up front is that the sidewall is sooooo soft...the smallest hit..pinches the tube

Ahhh, the beauty of the BMW 21" tubeless wheel/tire set up, no pinchees. Running TKC on boh the 19" and 21" (both tubeless), normally getting 6,500 miles or more on the 19" ... will see how the 21" does. Also I tend to keep the pressure high, no less than 30 psi offroad, 38-40 psi on road. The GSA is just too heavy to risk bent wheels on those rocks with low pressure.



BTW, it's freaking cold up here in Canada tonight, looking forward to being back in CA tomorrow night eh!
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:00 PM   #29292
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I have no idea how any of you guys get that kind of mileage out of the TKC... I used to get absolutely no more than 4k out of a front and usually more in the 3,500 mile range. As for the rear... never more than 3k or so and I burned a few up in just over 1K

That was on my R1150GSAdv.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #29293
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I have no idea how any of you guys get that kind of mileage out of the TKC... I used to get absolutely no more than 4k out of a front and usually more in the 3,500 mile range. As for the rear... never more than 3k or so and I burned a few up in just over 1K

That was on my R1150GSAdv.
I couldn't even get 800 miles from one on the rear of my Dakar. Could get almost 2000 from the D606 though.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #29294
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TKC came stock on my SE, i don't remember getting any mileage out of it. It was replaced the next day


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Old 11-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #29295
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Ok maybe a dumb question, but with a 19 inch front wheel on a big ass bike like BMW. Wouldn't it be better offroad to run a rear hard terrain offroad tire? Do they make 606 in 19 inch size? I'd bet they would stick a lot better in dirt and prob be cheaper. Maybe suck on pavement but since its just rolling on the front and not driving, it should last a little bit.
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