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Old 05-12-2008, 05:56 AM   #1
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TKC80's where do you get them in Melb?? & Trip ideas needed.

Where do you Melbourne based GS riders buy your tyres???

Need to replace my tourances for our Melbourne - Gold Coast ride. We will be heading from melb to Dargo, Omeo, Tom Groggin then on to Jindabyne.... that's as far as the planning has got. Just reading the McKillops bridge trip report, might have to add that to our intinerary. If anyone has Garmin routes for this area that you wold like to share it would be appreciated.

Anyway looks like i'll put TKC's on as i can't seem to find anything better, unless you inmates have a suggestion

What prices do you usually pay for a set of front & rears???
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Knackers,

I looked up Pablos, but didn't see a continental logo, so i thought they don't sell them.

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Old 05-12-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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Give Peter Stevens workshop in the city a call I know they keep some TKC's in stock.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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Depending on where you live Steve

BM Motorcycles carry them.

5 Heatherdale Rd Ringwood 9870-3807, but ring before hand to make sure that they have them in stock.

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Old 05-12-2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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Where do you Melbourne based GS riders buy your tyres???

Need to replace my tourances for our Melbourne - Gold Coast ride. We will be heading from melb to Dargo, Omeo, Tom Groggin then on to Jindabyne.... that's as far as the planning has got. Just reading the McKillops bridge trip report, might have to add that to our intinerary. If anyone has Garmin routes for this area that you wold like to share it would be appreciated.

Anyway looks like i'll put TKC's on as i can't seem to find anything better, unless you inmates have a suggestion

What prices do you usually pay for a set of front & rears???
Try Bruce Collins enterprises - check out the European Headinaus *sp
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:45 PM   #7
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BM Motorcycles had some on Friday when I was there. They always look after us people from the country, good service, dependable etc etc.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:59 AM   #8
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You could try some Mitas E09's from http://www.motorcycletyres.net.au/shop/home.php , see this thread for a review, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335486
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #9
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I was gonna get some Mitas E10's but no one will do anything under retail, $239 rear, $199 front,
at that price, I reckon TKC80's are a better option. $228 rear, $199.29 front. http://www.aussiebiker.com.au/catalo...NENTAL%20TYRES
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #10
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What mileage are you expecting out of the TKC's? It's not just about which is the cheapest off the floor.

Maybe do a bit more reading, grasshopper
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #11
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As SJ said you are doing some big ks...TKC s and other Big block s wear quicker than you want .I;m heading off south to Melbourne in a couple of days and trying a Mitas EO7...My 2c chip
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #12
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What mileage are you expecting out of the TKC's? It's not just about which is the cheapest off the floor.

Maybe do a bit more reading, grasshopper
Hehe well I've read conflicting results about the tkc80's. Some say after 5000km the rear is done, others have said 12000km's, I was thinking being a lighter bike (f650) I should get closer to the 10k mark. I did read the mita had a design fault where it managed to split along the seem. I haven't read anything of the sort about the tkc and although there's a conflict of milage, no one has ever bagged it out on grip.

What's ur thoughts?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:01 AM   #13
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I,m guessing rpo[Steve] is riding an 1150.A heap heavier and more hp , than a F650 A heavy right wrist and he will not make Melb. to Qld. return[if side tracking] on a TKC rear .Front TKC is my choice .A great tyre ...chip
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #14
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Trip ideas

Now where do you start with this? Some of the best riding anywhere on the planet. Trans Australia Trails .com has some . a quick thought from me says.....from where you say Tom Groggin....Cabramurra....Brindabellas...Yass....Cr ookwell...Oberon..Scone...Gloucester...Dorrigo..an d north .Plenty of good backroads and tracks between.I'm doing some the other way .Happy and safe riding chip
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #15
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After reading a lot... and realising the TKC80's i wanted are in fact in QLD so I wouldn't get them in time.. I might go for the Mitas.. But now the choice is E10 FR RR... or E10 FR and E09Dakar RR?

I will do alot of commuting n like to fang it a bit around the city so they will probably stay on until i can be bothered putting the tourances on again for road.. Id have to do a lot fo tarmac to get anywhere with dirt tracks anyway so it may be more tarmac than dirt so i dunno..

So whats your thoughts guys?
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