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Old 09-27-2009, 09:42 AM   #151
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yes, i'm after the tubeless tires that can be used on those cast rims..
if only BMW had designed the same rims on the 1200ADV for the F800gs, then it'll be fantastic.. never like tube tires. my front tube tire's pressure always drops after a week to 170 from 230..

smaller front diameter rim would also help in reducing the turning radius of the bike. i do not go offroad often so do not need the 21" tires!
Should have gotten the F650 (Twin 800) to start with...
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:12 PM   #152
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Should have gotten the F650 (Twin 800) to start with...
the F650 didn quite catch my affection the way the 800 did...
but now i guess those tires do!
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:56 AM   #153
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This is cross posted. Gnarlyparts will no longer be carrying Mitas. They have some rears in stock so get em while they got em.
Crossposted??? Gnarlyparts not carrying MItas anymore?? WTF??
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:37 AM   #154
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I've got a little more than 5,000 miles on mine. You can read my impressions here. And there's lots of info and links in Heidenau threadfest.

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Still Diggin the Hiedes? any pics or addtl feedback as they weardown to the end? I'm thinking of putting them on my Xchallenge. I have them on my ADV and I'm quite pleased.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:55 AM   #155
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Just ordered another Conti TKC80 rear. I tore through a rear on my last trip in 3,000 miles. Mostly tarmac though, so it's understandable. The front is still in good condition. A little bit of cupping, but nothing that reversing the tire can't fix!
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:10 AM   #156
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Still Diggin the Hiedes? any pics or addtl feedback as they weardown to the end? I'm thinking of putting them on my Xchallenge. I have them on my ADV and I'm quite pleased.
THX
Yeah, still diggin 'em. I just passed 7,000 miles, of which about 2,500 is off-tarmac. They have plenty of tread left on them. I figure that I should get at least another 1,500 to 2,000 miles from the rear, maybe a little more from the front. Amazing tires.

Hey Griz, if you're only getting 3,000 out of a rear TKC-80, you may want to give these a try to get you through that Minnysoooota winter.

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:17 AM   #157
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Yeah, still diggin 'em. I just passed 7,000 miles, of which about 2,500 is off-tarmac. They have plenty of tread left on them. I figure that I should get at least another 1,500 to 2,000 miles from the rear, maybe a little more from the front. Amazing tires.

Hey Griz, if you're only getting 3,000 out of a rear TKC-80, you may want to give these a try to get you through that Minnysoooota winter.

David
Yeah, man, I'm stoked that you're getting that kind of mileage out of that rubber! I already placed the order for a new TKC80 rear, so I think for now I'm just going to throw that on. However, next Spring, if those Heidi's are still around, I'm more than likely going to throw them on!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #158
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Got my E09 rear and 606 front from Gnarlyparts today. Was 235$ CDN shipped to my door.


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Crossposted??? Gnarlyparts not carrying MItas anymore?? WTF??
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:47 PM   #159
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Got my E09 rear and 606 front from Gnarlyparts today. Was 235$ CDN shipped to my door.
you're gonna love this combo....I sure do!
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:29 PM   #160
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Got my E09 rear and 606 front from Gnarlyparts today. Was 235$ CDN shipped to my door.
Yeah its a good combo if you've got do do big highway miles then hit the dirt or want somethign that rides ok on ashphalt. The only thing i didn't like about the 606 was sandy gravel, they hate it.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:24 AM   #161
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Got my E09 rear and 606 front from Gnarlyparts today. Was 235$ CDN shipped to my door.
I'm getting amazing mileage with a MT-21 front. It handles great too! I didn't like the 606 front at all on my old bike.

I might try a 908 Rally Raid front next time.

I have a spare E-09 in the shed, and by the looks of it, I got more miles from the E-09 than the TKC. No more TKC for me unless I can't find anything else. Those Heinedaus don't look aggressive enough for the crap we get into around here.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:42 PM   #162
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I'm very impressed with the E-09 so far. It looks like it will outlast the Karoo 'T' I used before by a fair margin, and hooks up better off asphalt as well.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:04 PM   #163
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Gnarlyparts out of Mitas 21" and 140 x 17"!!!

Just got an email from Dave at Gnarly parts that said the follow:

Hi Michael,

The Mitas tires are going to be hard for me to keep going. Basically I use to split a 53 foot container with the Canadian distributor. He would take half and I would take the other half. This distributor has closed down and left me with a big burden of either taking the entire container myself or giving it up. I am in talks with them perhaps reducing my container size but at this time I do not have an answer. The financial commitment to purchase and stock all these tires are huge. I do not have the warehouse space.

I just sold out of 21" and 140 x 17.



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I just order a couple more 140/80 x 17" and a front 19" for the GSA for next years TLH run with the boys... I see they are shipped but just in time as I got 2 of the last ones in stock. As the Email says he's not sure if he'll be getting more....Too Bad
I don't know about you guys but I like the front E09. So far they stick good on the tarmac and I keep forgetting I have knobbies on the bike and run her like I normally would. I haven't tried alot of wet tarmac yet but seems to be holding on the F8. I have 3500KMs on them and they're only down to 9-10mm left from 13mm. That's not so bad is it?
Here's a pic from the other day in the bog!!!



I've been doing alot of offroad on these tires and they're holding up well. I spend alot of time on the Newfoundland railbed and all the rock isn't chewing them up that bad only on the leading edge of the knob...

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Old 09-30-2009, 01:46 PM   #164
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I just order a couple more 140/80 x 17" and a front 19" for the GSA for next years TLH run with the boys... I see they are shipped but just in time as I got 2 of the last ones in stock. As the Email says he's not sure if he'll be getting more....Too Bad
I don't know about you guys but I like the front E09. So far they stick good on the tarmac and I keep forgetting I have knobbies on the bike and run her like I normally would. I haven't tried alot of wet tarmac yet but seems to be holding on the F8. I have 3500KMs on them and they're only down to 9-10mm left from 13mm. That's not so bad is it?
Here's a pic from the other day in the bog!!!



I've been doing alot of offroad on these tires and they're holding up well. I spend alot of time on the Newfoundland railbed and all the rock isn't chewing them up that bad only on the leading edge of the knob...


Too bad, I really like the E-09.

On the other hand, when can I go to the rock and ride the railbed with a fellow F8GS owner??? Man, you guys got some awesome riding over there!
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:11 PM   #165
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the F650 didn quite catch my affection the way the 800 did...
That's what the F800 does... catch your attention. It's the best most fun to ride bike I have ever had.
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