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Old 05-20-2009, 06:07 AM   #106
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FWIW 10,889miles on the last Rear Tourance 150/70R17.

All on-road miles. 42PSI.

Replaced with another Tourance. I will run 38PSI and compare effects.


Kee-ryst you're putting some miles down!
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:26 AM   #107
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The Battlewings were on my bike for the first 11000kms. They could have lasted another 2 or 3 thousand but I switched them out for TKCs as Logging Road season is upon us. The Battlewings were rock steady on the highway at all kinds of speeds but I am finding the TKCs are giving me a real loose front end at anything above 80kph. They are an absolute confidence restorer on dirt after the Battlewings but last weekends' 750km trip on the highway roads has got me noticing a good 1/4 inch of wear off the back already. I've got a feeling they are not going to last me the summer. I will live with the loose front end for now but will be looking for a comprimise in the fall. The Mefros have been pointed out to me as a good replacement for my needs. Any thoughts there?
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:21 AM   #108
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Rear TKC wear

I've got about 1500 miles on the TCK's on my 800gs. The rear has 2mm left til it's at the wear bar. At this rate Im thinking I'll have 2000-2200 miles or so til it's shot.
My riding has been about 75% asphalt. I've been told that they wear very fast at first then wear slows down. ?
Love the tires. They hook up off road and stick well in the twisties.
Anyone else getting the same wear?
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:11 PM   #109
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Kee-ryst you're putting some miles down!

Yup. Lovin every mile of it.

And if Metzler made the ME880 in the right size, I'd throw one of those on there.

I'm considering the TKC80 for my trip up to Alaska next year, but, I am a big fan of Tourances and not much of an off-roader (aside from the occasional beach or fire road). So I'm still debating that. I ride strasse way too much to run those soft compounds regularly.

My M.O. may change in the near future, but to date my gig is long distance scooting.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:51 AM   #110
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What a ripper of a tyre, i like em!

LILGS screwed with this post 08-04-2009 at 03:50 AM
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:38 AM   #111
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front TKC?

Is this a new 'nob' pattern on a 21" TKC80? Just wondering....
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #112
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Difference between 19" and 21" I think.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #113
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19 and 21" TKC

Was talking to a fellow inmate at a GPS event a few years back and he said he loved the TKC in a 19 but thought it sucked in a 21". Had a TKC on my KLR as a front and it was my least favourite front ever.


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Difference between 19" and 21" I think.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:45 PM   #114
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Hmmm. I had a 19" and thought it sucked (offroad), but I was betting the smaller knobs/tighter spacing would be better in the 21". Never got around to setting up a 21" rim for the old bike though so I never got to try out both...
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:06 AM   #115
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I just put on the Heidenau K60 (150/70 - 17 rear) and they work really well on the road, I haven´t tried them off road but I´ve heard they work as well as Karoo or Tkc. I´ve been using Karoo for the last 7000kms and they are ok off road but can "only" do 140km/h before they make the handling almost imposible, and they only lasted me around 3000kms rear and 7000 front...
Now, with the Heidenau, I can do 200km/h and the wheel doesn´t shake, they are supposed to last much more... and they are cheap!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:54 PM   #116
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for the Karoo (T), does it seem like normal wear if the tire is at 50% wear after 1,000k on the highway combined with 200k of sliding and rear wheel spinning gravel road ripping?

The pavement was pretty hot, and I was loaded up for the pavement part with about 150lbs of gear.

Front tire doesn't look too worn.. just the rear.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:02 PM   #117
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I have been using karoo's since about 100 miles on the bike, it seemed to me that the first half of the tire went way fast, but now they seemed to have calmed down, I am at about 2600 miles to date. I will say that it took a bit of time for the bike to stop wondering, right after I installed the Karoo's, but once they broke in everything is fine, I usually keep it at about 70=75 highway and whatever the dirt will allow other places..
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:29 PM   #118
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Heidenau reviews?

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I just put on the Heidenau K60 (150/70 - 17 rear) and they work really well on the road, I haven´t tried them off road but I´ve heard they work as well as Karoo or Tkc. I´ve been using Karoo for the last 7000kms and they are ok off road but can "only" do 140km/h before they make the handling almost imposible, and they only lasted me around 3000kms rear and 7000 front...
Now, with the Heidenau, I can do 200km/h and the wheel doesn´t shake, they are supposed to last much more... and they are cheap!
Anyone been running Heidenaus on the F8 for a while that can give a review?
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:05 AM   #119
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Mita E09 in Canada - Gnarlyparts.ca

For you Canucks out there I see that you can get a set of Mitas E09 Dakars shipped for 215$ CDN.

http://www.gnarlyparts.ca/index.php?...2051_2052_2053

Think I'll order a set in case ever get the stones to really take my shiny new baby off-road..
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:47 AM   #120
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Anyone been running Heidenaus on the F8 for a while that can give a review?
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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