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Old 03-04-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question Advice Needed - GS Knobs

I want to put some fairly durage, streetable knobbies on me GSPD. I've heard there is a german tire out there that might fill the bill, but are expensive.

Does Shinko make a set of knobs for the Airhead GS?

What tires (50/50 dirt/street) should I consider? Want decent pavement mileage, decent hookup in the wet, good off-road tire.

Let me hear from you! I need advice! You can get me at roger@rogerwiles.com, too.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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Read this. bgoosoil's thread about tires has all you need to know.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=437898
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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Mefo's are the German tire. They wear well (long life), have a very streetable tread and are well mannered in the corners, and do pretty well off road. They are a good all-rounder, they are expensive, and you do need to run tubes in them.

If you do a lot of off road I'd recommend the TKCs, but Mefos are excellent all purpose tires.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:45 PM   #4
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Hard to say. Sometimes even the most thoroughly researched tire choice will go completely sideways with the wrong oil.

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Old 03-04-2011, 08:06 PM   #5
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Hiedneua's get my vote!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:11 AM   #6
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Wow! 10K

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I've got just shy of 10,000 on the TKCs on my yellow gs, they'll likely go another 2,000 or so.

I like them better than I do Anakees or Tourances. So much so that they are all I use now.

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Ten thoursand MILES? Wow! They seem reasonablly priced, and you've got me sold. TY
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:15 AM   #7
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How'd you do that?

TKC's lasted about 5k kms (3k miles) on my PD.





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Old 03-05-2011, 09:46 AM   #8
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Hey geode, what psi are you running? I'm pushing my rear TKC at 4 grand...
Roger, check out the T63s
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:05 AM   #9
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How'd you do that?

TKC's lasted about 5k kms (3k miles) on my PD.





I toasted the rear TKC on my R80G/S in about 2,800 miles...
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #10
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How many of those miles were on a trailer????? Sorry could resist!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:21 AM   #11
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How many of those miles were on a trailer????? Sorry could resist!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:39 AM   #12
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Friend of mine can get 8,000 miles out of TKC80'S but he is very steady on the throttle and brakes, real smooth rider.
I cant even get 5,000 miles out of a rear.
I switched to the Hiedneau's they are pretty smooth on the pavement, little quieter than the TKC and more steady at 80MPH, they do have a whine to them on the pavement, a higher pitch sound than the TKC.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:18 AM   #13
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T63s

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Hey geode, what psi are you running? I'm pushing my rear TKC at 4 grand...
Roger, check out the T63s
What brand for t63s???
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:03 AM   #14
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Michelin. I like them on my G/S but they're tube-type so probably not what you're looking for.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:51 AM   #15
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don't forget, lots of us love and get great mileage out of gripsters too.
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