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Old 04-23-2010, 08:34 AM   #151
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that's the most fitting description i've heard for them. i could never quite accurately express that feeling in words.


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Just reporting back in that the Kendas are like riding around on gummie bears. Maybe when the knobs wear down some it'll be less noticeable, but I'm getting more expensive tires next time.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:45 PM   #152
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Just pulled the Michelin Sahara 3's off the bike after 4,700 miles, rear tire has about 200 miles left on it, and I'd guess the front has about 400 miles left on it. 80 % Riding pavement, 20% gravel and fire roads, usually panniers.

I replaced w/ the Kenda 761's only because I had these laying around, and the replacement K60 Heidenau Tires won't be in for a while. Nice tread design on these things. Can't wait to try them.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:24 AM   #153
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I replaced w/ the Kenda 761's only because I had these laying around, and the replacement K70 Heidenau Tires won't be in for a while. Nice tread design on these things. Cann't wait to try them.
I mounted some 761's about 1500 miles back. Most of those miles have been paved, with about 100 miles off pavement. On the dirt/gravel roads I've been on, they've been adequate, and might have been more than adequate if I could have been bothered to stop and reduce air pressure. On pavement, I've been very impressed by their grip in the dry. The turn in feels very odd, and once the turn is initiated they seem to fall in, but on the side of the tire they grip surprisingly well. Better than I expected for $85 for the pair.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:02 AM   #154
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W the 761 I noticed turnin was odd too, but thought it might be other things going on. I had them on before for about 1500 miles, before putting on the Saharas.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #155
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Wooo! Just uncrated my bike at a warehouse in Baltimore and rode it to a buddy's house to do some work on it. First order of business was replacing the Pirelli MT60 rear that I put on 5000 miles ago. It is thoroughly cooked, with the chords showing in a couple spots. They handled great both on and offroad, but just didn't last. I put a new distanzia on the rear. The front MT60 still has a couple thousand left on it. It'll get replaced by an enduro 3 sahara I picked up CHEAP in Argentina.
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:36 AM   #156
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... It'll get replaced by an enduro 3 sahara I picked up CHEAP in Argentina.
They're now made in Brazil I think... maybe that explains the price? You should have brought back a dozen of them
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:53 AM   #157
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Glad to here you're back in the US man
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:27 PM   #158
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On the Kenda 761, front tire cupping at about 3,000 miles. I'll be pulling them off soon and installing the Heidenau K60's. They look like the Mefo's

$75 for the front $105 for the rear.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:32 PM   #159
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+1, had the same experience with cupping.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:35 PM   #160
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On the highway W/ the 761's I could feel vibration from the cupping of front tire. Not excessive, but i didn't like it.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:01 AM   #161
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Has anyone had good luck with these? DURO HF 903/904
They look good?
I have been riding on IRC -1's for one year
After 3,000 miles mostly street, the front is at about 80 % and the rear is at about 65-70 %
meh, they were okay overall, just looking for the next experiment.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:14 PM   #162
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Heidenau in G/S sizes

Has anybody had word about the Heidenau tires in G/S sizes? The front is available. On the rear 18", I have asked various sources, nothing yet.

Anybody?
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:39 PM   #163
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Has anybody had word about the Heidenau tires in G/S sizes? The front is available. On the rear 18", I have asked various sources, nothing yet.

Anybody?

Got mine for the G/S (see below)-you'll have to call to order and maybe leave a message as they are a small shop. They had placed an order for some Heidenau's from a distributor in Calif. Just don't know which sizes they've got. They called the dist about the 120-90x18 as they didn't have them listed but had just got a shipment in from the fatherland. I knew Heindenua's came in that size from the manuf web page.





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Old 05-17-2010, 06:50 PM   #164
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #165
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I think the Pirelli Scorpion S/T is discontinued. I liked them a lot (for road use) but they seem to be gone now.
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