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Old 01-15-2011, 06:19 PM   #196
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Here's the t63 on the bike.

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Old 01-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #197
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Ha, ha, ha you still have snow in Ga, don't you wished you lived up North, the snow is gone here in BG,KY.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:04 PM   #198
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it was pretty but it'll make the trails muddy for a week as it slowly melts. Heavy bikes and mud don't mix but I might try it once to try out the tires

I went by Cycle Gear today, a chain motorcycle shop, and they had the t63s for $59. That's only a few bucks more than the internet. They're a good shop if anybody has one near them.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #199
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T63 front, Mitas E09 rear. Bit of a wobble at speed from the T63 on tarmac.

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:50 AM   #200
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I'm happy with the handling until over 80 but I never go over 70 anyways. This might be the tire I started this thread to find. Still, I like experimenting and I think I'll order a set of the Shinko 244s next. The front tire is $25!
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:42 PM   #201
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Actual tire diameters of Karoo and Tourance

I'm trying to lower my 2007 G650X Challenge. I'm going to get some of it with a shortened Ohlins shock but I plan on getting the rest by going from 21/18 wheels to 19/17 wheels. Can anybody tell me if a 150/70-17 Karoo T is any taller the a 150/70-17 (same size) Tourance. I have a Tourance to measure but I will have to order the Karoo so I don't have one to measure.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:28 PM   #202
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I don't know anything about the G650x but there are a lot of threads about them over in Thumpers

http://www.advrider.com/forums/searc...archid=4016543

Hope you find a solution!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:34 PM   #203
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Against my better judgement I went to some trails over the weekend. It was muddy and the rear end went all over the place. I had 20 pounds of tool and Jesses on the back so I don't blame the t63s. A bike this big is always going to be hard to handle in heavy mud. They didn't clog up or slip going forward.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:01 AM   #204
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Heidenua K60, 5,341 miles

Here are the Heidenua K60's after 5,341 miles. I like the tires very similar to the Mefo's and Sahara's. Unfortunately most of my mile have been on the tarmac. An ambitious 20% on gravel. I'm pleased w/ grip on both. Maybe 2-3,000 more miles left, but that's just a guess.

New, tires to replace the old ones, but NOT YET!! (just under $200 w/ shipping)



K60's with 5,341 miles

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Old 02-12-2011, 05:24 PM   #205
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So maybe 8,000mls until they done ... not bad indeed for the price. Is in in line with other reports, they are very durable. How's the noise on tarmac?
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:34 PM   #206
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So maybe 8,000mls until they done ... not bad indeed for the price. Is in in line with other reports, they are very durable. How's the noise on tarmac?
Yeah I'm hoping for 8,000. My plan is to run these till they're almost bald to get a good mileage figure. There is some whine, but not too bad. Quieter than the the tranny....than the tranny used to be!

I had Sahara's which wear a little faster and probably 33% more. So far these are my tire of choice for the G/S. May need to look into the T63's but have to see what other say about them. May try the T63 on the DRZ, should last longer on it than the G/S.


But I do need to watch the front tire as there are some areas of concern.

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Old 02-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #207
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I had planned to run the K60s in the back and the T63s in the front. Read good things about that combo. As for those problems with your front tire: there were reports of disintegrating tires before due to a cleaning solvent used in the mold release becoming obsolete but I thought those problems were resolved.

I must have run my Sahara 3s hard as I only got 3,000mls out of a rear ... at $200 not a good deal!
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #208
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I got these tires last April (2010). I've heard of changes since then too. We'll see w/ the new ones if there is an improvement.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:16 AM   #209
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T-63 update.

So, I finally killed my rear TKC and decided to try Blakes combo of TKC front, and T63 rear. Well, the T63 is a very scary tire at first. I mounted it nite before last and didn't get a chance for a warm up ride before heading out on onto the highway HFS!!!!!!!! That thing is scary, brand new on the HWY. Be warned, I rode 30 miles and had to constantly tell myself to relax, took a back road home and had a nice ride. The tire felt great leaned over, not so great goin' 70mph. I called Bgood and he confirmed the fact that they are sketchy for a couple hundred, so be warned!!! By the way, I sand tires before hitting the road.

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Old 04-15-2011, 06:33 AM   #210
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thanks for the warning. sorry to hear you had a scary experience. i didn't do any highway until i had a good number of miles on my t63 rear. when i started out on pavement i didn't notice any issues but i wasn't going 70. i'm about to mount a new set of that combo and start out with some highway so i'll find out soon enough.



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So, I finally killed my rear TKC and decided to try Blakes combo of TKC front, and T63 rear. Well, the T63 is a very scary tire at first. I mounted it nite before last and didn't get a chance for a warm up ride before heading out on onto the highway HFS!!!!!!!! That thing is scary, brand new on the HWY. Be warned, I rode 30 miles and had to constantly tell myself to relax, too a back road home and had a nice ride. The tire felt great leaned over, not so great goin' 70mph. I called Bgood and he confirmed the fact that they are sketchy for a couple hundred, so be warned!!! By the way, I sand tires before hitting the road.
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