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Old 11-04-2011, 06:45 PM   #286
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How much room is there between the rear tire and the shock? I bottom out big tires on the oversize Ohlins spring.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #287
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Now Brad you ain't gonna run a Heidenua, they cost to much for you.

For the K60 120/90-18, I'm running a YSS rear shock with a shock cover which doesn't have a big spring like the Ohlins. You can see where the cover rubs on the tire some. There is about 3/8" gap between the spring and even the monolever housing. So it's close wouldn't want to go any larger. I bet the tire would rub the Ohlins.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:54 AM   #288
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does this mean that with a stock shock the 120/90-18 should fit OK (no bigger than YSS)?

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Old 12-18-2011, 05:36 AM   #289
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Heidenau

Take a look at these Heidenaus, with over 9,000 miles on them on my R1200GS. About half in the states, one-up interstate and local riding, the other half of the miles from Chicago to Panama fully loaded up. Looks like they have a lot of life left in them.



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Old 12-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #290
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Your Top picture....that doesn't look like a Heidenua ???? Here's a pair of K60's, lower tire is the rear.

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:00 PM   #291
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Your Top picture....that doesn't look like a Heidenua ???? Here's a pair of K60's, lower tire is the rear.

The Heidi tires that are in the sizes for the bigger GS are slightly different than the ones for the older GS, if memory serves me our older bikes use 130 17 rear and 90 90 21 front, the 1200 GS uses a bigger Heidi which has a slightly different tread pattern for the rear.

I think it was a change Heidi made in the bigger sizes or made when they came out in bigger sizes.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:26 AM   #292
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Ya, I have the k60's for the larger bike. i think my rear tire is a 150. (tiger 800xc).

anyway, the tires seem to wear great and are excellent on road. one complaint I have is the lack of groove in the centre of the rear tire. makes it extremely hard to get started on snow and ice....expecialy on the side of a hill! why wouldn't they put a couple slits down the middle and make a good tire, an excellent tire?

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:48 PM   #293
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Anyone try the Dunlop TR91? I have an XL600R which runs the same 90/90 with the 130/80 rear. I'm using the Kenda 270 "gummy bear" tires on it now and I'm dying to get rid of them.

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Old 01-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #294
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TR91 oh, we wouldn't want those on a G/S those are street tires....
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #295
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why wouldn't they put a couple slits down the middle and make a good tire, an excellent tire?
Because then it would evaporate.

Just like normal knobbie tires.


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Old 01-22-2012, 01:53 AM   #296
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Been running 80/20 Avon Distanzas, which work fine on the gravel roads and tracks and bumpy spray seal byways that I mostly use.

But when the Oz importer upped the price to $370- a pair I looked elsewhere.

Ended up with the Pirelli Scorpion A/T s and I really like them.

I had tried the 80/20 Pirelli MTs a few years back and wasnt impressed with them, but these are much better.

They have a more aggressive tread pattern than the Distanza s or the MT s, a lot more grip on the loose stuff, and manage to combine this with better feel and grip on black top.

And they were at lot cheaper than the ask for Avons
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #297
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Been running 80/20 Avon Distanzas, which work fine on the gravel roads and tracks and bumpy spray seal byways that I mostly use.

But when the Oz importer upped the price to $370- a pair I looked elsewhere.

Ended up with the Pirelli Scorpion A/T s and I really like them.

I had tried the 80/20 Pirelli MTs a few years back and wasnt impressed with them, but these are much better.

They have a more aggressive tread pattern than the Distanza s or the MT s, a lot more grip on the loose stuff, and manage to combine this with better feel and grip on black top.

And they were at lot cheaper than the ask for Avons
running Avon Distanzas on G/S .. excellent for curvy roads and gravel... thinking of changing tires in favor of slightly more aggressive off-road, but not lose street grip. Heidenau tread pattern looks good, are they worth the extra $$$?

had good luck with bridgestone tires... what about trailwings?
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #298
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Trailwings

I inherited a almost new set of Deathwings when I bought my XT600, and decided to wear them out.

Wont take long, the front is almost scalloped out in about 4000 km.

I ride the XT around 30 km/hr slower than the G/S on Distanzas on black top, but have had the front step out a couple of times where well over.

On gravel the back seems OK , but again the front has had my heart in my mouth a couple of times.

There are better tires around, for sure !
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:15 AM   #299
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:13 AM   #300
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...what are the best choices out there fir 17" wheels front and back?
('07 Multistrada)...
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