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Old 11-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #451
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Well if nothing else they are probably quiet on the tarmac.
They got quieter and quieter ... and quieter ...

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:47 PM   #452
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:13 AM   #453
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I just acquired a R1150GS and want a Heidenau tire. Anybody but RevZilla and Duel Sport warehouse sell them?

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:00 AM   #454
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I've recently purchased those new tyres from Metzeler, Karoo 3's and coming from Continental Trailattack I have to say I'm impressed with their offroad capabilities. I tried them on gravel, rocks, mud, grass, dried riverbed, in dry and downpour and they really stick to the surface!
And they work on the tarmac almost like Trailattacks did (dry or wet, doesn't skid on white lines), so I'm really impressed with them sofar. Don't think they will last that long, but I don't want tyres that might outlive me ..

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:11 AM   #455
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I just acquired a R1150GS and want a Heidenau tire. Anybody but RevZilla and Duel Sport warehouse sell them?

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Old 04-29-2014, 03:16 PM   #456
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Well; not really interested in reading this whole thing but want to add my point of view for the MT 21 tires. I see these tires as the most aggressive range in the DS realm with on road still being a consideration, after these the full knobbies are available but these still give a fair street ride with their rounded profile. My first experience with these was a 2004 KTM 400 LC4 that came with a set- 60% used up. I have always attributed their disappointing performance to the wear and hardness, but now I know better. Just bought a new WR450 with street license and Baja lighting kit on it and the dealer had placed a set of MT21's on to meet Washington requirement for DOT tires. I realize now that these tires just don't offer any hold in dirt for turning. The front end was always searching to grasp the ground while I suppose the rear is about normal for this range of tire. I have previously used the Kenda K270's and Trackmaster 2 on my DS bikes for a good grasp of dirt roads and always got what I expected, especially with new rear K270's. In my opinion they are better than the current tendency to trials tires on the rear in that they are soft casings like a trials tire yet a full knobbie to connect. Even the front tire does well in sand and gravel, perhaps not as great on soft loamy soils, but still more predictable than my experience with the MT21 front tire. Another advantage to the 270 is that the heavier the bike the seemingly more traction, at least for the first 25% wear. On road I can't brag about them but then I don't look for DS tires based on the on road performance. I will probably have to give the MT21 tires the nod for pavement use. I'm not saying that the MT is terrible it just doesn't fit my style of riding off road. Every thing is a compromise and to get the full advantage I think the Trackmaster 2 is better than both of the others although the 270 does fantastic on rock surfaces since it flexes so much. I ran the Trackmaster 2 one week in Death Valley with no unexpected results. MY next tire on the WR will be the K270 for an all around dirt tire. It does not give you confidence on raod but again I don't by DS tires with a priority for pavement.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:37 PM   #457
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Well; not really interested in reading this whole thing .
Probably a good thing as the wisdom, based on the experience of many, expressed in this thread is mainly relevant to airheads.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:08 PM   #458
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Probably a good thing as the wisdom, based on the experience of many, expressed in this thread is mainly relevant to airheads.
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:01 PM   #459
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Hows it go ? Actual mileage may vary ....Burned out a set of metz tourance in 7 k { front and back } miles !11 on a set of heindeaus really ? Looking to replace again ...Good tires short lived ... soooo much is riding on our tires looking for a harder compound tire i love the tourances on the 3rd set but short lived >>.sugestions ???? ....Yes properly inflated So has any one put a 140/80/17 tourance on a stock gs ? 130 is stock

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Old 05-11-2014, 05:48 AM   #460
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I have gotten 10-11k on tourances several times... Mostly road miles.

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Old 05-11-2014, 08:43 AM   #461
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So didnt the mystic use the 140 tire ?? I would like the wider without the offroad spacer ...Which will soon be suggested . 5 mm extra on right side tape measure time
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:34 AM   #462
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this one seemed to get louder for some reason

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Old 05-11-2014, 11:30 AM   #463
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this one seemed to get louder for some reason

Nah, it's got to be normal wear..
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #464
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So didnt the mystic use the 140 tire ?? I would like the wider without the offroad spacer ...Which will soon be suggested . 5 mm extra on right side tape measure time
Yes; if you get a wheel from an R100R or Mystic then there is more offset to the left. Same parts as the GS, just laced with a different offset. I use them interchangeably on my bikes (I don't use the 140 on my R100R).
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:48 PM   #465
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Yes; if you get a wheel from an R100R or Mystic then there is more offset to the left. Same parts as the GS, just laced with a different offset. I use them interchangeably on my bikes (I don't use the 140 on my R100R).
Thanks that answers that .... stick with 130
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