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Old 03-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #16
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was there increased front fender clearance with that size?
that could be beneficial for the stock strom front fender.

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Expectancy are apparently longer than a TKC, but I can't compare.

I went the 140's and 100's, around $100 less per tyre.

Here's a shot;

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:06 PM   #17
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This looks to be the best the best tire for big beast I've seen. Been running TKC80 but short life and high dollar have me looking else were. bete.
agreed.
has a similar tread design to mefo (also german) explorer.
for having very little dirt to ride on germany sure puts out some great off-road tires.
http://www.klr650.com/MEFO%20Sport%20Trail.html.



just saw that twisted throttle now carries mefo's (all though selling at a premium price) and there is a different pattern (super explorer) in the biggest 2 18" rear sizes only (no 17" in this pattern???, bummer. wonder why as 150-17" has way more fitments. maybe it's a tubeless issue)
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/765/

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:14 PM   #18
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Bigem - do you have one on the back of your F800GS? Picture?

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Not yet. I have the Conti's on the F8.

I am hoping that the Heidenau is coming in a 150/17 for the F8 and will be here before I need to replace the TKC.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:16 PM   #19
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I used K60's on my Tiger last year (100 front, 140 rear)
After 12000km I sold my bike and rear had still some mm's left. Front was probably half worn.
Very good combo for asphalt and gravel

Thats a damn clever way to reduce tyre wear!! If the tyres are not on the ground, they cant wear out!! ha ha
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:57 AM   #20
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was there increased front fender clearance with that size?
that could be beneficial for the stock strom front fender.
by going the 100s FNT & 140s Rear you actually loose clearance between the fender and tyre, because those tyres are actually another 10mm taller than the stock.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:36 PM   #21
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Ok. so we have some fans but has anyone in North America bought this tire??????

If so from where??
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:16 PM   #22
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Ok. so we have some fans but has anyone in North America bought this tire??????

If so from where??
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:57 AM   #23
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In the spanish forum of f800gs quite a few people has been using them, but so far not time or not km. enough to check the life expectancy...
The people seem to be quite happy with them, after having used before tkc80, battlewins and mitas.

http://www.forof800gs.es/viewtopic.p...=192&start=120
http://www.forof800gs.es/viewtopic.p...t=1723&start=0
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #24
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Ok. so we have some fans but has anyone in North America bought this tire??????

If so from where??
"We are proud to announce that we will be receiving our first shipment of motorcycle tires on February 23rd."

these tires are brand new to the us market
so contact the distrubutor and ask.
let us know what you were told!
http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/new/contactnew.html
my guess we'll need to wait a few more months.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:30 PM   #25
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I talked to the distributer last week, he said the tire (K60) was delayed do to some production problem. He said it's coming this summer and it will be a great tire. I sure hope so. PS. the guy was very help full and said he's had tons of interest in this tire. bete..
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:09 PM   #26
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Thanks for the update.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:51 PM   #27
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I hope this won't be a case of where the distributor can't keep up with demand once they are here or it takes a long time to order and receive them. I too would love to have a set of these to try out. I am sick of outrageous prices for tires that wear out quickly.

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Old 03-24-2009, 11:20 AM   #28
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heidenau k-60

honda northwest in crystal lake il is now a heidenau dealer! same deal, can't get em till summer.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #29
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update on the mefo super explorer in 110-19 & 150-17 sizes.
this is from twisted throttle.
mefo is working on on those sizes. no time estimate, but looks to be yet another tire option.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:47 PM   #30
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Is it just me or are these tires freaking expensive? and for a T rating.

150/70 B 17 M/C 69T - $167.00
110/80 B 19 M/C 59T - $134.20

And I thought Anakees were expensive.
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