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Old 09-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #1006
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Heidenau Tires are available in Butte Montana at TwoWheelz

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Side Note .... I put a set of K60's on my personal 950 Adv. It run 5900 miles to Alaska & back ... Way Overloaded because one of the other bikes broke a luggage rack and the 950 packed all of it. After 5900 miles we took it off and put it on the front of a Honda CRF450R that Keith Sayer used for a 17 day "Free-Style" show in Vancouver BC. It worked awesome and looks to have at least another 4000 on it. It is going back on the 950 soon.

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #1007
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Ltq...m_medium=email
Things get interesting (at the 1:05 mark) when pushing the K60s on a track. BTW, the dude on the F800GS is no novice. Maybe somebody here can inbed this link.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #1008
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Maybe somebody here can inbed embed this link.






9,800 miles and counting...


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Old 09-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #1009
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Wow, that's getting great wear. Just ordered my new set.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #1010
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Wow, that's getting great wear. Just ordered my new set.
The last few hundred miles were aired down to 25F/28R for a 220 mile day of offroad last week, and I never put them back to 36psi (what the dealer recommended and has proven to work very well) until I got back from the weekend's ride.

Aired down to 25psi, the front started to show signs of weird knobby cupping (like a D606 front). Felt great offroad that way, but no doubt it would shorten the lifespan.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:30 AM   #1011
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Is there any cons because these tyres are D (Diagonal not Radial) type. Just realised it and wondering what would be, if any, the side effects.
Or it might be a mistake of reiffen.com. It shows d type for 140/80D17 and R type for 110/80R19?
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #1012
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WOW! I ordered a new set of K60s from site member Tabasco, rideonadv.com and
three days later they are on my front porch $10 shipping. That's service!
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:50 PM   #1013
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Just got mine on Yesterday.

Ordered them 2 months ago.

Is that service?

I'm about to find out if they bothered balancing them.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:20 AM   #1014
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Just got mine on Yesterday.

Ordered them 2 months ago.

Is that service?

I'm about to find out if they bothered balancing them.
Do you Aussies even have a postal service?

What sitck do they swing on a string to let you know your tires have arrived?

Please tell Mick Dundee hi from Pluric.


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Old 09-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #1015
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Just got mine on Yesterday.

Ordered them 2 months ago.

Is that service?

I'm about to find out if they bothered balancing them.





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Do you Aussies even have a postal service?

What sitck do they swing on a string to let you know your tires have arrived?

Please tell Mick Dundee hi from Pluric.


I'll trade 1 small town Texas post office for 1 small town Aussie pub/eatery.
If I get to pick, I want the Mountain View Inn pub in Corryong.

Couple of bikers their introduced me to the Scottsman Filet with pepper sauce.
It was a great steak!
I'm missing it bad enough right now to ship you some K60's from Jaxon.

Is Winter over there yet?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:36 PM   #1016
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Is Winter over there yet?


That's why I order tires at the beginning of winter.

I think they may have underestimated demand. Seems not everyone on a GSA has shit their pants lately.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #1017
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In Cape Breton now on my way to doing the TransLab... and the Ol' K-60 is showing substantial wear at the 3,100mi mark, and will be shot by St. Johns... soooo just called Keith at the ToyBox in St. Johns (Super HELPFUL guy!) A pleasure to work with 1-709-726-6500
He's going to have me a D606 shipped in for Tuesday.. Ol' reliable .
I figure the 140-18 sizing I'm running without the center bar (like the 150) must be accounting for the extra wear.
Otherwise it's been a pretty solid tire...
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #1018
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Front wobble

I have a wobble at around 45-50mph with these tires? I took the rim to BMW dealer and had the rim with the tire on it balanced but the wobble still exist. I also check to make sure the triple tree wasn't loose.

Has anyone else had this issue. They also seem to slide quite a bit on the dirt. What are these recommended for? 50/50 dirt? If so what would be a more aggressive dirt tire?




Any suggestions, thanks

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #1019
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I have a wobble at around 45-50mph with these tires? I took the rim to BMW dealer and had the rim with the tire on it balanced but the wobble still exist. I also check to make sure the triple tree wasn't loose.

Has anyone else had this issue. They also seem to slide quite a bit on the dirt. What are these recommended for? 50/50 dirt? If so what would be a more aggressive dirt tire?

Any suggestions, thanks
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #1020
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I figure I now have about 6000 miles on the K60 installed on my Vee. And its not showing very much wear. I figure I'm god for at least another 5-6000 miles. A buddy and I went riding yesterday and the terrain was a very soft, squishy mud/sand mixture. Slowing down caused you to sink in at least 2.5". My K60 performed BEAUTIFULLY. Compared to my negative experience with TKC80s in the mud - I was very pleasantly surprised. Aired down to 26 PSI and other than the occasional loss of traction, the tire tracked straight and helped increase my off road confidence.

My buddy was running a set of Shinko 705s - he was very jealous of how my bike was handling.

I will definitely be ordering another rear for the Vee and when I wear out the Mitas E09 Dakar on the F800, I will install a K60 there as well. Money well spent.

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