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Old 11-29-2012, 04:57 AM   #1021
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For those in the Central/Western part of Maryland looking for a local shop to buy from JT Motorsports in Frederick is running a special on these tires and the TKC 80's from Continental. They came in cheaper than a few online sellers I found. I normally don't shop JT's but if I'm going to use this as a test tire I'm looking to not break the bank. Pretty much every other shop in town and one in Hagerstown gave me a Heidewhatsits?

Heading in today after work most likely to order one up for my Versys rear and will be pairing it with a TKC on the front. I'll verify my price after I go in to make sure.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:53 AM   #1022
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SlowPhil was running a set of K60s on his trip to Usushia, and just had them changed somewhere in Bolivia or Peru. His statement is here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=166

He's running a DL650, loaded for travel and has been on the road since the first of August. Pretty good report on the longevity of these tires if you ask me.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #1023
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9,800 miles and counting...


I ha e a set of these on my Vstrom1000 and have about the same wear after only 3000 miles. I'm very happy with the overall performance but thought I'd get a lot more miles out of a rear. In the K60's defense I live and ride in western NC where the roads are highly abbrasive and I weigh 300 and ride it like I stole it. I also tend to power slide it a lot on gravel roads which is 20-30 % of my riding. I am very impressed with the on road grip for a tire with such aggressive tread.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #1024
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For those in the Central/Western part of Maryland looking for a local shop to buy from JT Motorsports in Frederick is running a special on these tires and the TKC 80's from Continental. They came in cheaper than a few online sellers I found. I normally don't shop JT's but if I'm going to use this as a test tire I'm looking to not break the bank. Pretty much every other shop in town and one in Hagerstown gave me a Heidewhatsits?

Heading in today after work most likely to order one up for my Versys rear and will be pairing it with a TKC on the front. I'll verify my price after I go in to make sure.
Where's this shop? I'm in Boonsboro, 1150GS Adv. been really thinking about these. Let me know what they're asking.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #1025
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They are on 355 next to the El Mariachi. I'll swing by tomorrow. Had to work late and had to get home to take my youngest girl to basketball.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:29 PM   #1026
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The Wobble F8GS

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389662



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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?




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response see:
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These tryes: Mitas C02 Stoneking http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9550514
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #1027
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I run a K60 rear,TKC front and LOVE this combo.This is the combo I will run year round !!.






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Old 07-10-2013, 08:35 AM   #1028
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I ha e a set of these on my Vstrom1000 and have about the same wear after only 3000 miles. I'm very happy with the overall performance but thought I'd get a lot more miles out of a rear. In the K60's defense I live and ride in western NC where the roads are highly abbrasive and I weigh 300 and ride it like I stole it. I also tend to power slide it a lot on gravel roads which is 20-30 % of my riding. I am very impressed with the on road grip for a tire with such aggressive tread.
Can't remember if I've posted in this thread. Here's mine when I replaced it at 6,500 miles.
I couldn't be more impressed having never had a tire last that long. Needless to say
I put on another K60.

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Old 07-10-2013, 10:30 AM   #1029
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These look like a tractor tire when they get a few miles on them.
How do they handle/feel on the road when they flatten out like that?
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #1030
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I have a TKC up front and they handle just like any other tire for me,but I'm not real aggresive.


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Old 07-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #1031
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I also run the tkc front scout rear combo will get about 14 k from both on a dl650. Great set up !!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #1032
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150/17 rear @ 5,000 miles.



140/17 rear @ 5,000 miles.


120/17 front TKC @ 5,000 miles.



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Old 07-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #1033
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Took the TKC/K60 combo out for a gravel ride last weekend.Did about 30-40 miles of steep/loose/rutted gravel roads and at street pressures the tires worked awsome!!.




And this is what happens when you try the same roads with street tires !!




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Old 07-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #1034
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Took the TKC/K60 combo out for a gravel ride last weekend.Did about 30-40 miles of steep/loose/rutted gravel roads and at street pressures the tires worked awsome!!.




And this is what happens when you try the same roads with street tires !!




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Hey, do you have any experience with a DL650 to compare with your NC? Looking to get the wife another bike and the NC700X is on the list. I've ridden quite few bikes with 17inch front off tarmac and I really like the DL650's 19 inch front better. She presently has an old VT500 and it's 18inch wheels along with light weight really make her happy. In contrast, I couldn't give her my DL650.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #1035
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I traded in a DL1000 for the NCX and never looked back.I did alot of offroad with the DL and I like the 17" better than the 19" front.On the kind of offroad I do ( dirt,gravel and mud ROADS ) the wider 17" front feels more stable/planted with the TKC.
The NCX will probably feel even lighter than the FT because of the low CG,and she could get 70-80mpg off road.


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