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Old 02-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #16141
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My one suggestion is that you always want a front tire that has more traction than the rear or you are asking for trouble.
Are you talking about tkc80 or pilot powers
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #16142
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I use K60 front and rear. you can feel the knobs at 10mph or less, not really after that. Stable through 90 mph a little more road noise and vibration but not a deal killer for me by any means.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #16143
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I run the K60s and didn't know the front was suppose to vibrate, I'm sure it's not as smooth as a street tire, but this bike needs off road tires or it's just a wimp like other fake bikes.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:47 PM   #16144
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The XT1200Z Yamaha Super Tenere should COME with K'60's on it. :)

It would be a much better understood bike on the showroom floor too.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #16145
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I read a lot of reviews and some people were speculating, that vibrations come from rear. Was it 140 rear or 150 I couldn't understand. Some people say, that it is better to have tkc80 in the front. Is it true?

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #16146
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The S10 is the King of Grunt of all the big Adventure Bikes. I've owned most of them over the years and nothings pulls a higher gear at the lowest RPM than the Yamaha. Its a brute with the Clutch Switch Mod.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:56 PM   #16147
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I read a lot of reviews and some people were speculating, that vibrations come from rear. Was it 140 rear or 150 I couldn't understand. Some people say, that it is better to have tkc80 in the front. Is it true?
I have not tried the TKC 80s I did have a set of Big Blocks on and they were just crazy awesome, on road and off, the rear was just gone in 3,000 miles.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #16148
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So who rides with a xd3/4 or hornet type helmet? How is the wind control on the S10 with stock screen?
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:42 PM   #16149
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So who rides with a xd3/4 or hornet type helmet? How is the wind control on the S10 with stock screen?
It depends on your height. The stock screen with a Tobinator bracket works great for me at 5'7" / 30" inseam.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #16150
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So who rides with a xd3/4 or hornet type helmet? How is the wind control on the S10 with stock screen?
My XD was really bad with the stock screen. I haven't had a chance to try it with the bigger screen yet since the XD has been relegated to backup helmet status. Mine is an XD2 fwiw.... I'm 6'2"
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:48 AM   #16151
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i ride with k60 and get 10000 miles on them no problem. you can feel the knobs when under 15mph but thats a knobbie for you. they are great on highways. big blocks dont last for shit.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:04 AM   #16152
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So who rides with a xd3/4 or hornet type helmet? How is the wind control on the S10 with stock screen?

Im 6'3" and apparently only the the second generation in my family to walk upright (my inseam is 32/33 my sleeve is 36/37) and im pretty long torsoed so the stock screen sucks for me.

The tall screen was a little better.

Didnt get it right until the v-stream tall screen, thats the ticket for me, I wear an AGV D/S helmet with comm system, no issues at all.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:41 AM   #16153
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i ride with k60 and get 10000 miles on them no problem. you can feel the knobs when under 15mph but thats a knobbie for you. they are great on highways. big blocks dont last for shit.
So what you are saying is get both k60 and just get used to it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:58 AM   #16154
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Question Front tire, TKC80 or K60?

I'm about to change my tires. I want to keep the K60 on the rear ( Happy with that after 15000 km ), but in front ,I don't know...
TKC80 is better off road, and gives less mileage on road than the K60 . That I know !
What I need to know, to make my decision, is the TKC80 grip on road ( compared to the K60 ) ???
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:33 AM   #16155
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Had a set of the TKC's on my GSA and could grind the pegs through corners. A little squishy/wiggly but not too concerning after you got used to it.
You won't get as good traction in the rain as compared with a less aggressive tire.
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