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Old 10-29-2004, 12:42 AM   #16
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If I can get the correct size - I'll post how the Kendas do. For less than $100 you can get a set. Another thread posted the name of the place. Forget the name.

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Old 10-29-2004, 06:24 AM   #17
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If I can get the correct size - I'll post how the Kendas do. For less than $100 you can get a set. Another thread posted the name of the place. Forget the name.

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Told ya we needed a 'Tire Thread' creeper. I know just how Barry feels... "I saw that somewhere?"
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Old 10-29-2004, 07:04 AM   #18
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If I can get the correct size - I'll post how the Kendas do. For less than $100 you can get a set. Another thread posted the name of the place. Forget the name.

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www.throttlehead.com

PM MM about the Kendas. He uses them on his LC4-E, same wheels AFAIK.

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Old 10-29-2004, 07:21 AM   #19
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www.throttlehead.com

PM MM about the Kendas. He uses them on his LC4-E, same wheels AFAIK.

Update your sig line, Katoomer!
That's it. Called my local parts buddy. He can hook me up with Kendas for $70 / pair. At that price I don't care how long they last.

YMMV,
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Old 10-29-2004, 07:32 AM   #20
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Thanks for the beautiful pic ! Where was that taken? Is your headlight protector from Sommer ?
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Old 10-29-2004, 07:41 AM   #21
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That's it. Called my local parts buddy. He can hook me up with Kendas for $70 / pair. At that price I don't care how long they last.

YMMV,
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MM says he gets 9k out of a front and 4.5k out of a rear.
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Old 10-29-2004, 07:45 AM   #22
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MM says he gets 9k out of a front and 4.5k out of a rear.
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Old 10-29-2004, 08:47 AM   #23
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Thanks for the beautiful pic ! Where was that taken?...
Those are the Dutch Alps, before KMforget and his buddies finished grinding them down to polders with their knobbies. Way to go, fellers!

The TKC's on my KLR were fabulous on dirt and dry pavement. Not awful on wet pavement, but the front felt a little uncertain when newish. Then it didn't rain again in Texas before I switched'em out, so I don't know if they got better. They certainly have robust carcasses, more so than Dunlops. I think very highly of them.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:07 AM   #24
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I just ran a fresh set of Kendas (from throttlehead) on my 02 640 ADV for 300+ miles for the NRE. wet & dry Pavement, desert sand , MUD, marbles, baby head rocks, etc. After first 150 miles, they looked brand spanking new. After second 150 which included some pretty velcro pavement they had some wear, but just the slighted bit of abrasion on theleading edges.

I was a bit nervous leaning on wet pavement but gradually gained confidence in the set up. They felt as good as Saharas, as they have a fairly round profile for a front knobby.

$65/ set! If they last 1500 miles I'm happy!

The other tires/combo that sound interesting to me based upon my experiences on other bikes of this weight/power/style are either D606's or the MT21 (F) /TKC (R).

Yet another thread about the quest for dual sport/adventure perfection!
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Old 10-29-2004, 12:19 PM   #25
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Vince,

What size 270s are you using?

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Old 10-31-2004, 12:53 PM   #26
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Vince,

What size 270s are you using?

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Size 5.10X18 & 3.0x21


From what I can tell you can fit the following, but this is not gospel:
90/90/21, 100/90/21, 3.0X21, 3.25X21
130/90/18 , 140/80/18, 5.10X18
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:48 PM   #27
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I was just wondering what sort of mileage those of you that use the TKC80's are getting? Also, how do you rate the Metzeler Karoo's compared to the TKC80? Many thanks,

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Old 10-31-2007, 03:09 PM   #28
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tkc80 good tire ...But only for heavy bikes: Gs, varadero etc...etc... Not for any hard enduro series.Mud and stone-road riding terrible... Mt21 is the best for adv. (for touring, hardriding, snow, mud or gravel) 4 years ı used this type...Perfect (and cheap) ...
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:18 PM   #29
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TKC80 - the ONE I tried on my 640a did lousy on mileage, compared to the Desert and Sahara III (prior rears). It did fine offroad but I expected more mileage. Sorry, I don't recall numbers; its just a feeling.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:46 PM   #30
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I ran a set on my 03 and the rear had no tread left at 2800 miles.... They were very good tires but cost vs lifespan had me switching back to the Mitas E-09. The Mitas rear is half the cost, lasts 30% longer and is pretty close to the Conti performance wise...
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