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Old 04-26-2012, 09:39 AM   #1501
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Just mounted last weekend, smoother than the TKC-80's on the road, a bitch to mount though, very stiff sidewalls.
Are those 110/80-19 and 140/80-17?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #1502
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Just mounted last weekend, smoother than the TKC-80's on the road, a bitch to mount though, very stiff sidewalls.
Yeah, I just mounted K60's on Tuesday and I didn't have a problem getting them on, but getting the tube nipple through the rim hole was tough. I couldn't get the tire to flex very easily.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:49 AM   #1503
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Are those 110/80-19 and 140/80-17?
Yes they are, I guess the center knobs now have a connecting strip, but set down from the surface a bit.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #1504
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Yeah, I just mounted K60's on Tuesday and I didn't have a problem getting them on, but getting the tube nipple through the rim hole was tough. I couldn't get the tire to flex very easily.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #1505
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I should probably stick with the Scorpions then for now until I start doing more off-roading.
I would mount a set because they are great on road..little vibrations but you get used to it then if you venture off road you are prepared. Just saying...would be a shame that because of your tires you would not head off the pavement because of the street tires you have mounted...K60's goes both ways...
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #1506
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I bought one of these on a whim and my knuckles are much happier.
http://pitposse.com/airvalvepuller.html
Why dont you put the tube into the new tire first of all and inflate it a bit? Then you will have no problem getting the valve in place first thing you do. Then you start with the tire. Keep the tube a bit inflated during the whole process. That makes life (or at least this part of it) much easier.

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #1507
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Why dont you put the tube into the new tire first of all and inflate it a bit? Then you will have no problem getting the valve in place first thing you do. Then you start with the tire. Keep the tube a bit inflated during the whole process. That makes life (or at least this part of it) much easier.

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??? Must be really dense. That makes no sense to me. Don't see how that helps get the stem in the hole. Seems to me it would be harder.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:16 PM   #1508
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Take tube -inflate until it has just gone firm...lost all wrinkles

place tube in tyre

Stand tyre vertical with tube valve stem at bottom

sit on tyre, bead at bottom spreads

place valve hole in rim over valve, put nut on


commence fitment.


It'll make sense when you have all the relevant bits in their relevant positions.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #1509
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Take tube -inflate until it has just gone firm...lost all wrinkles

place tube in tyre

Stand tyre vertical with tube valve stem at bottom

sit on tyre, bead at bottom spreads

place valve hole in rim over valve, put nut on


commence fitment.


It'll make sense when you have all the relevant bits in their relevant positions.
Yah, going to have to try that the next time the tire is off. Still don't see how that will help with those mega-stiff Heidys but like you say, may make sense when I'm actually doing it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #1510
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So from what I am reading, your saying to get the stem (which is inside the tire) in the rim before ever starting to put the tire onto the rim (with tire irons atleast)?

I have not tried this, but for some reason I keep thinking that leaves more chance to pinching the tube at the valve stem. I will try this the next time I change tires to get a better idea of what is being said.

I have always done one side of the tire. Put baby powder on a partially inflated tube, stuck it in the tire, pushed the valve stem through, did then second side of the tire. The K60 is the first tire I have actually had to work at a little to get the stem through the rim. It just didn't want to work with me.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #1511
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So from what I am reading, your saying to get the stem (which is inside the tire) in the rim before ever starting to put the tire onto the rim (with tire irons atleast)?

I have not tried this, but for some reason I keep thinking that leaves more chance to pinching the tube at the valve stem. I will try this the next time I change tires to get a better idea of what is being said.

I have always done one side of the tire. Put baby powder on a partially inflated tube, stuck it in the tire, pushed the valve stem through, did then second side of the tire. The K60 is the first tire I have actually had to work at a little to get the stem through the rim. It just didn't want to work with me.

Here is a good video that shows this technique, it works best for me as well, I fought the front for an hour the first time I tried to get the stem through, doing it this way it is super fast, and super easy..


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Old 04-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #1512
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Exactly like that! The K60 is just a liiiitle bit stiffer to work with....
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:32 PM   #1513
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Exactly like that! The K60 is just a liiiitle bit stiffer to work with....
+1...and don't try it on a Heidenau with only one spoon unless you really enjoy frustration.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #1514
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+1...and don't try it on a Heidenau with only one spoon unless you really enjoy frustration.
+1!!!

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #1515
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Just ordered a set of K60's for my KLE, will get them on tuesday, hope they will work well as it is my first time buying a tire that I have not see it before I put it on a bike. They were around 60€ cheaper than Metzeler Enduro 3 Sahara. Hopefuly I wont regret my decision :)
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