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Old 07-06-2010, 06:17 PM   #211
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I've got the bead brakr kit and was using the levers in that kit to take the tires off. Bad move. I have new levers now and it was 300% easier and took 300% less time. I could be off a few percent though.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Tire-Iron.aspx
I have a pair of those for the garage and a pair of smaller ones that I carry with me. It's also a very good idea to carry a can of WD40 to lube the bead if you have to mess with it trail-side.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:27 PM   #212
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I don't get it. What is the puke'r about?
because our rims are 17' and we use 150 width
150/70/ 17 not 18
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:19 AM   #213
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I have a pair of those for the garage and a pair of smaller ones that I carry with me. It's also a very good idea to carry a can of WD40 to lube the bead if you have to mess with it trail-side.

yep. Windex at home and goop on the trail. If you have the bead brakr kit you get a small bottle of 'bead goop'. But i'm sure chain lube or anything slick would work.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:25 AM   #214
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The easiest, quickest way to break the bead is to ride the flat for a short bit. An old ISDE trick. Let the bike do the work there.
I'm talking trailside here.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:45 AM   #215
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Tried the Shinko 705's and they SUCK. No offence.

None taken. We likely ride different roads and different areas. No big deal. I just need tires taht last more than 3500 miles and are actually available. Can't get a Heidi so I went with what I could get at the time.

I haven't tried these yet but want to... even in a 140 I'll try them if i can find one for the rear. Front looks so/so so maybe just the rear.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:40 AM   #216
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I've put 10k kms on the K60 combo and I'll add my opinion for what it's worth...
The front blows. You may as well have a street tire up there, it washes out far too easily. Then at least it would run smoother at speed. The rear on the other hand is amazing. It makes far better traction on all surfaces than I thought it would be capable of. In sand and mud, I'd even go so far as to say it works as well as a TKC. The only tire I've tried that hooked up better was the E-09. I can completely understand why the TKC or 606 or MT21 (heck, any DOT knob really) with a K60 rear is getting such rave reviews. The best part is that there's still another 2-3 thousand klicks left in the rear. That's twice the life of anything else I've tried as well. Overall, pretty impressive.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:15 AM   #217
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It's getting painful to read about the mythic k60, because unless I'm mistaken they are unobtainable at this time. Someone please tell me I'm wrong, I need a rear for an f800 and a 1k strom.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:38 AM   #218
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None taken. We likely ride different roads and different areas. No big deal. I just need tires taht last more than 3500 miles and are actually available. Can't get a Heidi so I went with what I could get at the time.

I haven't tried these yet but want to... even in a 140 I'll try them if i can find one for the rear. Front looks so/so so maybe just the rear.
They're cheap which is awesome but they're not super great for road and not great at all off pavement... Tourances or Anakees would be better but again... $$$
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:43 PM   #219
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After reading this thread and noticing that those that are using the 140 rear instead of the 150 don't notice any performance difference then why was the 800 designed to use the 150?

I'm not a mechanic so I'm trying to figure this out.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:09 PM   #220
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I would guess the 150 being a bit wider may look more aggressive....think about the cruisers that are out there...the one's with the large ass wide tires catch my eye....I owned a HD Fatboy with a 220 or maybe it was 240 rear....it was awesome to see and look at....
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:17 PM   #221
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I would guess the 150 being a bit wider may look more aggressive....think about the cruisers that are out there...the one's with the large ass wide tires catch my eye....I owned a HD Fatboy with a 220 or maybe it was 240 rear....it was awesome to see and look at....
did ya ever take it out in the mud and play with it ??

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:39 PM   #222
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hence why we bought Beemers!

Nice to look at....our HD's....one dimensional but having said that if we had the room and the wallet we would buy another HD Street Bob...not Fat Boy but Street Bob....that was a fun sporty cruiser to ride even if it was a Dyna.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:48 PM   #223
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After reading this thread and noticing that those that are using the 140 rear instead of the 150 don't notice any performance difference then why was the 800 designed to use the 150?

I'm not a mechanic so I'm trying to figure this out.
Wider tire for better transfer of the power/traction to the road.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #224
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Wider tire for better transfer of the power/traction to the road.
That, and 150-aspect tyres are (usually) steel belt radials, and 140-and-narrower are often canvas-belted. This is definitely the case with the K60. Thus, my 140 K60 has a weaker carcass and is more puncture-prone than a 150 would be. It's a risk I'm prepared to take but YMMV.

This explains the considerable leap in price between 140 and 150.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:10 PM   #225
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has anyone put any miles on the new k60 scout yet?
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