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Old 08-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #286
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Trust me.....

... all the dealers, and the importer, would LOVE to have truck loads of these available to you. Unfortunately, regulation changes in Europe have not allowed Heidenau to keep pace with demand, especially considering that just after adding the N. American market they were hit with such obstructions.
All of we dealers are continuing to push the importer to get more, and he is certainly carrying it through to Heidenau.
Hopefully Heidenau, as a smaller manufacturer, will be able to leverage the winter lull and stockpile some inventory.
Hold tight folks, we're all working to get this distribution chain opened.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:48 PM   #287
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That's good to hear, especially from an in-state dealer.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:10 AM   #288
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regulation changes in Europe have not allowed Heidenau to keep pace with demand
And have you an idea of what these changes entail exactly?
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:04 AM   #289
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And have you an idea of what these changes entail exactly?
Due to the European Union's ban on phthalates and related chemicals, Heidenau has been experiencing production problems with the 150-width of the K60 tires. They are working hard to resolve these issues, but as of this point we have no ETA as to when to expect new shipments of these sizes. Making a high quality product is not always easy, and problems can arise. We will be getting more of the other sizes of the K60: 90/90-21, 110/80-18, 100/90-19, 110/80 B 19, NEW 120/90-18, 140/80-17 and 140/80-18.

http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/index.html
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:34 AM   #290
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I don't think I've seen this question in here yet - for those of you who are using the Heidenau K60 in the 140/80-17, what size tube are you using? Since it's a 150/70-17 rim, I'm wondering if I should stick with a 150/70 tube?
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:44 AM   #291
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I don't think I've seen this question in here yet - for those of you who are using the Heidenau K60 in the 140/80-17, what size tube are you using? Since it's a 150/70-17 rim, I'm wondering if I should stick with a 150/70 tube?

Use the same tube. The tube is made to manage multiple tire widths.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:48 PM   #292
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Hey guys, I really like the 140/80-17, this tire is awesome! It mounts really easy and is wearing nicely. I just got done doing a week in Colorado on hardcore mountain passes. This tire gripped the rocks and light mud well.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #293
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[QUOTE=EnderTheX]Hey guys, I really like the 140/80-17, this tire is awesome! It mounts really easy and is wearing nicely. I just got done doing a week in Colorado on hardcore mountain passes. This tire gripped the rocks and light mud well.

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What action shot? Looks like your bike is sitting still.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #294
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Ender, please, tell me that wasn't your bike I saw in Cripple Creek? I looked around.

I, too, just got back from the same area. Engineer, Corkscrew, California, Hurricane, etc.

Over 3,000 mile trip from here near Placerville, CA to SLC, UT, to Steamboat Springs, CO, to Cripple Creek, CO, Pikes Peak, CO, then off to Ouray, CO.

Heidenau worked flawless no matter what I threw at it.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:44 AM   #295
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Ender, please, tell me that wasn't your bike I saw in Cripple Creek? I looked around.

I, too, just got back from the same area. Engineer, Corkscrew, California, Hurricane, etc.

Over 3,000 mile trip from here near Placerville, CA to SLC, UT, to Steamboat Springs, CO, to Cripple Creek, CO, Pikes Peak, CO, then off to Ouray, CO.

Heidenau worked flawless no matter what I threw at it.

Nope, not me, we stayed close to silverton most of the time. Looks like lots of cool riding in the cripple creek area though. I really want to explore more out there.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:52 AM   #296
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I just ordered a set of K60's about an hour ago and I already got an email that they shipped!


http://www.heindlengineering.com/Onl...enau_tires.htm
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:24 AM   #297
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140 rears right? ..just want to be sure I'm not missing out on some 150 stock.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:58 AM   #298
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I also ordered a set from Heindl, with the 140 rear. Should be at home when I get there today - of course, my balancer won't be in until next week. I guess I can just drool on them for a few days.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #299
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140 rears right? ..just want to be sure I'm not missing out on some 150 stock.
Yes, it's the 140 rear.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:41 PM   #300
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I also ordered a set from Heindl, with the 140 rear. Should be at home when I get there today - of course, my balancer won't be in until next week. I guess I can just drool on them for a few days.
I bet you will do pretty well without the balancer as well. Especially if you put the colored dot on the tire next to the valve on the rim.
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