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Old 08-26-2010, 01:54 PM   #301
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Yeaaahh... I've heard as much, but I figure I'd rather be safe than pushing daisies after a 110-mph wobble.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:34 AM   #302
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Hitting 15000 on our K60's

So, other being a great tire...how many more KM do you think we can get out of our tires now?

front



rear and I still have a plug in it from about 11500 km ago...

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Old 08-27-2010, 08:27 AM   #303
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My FRONT Heidenau is about shot with all of the scalloping going on. This'll be the first time I've ever had to swap out the front before the rear.

I am I just riding that hard???
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:38 PM   #304
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I noticed the wear slowed down noticeably the more it squared off. I took mine off at 18k kms because I wanted a knobby for the terrain. I have no doubt it would have made 20k, maybe even closer to 25k. They're incredible tries for travelling on a whim. You've got at least a few thousand kms left (probably 4 or 5!) judging by your pic. You could drop a few PSI to help even more if you're up near max pressures. (Let me know if I won the jellybeans!)
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:41 PM   #305
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I know how you feel about the knobby and I am thinking the same thing...switching them at 18,000 if we make it...coming up to 15,000 km soon. I'm thinking for the nest while it will be work and back and not too many back roads so perhaps we will just let them be for now and save our pennies...we both have 20000 km services next weekend...OUCH $$ wise.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:58 PM   #306
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I know how you feel about the knobby and I am thinking the same thing...switching them at 18,000 if we make it...coming up to 15,000 km soon. I'm thinking for the nest while it will be work and back and not too many back roads so perhaps we will just let them be for now and save our pennies...we both have 20000 km services next weekend...OUCH $$ wise.

I am thinking the other way around :)

After my next knobby I will go back to K60. Should time well with when the 150 dimension comes back in stock, I hope.

I mainly ride on gravel and I do not notice that much difference between the knobby tires we can get and the K60. Plus.. with the K60 I can travel in decent speeds on paved roads without burning up the tire and it lasts sooo much longer than the knobbies.

The front however is a different story. I like the Karoo 2 and will continue to use it even when I have k60 on the back
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:09 PM   #307
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not sure why your front is wearing out so fast. my front looks better than my rear and we rode at speeds up 15000km for many miles/km on the highway on our last trip. Other than the little vibration we feel with the K60 set up these tires seems to be a real DS tread. we mainly ride to work but on the weekends and whenever it is great to know we have something reliable underneath us. People call this a 50/50 tire...we call it a quality 90/10 if you wanted them to be. Just IMHO.

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:42 PM   #308
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i had 4/32" tread left and got 1,000 miles before i had 3/32" tread left so you probably have 2000 miles left on that rear tire. I've gone thru 3 sets of these so far and just ordered 2 more sets, very happy with them.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:02 PM   #309
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I think what ecce meant, and I would concur, is that the front K60 doesn't perform it's job as well as it's rear counterpart does. (I'm speaking of my experience with the 21") It didn't have an appreciable gain in traction off pavement over the stock Pirelli or Bridgestone tire. I was a little surprised by that. It was not as smooth on pavement obviously. I liked the Karoo 2 and the TKC much better for holding a line.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:25 PM   #310
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My FRONT Heidenau is about shot with all of the scalloping going on. This'll be the first time I've ever had to swap out the front before the rear.

I am I just riding that hard???
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I also wore out the front a lot faster than wear rates on the rears had lead me to expect. In my case, I know exactly what did it: hard cornering on pavement. There are three rows of tread lugs, one more or less in the center, one midway over & one out on the edge of the shoulder. I've got plenty of tread depth everywhere but the trailing edges of those intermediate lugs: those are right down to the carcass at 5600 miles. I think if you rode like a touring rider instead of a road racer, the front K60 would last forever.

I've not been totally sold on the front even aside from the (really fairly reasonable) wear. The rear continues to be my favorite by a long shot. I'm back to a Scorpion AT on the front until the next big dirt adventure looms.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:40 PM   #311
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we are going on 16000 km rear and front....still plenty of tread and I think we would be considered the more touring type of rider although I have done plenty of twisties and off road with them on!
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #312
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I also wore out the front a lot faster than wear rates on the rears had lead me to expect. In my case, I know exactly what did it: hard cornering on pavement. There are three rows of tread lugs, one more or less in the center, one midway over & one out on the edge of the shoulder. I've got plenty of tread depth everywhere but the trailing edges of those intermediate lugs: those are right down to the carcass at 5600 miles. I think if you rode like a touring rider instead of a road racer, the front K60 would last forever.

I've not been totally sold on the front even aside from the (really fairly reasonable) wear. The rear continues to be my favorite by a long shot. I'm back to a Scorpion AT on the front until the next big dirt adventure looms.
I do push the bike a lot harder on the pavement.
I must say that the TKC I had on the bike previously wore out very quickly as well....just not as fast as the rear. In my estimation, the TKC front only lasted for about 50% as long as the the 2nd TKC rear I spooned on.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:24 PM   #313
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Please enjoy this picture of the Heidenau K60 conquering Imogene Pass in Colorado this summer. This tire only has 500 miles on it and I will be surprised if it lasts more than 5k miles. I ride very hard and my tires pay the price.

This tire has more than exceeded my expectations on rocky and loose soil 5 stars! (no deep mud or sand yet). Pavement is a bit twitchy but I'm not too picky because I like the dirt.



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Old 09-11-2010, 05:55 AM   #314
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where did you buy your Heideneau?

I haven't found a Canadian source, did you buy yours in the US?
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we are going on 16000 km rear and front....still plenty of tread and I think we would be considered the more touring type of rider although I have done plenty of twisties and off road with them on!
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:58 AM   #315
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MTR Sports...your Canadian source....called Rob

1-866-547-0911

he sells both in the USA and Canada and happens to live about 20 minutes from me...Rob is a fire fighter but has a great parts/accessory business on the side.
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