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Old 08-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #106
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What about the Heidenau K60 Scout? Seems to also be roughly a 50/50 tire, though a little more spendy.

At least compared to the Kenda Big Block, the K60 looks like it would have more side-side traction off road.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:39 AM   #107
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What about the Heidenau K60 Scout? Seems to also be roughly a 50/50 tire, though a little more spendy.

At least compared to the Kenda Big Block, the K60 looks like it would have more side-side traction off road.
the 130-17" rear was not getting the best mileage for the $ paid, but it might be better now with the rubber redo. i ran a mefo explorer rear and got awesome tire life but they are now $150 a tire (was $100 back then) so the price vrs life is questionable. another tire on the horizon is the mitas E-07 rear which has been reported to get the best mileage out of everyone and there might be US distribution soon...if ya can believe that
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706242

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and how they'll wear past 10K miles. the tire has a center bar at the end of life so it can be pushed pass where other tires would be wearing to the inner tire.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #108
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my latest mullet (or emu as some call it):

IRC-TR8 front
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx
works as well as a tck-80 for less $. well built japanese tire.

Shinko 700 rear (5.10 - 17")
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
went with this after using a mefo explorer. almost 1/3 of the price and it works very well on paved and decent off-road. i can spin it easier than the mefo but it still hooks up when i need it. after using the mefo rear, i'm still searching for the ideal longer mileage rear tire at a reasonable price. i'd pay $100 for something better but $150 gets nuts. hoping mitas can come in at $100 as they have been much cheaper in other places where heidenau K60 and mefo explorers are also sold, Australia for instance. in OZ the E-07 is most everyone's go to rear tire. very happy with the IRC front and i'll buy another when needed.

shinko 700 rear on my DR
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:42 AM   #109
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Interesting. The Shinko 700's tread pattern is very similar to the o.e. Dunlop D607 rear tire that was on my '99 DR350SE. I always thought that tire was pretty good, off road, in the dry and on gravel.

Just out of curiosity, have you tried the Shinko 700 front? If so, why do you like the TR8 better?
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:58 AM   #110
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The Shinko 700 is a good all around tire. I like them when I'm staying local. When touring I keep the 700 on the front and put a longer wearing 705 on the rear. There actually is not much difference between the two rears. The 700 does better on loose stuff, but I get around 2K more out of a 705. So, I prefer that in long trips.

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Old 09-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #111
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Shinko 700 - seating bead

Hey All,

I bought a set of 700's for my DR and I'm having trouble with getting the front bead to seat. The rear seated fine so my method was okay, I guess.

I've broken it down a couple of times and relubed it. Right now I've run it up to 45 psi and part of it still won't seat.

This is my first experience with tube type tires. I got a 3.00 - 21 front, 5.10 - 17 rear and new tubes for each end.

Any suggestions? Any tricks?
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:59 PM   #112
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Take the vavle stem out and take to tire shop and fill it up till it seats.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:38 AM   #113
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We pump em way up sometimes to seat the bead, 60 psi or so on a regular basis. Be sure to lube well and make sure the rim is clean.

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Old 09-09-2012, 05:46 AM   #114
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60 psi?
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:57 AM   #115
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Yep. We're from Ky. Here, hold my beer and watch this.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:28 AM   #116
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Deflate all the way, loosen up the bead on both sides, spray some windex etc on the tire and air it up with a good compressor with a tank. Mine usually sets at 40 psi or so. I've gone to 60 psi plus on the rear tires before. Keep airing up till the tire seats or goes boom.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #117
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60 psi?
i would not worry about 60psi.
i use ruglyde from napa.
another trick is to lube, pump up the tire and hit the section with a rubber mallet. that moves the tire out too.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #118
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Okay. It worked.

My gauge only goes to 60 psi so I don't know what the final pressure was.

That, and beating it with a rubber mallet did the trick.

Thanks for the suggestions. Guess I just had to man up and put some air in it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #119
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Yep. We're from Ky. Here, hold my beer and watch this.

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So you stop short of the starter fluid and a match?

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