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Old 06-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #1951
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Approximately how many miles did you get on those Heidenau tires? What air pressure did you keep them at while riding loaded? They look fairly new in the photo...

?.........really?......miles? pressure?......stop it.......
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #1952
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?.........really?......miles? pressure?......stop it.......
yeah, I know... who am I do perform such meaningless drudgery on my BMW...

all kidding aside, I'm wondering if I need to have a set of tires waiting for me in Alaska when I arrive there in a few weeks. I'm planning a 12k trip and hope I can get back into the lower 48 before I have to purchase a new set...
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:45 PM   #1953
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Thanks Guys for the pict.

As for the K60 Scout, they had about 6000km at that time. This was taken in September last year. I went before to Misano in July to see the MotoGP, but we decided to cross the entire Switzerland from east to west (I known, I'm living in a very small country) up to the Stelvio Pass in Italy. We took then a bit of HW till Bologna (visit of the Ducati Factory) and we hit then Misano and return. About 2'300km.

They are absolutely resistant and have quite a good grip on dry roads. On the wet, it is another story but all in all, they give me entire satisfaction up to now. Pressure is about 2.3-2.5 bar.

The next ones might be the Karoo 3...

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Old 06-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #1954
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Thanks Guys for the pict.

As for the K60 Scout, they had about 6000km at that time. This was taken in September last year. I went before to Misano in July to see the MotoGP, but we decided to cross the entire Switzerland from east to west (I known, I'm living in a very small country) up to the Stelvio Pass in Italy. We took then a bit of HW till Bologna (visit of the Ducati Factory) and we hit then Misano and return. About 2'300km.

They are absolutely resistant and have quite a good grip on dry roads. On the wet, it is another story but all in all, they give me entire satisfaction up to now. Pressure is about 2.3-2.5 bar.

The next ones might be the Karoo 3...

Cheers from Lausanne...
Thanks for the info... for 6k km wear on the back tire, it still looks new... I love Heidenau tires...

and for the "bar" challenged, that's just over 33 psi to just over 36 psi

or exactly - 2.3 bar = 33.3586797 pounds per square inch

2.5 bar = 36.2594344 pounds per square inch

a conversion factor thumb rule is: 1 bar = 14.5 psi and 0.1 bar approx.= 1.45 psi
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #1955
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Thanks for the info... for 6k km wear on the back tire, it still looks new... I love Heidenau tires...

and for the "bar" challenged, that's just over 33 psi to just over 36 psi

or exactly - 2.3 bar = 33.3586797 pounds per square inch

2.5 bar = 36.2594344 pounds per square inch

a conversion factor thumb rule is: 1 bar = 14.5 psi and 0.1 bar approx.= 1.45 psi
There's a reputed service bulletin from Heidenau advising riders not to run the rears over 35 psi. I haven't seen it, but I've been told about by two BMW dealers.
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There's a reputed service bulletin from Heidenau advising riders not to run the rears over 35 psi. I haven't seen it, but I've been told about by two BMW dealers.
I have been advised of the same by the installer and also by the service manager at Irv Seaver BMW.
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so are we done?..........
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so are we done?..........
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Look... an old GS in a picture.

Just needed to get this thread back on the tracks.


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Old 06-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #1961
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Look... an old GS in a picture.

Just needed to get this thread back on the tracks.


whew....thanks.......nice ride......so is the yellow one
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