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Old 05-02-2011, 05:39 AM   #136
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anyone find a better price than motorcycle superstore?

Front: 69.99
Rear 115.99

Moab bound next week, think these will be my tires.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:59 AM   #137
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:27 AM   #138
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Dennis Kirk.
Rear - 101.99
Plus a tire fee of $5.00 and at least $5.00 shipping...
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:30 AM   #139
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True.
Mine was 106.99 to my door.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:00 AM   #140
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I guess for the $10 difference (free shipping) I'll deal with M.S.S., done a lot of business with them in the past.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:24 PM   #141
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BB @1700miles

picture is rear @1700miles 36f/36r - The front still has lots of tread could probably romp through another rearBB, while still using that front. Riding has been about 70% slab / 30% dirt - last 400miles F8 was loaded up with 2days of camping gear(100lbs.).

*the other 1300miles
-Slab riding sprited highway 70-90mph, @medium speed twistys-cornering these grip! Still need more ride miles on the BB to reach edge of the chicken strip rear. I'm really starting to trust these in the corners even loaded<-with gear. Getting used to the 150again(slower turn in) vs. the 140k60 quicker turn in/nimbily bimbily.
*bb front likes to track on highways with those rain tracks/grooved roads or grated roads felt like sand or low air, nothing serious just noticable. In a high speed turns non-grooved hwys-front feels like it wanders. <- all expected as these are not as street as most 50/50.
-Dirt/gravel/mud - really enjoy this tire - i've not had a more knobby tire to compare that i've ridden. BB really built up my confidence over these types of terrain.
-Wet -actually feels pretty grippy, never slipped even the initial 100miles was in the rain.
All in all, im stoked with the BBs and if I didnt have to mario commute on so much slab i'm sure it could last longer. There is maybe 500 miles left on the rear after 1700miles.
Wish I had two sets of rims. Riding to the Redwood Coast next week to explore may look for a k60 or put on my half used Tourance. Thumbs up for the BB in the offroad realm, slab riding - slight hum and viby as expected, fun as heck but wears quickly AND wear felt consistant vs. the different wear cycles of k60 scout140.
for reference my*k60scout 140 has 6600miles with 1k-1500miles left. ~chris
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:04 PM   #142
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These are a about 1,200 miles 800 off road. Maybe get another 500 miles. I may go to the TKC. I will have to figure the numbers.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #143
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These are a about 12,000 miles 800 off road.
12000?

I'm guessing you meant 1200, because the way mine's wearing, it will DEFINITELY not last past 2000 miles.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:23 PM   #144
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12000?

I'm guessing you meant 1200, because the way mine's wearing, it will DEFINITELY not last past 2000 miles.
Ya I wish
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #145
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Leatherup and Revzilla both out of the 150/70/17.... the tire manufacturers really seem to be underestimating the demand for this size IMO.
edit: found them at MSS.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:56 PM   #146
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...the tire manufacturers really seem to be underestimating the demand for this size IMO.
Similar to Heidenau, I think its more of the manufacturers not wanting to overestimate demand.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:19 PM   #147
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Just got a set for the 950. So what pressures are recommended as the tire seems stiff.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:53 AM   #148
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Just got a set for the 950. So what pressures are recommended as the tire seems stiff.
Whatever the manual says. Tire doesn't matter all that much. Use that as a starting point and you'll find what's best for your riding.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:44 AM   #149
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Leatherup and Revzilla both out of the 150/70/17.... the tire manufacturers really seem to be underestimating the demand for this size IMO.
edit: found them at MSS.
I have been meaning to post this for at least a week or two-work is keeping me away from the important issues. Not much life on the tires I put on a couple of weeks ago. Back has about a quarter inch of tread left and I have about 1K on them. Front is wearing a lot less. If you rode your k60's hard on and off road these tire are a completely different beast. I have had these break free (slip) then hook up again to many times to count. I understand why they are called "Big Blocks" that is what catches- the big block. Maybe me pushing the bike a little harder that in the past but will need to be tame on the throttle during the wet or loose gravel accelerations. Lots more vibration on the front. Did well in the mud and creek crossings when they where fresh.(300 mile off road first week. Little squirrelly at 70-80 mphs on interstate. Going back to the K60's when there get here.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #150
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Motorfiets and I spooned the new BB on my '09 last night.
Wow is this tire stiff. I knew it going in, but holy-cow...installing that bugger on the rim was a chore.. Even with the no-mar tire machine.
I think that his alone will keep me from getting another.

On the down-side, trail-side flats will be nearly impossible.
On the plus-side if you get a flat you may never know it.
Can you say "run-flats"?!
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