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Old 12-11-2011, 03:28 AM   #46
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Firstly my Heidenau experience is not on a KTM but on Triumphs but you'll get some idea of mileage.
I first fitted a set on a Triumph Scrambler with its 60bhp & 51lbs/ft. A 130/80x17, the rear wore out in about 4K miles. I then fitted a 140/80x17 because it had deeper tread blocks. That tyre was on the bike when I sold it 3K later and still looking really good.
Both those sizes had the normal tread pattern and they were good enough on road and dirt that when I bought the Tiger800XC with its 94bhp & 58lbs/ft it was the first choice tyre.
The Tiger needs a 150/70x17 rear so I was pleased to see the solid central band in the tread. I recently completed a tour around eastern Europe covering 6326 miles and whilst admitting that I deliberately kept a light touch on the throttle because I wanted to ensure the rear lasted the distance, I wasn't going slow, the tyre still has about 5mm left from a starting depth of 12mm. It also still has quite a round profile which I put down to the solid central tread band helping prevent it squaring off.
I find these tyres excellent on road and acceptable off road and in mud. Although the front is vague in mud. So with that in mind I've just bought a Mefo front which has smaller blocks so it should be better in the slop.
Overall I'd recommend these tyres for adventure touring where most of it is on tarmac but they will allow you to venture onto dirt tracks without any worries at all.
An example of some of the stuff I did in Macedonia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FRfXG42Qgs sorry about the sound. It's only a Canon Ixus mounted on the handlebars.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:01 AM   #47
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What is the common tire pressures (average) for street and off road riding on the k 60's ? I just ordered a set, and wanted to know how low you can go off road, and the average pressure for road driving.

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:54 AM   #48
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What is the common tire pressures (average) for street and off road riding on the k 60's ? I just ordered a set, and wanted to know how low you can go off road, and the average pressure for road driving.

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I guess that depends on the amount of gear your traveling w/.

We ran 36 FT/ 36 RR on an offroad when fully geared up.

30 FT/ 25 rear is the lowest I would go offroad if riding w/ no gear or lightly geared up. I prefer to keep the front aired up more. I feel it's helped me keep pinch flats and bent rims away.

We did a write up on our travel experience w/ the K60's here.
http://cjdesignsllc.wordpress.com/20...on-a-big-bike/

These have become my all-around travel tire.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #49
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I generally will not run lower than 25psi on the 950 and the K60 based upon pressure rise from "cold" to "riding temp" when riding briskly in most all conditions. The tires tend to be very stiff and IMO you would be able to drop into the high teens low twenties if riding slow/tight/rocky where you need as much flex as you can get away with and still avoid pinch flats... but this again is based on conditions and rider preference. 35f/35r is my usual cold street pressure.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #50
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #51
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We did a write up on our travel experience w/ the K60's here.
http://cjdesignsllc.wordpress.com/20...on-a-big-bike/

These have become my all-around travel tire.
Great review !

I had some K60 on my Strom and Since then have been wondering why they aren't more popular with KTM owners, I guess they are just not known enough.

How do the front K60 compares to a front TKC80 ?

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #52
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This is what I thought I was getting....

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Whats this tyre? The latest K60?
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #53
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Whats this tyre? The latest K60?
That is the 150 17" wheel size K60 for a GS for example
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:16 PM   #54
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Great review !

I had some K60 on my Strom and Since then have been wondering why they aren't more popular with KTM owners, I guess they are just not known enough.

How do the front K60 compares to a front TKC80 ?

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We ran both on our Alaska to Mexico trip test w/ a K60 rear.

If your riding 70% road. I'd run the K60. It will give you long life, our testing showed 8-10,000 miles plus no problem.

If running 50% road, I'd run the TKC80. I don't have issues w/ the TKC80 front. Some seem to hate it. It have not had issues like many have stated. Not sure what I'm doing to make these work. I can run these for about 6-7,000 miles before they need a change.

These mileages depend greatly on your running PSI. We kept both of these tire up around 36-40psi. When we knew we'd be on freeway for some time. We'd bump them up to 40.

Your braking habits can wear out tires fast too. Heavy on the front break on a heavy loaded bike, I'd run higher PSI. (38-40)


(This is what works for us and our riding style and traveling habits, these may not work for everyone, just saying what we were able to get out of them) Very happy, with them.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #55
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I just installed my first rear K60 in a cold garage and it was easier to do than stock rear. Went on with no trouble and it looks damn good. I hope it lasts as long as others claiming.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:11 AM   #56
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K60 Scout range, dimensions/thread design info

here you'll find the whole K60 Scout line-up, with the dimensions & thread design explained
is in Romanian but all you have to do is to look at the photos and at the dimensions and you'll see which thread design goes to which dimension

I hope this answers your questions

http://heidenau.ro/cauciucuri-heiden.../categoria-403
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #57
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I just installed my new Heidenau set. I have not tried it yet in the dirt. I'm happy with the tire so far.




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Old 02-01-2012, 02:05 AM   #58
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K60 Scout after fitting...



K60 Slick at the weekend...



Not so good in heavy mud but we knew that eh?
No tyre was NOT clogged in this stuff and we had the lot - TKC80, D908RR, MT21, Mefo Super Explorer..... etc.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:27 AM   #59
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Whats weird is that the 150 section is different in tread pattern between the 17 and the 18

This is mine (150/17)

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Old 02-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #60
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