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Old 02-01-2012, 07:51 AM   #61
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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)
Yes, that is true. Most bikes with 150-17" rear tend to be a bit heavier and see less off road use. This gives it a longer life with a solid rubber strip down the center. If you want something more aggressive, run the 140-17".
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:03 AM   #62
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I don't understand why there is a difference in tread pattern between the 140/17 and the 150/17

I'm waiting for the mitas e-09 dakar to come out in 150 which they tell me should be march.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #63
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Right well I've emailed them to ask why the differences so we'll see what they say and if they respond.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:23 AM   #64
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And this is the reply

Hallo,

reason of this difference in the pattern is an test we did made.
We have tested 150/70B17 on most popular bike BMW. Decision - special pattern

Same we have done for other bikes too, and so we did decide to prepare special designs for the K 60 rear.

The Tiger was not available in this time, but we think, it is the right design for this bike too.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:58 AM   #65
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Works great on the new Super Tenere also.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #66
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I didnt seem to see anywhere, but for the 04 950 with 4.00 rim, which will be better, K60 150/70-18 or 140/80-18? I do as much dirt as possible, but cant seem to avoid slab.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #67
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I didnt seem to see anywhere, but for the 04 950 with 4.00 rim, which will be better, K60 150/70-18 or 140/80-18? I do as much dirt as possible, but cant seem to avoid slab.
I've not mounted a 140 on the 4" ADV rims yet, but plan to give a try this spring. From the looks of it the K60 140 is a bit smaller than the 908RR 140. I fit the 908RR on the ADV rims, so I'm going to give it a try.

This looks more like a MT21 size and guys are putting the MT21s on the the 4" rim. What's the worse that could happen???

The 140 is more aggressive than the 150 so it's going to wear down faster, but if dirt is your thing, I'd give it a go.

Keep us posted if you get to it before I do.

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #68
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It will have a flatter profile as well. Not such an issue offroad but could cause it to be a bit squirmy on road in the twisties.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #69
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personally, I wouldn't put the 140 on a 4" rim the 150 is a much better fit. Granted the 140 will fit and bead up, but as has been pointed out, it will have a rather straight sidewall and flat tread area.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #70
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personally, I wouldn't put the 140 on a 4" rim the 150 is a much better fit. Granted the 140 will fit and bead up, but as has been pointed out, it will have a rather straight sidewall and flat tread area.

I completely agree about fit and what not. I was just looking for a tad bit more Off Road traction, as it won't have the center stripe.

I have run the 140 TKC 80s in the past as they worked better than the 150 in the dirt IMO. I don't run them at all anymore.

Thought it would be interesting to see how they compare and the life I get out of them vrs the 150 K60 for reference.
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I completely agree about fit and what not. I was just looking for a tad bit more Off Road traction, as it won't have the center stripe.

I have run the 140 TKC 80s in the past as they worked better than the 150 in the dirt IMO. I don't run them at all anymore.

Thought it would be interesting to see how they compare and the life I get out of them vrs the 150 K60 for reference.
perhaps a tire grooving iron would be a good tool to use on the 150 to cut out the center strip? Im planning on making this mod on the 90/90 -21 front to get a bit more bite out of it.... just need to talk my racing buddies out of their iron
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #72
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perhaps a tire grooving iron would be a good tool to use on the 150 to cut out the center strip? Im planning on making this mod on the 90/90 -21 front to get a bit more bite out of it.... just need to talk my racing buddies out of their iron

There we go. A hot knife and a CNC. Perfect custom tire cuts everytime.....

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:52 PM   #73
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There we go. A hot knife and a CNC. Perfect custom tire cuts everytime.....

You make the fixture, I am sure it will be the bomb!
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:50 AM   #74
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Hi fellow Heidenau K60 Scout enthusiasts,

For reference:


I've got a DR 650 SE, so first had these tires in the 90/90-21 and 130/80-17 size, currently have changed the front to a 19" wheel, so am running the 110/80-19, lots better on and off-road. Next step is the 4.25x17 rear rim with 150/70-17. Sort of a pity the 150/70-17 will be less off-road oriented, but as some have suggested, some customizing might solve that. Otherwise... Continental TKC80 coudl be what i need.

Was actually considering going to a 3.50 x17 rim so i could use the 140/80-17, just because of the K60 differing design for the different sizes.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:30 AM   #75
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news flash on K60 Scout :)

still hanging on well after 3200km mostly on tarmac, usually city commuting and some occasional offroad.

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