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Old 03-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #46
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Will the 140 fit a GS1150 rim okay? I'm looking for a replacement for the sidecar tire that will last 10k miles. The hack tire doesn't see a lot of wear nor weight. The dealer says a 4" wide rim is too much for the 140 - is that their lawyer talking?

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Yes, it will fit. We have a bunch of people that prefer the 140 over the 150 due to its slightly narrower contact patch which reduces float when on soft surfaces.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:00 PM   #47
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Yes, it will fit. We have a bunch of people that prefer the 140 over the 150 due to its slightly narrower contact patch which reduces float when on soft surfaces.

The 140 doesn't have the centerline tread so it wears faster on the slab. I imagine it feels a bit more secure in the soft stuff though.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #48
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The 140 doesn't have the centerline tread so it wears faster on the slab. I imagine it feels a bit more secure in the soft stuff though.
Actually they both have the solid center rib now (new this year) though it is smaller than the 150.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:13 AM   #49
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140 to 150 tire choice-
A couple years ago when the 150-17's weren't available-
A hundred+ loaded R1100/1150/1200 riders/bikes didn't have any issues running the narrower 140 tire.

We have hundreds of Heidenau K60's in stock!

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #50
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K60 experience

I've run TKC exclusively on my bike and love them so I may be a little bias but..

I was riding this past winter in Death Valley for a week on a 1200 GSA and had a terrible time with the front tire which was a fairly new K60. Basically after I went below 25 psi it didn't hold air, any small hit to the tire or aggressive turn and the bead would brake, I was stopping about every 15 miles some times less to air up. We were in mixed sand and rock and low pressures were needed. After talking to some folks who have been running these tires on the GS it sounds like it's more of a problem with the BMW front rim with this particular tire. I would recommend a TKC front and K60 rear if you are looking for longevity and improved off road performance. I personally feel more confident and have more fun when I'm running TKC knowing that when I do go off road I don't have to think about my tire set up, off course that changes if I was to put 3K strictly on pavement.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:46 AM   #51
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sewerman,
Clean the bead seat area of your rims - clean enough to eat off of.
Hand wire brush any rubber etc from the rim.
Wipe Clean.
Lube w/ tire mount soap(Murphy's is my recommendation)

Heidenau tire beads & your rim need to be lubed, or as you've experienced you will have bead seat LEAKS.

We've fixed numerous improperly mounted Heidenau's coming up from the lower 48!!

Heed manufacturers/tire sidewall maximum pressure or they will wear prematurely.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:28 AM   #52
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I would appreciate tire pressure advice please. I'm running K60s front and rear on BMW F650 twin. Presently 38/40 for road. Seems to be squirrely at low speeds, wanting to dive into turns. Will this get better as more miles? What pressure is best for stretch from Coldfoot to Deadhorse?

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:26 AM   #53
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I would appreciate tire pressure advice please. I'm running K60s front and rear on BMW F650 twin. Presently 38/40 for road. Seems to be squirrely at low speeds, wanting to dive into turns. Will this get better as more miles? What pressure is best for stretch from Coldfoot to Deadhorse?

Thanks in advance.
We have found they work and last best at about 2 psi below the max pressure stated on the sidewall.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #54
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I would appreciate tire pressure advice please. I'm running K60s front and rear on BMW F650 twin. Presently 38/40 for road. Seems to be squirrely at low speeds, wanting to dive into turns. Will this get better as more miles? What pressure is best for stretch from Coldfoot to Deadhorse?

Thanks in advance.
That is way to high, we ran 28 PSI in the front and 30 PSI rear on our DRs.

On the 950 Super Enduro two up with house and contents 30 PSI up front and 33 PSI rear.

Heidenaus don't like high pressure and don't need it either.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #55
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Heidenaus don't like high pressure and don't need it either.
Very stiff sidewalls; a challenge to install even with a decent tire machine.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:03 AM   #56
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Very stiff sidewalls; a challenge to install even with a decent tire machine.
Yeah that is for sure, we changed Ellen rear in Fresno California at about 30 deg c, left the tyre in the sun for an hour and that helped a lot.

Maybe for you fullas in AK mums oven will work well
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #57
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Slammer218 and I just spooned a new Heidenau on last week. Not all that difficult if things are slippery and you have a way to hold the wheel still. His was on a KTM 950 (tube tire). We did his cold but it does help to warm it up a bit first.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #58
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I tried a new technique for mounting a stiff touring tire.

The last time I mounted a 180/55-17 Michelin Pilot Road 3 on the BMW
K1200 GT I was surprised at how easy it went on. The tire was quite
warm as it had been sitting in the sun. So I took the used tire,
set it in the sun and using an infrared temp gun I measured 120F on
the tire. Aha. Usually I leave the tires in the furnace room but that only
gets it to 75F. I don't always have sun to pre-warm the tires so last week
I bought a cheap ($150) tire warmer the racer boys use and heated the
new tire for 45 minutes. The warmer cycles on and off at 175F. The tire went
on much easier, it helped getting the old tire off too.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #59
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I tried a new technique for mounting a stiff touring tire.

The last time I mounted a 180/55-17 Michelin Pilot Road 3 on the BMW
K1200 GT I was surprised at how easy it went on. The tire was quite
warm as it had been sitting in the sun. So I took the used tire,
set it in the sun and using an infrared temp gun I measured 120F on
the tire. Aha. Usually I leave the tires in the furnace room but that only
gets it to 75F. I don't always have sun to pre-warm the tires so last week
I bought a cheap ($150) tire warmer the racer boys use and heated the
new tire for 45 minutes. The warmer cycles on and off at 175F. The tire went
on much easier, it helped getting the old tire off too.

Sun always helps me on the 606's, but that tire warmer you posted has to be one of the best ways I've ever seem for ease. I find spraying windex on the tire sides and rim help a lot too so that they slip on much easier. Saw this once on youtube and it works amazingly well.

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Old 08-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #60
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Slammer218 and I just spooned a new Heidenau on last week. Not all that difficult if things are slippery and you have a way to hold the wheel still. His was on a KTM 950 (tube tire). We did his cold but it does help to warm it up a bit first.
I have a gallon of a commercial tire mounting lubricant, sourced from the NAPA store.
brand name " RuGlyde"
some beads will FALL on the rim when lubed right.
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