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Old 06-15-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
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Trail Aggressive Tires

Hi Guys,

finally decided to change the OEM boots for a little more off-road orientated tires. I'm looking at sand as well as very gravelly roads .... and of course, street riding - thinking something 70/30?

I've looked at the Karoo 3's which seem to be ideal but been warned off them due to rumoured splitting sides.

I rode a friends GS with TKCs on and these gave terrible vibration on the road and so don't want these. Any other suggestions?

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:16 AM   #2
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TKC front seems pretty smooth and handles about everything well from my experience. Rear tires can be highly subjective.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:18 AM   #3
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It seems that Hiedenau K60 might be the way to go? Anyone tried these?
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:51 AM   #4
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To be effective off road it needs to be modified. See CJ designs for this.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
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Mefo Explorer/Super Explorer: good manners on & off-road, great tread life.

The front can get a little squirrelly on gravel, but I've gotten used to it.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #7
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:37 AM   #8
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It seems that Hiedenau K60 might be the way to go? Anyone tried these?
I have Heidenau K60 Scouts on my 990 Adv and am very happy with them. Drop the pressure off road down to about 20 psi and they get very good traction. Air them back up to 32/34 on the street and they get great traction there too.

I had a rear tire originally that did not have the rubber down the center and it was like riding on cobblestones on even the smoothest roads. Traction was still great on and off road. Then I ran over something that sliced a big gash into the tread and the replacement tire was one with the center rubber. Much smoother and almost as good in the loose stuff off road. The latest batch at the local shop have the open tread again.

I will continue to use Heidenau K60's on my KTM when I finally wear my current set out. I quite like them.
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