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Old 02-05-2014, 05:28 AM   #631
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Don't know about the 1190, but on the GSA the TKC has been a great tire. The rears do however wear out very fast if you are doing a lot of pavement riding.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:41 AM   #632
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Don't know about the 1190, but on the GSA the TKC has been a great tire.
I had a set of TKC 80 on my 1190 R and they were great.





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Old 02-05-2014, 05:58 AM   #633
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:08 AM   #634
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A lot of inmates who ride KTM 9x0 bikes out west (Rocky Mountains etc.) put a TKC-80 on the front and a Heidenau K-60 on the back. While the K-60 isn't real good in mud, it is acceptable, and it is great on gravel, dirt and tarmac. It will also wear a lot better than a TKC-80 on the rear.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:41 AM   #635
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Yet you look soooo happy.
I had a lot of fun that day!
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #636
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A lot of inmates who ride KTM 9x0 bikes out west (Rocky Mountains etc.) put a TKC-80 on the front and a Heidenau K-60 on the back. While the K-60 isn't real good in mud, it is acceptable, and it is great on gravel, dirt and tarmac. It will also wear a lot better than a TKC-80 on the rear.
I have a STD and have heard this same thing. I know there is a TKC-80 for the front, which I will get.
I have not looked hard to the K-60 but not sure they are out yet for the 17 rear.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #637
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Been there, done that.
Standard tyres suck on muddy roads, front wheel indeed clipped away.

How well do the KTM crash bars protect the bodywork in a fall?

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Old 02-05-2014, 06:47 PM   #638
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A lot of inmates who ride KTM 9x0 bikes out west (Rocky Mountains etc.) put a TKC-80 on the front and a Heidenau K-60 on the back. While the K-60 isn't real good in mud, it is acceptable, and it is great on gravel, dirt and tarmac. It will also wear a lot better than a TKC-80 on the rear.
That has been my experience also.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:18 PM   #639
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How well do the KTM crash bars protect the bodywork in a fall?

Thx

In my case the crash bars did a great job together with the hand cover on the handlebar.
I don't see any need for more or higher crash bars.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:22 PM   #640
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Crash was on mud-covered tarmac by the way, nevertheless no substantial damage other than a scraped crash bar and a few scratches on the mirror and hand guard.
Nothing a little touch of paint can't mend.
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Crash was on mud-covered tarmac by the way, nevertheless no substantial damage other than a scraped crash bar and a few scratches on the mirror and hand guard.
Nothing a little touch of paint can't mend.

Good to know, thanks.
Probably why you look so happy in the post crash pix :-).
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How well do the KTM crash bars protect the bodywork in a fall?

Thx
I took a slow speed tip over last weekend in the snow/ dirt mix.
No body damage. From looking at the crash bars I don't see any scratches.
Hand guards have a little scuff marks
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:29 AM   #643
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Looking at the performance of the stock tires on muddy trail, anyone care to recommend a good all-rounder tires for the std version (non-R), i.e. for mud, gravels and road.



From some other threads in this forum, seems like Conti TKC80 may be a good candidate. Any advice?

My last bike was a Suzuki DL1000. It had 19/17 wheels. My favorite tire was the Avon Distanza. Great on the street, quite good on gravel roads and ok in an inch or so of mud. Deep mud was a bit of a problem. However, where I live mud is infrequent. I could consistently get 5-6,000 miles out of a rear tire. Double that for a front tire. I also found Dyna beads helped the front tire avoid cupping and greatly simplified balancing. I usually order my tires online and change myself. It can be a PIA but I consider it practice for when I'm traveling off-road and need to rely on my own skills to take care of my bike, as opposed to my local mechanic.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:40 AM   #644
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The K-60 has been available in a 17" for at least 3 years and is currently available in a 150/80-17

This list if from their site:

  • Scout 130/80 17 M/C 65T TL
  • Scout 140/80 17 M/C 69H TL
  • Scout 150/70 B 17 M/C 69T TL
  • Scout 4.00 18 M/C 64T TT
  • Scout 140/80 18 M/C 70S TT
  • Scout 150/70 B 18 M/C 70T TL
  • Scout 110/80 B 19 M/C 59T TL
  • Scout 90/90 21 M/C 54T TL
  • K60 120/90 17 M/C 68T TT
  • K60 120/90 18 M/C 71T TL
  • K60 100/90 19 M/C 57H TL
  • K60 90/90 21 M/C 54H TT


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I have not looked hard to the K-60 but not sure they are out yet for the 17 rear.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:03 AM   #645
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The K-60 has been available in a 17" for at least 3 years and is currently available in a 150/80-17
1190 std needs a 170/60-17, very likely Heidenau is working on that tire since is the same the new GS uses.
A 150/80-17 will be way too stretched on the wide 1190 rim
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