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Old 08-07-2013, 06:00 PM   #16
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I ran 140's on the stock wheel, but now I have 3.50x18 rear so I don't worry about what I never worried about before
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #17
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Just put 5k miles on a set of Heidenaus on my 990 going to Alaska. I am very happy with these tires! Rear should go another 3 or 4 k easy. The 150 rear does look huge. The profile is very flat. Looks almost like a car tire compared to a 140 on an 800 BMW. I didn't notice any bad effects on my trip. Maybe the profile puts more rubber on the road and helps with mileage??
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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140 cost half the price of a 150. Original Pirelli comparison.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #19
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The newer 150's have a solid band center. On my 1150 it makes a great road tire, good rock gravel off road tire but any thing wet it acts like a slick and just dose 0.

The old 150 like your pic and the 140 have lugs, that work better in wet, mud ect.


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I'm curious what you like better about the 140 K60 than the 150.

I'm quite happy with the off-road behavior of my 150. Both front and rear are not "smooth" on the road, but they get good traction in turns, which is the most important thing to me.


I realized that each size has a slightly different tread pattern, but the 140 looks very similar to the 150 in tread shape.

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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140 cost half the price of a 150. Original Pirelli comparison.
And that's another reason!
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:33 PM   #21
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The newer 150's have a solid band center. On my 1150 it makes a great road tire, good rock gravel off road tire but any thing wet it acts like a slick and just dose 0.

The old 150 like your pic and the 140 have lugs, that work better in wet, mud ect.
The Heidenau K60 on the back of my KTM was manufactured less than six months ago. I've only had it for three weeks. How new do the tires have to be to have a solid band center?
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #22
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Even the pic you posted with the tire comparisons show the center band.

My 150 was bought last July, not sure on make date.

Maybe they changed back?
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:43 AM   #23
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Rim size!

Found the difference, so the 17" rim has the stupid center band like my 1150, the 18" rim does not:

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Old 08-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #24
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Rim size!

Found the difference, so the 17" rim has the stupid center band like my 1150, the 18" rim does not:
Thanks for clarifying that.

So if you're putting a rear tire on a KTM, which as an 18 inch rim, you won't get the center band on either the 140 or 150.

So I'll ask my original question again. Why go with a 140 rather than a 150, other than saving twenty-five bucks?
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #25
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On an 18inch rim and in 150 size, you get a center band but it's recessed. You'll have to wear through the tire to get to it. I'll try to find a pic or take one from my bike.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #26
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On an 18inch rim and in 150 size, you get a center band but it's recessed. You'll have to wear through the tire to get to it. I'll try to find a pic or take one from my bike.
I know that the center band will show up after 2-3000 miles. But it will take a lot of wear to get to that point.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #27
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Thanks for the feed back guys, friends looking at a K60 for a rear and I like the 140 K60 more than the 150 K60.

Not sure what we'll go with yet, just needed options.
I ran a Heidenau Scout 140 and got about 4000 miles out of it. I have a 150 Heidenau Scout on it now and am at 6000 with about 1000 left to go. But then, I'm a heavy-on-the-front-brake kind of guy so hardly touch the rear brake.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #28
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I ran a Heidenau Scout 140 and got about 4000 miles out of it. I have a 150 Heidenau Scout on it now and am at 6000 with about 1000 left to go. But then, I'm a heavy-on-the-front-brake kind of guy so hardly touch the rear brake.
It isn't the rear brake that wears out my rear tires. It's that thing that I have hold of in my right hand.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #29
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So I'll ask my original question again. Why go with a 140 rather than a 150, other than saving twenty-five bucks?
So you can swap tyres between your 990 and your 640.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:20 AM   #30
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just got my karoo 140/80-18 for use on my 990 adv. here is the tire unmounted compared to a 300 miles 150/70-18 heidi k60 which is mounted:



the tire is slightly thinner (i will get accurate measurements when i mount it later today) but the profile is much rounder. the compound is softer and it has more of a paddle design, so i think it should work better then the k60 for my type of riding.

it will probably wear out faster, but what tire on the back of the big katoom won't wear when spinning wildly?
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