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Old 11-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #16
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I thought it was just me... Particularly the give a little, and then stick.
Yessir. You gotta learn to trust the sensation. But once you do, you can learn to ride the slide when you want to for fun!
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #17
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no, definitely upside down!
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:19 AM   #18
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #19
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I asked the X, she said you're wrong. :) Photo is right side up on my computer, if that's what upside down is referring to.
I'm very sorry….

I looked at it at work on my iPhone.. the picture was (is) upside down. I saw it on my iPad this morning, still upside down.. Checked it on the MacBook, it's right side up!!!!

I guess it's and iOS or Tapatalk thing. No other pictures have been displayed upside down on either mobile device, ever…

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:47 PM   #20
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You know, I took the photo on an Iphone. Could be that even though it was showing right side up on the phone, maybe it was actually upside down and somewhere in the Metadata it saves the original orientation. I'll do some testing. Might have to wash all photos through a little program I have to remove that data. Glad you figured this out.

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Old 11-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #21
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Heidenau K60 tires

Hi guys, I am new to adventure riding. My previous experience was sport bikes : Aprilia RSV, Tuono V4, Ducati & Moto Guzzi and GSXR 750 for few track days a year. I have 2010 BMW F 800 GS. I put new Heidenau K60 tires 600 miles ago and I ride and corner asphalt roads on this tires with stack suspension at least as fast , to the tire edge as Dunlop Q3 on my Aprilia Tuono V4. My first ride was after rain, new tires, wet back roads , nice corners , felt great , good grip, fun, fun ... After 200 miles the front tire is more quiet and is OK to me. I think this is the best tires for mix, dirt and asphalt riding.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #22
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Thanks, Motome...very helpful. I'll be putting these on when my current tires wear out...if I can wait that long.

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Old 11-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #23
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The front K60 got a friend of mine from Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. The rear only made it to Antofagasta, Chile. Try that on any other tire. Dave
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:51 PM   #24
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Went on a BMW Shop ride yesterday with a bunch of crotch rocket guys. In order to try keep up with them I had to ride the F800GSA pretty aggressive in the corners. Leaned that bike over pretty hard and the Heidenaus stuck on the dry pavement of eastern San Diego county. So I'm pleased with their performance on road, although I don't like the whine of that front tire.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #25
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I put Heidenau 60s on my 2010 800GS about 300 miles ago. It still feels a little squirrelly in the corners and the front vibrates at about 20 mph and slower but a friend swears that will go away in a little while.

My question is what pressure do you set these to? I was told by my original dealer when I bought the bike "ignore what it says on the tire, BMW says 32 psi front, 38-42 rear depending on weight of rider(s) and load. In real dirt I'd drop down to about 25 front and rear. Same with the Heidenaus?
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #26
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I set mine at 36 front and back. Seems fine. I did not know any other pressure was suggested. Dave
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:08 PM   #27
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I put Heidenau 60s on my 2010 800GS about 300 miles ago. It still feels a little squirrelly in the corners and the front vibrates at about 20 mph and slower but a friend swears that will go away in a little while.

My question is what pressure do you set these to? I was told by my original dealer when I bought the bike "ignore what it says on the tire, BMW says 32 psi front, 38-42 rear depending on weight of rider(s) and load. In real dirt I'd drop down to about 25 front and rear. Same with the Heidenaus?
Yup, it seems to take hundreds of miles for the unstable feeling to totally go away, but it will!!!!!!....They ride real nice after 500-700 miles.

But, I never did like feeling every pebble, nub and bug on the road. I'm running 29f - 32r on tarmac, alone, no stuff.
Because I carry a compressor, I drop pressure off road as you do. 21-22f, 24-25r.
Takes minutes to reinflate
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #28
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Follow Recommended Tire Pressures

I'd like to say I/we have no complaints with our previous K60s on our F800 & F650 models.

We rode on them all around the US in 2012 and got another set for 2013 (while waiting for the Karoo 3s to become available for another cross-country trial).

We thought they were a “little harsh" when new, but that improved after a modest break-in. They handled very well at all times as well as in the rain. We both got over 17K mi on mostly pavement and not-too-adventurous off road riding. Removed them after the rear got worn flat, but it still had tread left [as seen below]. My dealer said to keep the pressures NO higher than the recommended range because they are susceptible to overheating at higher than normal pressure and temperature (bad things might happen). Just lower the pressure when off-roading for a solid grip. I went as low as 16 psi front & back. They do have a strong carcass and solid sidewall...


A club “Tech Day” replacement after many uneventful miles.

We give these 50/50 tires 2 thumbs up for their varied and long-lived service!
Sláinte! (Gaelic)
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2009 F650GS,
2009 KLX250S, and
2008 CRF230L.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #29
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Firstly, there is a huge thread of the K60 on 800GS here

Secondly, I've had 3 K60 rear tires on my bike (used TKC80 on the front). Finally stopped using the K60 when I just got tired of the squirlyness on anything wet . . . particularly once the tire wears a bit. No question it lasts a long time. For me, longevity isn't my primary consideration and I'd rather have a tire that grips better even though it has to be changed more often.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #30
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Firstly, there is a huge thread of the K60 on 800GS here

Secondly, I've had 3 K60 rear tires on my bike (used TKC80 on the front). Finally stopped using the K60 when I just got tired of the squirlyness on anything wet . . . particularly once the tire wears a bit. No question it lasts a long time. For me, longevity isn't my primary consideration and I'd rather have a tire that grips better even though it has to be changed more often.
So which tire did you settle on? I am close to replacing my rear tkc, and am considering either a tkc or karoo 3.
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