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Old 03-11-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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So I know that this subject has been discussed a lot. My search isn't working for some reason. It keeps freezing on the "do process" screen. Im looking for a good 50/50 tire. Can someone please point me in the right direction.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:42 AM   #2
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Fairly subjective

Heidenau K60 Scouts should fit the bill. As with any off road:street there are give and takes.

Depends on if you are riding off road on gravel, dirt, sand, mud...

Commonly run combination is the K60 rear and TKC 80 front.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:06 AM   #3
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there is all you need IF google doesn't work for you. look under tires, wheels and hubs.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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Heidenau K60 Scouts should fit the bill. As with any off road:street there are give and takes.

Depends on if you are riding off road on gravel, dirt, sand, mud...

Commonly run combination is the K60 rear and TKC 80 front.
Most likely it would be gravel, dirt.

Like I said maybe 50/50
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:07 AM   #5
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must behave... must not be a dick... need to watch 10hours of nyan cat on youtube

BMW F650GS & F800GS “Twins” Thread Index & Links

there is all you need IF google doesn't work for you. look under tires, wheels and hubs.
I knew you would come back with something
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:48 AM   #6
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yes, this has been a favorite of mine for a long time now! Not so great in deeper muddy crud, but for most ADV Touring, its a good match up!


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Heidenau K60 Scouts should fit the bill. As with any off road:street there are give and takes.

Depends on if you are riding off road on gravel, dirt, sand, mud...

Commonly run combination is the K60 rear and TKC 80 front.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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I'm looking at either the Heidenau K60's or the Metzeler Karoo 3's.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:00 AM   #8
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I've been happy with the Karoo 3's.

This past weekend I was riding in wet sand, mud etc. Not a full blown knobby, but it worked surprisingly well. Death Valley in January, no issues and handled the slab just fine.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:02 AM   #9
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good to hear that both tires I'm thinking about are doing well with people, now i just have to narrow them down.

I'll still keep the ones i have on it now for more "street" riding
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good to hear that both tires I'm thinking about are doing well with people, now i just have to narrow them down.

I'll still keep the ones i have on it now for more "street" riding
Karoo 3 will wear out 3x faster than the heidenau that will last forever. The centerstrip is great on tarmac but bad on mud/sandy stuff. Have a look at the mitas E-07. No centerstrip, cheap as hell and have a very good lifespan.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:26 AM   #11
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Karoo 3 will wear out 3x faster than the heidenau that will last forever. The centerstrip is great on tarmac but bad on mud/sandy stuff. Have a look at the mitas E-07. No centerstrip, cheap as hell and have a very good lifespan.
I see rapid tire wear as a good thing, means it's grippy and not a hockey puck.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:30 PM   #12
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:41 PM   #15
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I'm in the market for new tires too. Went to order the Mitas E-07 from MX1 Canada but the front is back ordered until April. Looks like I'll be squeezing another month out of my original Metzler EXT.
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