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NortwestRider 04-16-2013 08:27 PM

K60 in the wet??
 
I know how long the K60 last's,I know there good offroad and I've heard there pretty good on dry pavement.What I really want to know is how they work on a low HP machine on wet pavement ??.


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MrHix 04-17-2013 06:55 AM

I have the 140/80-18 on my '12 690 KTM and it is OK on the wet pavement as long as you are careful on the throttle!

Cheers,

MrHix

C-Stain 04-17-2013 08:04 PM

I've gotten phenomenal mileage out of my K60 on my Vee. I haven't had an issue on wet Tarmac or in wet, gravel or mud conditions either.

NortwestRider 04-17-2013 08:07 PM

My V ate rear tires,how many miles did you get out of the K60??.


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C-Stain 04-17-2013 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NortwestRider (Post 21211605)
My V ate rear tires,how many miles did you get out of the K60??.


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Currently? I'm at about 6500 miles, give or take a hundred. I've got plenty of tread depth left and it still hooks up great. It has squared off a bit, but nothing to the point of being unmanageable.

SlowPhil had a set of his Wee for his trip to TDF and got something insane like 23,000 or more Kilometers before he was forced to change them. His ride report is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820120

NortwestRider 04-17-2013 08:21 PM

I just need to make it from Seattle to Deadhorse and back on a 700X and a GS500..


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JoshBMW 04-17-2013 09:41 PM

I commute on my K60s in Seattle.

They are not as good as a true sticky wet weather tire.

However I've not had a problem at all with them in the wet.

BUT

I'm a fairly conservative rider and even more so in the rain.

YMMV

NortwestRider 04-18-2013 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoshBMW (Post 21212216)
I commute on my K60s in Seattle.

They are not as good as a true sticky wet weather tire.

However I've not had a problem at all with them in the wet.

BUT

I'm a fairly conservative rider and even more so in the rain.

YMMV

You my friend may have just sold me on this tire!!.
Nowing you ride here in Seattle means you know how to ride in rain.We are both VERY conservative riders,wet and dry.
What size do you run in the rear ??.


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peterman 04-18-2013 01:36 PM

I bought a set of them on sale, and I can't decide which bike to put them on,:lol3,wish I had bought 2 sets now!

timbercat 04-18-2013 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterman (Post 21216819)
I bought a set of them on sale, and I can't decide which bike to put them on,:lol3,wish I had bought 2 sets now!

On Sale! Where? I'll be needing a replacement set in July.


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NortwestRider 04-18-2013 05:40 PM

AMT has the 150-17 rear for $190 shipped.


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NortwestRider 04-19-2013 08:50 AM

I just got a email this morning,BIKE BANDIT has the 150-17 for $173 shipped.


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Wreckchecker 04-19-2013 09:36 AM

They are ok in the wet, but look out when the really get worn. I still have 4mm of tread and that continuous rubber strip along the centerline has no rain grooves. Glad the Super Tenere has really good traction control, because when I turn it off the slightest throttle will break the rear loose.

NortwestRider 05-13-2013 03:02 PM

Well I bit the bullit,I got tired of waiting for the Karoo 3 so I ordered up 2 K60's.


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mike cummins 05-14-2013 01:10 AM

k60
 
expect 10,000 minimum from the k60. I ride a hp2e .
However as to their ability in the wet, i rode through timor /flores and other islands to bali and in the rain they were ok but i would not put them in the same class as the karoo. The karoo T gave me confidence any where and is still my tire of choice until they stop production.


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