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View Results: TKC Mileage & Tire Pressure (rear) Choose one of each
- 3,000 16 26.23%
3,000 - 5,000 25 40.98%
5,000 - 10,000 15 24.59%
+ 10,000 4 6.56%
-25 PSI 1 1.64%
25 - 30 PSI 11 18.03%
30 -35 PSI 19 31.15%
+ 35 14 22.95%
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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TKC Mileage (Whatcha getting?)

Just out of curiosity....
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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Good tires but way over priced.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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2500 miles on the tkcs so far, the front looks like new still but i try to take it easy on the front brakes. just got a kenda big block today to try out when the tkcs wear out.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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after about 2000 miles on a rear TKC its slick enough that riding in the rain is a sort of scary, I learned NOT to use my rear brake if the road was wet.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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Tkc 80

Ktm recommends 26psi for one up riding, 26 it is.
This is my first set of TKCs, after going thru 2 MT21 rears and a front in 4k.
The center on the rear is wearing down, the front looks fine. 70/30 p/d. About 1500 miles.
I like them in the rain. Can't really say this is a scientific measurement. Seat of the pants...grip is better than the Pirellies on pavement, in rain, fine on dirt roads and almost as good when slinging mud.
time will tell if I can keep my twitchy wrist under control and get some good mileage?
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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Shoulda' had the tire size as a variable in the survey...a 140 TKC on a F650gs wore out a 1000 miles sooner than the 150 on a 12gsa...same trip, same roads, same speed, with a lighter rider, and lighter load.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by kubiak View Post
2500 miles on the tkcs so far, the front looks like new still but i try to take it easy on the front brakes. just got a kenda big block today to try out when the tkcs wear out.
Have you had enough time to compare the Big Blocks to your previous TKCs yet? I have yet to run a TKC but I have run a Big Block and I got well less than 3K miles, more like 2.5K. If the TKCs can significantly better the Big Blocks I might consider them. If not, they too pricey for me and I'll stick to a Big Block front and a 705 rear and just live with less rear traction.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #8
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3-3500 miles is what Im getting. 150-70-17. 50-50 on off road.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #9
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I got over 20k on the front and changed the rear just after it hit the wear indicators at 9000 probably could have gone another 2-3k. This was on a heavily loaded KLR riding about 60% on gravel.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #10
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i'm on my last (of three) tkc fronts for my KLR. they seem to cup way too fast. I run about 38psi on the road and drop to mid 20s for the dirt and am pretty diligent about airing back up. I am getting maybe 6-7K total and the cupping starts to make the front end feel unstable. The current front tkc has maybe 3k and is starting to show cupping already. I am planning on reversing it this spring to see if that will slow it.

thinking about going with a MEFO front next time.
I consistently run a K260 for the rear. for the money it can't be beat.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #11
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Is the mileage same for the front and back? If the front lasts longer, what is a good combination with TKC front tires?
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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I trashed a Big Block in less then 2K on a 1200 GSA. Loved the grip, they do work well but they will not last. I do ride with allot of the loud handle though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:20 PM   #13
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I have a Heidenau out back. seems a decent combo and is what I will run again this summer

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