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Old 10-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #14641
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Can't beat the Heidendau K-60's. stick like glue in the twisties, aggressive enough for most off road, except mud. Front screams a little over 60 MPH (ear plugs fix that). I saw in the pix of a few LA2bVegas practice runs that some were running the K-60's even in the deep sand washes.
considering i got well over 60 most of my riding, this could be an issue lol I use my bike to commute everyday to and from work doing a lot of freeway so i need good road tires... from i've read and research done... they don't exist to have both..
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #14642
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This is result so far. Fabrication complete/ What left is what I hate most - in "American Chopper" it happens by magic :) - cleaning welds (I am "gorilla" welder with sticks and small invertor), cleaning all, prepping, painting etc.
Impressive work man!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #14643
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so what are some good, year round, all terrain tires?? i ride year round so need that year round!
You'll be interested in this. http://socal-overlander.blogspot.com...ght-tires.html
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #14644
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+1 on the FullBores. Just love 'em.

American Moto Tire now carries them as well. >$150 for a set.

They come from a modified mold of the 705 from Shinko, but different compound. The 150 rear is a V-rated radial.

Sure, they won't last as long as a K60, but hook up as well on and off and basically half the cost. Plus everyone complains about mounting and dismounting the K60's and the M40/41's are a piece of cake. Knob height is slightly less as well. Did I mention they are half the cost?
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #14645
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+1 on the FullBores. Just love 'em.

American Moto Tire now carries them as well. >$150 for a set.

They come from a modified mold of the 705 from Shinko, but different compound. The 150 rear is a V-rated radial.

Sure, they won't last as long as a K60, but hook up as well on and off and basically half the cost. Plus everyone complains about mounting and dismounting the K60's and the M40/41's are a piece of cake. Knob height is slightly less as well. Did I mention that are half the cost?
Yes its pretty good for a general tire and for the price its pretty awesome. Its not perfect but gets the job done for sure. Also a thread on here has some false information such as they are made in China. Not true. Obviously not everything you read on ADV rider should be believed. Different agendas at work for sure.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #14646
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amsoil. what a difference

can't believe what a difference putting amsoil in my bike made. shifts so much smoother and runs quieter. i'm sold. ran motul till now. not going back.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:02 AM   #14647
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+1 on the FullBores. Just love 'em.

American Moto Tire now carries them as well. >$150 for a set.

They come from a modified mold of the 705 from Shinko, but different compound. The 150 rear is a V-rated radial.

Sure, they won't last as long as a K60, but hook up as well on and off and basically half the cost. Plus everyone complains about mounting and dismounting the K60's and the M40/41's are a piece of cake. Knob height is slightly less as well. Did I mention they are half the cost?
I put a set of Conti Motion, on my 1050. The tread is definitely shallower than the premium priced stuff, but, I gave $197 for the set. I usually pay that much for just the rear, with premium tires. Obviously, I'm going to get less mileage out of them; maybe half.

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Yes its pretty good for a general tire and for the price its pretty awesome. Its not perfect but gets the job done for sure. Also a thread on here has some false information such as they are made in China. Not true. Obviously not everything you read on ADV rider should be believed. Different agendas at work for sure.
I thought the aforementioned Conti Motion were made in Germany, since they're Continental. But, they're made in Malaysia. At first, I was concerned. However, I've ridden most of the summer two-up. There might be a 1/4" of "chicken strip" left. Other than tire life, because of the reduced tread depth, I've got no complaints about them.

Strangely, I was on AMT's site, yesterday, looking at Full Bore's 120/180 offerings ($170 set). I was, also, looking at Michelin's Pilot Road 3, as they offer a "special" two-up rear tire that I'm curious about. I just have to get over the price difference and remind myself that they'll probably last twice as long as the cheap stuff. Unlike, a lot of motorcyclists, I'm willing to experiment with the off-brands, on the street.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #14648
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this is my Tiger, slightly customised, but it works for me
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:05 AM   #14649
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I put a set of Conti Motion, on my 1050. The tread is definitely shallower than the premium priced stuff, but, I gave $197 for the set. I usually pay that much for just the rear, with premium tires. Obviously, I'm going to get less mileage out of them; maybe half.



I thought the aforementioned Conti Motion were made in Germany, since they're Continental. But, they're made in Malaysia. At first, I was concerned. However, I've ridden most of the summer two-up. There might be a 1/4" of "chicken strip" left. Other than tire life, because of the reduced tread depth, I've got no complaints about them.

Strangely, I was on AMT's site, yesterday, looking at Full Bore's 120/180 offerings ($170 set). I was, also, looking at Michelin's Pilot Road 3, as they offer a "special" two-up rear tire that I'm curious about. I just have to get over the price difference and remind myself that they'll probably last twice as long as the cheap stuff. Unlike, a lot of motorcyclists, I'm willing to experiment with the off-brands, on the street.
I ran through two sets of Conti Motions, one on my CBF1000 and one on my wife's Street Triple. I had no issues on my CBF but Jodie didn't like the Conti's because they squirmed when crossing the painted lines or on tar snakes. Put a set of Michelin PR2s on her Street Triple and she loves them, says they're rock stable. We both got about 12,000kms (7500miles).

I really like the BattleWings on the Tiger on the street and have a set of TKC80s that I switch for trail rides but am going to try the Full Bores when the BattleWings wear out.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #14650
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this is my Tiger, slightly customised, but it works for me
Which screen attachment (laminar lip) do you have on it?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #14651
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It's from a company in South Africa called "Aerotrim".
www.aerotrim.co.za.
Very easy to fit.
I found that although I didn't have any buffeting, I did have a lot of wind noise, now, it is very quiet.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:21 AM   #14652
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Thanks, I assume that is the "small" model?
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:37 PM   #14653
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Yep, thats right
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:56 PM   #14654
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It's from a company in South Africa called "Aerotrim".
www.aerotrim.co.za.
Very easy to fit.
I found that although I didn't have any buffeting, I did have a lot of wind noise, now, it is very quiet.

I went ahead an ordered one from the US distributor. I also don't have much buffeting but a lot of noise (even with ear plugs its annoying). $90 shipped figured it was worth the try.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #14655
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this is my Tiger, slightly customised, but it works for me
Can we see more picks? Also tell use what farkles you went with.
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