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Old 02-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #3856
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Do you run the K60s, or the K60 Scouts. The Scouts look a little more aggressive, but they also don't really have a lot a tread depth from what I can see. 14K on a rear. That's a lot in my book!
I'm running the K60 Scouts, I think that is the only one made in 150-70-17 tubeless , That is good life for a rear tire, lets see that would last me about 3 months. I got 20,000 out of my K60 front, but it wasn't really shot when I changed it. Just not up to a full trip at any wild minute I might take off.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:04 AM   #3857
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I'm running the K60 Scouts, I think that is the only one made in 150-70-17 tubeless , That is good life for a rear tire, lets see that would last me about 3 months. I got 20,000 out of my K60 front, but it wasn't really shot when I changed it. Just not up to a full trip at any wild minute I might take off.
How do the mefo's compare to the K60's?
And since you all know, where is the best priced place to get these lil' jewels?
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:56 PM   #3858
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How do the mefo's compare to the K60's?
And since you all know, where is the best priced place to get these lil' jewels?
CJRacer has 'em. www.cjdesignsllc.com
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #3859
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How do the mefo's compare to the K60's?
And since you all know, where is the best priced place to get these lil' jewels?
Eric gets about 12,000 miles[I think, I'm pretty sure, Maybe, I need to ask him] out of a rear Mefo [990]and they are a little more aggressive than the K60 in the 150-17 but Mefo does not make the tubeless 150-70-17
I just google the tire and pick the best price.
I just called Eric and he said the rear mefo will do 10,000 and the fronts are good for 11,000.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #3860
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Can anyone suggest a decent lasting rear dual sport tire for me? I need a 160/ 60-17 size. I had a Pirelli MT 60r and only got 5,000 or so out of it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #3861
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Can anyone suggest a decent lasting rear dual sport tire for me? I need a 160/ 60-17 size. I had a Pirelli MT 60r and only got 5,000 or so out of it.
Scooter, I'm looking at the Heidenau because of how long it is supposed to last. Here's a linky to an article of guys who rode them to Alaska: http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/heidenau...on-a-big-bike/ I have no experience with them yet, but they sure sound like they will work pretty well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #3862
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Yeah, I looked on that page, but the closest shown to my size was 150/ 50-17. I'd love to try one of those, but I don't think I can squeeze it. LOL!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #3863
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I am on my 3rd rear k60 scout on a f800 gs.The first one was a 140 that I put on in Fairbanks that was the original tread design.It lasted about 7000 mi,had some left but changed it out a few months after I got home.Put the 2nd 140 on and it lasted about the same.Most of the miles are on gravel or offroad.Now I have the 150 on that is the newer tread and do not like it as well as the 140.The 140 is more predictable on power sliding.The 150 sometimes does weird shit in loose gravel corners.In fact I took it off when I did a ride down in Arkansas and put a new 140 on before I left.I do have the 150 back on trying to wear it out.If you get in the slimy type clay mud the k60 doesn't do so well but as a 50/50 tire it does the job.

As far as the front k60 I took it off pretty quick.Did not like it at all.Currently running a TKC on the front.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:04 AM   #3864
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I sure agree that the K60 scout's performance is sometimes questionable.
I have run Big Blocks and just loved them, better on the road and a real knobby off road, the rear is junk in 3,000 miles though.
I run K60s only because they are the best compromise I have found,,,,, I'm still looking and waiting for tire companys to get the ball rolling on big adventure size tires.
As far as I'm concerned all them stock type tires are a joke for this kind of bike [dangerous offroad]
Why buying this type of bike and having street tires on it------you might as well be riding a Harley
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #3865
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I'm with ya there brother.Thinking about just using the k60 for high mileage rides and use Big Blocks and such for bangin around close to home.Don't mind changing tires.


Hey Orangecicle did ya get my pm?
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:09 AM   #3866
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Hey Orangecicle did ya get my pm?
Nope. I will send you one now.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:33 AM   #3867
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Off-road Side Stand

I've been working on this little project for two weeks. Cutting 13 gauge stainless is NOT easy with the equipment I have. I almost gave up at one point. Glad I didn't.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #3868
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Looks pretty functional. It beats having to dig out a puck for the dirt.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #3869
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Anyone looking for an XT225?

I have one for sale in eastern iowa, see details here....
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:28 AM   #3870
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