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Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 05:55 AM   #2
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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!

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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My V ate rear tires,how many miles did you get out of the K60??.


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Old 04-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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I just need to make it from Seattle to Deadhorse and back on a 700X and a GS500..


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Old 04-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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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
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:49 AM   #8
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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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Old 04-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #9
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I bought a set of them on sale, and I can't decide which bike to put them on,,wish I had bought 2 sets now!
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:56 PM   #10
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I bought a set of them on sale, and I can't decide which bike to put them on,,wish I had bought 2 sets now!
On Sale! Where? I'll be needing a replacement set in July.


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Old 04-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #11
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AMT has the 150-17 rear for $190 shipped.


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Old 04-19-2013, 07:50 AM   #12
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I just got a email this morning,BIKE BANDIT has the 150-17 for $173 shipped.


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Old 04-19-2013, 08:36 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #14
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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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Old 05-14-2013, 12:10 AM   #15
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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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