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Old 05-09-2013, 02:48 AM   #1
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my bike is like a black hole where tires dissipate

mainly the rear. the hack tire is a used cross tire only mounted so I could test drive, cant see any wear at all. front wheel ok. the rear wheel is after 3000km pretty much gone. is this the nature of the tkc or just normal with any tire on a heavy hacked gl 1000?
have been locking for new tires and found heidenau k37 front and k60 rf rear and hack. they are a lot cheaper so I can afford some heavy wear, but yet 3000km on the rear is a little to much.

any ideas?
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:03 AM   #2
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Car tire on the rear? Im on my first car tire on a hack (or any bike) but i really like it. Excellent grip, and I think the wear should be really good too.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:51 AM   #3
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I've had several TKC's on a GS, it's not a high mileage tire. But it has other virtues.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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mainly the rear. the hack tire is a used cross tire only mounted so I could test drive, cant see any wear at all. front wheel ok. the rear wheel is after 3000km pretty much gone. is this the nature of the tkc or just normal with any tire on a heavy hacked gl 1000?
have been locking for new tires and found heidenau k37 front and k60 rf rear and hack. they are a lot cheaper so I can afford some heavy wear, but yet 3000km on the rear is a little to much.

any ideas?
That is the nature of the TKC period Metzler Marathons of some sort, or if your bike has a 17" wheel look for a car tire you like they have lots in Europe.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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On the GL1000 I like to lace the wheel up for a 15 inch automotive tire. You can run a 135 15 as used on Renault cars in the 1960's and 1970's A teh 1975 and 1976 GL1000 are gear high this also helps with the gearing as it is smaller diameter. The 15 inch rim must be sized for an automotive aplication not a motorcycle aplication as they are not the same diameter. As motorcycle rims and automotive rims have a different spoke count you will need a rim blank and have it drilled or make a new wheel from scratch.
Stroker who is on this site should be able to help you with a custom wheel. Other wise, buy cheap tires, they tend to be harder rubber and as such last longer and even if they do not, at least they are cheap.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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thanks for your comments. I like the tkc very much but I use the bike as my daily ride during tha summer and with this rate it will de to expensive. I have been thinking about car tires but I think the bike looks relly cool with these wheels. and then Im thinking about building a rig out of my gpz 1000 (ninja) with car tires all around. the gl 1000 is hard on gas to. Il go with the cheaper heidenau tires for the time being and see how it works out.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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Go with a 15" rim and car tires. 125/15, 135/15 and 145/5 are readily available. I sell 15x3.5 and 15x4 rims that can be laced to any hub by Woody's wheels.
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