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Old 04-19-2009, 05:54 AM   #76
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I'm doing TKC80s with my 1st service. I'd like to try the K60s when they become available.
Are these tyres standard or are they a certain compound? as in med /soft /hard
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:14 PM   #77
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Are these tyres standard or are they a certain compound? as in med /soft /hard
As far as I can tell the TKCs only come in one compound.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:50 PM   #78
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Here's the thread you were looking for.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389662

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:36 AM   #79
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What is a good brand of tyre for offroad and onroad?
Not a TKC on the rear, 3,000klm and its buggered.. yes i had fun and perhaps could have slown down a bit but they still make them. on that note i won't be buying another one, ill try something different to compare wear



they are brilliant on the road.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:37 AM   #80
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I like the Heidies 140 / 80 - 17

Sorry to high jack this, But do you have any more pics of this bike showing how your saddle bag is staying clear of the muffler?
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:09 AM   #81
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Tires for F800GS ?????

The stock Battle Wings are great for asphalt and hard pack gravel roads...but that's not adventure riding !!!!

What's everyone doing to find that in the "middle place" where your tires will work well everywhere (not great obviously). Trail riding, soft road conditions, moderate hill climbs and some went conditions.

I will probably ride 70/30 (asphalt to gravel/off road) this season. Any suggestions..????
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:10 AM   #82
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Kenda 270s!

Tough and inexpensive. Ran a front on my 950 KTM and was impressed. Not sure if their largest back tire is big enough fir the GS800 rim. Sure worth a try though.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:18 AM   #83
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The Kenda's are kind of a FAN Favorite of the KLR Boy's.... but you may be right on the sizes....

A 150 fits the KLR... 170 on the GS

Thanks for the input
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:07 AM   #84
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I run a Mitas rear, either an E07 or E09 with a Dunlop 606 or 908F front.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #85
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TKC's for me or you could try a tourance rear with a tkc front.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:51 AM   #86
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Search is your friend. This topic has been beat to death on these two threads

The 800GS Tire Thread (Oh, no you didn't!)

Metzler Karoo vs Conti TKC80 and Mitas E09??
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #87
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Thanks Bike4Fun.... now I have got way too much information...think I will toss a coin..... hoping for it to land "cheapest side up"
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:57 AM   #88
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Has anyone tried Pirelli Scorpion MT90's A/T ?

according to one write up they are 70 on / 30 off rating

Open for comments

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Old 04-27-2009, 03:25 PM   #89
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Has anyone tried Pirelli Scorpion MT90's A/T ?

according to one write up they are 70 on / 30 off rating

Open for comments

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The tires that Pirelli provides for 17" rims have the wrong width and aspect ratio for the F800GS. The rear on the F800GS is 150 (width) 70 (aspect ratio) 17 (rim diameter). The F800GS has a very wide rear rim.




IMHO I'd try to stick with a 150/70-17.

If you must go smaller than 150 in the rear, the smallest I would go is 140/80-17. Any smaller and you're going to have problems with the bead breaking off the rim while riding.

A few tires available in 150/70-17 and 90/90-21 are:

Metzeler Tourance
Metzeler Tourance EXP
Metzeler Karoo
Metzeler Karoo T
Continental Trail Attack
Continental TKC-80
AVON Distanzia
Michelin Anakee
Bridgestone BattleWing
Dunlop 607
Shinko 705
Heidenau K60 (not in the States yet, hopefully this Summer)

etc...

F800GS Rear ONLY:

Kenda K270
Maxxis Presa Detour
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:11 PM   #90
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