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Old 03-17-2015, 03:17 AM   #1
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KTM 1190R - alarming tyre appetite!

Picked myself up a 2015 KTM 1190R last month which is just a massive smile machine plain and simple. The only problem is the appetite for tyres is unbelievable! Getting through the TKC80 on the rear at an alarming rate of knots in only 1100km (admittedly that included the run from Jindy to Corryong via Tom Groggin on the tar ....following a GS on road tyres).

Anyway, I'm new to buying the big tyres for a big bike after coming off a TE610 running D606's and trying to find the best price for the TKC80 given it's going to really start to add up each year. Any tips on where to go in Sydney (or order online) for the best deal, and/or the best fitting?
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:24 AM   #2
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KTM 1190R - alarming tyre appetite!

A 160hp trail bike, and your surprised at the tyre life How's the front?
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:27 AM   #3
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Where is the alarm, on the dash ?
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:29 AM   #4
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Leave the traction control on.


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Old 03-17-2015, 03:31 AM   #5
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I certainly find this alarming - your tyres are lasting too long and you are following a bmw.

Keep this up and you will give team orange a bad image...
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:43 AM   #6
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I guess that's why I don't have one...
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:53 AM   #7
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Sounds like a TKC70 would be a better option.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:02 AM   #8
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Yup, exactly...

http://www.ridermagazine.com/gear/co...es-review.htm/
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:09 AM   #9
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$25 K for a dirt bike and you whinge about tyre price / life .





Get used to it Princess , my SE eats them and spits them out the back too , the price you pay for the smiles .

Mitas Dakar EO9 get better KM / $$$ ratio than TKC's .

Also have E 10 Dakars available now too I believe . I've not tried them though , as tar is not a viable option on most of my rides and the EO9 is more dirt worthy .
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:13 AM   #10
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....following a GS on road tyres......
Those R80 GS's are a good thing, did you pass her.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:36 AM   #11
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Those R80 GS's are a good thing, did you pass her.
Nice one Russ

As for tyre wear on a KTM, me mate Hilly bought a factory KTM 660 Rallye a few years ago, came with 49 lt fuel tanks, didn't know which would last the longest, tyre wear or fuel range.

The fuel range won, just

About 1000k's and both were looking pretty well shot.

As for my power machine, the R80GS got 15,500k's on a pair of Shinko's, cost $260NZ for the pair fitted

Sweet bro!

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Old 03-17-2015, 05:24 AM   #12
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:43 AM   #13
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????

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Old 03-17-2015, 06:03 AM   #14
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Those R80 GS's are a good thing, did you pass her.
Probably dropped off the back Russ.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:09 PM   #15
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i have 3680k's on mine

tyre is fine, it will see 8k maybe

i do not 'follow' anyone/thing

and yep smile ear to ear everytime i ride it

harden up tight arse and pay the cash , it's only money
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