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Old 01-07-2011, 01:13 AM   #31
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I'll try to call PartsUnlimited and see what the story is. I need tires and hell......if the price is decent, I'll give them a try. I've tried most everything else and the heidi's will NEVER get here. lol.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:45 AM   #32
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I moderate a Suzuki cruiser website, and I was one of the first to try the Kenda Kruz tires 6 years ago. Initially, there was a chorus of "if the tires are inexpensive, they are crap" from members.

I had fantastic results with them, and so did just about everyone who has used them. Now, it's one of the most recommended tires on the forum.

Kenda is okay in my book!

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Old 01-07-2011, 11:24 AM   #33
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I'll try to call PartsUnlimited and see what the story is. I need tires and hell......if the price is decent, I'll give them a try. I've tried most everything else and the heidi's will NEVER get here. lol.
I noticed that procycle has them listed on their website with prices, but doesn't say if they are actually shipping yet. They had a December date for expected availability.

http://www.procycle.us/main/tires.htm
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:51 AM   #34
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And they are no bargain. $250 vs $271 for the TXC's from SW Moto. For 20 bucks, I'm keepin the TKCs!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:52 PM   #35
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And they are no bargain. $250 vs $271 for the TXC's from SW Moto. For 20 bucks, I'm keepin the TKCs!

But they might actually be better than TKC's...
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:38 PM   #36
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Here's a link to a bb with some folks who actually have purchased the Kenda's and some shots of the new K60 Scout Heidi and a ride report on the Heidi. http://www.bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co....ain-back-topic


If the Heidi's are coming, I will buy them when they get here. Until then if the Kendas are in the states, I'll give them a shot.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:40 PM   #37
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And they are no bargain. $250 vs $271 for the TXC's from SW Moto. For 20 bucks, I'm keepin the TKCs!
The price at Procycle for the Kendas is $240 (pair) vs. $356 for the TKCs.
So that would be about 2/3 the cost, apples to apples.

I'll wait to see what other places put the prices at before ruling them out.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:00 PM   #38
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Here's a link to a bb with some folks who actually have purchased the Kenda's and some shots of the new K60 Scout Heidi and a ride report on the Heidi. http://www.bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co....ain-back-topic


If the Heidi's are coming, I will buy them when they get here. Until then if the Kendas are in the states, I'll give them a shot.
I am all ears..you ride like me....so if they work??? I hav already bought a touarance for my rear to run with my TKC front
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:45 AM   #39
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Yeah and I just bought a set of Anakee 2's before Xmas that I haven't mounted yet. Trying to get those last few miles out of my Conti Trail Attacks. 7900 miles so far and hope to hit 8k. Gonna swap both at the same time. Front has more life, but I'd rather add some offroad grip.

You all should have the kenda's all tested and worn out by the time I'm ready for the next set of rubber. Or the Heid/Scouts will finally be here....
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:48 PM   #40
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Well ....Rusty and Ghost and BigDave, and everybody else watching , somebody had to be the idiot who went first......and wouldn't ya know it? It was me again.


We know TKC's can't handle our Texas broken glass and rocks paved-ish roads for shit. We know Tourances and Anakees are like ice-skating on caliche. I talked to Blackdog and they say the mid-January Heidi rumor was just a rumor. He was thinking April. Maybe. So....eff it. Might as well try the Big Blocks on the Big Ugly.


I emailed swmoto and they were just updating their website showing the new tires. For some reason my swmoto order says "pending" but assuming "pending" doesn't mean "ain't gonna happen" we'll know what they are like in a few days. BTW, $215.90. Shipped.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:45 PM   #41
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BTW, $215.90. Shipped.
They're listed on swmoto now. I'm thinking $122 isn't bad for a bigass tire to support our bigass bikes and our bigass-es. My fingers are crossed for an answer to our prayers...
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:53 PM   #42
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Yeah. I figure since I've already thrown money at it..... tonight the bad ADV press will start. "Killer tires". "Unsafe above 34 mph." "Not approved for use on or off road. Only use in the median."
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:27 PM   #43
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Some photos from OZ http://ckloppers.com/#101215-Kenda_K784_Tyres
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:07 PM   #44
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Link to swmoto http://www.swmototires.com/index.php...=280&Itemid=53
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:06 AM   #45
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shipping?

Is swmoto shipping these tires; are they in stock?
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