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Old 06-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #4216
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Here are some pictures from weekly trip to Romania on the our Tiger "Adventure".
Romania is a beautiful country.

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:09 PM   #4217
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2000 Tiger off-roading setup question / poll

Yes, it's a tire question for the masses .....

But it's a narrowed down, specific, tire question for an off-road setup. It's not just a general question.

Which I'm going to do a poll on ......

Quick background though ........ I have a number of bikes in my stable. If I want to do something fairly technical and tight off-road I have my 640adv.

I'd take that over my AT and T900, in a heartbeat if I knew what the terrain was going to be, etc, etc, etc .......

So, I'm looking at turning my girlie into a big trailie while I wait on purchasing an 800xc next year.

So I've summed it up to two different tires.

1. The Heidenau K60 scout both front and rear. I found a place that carries the 150 / 70 - 17 rear. Yes, I could also go with a 140 / 80 - 17 .....

2. TKCs. I've ran TKCs on my Africa Twin for years, and on my 990adv when I had it, so I know the tire. Longevity wise - yes, it's going to be shorter (at least to a fair degree for me) over the K60 scouts.

The Scouts (and yeah, I know you all know this ) The scouts are a 50 / 50 tire as described by Heide ......

The TKCs are a 70 / 30 tire

Price wise, from what I've seen while shopping around, is that essentially the cost is the same for the TKCs and the K60s.

Since I plan to only take my Tiger on "mild / mild-medium) off-roading what tire would you go with? Yes, the "Oh shit, this isn't what the road was supposed to be like ...... ) issues will happen from time to time - sure, but overall what tire would you all go with for something like this;



At present, I'm leaning more towards the K60 Scouts ......

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EDIT: For some reason right now, I'm having a mental lapse, and can't figure out how to turn this post into a poll. As soon as I figure it out, I'll do so.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:56 AM   #4218
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Yes, it's a tire question for the masses .....


At present, I'm leaning more towards the K60 Scouts ......
Well, I've just ordered the K60 Scouts for my new T800XC.
I used the plain K60 on my Scrambler and couldn't fault them as a 50/50 tyre. I went to Norway on them last year and did all sorts up there and they coped with scratching on tar to slimy dirt roads. They gave good feeling on the dirt. With 1000 miles of motorway there and back they gave 4000 miles on a rear (130/80) before being too squared off. After the 130/80 I fitted a 140/80 which has much more tread to start with. I sold the bike with that tyre on it so I can't give any feed back on mileage for that one. Consensus is that the 140/80 is the one to go for if you're going to do a lot of dirt but for starters I'm sticking with the 150/70 on the XC. Also, I'm hoping that the solid central band in the tread pattern in the Scout will help prevent it squaring off too quickly.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:05 AM   #4219
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Hi guys
Here are some pictures from weekly trip to Romania on the our Tiger "Adventure".
Romania is a beautiful country.


Well done.
I'm heading over there later in the year. Is this one of their better roads?
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:42 AM   #4220
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Is that Mt Equinox?
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #4221
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Hey G, what about the Shinko 705's? Just put a set on my Girlie after years of "sworn" Anakee ownership. However the economic budget didn't allow for the cost this go round. Got both front and rear for the cost of a rear Anakee.

They seem to have ample tread for what you are looking for, and are very composed on the highway as well. I have been on some gravel and fire roads and they are very good on those. Plus a lot cheaper to "try" if you end up not liking them you aren't out too much $.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #4222
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Well done.
I'm heading over there later in the year. Is this one of their better roads?
Some roads have good.
Red road on the map are good, but there are many trucks
Yellow roads on the map are good
White roads on the map are surprise. This is how, when / sometimes asphalt, gravel, sometimes mud.
But it's really a great country and good off-road riding

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:53 AM   #4223
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Yes, it's a tire question for the masses .....
Hi
I like to ride in the front only TKC80 and rear TKC or Mitas E07, E09 Dakar
At the back I've had good experiences from the Transalp with Mitas (price, raid, performance)
This summer is expected to begin selling Mitas E07 in our size 150/17 (it is the perfect universal traveler tire)
I was now in Romania on my Tiger with E09 Dakar 140/80-17 on the rear and it was good. Only on the highway hums quite a bit. But the fall should start selling E09 Mitas 150/17.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:21 AM   #4224
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Hi
I like to ride in the front only TKC80 and rear TKC or Mitas E07, E09 Dakar
At the back I've had good experiences from the Transalp with Mitas (price, raid, performance)
This summer is expected to begin selling Mitas E07 in our size 150/17 (it is the perfect universal traveler tire)
I was now in Romania on my Tiger with E09 Dakar 140/80-17 on the rear and it was good. Only on the highway hums quite a bit. But the fall should start selling E09 Mitas 150/17.
The Heidenau K60 gets better reviews than the Mitas07 and they already do a 150/70x17 in the "Scout" version. I've just ordered a set for my T800XC.
http://www.tyretest.com/motorradreif..._60/index.html
versus
http://www.tyretest.com/motorradreif..._07/index.html
Interesting tread pattern on the rear of the scout with a solid central band which should help prevent squaring off. http://www.reifenwerk-heidenau.de/mo...fil=162&pic=99
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:35 PM   #4225
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Hey G, what about the Shinko 705's? Just put a set on my Girlie after years of "sworn" Anakee ownership. However the economic budget didn't allow for the cost this go round. Got both front and rear for the cost of a rear Anakee.

They seem to have ample tread for what you are looking for, and are very composed on the highway as well. I have been on some gravel and fire roads and they are very good on those. Plus a lot cheaper to "try" if you end up not liking them you aren't out too much $.
Thanks for the info ....... I didn't think Shinko made tires to handle big trailies (I.E. - Pigs ) I'll have to check them out online. I do know this, and it relates to cost, that the Heide's and TKCs cost about the same, but the Scouts are "supposed" to get twice the mileage as the TKCs.

I also understand that how aggressive the rider is does equate out to how long the tires last. Interestingly enough I get 4000 plus miles out of a rear TKC on my Africa Twin, but I don't push that bike too hard so I don't bust her up. Parts and plastics for it can be a bitch to acquire ......

Whereas, on my 640adv, like I mentioned, I run 606s, and I don't care how quickly I chew them up due to the fact that I can buy a set for 152.00 USD

Again, thanks for the info, I'll have to check the Shinkos out ....

BTW - I still haven't figured out how to make a poll out of my previous post. As I recall it use to be very easy, now I don't see a poll option any more. Anyone have any input on that?

G.

EDIT: I see now ..... it has to be done when the post is initially created. My bad ....... I guess I won't be turning my tire question into a poll after all .......
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:37 PM   #4226
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The Heidenau K60 gets better reviews than the Mitas07 and they already do a 150/70x17 in the "Scout" version. I've just ordered a set for my T800XC.
http://www.tyretest.com/motorradreif..._60/index.html
versus
http://www.tyretest.com/motorradreif..._07/index.html
Interesting tread pattern on the rear of the scout with a solid central band which should help prevent squaring off. http://www.reifenwerk-heidenau.de/mo...fil=162&pic=99
Keep us posted on how well the Scouts work out for you and your 800xc ....

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:12 AM   #4227
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #4229
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:47 PM   #4230
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Hi guys
Here are some pictures from weekly trip to Romania on the our Tiger "Adventure".
Romania is a beautiful country.


First, great pics ........

And, I have a question for you, which I'll also PM you as well.

I see you're running H.B. crash bars on your Tiger. I'm thinking about getting the same ones, as they are 115.00 USD cheaper than the Touratech crash bars.

My question is this ...... Is that a touratech bash plate you have and modded to fit with the H.B. crash bars, or is it a DIY (as in - do it yourself) bash plate?

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