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Old 03-16-2012, 10:35 AM   #46
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Any one know if Heindau K60 tires live up to the task for this ride?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #47
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Unless it is totally sloppy muddy slicker than snot, the K60s will be fine. The 150/70-17 size has a stripe down the center that turns into a slick in mud/snow (that's the size K60 I used). Dry dirt, rocks, sand and gravel are handled by the K60 without issue.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #48
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Unless it is totally sloppy muddy slicker than snot, the K60s will be fine. The 150/70-17 size has a stripe down the center that turns into a slick in mud/snow (that's the size K60 I used). Dry dirt, rocks, sand and gravel are handled by the K60 without issue.
Kool, so if it gets ugly better off going w/ Conti TKC 80?
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #49
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not sure which size tire you are looking at but i'd also recommend looking at the kenda big blocks (assuming they have the size you need). i prefer them to the tkc 80s; they last about as long (on my pig of an f800); the are a bit cheaper than the tkcs; and they hook up in just about anything you put under them.

i will always opt for a full on knobby; but that is just how i do it.
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Kool, so if it gets ugly better off going w/ Conti TKC 80?
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #50
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Kool, so if it gets ugly better off going w/ Conti TKC 80?
unless it's snowing. we did encounter a snow squall during the second running of this classic.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:57 PM   #51
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Pine!!!! No my friend (the word friend with a heavy spanish accent)!!! Pine is no good to cook an asado!!! Ay estos gringos locos!!!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:30 PM   #52
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not sure which size tire you are looking at but i'd also recommend looking at the kenda big blocks (assuming they have the size you need). i prefer them to the tkc 80s; they last about as long (on my pig of an f800); the are a bit cheaper than the tkcs; and they hook up in just about anything you put under them.

i will always opt for a full on knobby; but that is just how i do it.
Wow they look beefy... I run a 21 in the front and a 130/80 17's on the back, on my new G650GS Sertao. Price for the tires a alot better than the tkc's. Are you riding up the Berg or the F800?
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if i make it to this ride i'll be on the f800gs. i do believe that the berg would be overkill for the route that is planned. the f800 will provide a far larger 'fun' factor when i get into the "hero" sections with steve.

i plan on going up to whaco friday-saturday and then swinging down for this on sunday. that's the plan anyway.

congrats on the new sertao. i'd love to throw a leg over that and see if bmw did it "right" with that bike ... not that i'm an expert at "right" but it looks like a lot of fun.
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Wow they look beefy... I run a 21 in the front and a 130/80 17's on the back, on my new G650GS Sertao. Price for the tires a alot better than the tkc's. Are you riding up the Berg or the F800?
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:27 PM   #54
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congrats on the new sertao. i'd love to throw a leg over that and see if bmw did it "right" with that bike ... not that i'm an expert at "right" but it looks like a lot of fun.
Thanks your more than welcomed to try it out. Been having some fun on the moto lately, so if your up to showing a noob around during the weekends on some trails I'll be all over it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #55
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congrats on the new sertao. i'd love to throw a leg over that and see if bmw did it "right" with that bike ... not that i'm an expert at "right" but it looks like a lot of fun.
Wow, someone got one already. Haven't seen one, but read about them in the magazines.
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if i make it to this ride i'll be on the f800gs. i do believe that the berg would be overkill for the route that is planned. the f800 will provide a far larger 'fun' factor when i get into the "hero" sections with steve.
The F800GS ought to be excellent for the event. It's always an issue how much difficulty to put into the ride. We want to make it a feasible ride for those who will ride a big bike up and back on the highway with road-oriented dualsport tires. While still having SOME stuff for people to get dirty in.

The problem being that with the new MA regs we have to stay off the State Forest trails (that we often used to use for hero sections) because now an additional ORV sticker is required.

If riders want serious trail difficulty, that will be found in our club's other events later in the season.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #57
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Rusty,

Guess you'll see it at the shire's.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #58
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if i make it to this ride i'll be on the f800gs. i do believe that the berg would be overkill for the route that is planned. the f800 will provide a far larger 'fun' factor when i get into the "hero" sections with steve.

i plan on going up to whaco friday-saturday and then swinging down for this on sunday. that's the plan anyway.

congrats on the new sertao. i'd love to throw a leg over that and see if bmw did it "right" with that bike ... not that i'm an expert at "right" but it looks like a lot of fun.
hey Loph917 what is the " whaco "
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the White Horse thing, great place!
I did hear something about that,
thank you VFR
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