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Old 04-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #46
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Im running k60s on my strom and Im impressed with the amount of grip on pavement they have. I haven't been offroad yet but for street riding they are excellent plus if you =can get 10 k out of the rear that's a great thing.
I'm thinking (and hoping) the increase in mileage will offset any issues with road noise, wet road behavior, etc. I installed a set of Heidenaus a few days ago and am now in AZ/MX. I have to pay some dues on the slab before getting to the places I ride off road, so the mileage is important.

As far as rain goes...I live in So Cal, probably won't be testing that performance until I get out of state this summer!

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:37 AM   #47
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just took the scout off because I'm heading to the outback and i want a bit of grip in the dirt. The scout is an awesome tyre for big k's. 10,000 plus no worries. But for traction in the dirt give me the karoo. wears quick but good fun. i ride a hp2e.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:43 AM   #48
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Around 1000k's on the K60's. They don't like wet cattle grids :), but other than that, a better compromise than the other dirt capable tyres I've used.

If you want to go fast on dirt, probably not the best choice, but just getting A->B and prepared to slow down on the nasty bits - good enough - not a lot worse than TKC-80's on dirt and quite a bit better on road.

Funky stuff, you have more rear grip leaned than upright, so I've had to adjust a bit for those fast left-right-left combos - but at least when they spun up the bike wasn't leaned over as well.

Quite like them so far but I wasn't expecting miracles, just 'better' on dirt, less good but not unbearable on the seal.

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #49
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I'm looking at revzilla right now. I notice that the K60 150/70-17 doesn't have R in the size, it has B. I thought they were only making the radials now. Al

Edit: Never mind. I was thinking about 705s.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #50
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Guys just discovered this excellent thread.
I'm about to replace the OEM Scorps for something better off road on my 800XC.
My ride buddy has K60's on his 800GS and likes them but commented if he had his time again he would go more aggressive on the front for off road. I rode his bike and found the K60's good enough for what speeds I do on the road. So tick that box.

My question is will the TKC or even IRC TR8 be much worse than the K60 on road due to their more aggressive design?
I hear they are better off road.

Oh the pain wanting it all

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Probably too late, but I would not run a TR8 on the front of a Triumph. It is a good tire, as I have one on my thumper, but it has a 1.85 wide rim.

Triumph front rim is 2.5" wide. A 3/21 tire converts to 76mmX76mm metric. Stock is 90X90. In short it won't offer the rim protection of a 90X90 tire and the tread will get flattened out when mounting it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #51
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My buddy runs K60's on his GS800 and I am running TKC80's on my Versys that has a 19" front now. The TKC's have more grip off road but the K60's were adequate for all but the muddiest and snowiest tracks. Neither vibrates too much at speed, but we both expect the K60 rear to last longer. Another friend just ordered the Dunlop 606, so we'll add that to the comparison matrix as well.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:38 AM   #52
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I run tkc front and scout rear on my strom, best of both worlds and get 12k out of both. I do 80/20 with lots of mixed roads. Best combo I have had !!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #53
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I dont see how people are gettingn 12000 miles out of k60s I have had em on for 2 weeks and the back is 30% gone. Wearing crazy fast. vstrom1000
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #54
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I think I'll get about 10K out of my Heidenau rear (R12GSA), but then again, I'm a Poser and never go anywhere.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #55
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I dont see how people are gettingn 12000 miles out of k60s I have had em on for 2 weeks and the back is 30% gone. Wearing crazy fast. vstrom1000
I assume you're talking about the 150's. They have the center rib and are famous for longevity. The 140's on the other hand, don't and they aren't.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #56
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:15 AM   #57
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TKC front and Mitas E07 on rear. Good combination on the 1000 Strom. Mitas lasts at least 7000km, and TKC has amazing grip in wet conditions.
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