2nd set of wheels

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  1. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    I was thinking of getting a 2nd set of wheels with some more street bias tires for rides with my GF (she has an SV650). Any inexpensive deals? Think I should keep the TKC on the F800gs rims or put the battlewings on them and the TKC's on some cheaper off road rims? Pretty clueless about moto rims for this bike. :ear
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  2. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    I've seen a few stock rims pop up on Ebay over the last year. Other than custom wheels from Woody's or Twalcom, I haven't seen any after market offerings yet.
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  3. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    I would put Tourances or Anakee 2's on the stock wheels for the road since they aren't the most durable wheels to begin with. Then I'd call up Woody @ Woody's Wheel Works and get some tougher wheels made for the knobbies for off road. This is of course if I had thousands to spend burning a hole in my pocket!:D
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  4. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    Exactly... you'll be horrified at the cost of this. You'll have to do a lot of tyre changes at shop prices before you exceed the cost of new rims.
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  5. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Well that sux! Why so damn expensive!
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  6. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Unless your GF is super speedy, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping up with her on TKC's. You'll just replace them more often. That's option #1. Option #2 is the new rims, which are mucho pricey, but will be the easiest to swap back and forth. Option #3 is buy yourself a No-Mar tire changer and swap the tires yourself. These things work great. A few buds and I bought one together and change tires in a couple of hours or less, depending on the level of BS and beer. www.nomartirechanger.com/

    Nothing's easy in this life, bro. I'll leave it to you to work out the $$ amortized over however long you're going to keep the GF, your bike, or keep your ass on a motorcycle :ricky
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  7. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Thanks for the info, still a bit pricey for the changer.

    I do have an R1 :D that I could ride with her but she is gonna be super sloooooowwwwww. Just thought the F8GS would be funner and more comfy on slow rides. Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and wear the TKC's down.
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  8. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    I've run through two sets of TKC's. I'm now running Heidenau K60's. You should check them out as they apparently last a lot longer than the TKC's with little to lose when riding off-road.

    See http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443958 for more info.

    PS: I'm really digging the K60's...a lot:D
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  9. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    +1 on the k60's i have 7,000 miles on mine and still have 4/32 tread left in the center of the rear tire. They are a bit greasy feeling till you get a couple hundred miles on them but you can lean them over till you have about 1/4 " chicken strips and they are good on pave, not great in mud but not bad either. Good long lasting tire
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