Advice Needed - GS Knobs

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by rwiles, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. rwiles

    rwiles Adventurer

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    I want to put some fairly durage, streetable knobbies on me GSPD. I've heard there is a german tire out there that might fill the bill, but are expensive.

    Does Shinko make a set of knobs for the Airhead GS?

    What tires (50/50 dirt/street) should I consider? Want decent pavement mileage, decent hookup in the wet, good off-road tire.

    Let me hear from you! I need advice! You can get me at roger@rogerwiles.com, too.
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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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  3. SUVslayer

    SUVslayer Long timer

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    Mefo's are the German tire. They wear well (long life), have a very streetable tread and are well mannered in the corners, and do pretty well off road. They are a good all-rounder, they are expensive, and you do need to run tubes in them.

    If you do a lot of off road I'd recommend the TKCs, but Mefos are excellent all purpose tires.
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  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Hard to say. Sometimes even the most thoroughly researched tire choice will go completely sideways with the wrong oil.

    :brow
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  5. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Hiedneua's get my vote!!!
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  6. rwiles

    rwiles Adventurer

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    Ten thoursand MILES? Wow! They seem reasonablly priced, and you've got me sold. TY:clap
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  7. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    How'd you do that?

    TKC's lasted about 5k kms (3k miles) on my PD.


    :dunno


    :scratch
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  8. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Hey geode, what psi are you running? I'm pushing my rear TKC at 4 grand...
    Roger, check out the T63s
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  9. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    I toasted the rear TKC on my R80G/S in about 2,800 miles...:D
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  10. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    How many of those miles were on a trailer????? Sorry could resist!!
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  11. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    :lol3
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  12. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    Friend of mine can get 8,000 miles out of TKC80'S but he is very steady on the throttle and brakes, real smooth rider.
    I cant even get 5,000 miles out of a rear.
    I switched to the Hiedneau's they are pretty smooth on the pavement, little quieter than the TKC and more steady at 80MPH, they do have a whine to them on the pavement, a higher pitch sound than the TKC.
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  13. rwiles

    rwiles Adventurer

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    What brand for t63s???
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  14. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Michelin. I like them on my G/S but they're tube-type so probably not what you're looking for.
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  15. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    don't forget, lots of us love and get great mileage out of gripsters too.
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  16. Screaming Chicken

    Screaming Chicken Been here awhile

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    To be honest, when you've cleared the knobs off a set of TKC's, you're still only about halfway through the rubber. They make pretty decent slicks. :D
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