Heidenau K60 Scout Tire Pressure, 700GS

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  1. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    They were installed on Saturday and my first off road tire, they are on a 700GS.

    I have my air pressure set at what it states in the manual, 32/35, and it feels OK on pavement, I've only ridden them 100 miles. I cant run them in the dirt until the weekend. I will be loading the bike for a trip this weekend and the specs increase to 35/41 with the added weight.

    Should I run something different from what it says in the manual on the street? I am of course looking for maximum mileage from the tire and will commute on this. If I am not sure about something and cant find a good answer I usually stick to the manual.

    They were dealer installed (they owed me a tire install) and pressure was way off what it says in the manual, much higher. Can somebody with experience chime in?

    The answer is more than likely somewhere but tire and tire pressure threads are like a needle in a haystack! I found a couple but they were for different specs, and I am of course probably putting too much thought into this.
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  2. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    This can go somewhere else, what happened to the nuke function? Cant nuke a thread once started? Idiocy is left there for all to see once out there? Man, been doing goofy stuff all weekend.
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  3. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    You should be running them at OEM recommended pressure on the road and drop them to ~20psi off road if you want them to last
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  4. rockycraig

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    I don't think I would drop them for dirt use, being tubeless I think you should keep them at proper pressure to protect your cast wheels. just wondering if you could post a quick pic of your bike with the tires on ? definitely let me know how your offroad experience with the bike goes cause I was looking to downsize from my r1200 to the 700 and no dealer will let me test it offroad. I also have the k60 on my 1200 and love them and I keep them a little high on pressure just from what I read about them. 38 back 36 front. my dealer also had them set really high but I think they do that to seat them properly.
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  5. vtbob

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    You are correct in using the pressure in the manual. +/- a couple of pounds makes little difference.

    Lowering the pressure on the dirt does help some ...but the Heideneu has such hard (long lasting) rubber and stiff sidewalls it is not going to make a big difference.

    I agree not sure of overall benefit if you are a hard charge the benefit vs risk to rim damage. Just make sure you raise it again on pavement.
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  6. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I will post a pic a little later. Thanks for the input guys.
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  7. runnr548

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    I got a set of K60's mounted Thursday and rode about 400 miles this weekend. Cold and rainy for the first half...sunny the second half. Street riding to speeds...well...high speeds at factory recommended pressure. No off road yet...give me a couple of days.
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  8. SugarDust

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    I've found that riding at the recommeded pressure on the road to be just fine - however after a bit of experimenting off road I drop the pressure to about 25 (mainly on gravel easy dirt roads) and it feels like it does make a good bit of difference.
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  9. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Gonna need to get me a pump.
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  10. rockycraig

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    good info so far can't wait for offroad detailed reports with the f700 and can wait to see some pics or videos, I think the k60s will make the700 look badass.
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  11. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    More to follow...


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  12. rockycraig

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    Hey Moe seems like the pics did not register on the site not sure whats wrong. I was pumped to see that you posted them, not sure how to get pics on here???
    hopefully it will work next time, can't wait.
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  13. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I can see them...:dunno
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    not sure why I can't see them, I'll wait for the next batch and love to hear how they are doing with the backroads.
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  15. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Doing some off road Saturday in AZ, I will have lots of pics from that.
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  16. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Now?
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    Nope. Are you copying and pasting the (img) link from photobucket?
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  18. Morro

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    I can see the photos OK

    What brand engine protection bars are on the bike?

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  19. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    AltRider bars, they work great, dont ask me how I know... :D


    And now the pics are gone, I can't see them either, weird.
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  20. duffs

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    I have an F800 with the K60s and had the same question. The tyre sidewalls say "Max XX kg at 36psi" but make no mention of the maximum pressure. I emailed Heidenau (verkauf@reifenwerk-heidenau.de) and got a response the next morning:

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    3.0 bar = 44psi
    2.7 bar = 39psi

    This is their recommendation for 2-up with luggage at 20°C/68°F. The F700 is possibly the same recommended pressures but I would email them to verify this.

    By the way I also asked them for a certificate of conformity for the K60s (our insurers in the UK are notoriously difficult with the details and will look for any possible way to mitigate a claim in their favour) and Heidenau sent this to me also, specifically for the F800GS. Being a German company they would no doubt have certificates for the F650/700 also if anyone else wants/needs this.
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