Heidenau K60

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  1. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    Everybody still loving them on the F8?
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  2. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Yup! Don't expect I'll ever run something else.:thumb:thumb
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  3. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    unequivocally, YES
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  4. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    I'd be loving K60s too, if I could buy them...

    How many people are running the 140/80 rear? Any issues with it?
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  5. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I'm planning on buying a set as soon as they are available again.

    What are your guys thoughts on needing to balance these? Since they are a 50/50 tire is it necessary?
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  6. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    While I absolutely love the rear, I do have some reservations about the front.

    Before I changed the front to a K60 I had a K60 on the rear and a worn Dunlop 606 on the front. This was a pretty good combination and especially good on the dirt. The combination felt very predicable and secure. :clap

    The front K60 seems very good on tar, but it doesn't feel that great in gravel. I also had a near tank slapper on a clay based road just after a storm ... that has never happened before with the 800.

    Unless my opinion improves, or the life is extraordinary when I wear out the front I will replace it with a TKC80, but will use a rear K60. I may even see if I can do a deal with a local dealer and see if I can trade the front K60 on a TKC80. I rode an 800 with TKC80's front and rear, and while the rear didn't impress me that much, I thought that the front was very good.

    So summary ... K60 on the back, TKC80 on the front. My AUS$.02
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  7. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    Agreed. I like the rear and the front is great on the pavement but a little sketchy in gravel. Overall I would say the front is a good compromise though.
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    I've only run 140/80s on my F800, and I'm now on my second one (after >11K miles on the first!). No issues, only positives. Its narrower profile makes it better in dirt than the 150, and it's cheaper!

    I did 256 miles on all sorts of terrain today in Death Valley, after 620 highway miles yesterday to get here. These tires rock!

    [​IMG]

    David
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  9. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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  10. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    "Unless my opinion improves, or the life is extraordinary when I wear out the front I will replace it with a TKC80, but will use a rear K60. I may even see if I can do a deal with a local dealer and see if I can trade the front K60 on a TKC80. I rode an 800 with TKC80's front and rear, and while the rear didn't impress me that much, I thought that the front was very good."


    That was my opinion as well, and I 'm gratified to see I'm not alone.
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  11. Pomo

    Pomo gonzo

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    Where can one get these in the US? I did a quick google but only came up with an Aussie dealer wanting almost $200USD for just the rear. :eek1
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  13. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Sold! I will be getting K60s for the rear, and Dunlap 606 or TKC80 for the front! Toot-Toot!! Anyway, what's the best price to get them in the US?
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  14. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    Any thoughts on whether these tires need to be balanced? I know a lot of people don't bother with TKC80's or most dirt tires for that matter.
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  16. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    little to no price variation in the us as the importation & distribution as on such a small scale.
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  17. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    Thanks mate, you've sealed the deal. I'll go tell my dealer to cancel my order for the 150 (which "might arrive in July") and get me a 140, which they can get now.

    I had assumed the 150's tougher carcass would be more puncture-resistant.
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  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Location:
    San Diego
    I've been running the rear K60 (150) with a TKC front. I think it's the perfect combination for the bike.
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  19. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    You have a 150 rear K60?? When and where did you get it? How's it holding up in mileage compared to the 10,000 miles that Woodworks has claimed?
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  20. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Apr 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    997
    Location:
    Folsom, CA
    Same here. My 150 has about 1500 miles on it with no appreciable wear save the nubs are gone.

    Bought from A&S BMW last fall, just before the plant went in to re-tool/re-formulate mode on this size.

    I'd have more miles on but, hey, surgery dampened things for a while.
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