Heidenau K60

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by upweekis, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    I need a freakin center rib!

    I can never understand how people can get so many miles out of these tires... I'm only 1500 miles into mine and it looks more than half gone. I know I'm running the right pressures but I also know I ride like a bat out of hell and I get to use all my horses every day commuting :D

    :freaky
  2. JBruyet

    JBruyet Mountain chaser

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    I just put my new Heidies on and boy are they slick. Anyone else out there putting their tires on be careful! They'll need a few miles to get the "slick" scrubbed off of them. Hmmm... Maybe I can to that tomorrow after work. If I take the really long way home...

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  3. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    just hit a gravel parking lot or dirt, doing figure 8's....they feel good after a short while..:D
  4. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    heidenau showed that exact same looking tire at ecima and i thought they were calling that the scout. must be the 140 as stated w/ a different tread.

  5. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    Griz, I'm sure you're running at the right pressures, but when you begin to experience that "tipping" sensation, I've found lowering by 2-3 pounds (cold) will ease the symptoms.
  6. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Good advice raider, I'll give it a shot! Right now I'm running 36 up front and 38 at the rear for the road. I'll try 32/34 or something like that then see how it feels.:D
  7. heindlengineeringura

    heindlengineeringura svman00

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    It seems the center rib is helping to reduce some of the wiggle that was evident in High Speed extreme lean angle cornering. All the 140 should now have the rib.
  8. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    sounds like a great idea for our type of riding...question what are you recommending for tire pressure in the cold weather and warm? We got over 18000KM on our last set...have the older version of this tire the original K60 on again and will see if we can get more mileage because our last set although a bit squared off...(the Scout I would think will help with this issue) I could have gone another 3-4 thousand KM...
  9. lmclamore

    lmclamore Citation Collector

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    FWIW - I just had a set of "old style" K60's mounted to my bike which I can't wait to evaluate. I am still several weeks away from being able to ride competently but will chime in as soon as I can. I also am in the process of having a Ralle-Moto steering stabilizer installed so I suspect she will feel like a brand new bike.
  10. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    time to order a new rear. thinking i'm going to give the k60 a try, have a mitas e09 dakar now and it has maybe 500 miles left on it.

    is there a tread difference between the type-type and tubeless tires? motohelp.com has different pictures for each type (actually, only the tubeless 140/80-17 is pictured with the new tread pattern).

    thanks!
  11. dsrydr

    dsrydr Been here awhile

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    I'm pretty sure they are all tubeless tires.
  12. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Highlighted in red is the size spec'd for the F800GS. TL stands for Tubeless and TT stands for Tube Type.

    Available K60 rears:

    150/70 B 17 M/C 69T TL
    130/80 - 17 M/C 65H TL
    140/80 - 17 M/C 69H TL
    140/80 - 18 M/C 70S TT
    110/80 - 18 M/C 58S TT
    150/70 B 18 M/C 70T TL

    Available K60 fronts:

    90/90 - 21 M/C 54H TL
    100/90 - 19 M/C 57H TL
    110/80 B 19 M/C 59T TL

    Tubeless versions have a thicker sidewall since there is no tube inside.
  13. Crankarm

    Crankarm Adventurer

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    Anybody able to recomend and provide contact info for a place that has K60's in stock?
  14. Tor

    Tor Imported Norwegian Viking

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  15. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    Actually... it's just a different bead between the two.
  16. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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  17. Stackator

    Stackator F800GS goodness

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    I am running the tube type with ultra heavy duty tubes to stop pinch flats over rocks. I am very happy with these tyres in all conditions. I have done approximately 3,500 km and will buy another set when they wear out (another 15,000km). They do benefit by dropping the road pressures by at least 10psi when off road.

    Gotta love that!
  18. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Anyone know why the Tubeless tires cost so much more than the Tubed?
  19. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    That MAY be the case with these K60's, but I know there are some manufacturers that make the sidewalls thicker on their Tubeless versions of their tires.
  20. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Due to the greater cost involved to construct the TL (Tubeless) design. Whether that be thickening the sidewall and/or making the bead suitable for Tubeless use.