Heidenau K60

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

  1. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Well it is definitly off. 3 miles every 100. And now 8.8 miles low when approaching the 300 mile mark comapred the 276c readout. Looks like it will click -9 at 300.
    Do you fellas think the tire could be the reason ?
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  2. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Yes, it most likely is the prime cause. Also, remember that no matter what tire you run, it will change as it wears. Therefore, it will become smaller in diameter as it wears.

    A 140/80 measures out to a height of 112mm. A 150/70 measures out to 105mm. This, of course, is having all things equal in terms of radius, profile, etc.within the tire design.

    Don't forget your GPS isn't dead nuts accurate. It can lose signal from time to time along with other issues.

    All in all, it's close enough so don't over analyze it. Just ride it.
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  3. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Do you want that from straight on?? :lol3





    (Sorry, had to make a Sundance reference . . . :amazon )


    I'll try to remember to do it when I get home.
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  4. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Oh, no I dont really care one way or the other. Except Im anal about 2k mile oil changes and, well the thought of me going over...............:lol3

    Never noticed it until last week rideing home from the ADV Rider Eastern Rendezvous and I rode 550 miles in 1 day. I was bored. :lol3
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  5. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Oh no you don't!! I ain't taken no oil thread bait about what to use and how often to change it!!! Uh, no way.

    :ricky:ricky:ricky

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  6. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Dam, foiled again.
    :lol3
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  7. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Ok Griz, here you go. I put it on when the bike had 5,499 miles, it now has 10,262 so that's 4,763 miles. I didn't measure the tread depth when new (wish I had). Now it measures ~ 6mm. It's hard to measure and the angle wasn't right. It looks like it's 4mm deep but it's 6mm. I also did the quarter for perspective. :dunno

    Hope this helps:

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  8. TomTom63

    TomTom63 Motorradfahrer

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    That's cool :wink:! I betcha the tire tread new must have had a depth of around 10mm. At least that what TKCs are when new.
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  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    My first K60 rear (140/80-17) was right about ~12mm when it was new. I didn't measure the 2nd one to see if it was any different.

    David
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  10. Apostolos

    Apostolos Been here awhile

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    My rear K60 also measured 12mm (actually 11.5mm) when new.

    Too bad I damaged the bead when installing it and now I'm stuck with only a K60 front and the stock rear.

    What an idiot I am. :(:

    God bless,
    David
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  11. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Thanks so much Yeti!

    I'm hoping I made a good choice with these Heidi's.....
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  12. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    You can count on getting at least 8k out of the rear. Mine has seen a LOT of slab mikles and I abuse the shit out of it in the dirt. I love steering the back end with the throttle which cannot be good for the life of the tire. :evil
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  13. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    I am hoping we can get more than 8000K out of the 60's...or i guess we might have to be getting new tires on our trip at some point....going from Vancouver, BC to NY to Ottawa and back....:eek1
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  14. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    to moss-covered concrete with fast water flowing over it.:deal
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  15. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Just don't ride like a hooligan every time you hit the dirt and you should get 10,000. Also, I'm going to guess you don't weigh 215# so . . . :lol3
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  16. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    no hooligans here...but I guess the good news is that I am sure we will be able to find a dealer for tires...maybe not new K60's to get mounted if need be...we will be getting a service on this trip so we will just play it by ear as for the tires. I will make sure I take before and after pics and hopefully will have another review of this tire sometime in the second week of August when we get back. I am really curious to see how they do for us.
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  17. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Saying that without knowing the roads ridden, weights involved and riding style is like saying you can count on ButteredBisquit to win in the 3rd...

    The miles people get on a given tire vary dramatically. For example, someone here gets 10k out of a TKC rear. I've never got more than 2700 miles out of one.

    The only real comparison of value that I can see is the same person comparing the life of a TKC on their bike to a K60 on their bike when used in similar conditions.
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  18. Y E T I

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    True.

    My 8k statement was specific to Griz. I was going by the way Griz has described his riding habits, etc. in other posts and ride reports. I seem to recall that we got about the same mileage out of a TKC.

    Oh, and further to your response: It looks like I'm going to get twice the mileage out of the K60 as I did out of the TKC. YMMV :deal
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  19. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Booyah! Now THAT'S what I wanna hear! 8^)
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  20. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Thanks again, Yeti. I appreciate the insight. Thanks for thinking about my riding style: 50/50 road/gravel with the odd trail thrown in from time to time! If I can get even 8k out of the rear, I'll be ecstatic!