New Continental TKC 70

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Schtum, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Pch123

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    Hasn't happened to any of the ones I have used and I certainly give them a hard time in the Mountains often.
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  2. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    This and the high-speed hunting are the primary complaints. Otherwise they seem to be decent tires.
    I didn't hate mine on the Tiger XC, it was good in all terrain. Was starting to scallop/cup at about 3500.
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    high speeding hunting disappears if front pressure lower to 33 psi or below.
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  4. KiwiKurt

    KiwiKurt Amor Patriae

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    Have they fixed the scalloping problems yet? It's on my short list of tires to try, it just seems like Continental has had quality control issues for several years now.
  5. Pch123

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    My 3 fronts haven't scalloped
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    KiwiKurt Amor Patriae

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    good to go. Thanks.

    I've got it narrowed down to the TKC 70 and the Pirelli Scorpion Rallye STR.....I've been extremely happy with Pirelli as a brand, so going to give that tire a chance to catch a couple reviews and then decide.
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    It's the tread pattern not quality control that causes cupping on this tire. Depending how one rides, and the air pressure, some or a lot of scalloping as it wears.

    Hard cornering, high loads, and braking into and through corners will cause this. I have not seen any mounted on any bike that didn't scallop. Most will just run it 'till they can't stand it and then replace it. Some are getting more treadwear than others. :wink:
  8. Pch123

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    Not so. I have had 3 fronts. Run at 32 psi. Got average 11000 km. No scalloping that can be detected.
  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Is so. Owners everywhere have experience excessive cupping/scalloping with this tire. That you did not does not speak for everyone else. But we're glad they worked out that way for you. :thumb

    Most blocky tires, and knobbies, will do this. Ever seen a D606 ridden on the street?

    Typical example of one here, there are tons of pics on the web:

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    An extreme example:

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    Some may get scaloppine, but not all by any means. Depends on the pressure you run the front at. You can't say they all scallop.
  11. motolover

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    This tyre must have at least 20.000km.

    Here is mine at 13.000km. It is not that bad and certainly cannot be felt at speeds over 30km/h or so. Only at super slow speeds and at moving the bike in a garage.
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  12. Jerm21

    Jerm21 Been here awhile

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    I have about 6,000 miles on my TKC70s and the front has some slight cupping, similar to motolover. I run them at factory specs pressure-wise.

    I have not noticed any change in ride or performance. They also still have a fair amount of meat left on them. I'll report back if anything gets worse or results in a premature change. I still LOVE the feel and performance of the tires.

    Just my opinion, but I think it has more to do with the tread design and rubber compound than the pressure. It's not that uncommon for mixed use tires.
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  13. facablade

    facablade Been here awhile

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    No scalloping on mine now I'm going to put anakee wild

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    PRW living @ 11.5740741uHz

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    Please keep us posted on your experience with the Wilds. There appears to be a huge disparity of tire life reports! :confused
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    AFdude Been here awhile

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    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    So, are you guys saying that the fronts your running are at 32 psi? Ive been running mine at 36 per BMW specs. With about 4K on my front, it is mildly scalloped.
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  17. motolover

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    I run the front at 35 PSI or 2,4Bar and the rear at 40PSI or 2,8 Bar. I am lightweight 85kg with gear, so I like to have a bit less air in to get more grip. The same for all tires and both BMW bikes (GSA and HP4).
  18. Kiharaikido

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    I read over 35 pages of this thread before I jumped ahead to page 55 reading to the end. What is the consensus for the tkc 80 front and 70 rear? My driveway is about a mile of gravel with a fairly steep decline coupled with fairly deep gravel section. I dropped my 98 1100GS the first time I attempted it. I'd appreciate more confidence offroad than I have with the Metzelers that came with the bike.


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  19. browneye

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    Should be fine.
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  20. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

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    On my second set of 80 and 70 back. I was going to try the wilds, but stuck with what i know works for me. For deep gravel and a steep incline, maybe check out a hyperpro steering damper, give Klaus a call. I put one in my 08 adv, works great, keeps things going straight, maybe the tail dances around a bit more when plowing through something.

    My $.02
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