New Continental TKC 70

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

  1. motolover

    motolover rookie

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    70' are useless in the mud and we get a lot of it when it rains. People are using 80's front and 70' at the rear to save money, as the 80's get worn pretty fast. If you can ride with the combo, you can ride just 70' as well.
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  2. facablade

    facablade Been here awhile

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    First step go to shop to change my tkc70 for anakee wild

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  3. facablade

    facablade Been here awhile

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  4. motolover

    motolover rookie

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    TKC 70 and AK Wild are not really comparable. More TKC 80 to AK Wild. Have you tried TKC 80 before?
  5. facablade

    facablade Been here awhile

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    Nope I know tkc70 vs anakee wild are not a fair comparation but my doubt it's how well as are going to be on the road tomorrow I'll do a ride and I'll tell you

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  6. facablade

    facablade Been here awhile

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    Hi today I went for a ride with my new aw my first impressions they are noisy on the road but no problem for me for long road trip I can use hear plugs.
    On road they are safe over 140kmh no unsafe feeling but I feel the drop in curved from vertical to angle like 0 to 100℅ with no transition only I need to adjust my riding now for riding style I give them 8 out of 10.
    Off-road riding OMG I love them the bike is on rails never before I have ridden so fast as with these tires before no problem to keep 100kmh in good gravel trails.
    Over muddy soil you feel you have more control l did a track that yesterday l can't with my tkc 70; so I give them 10 out of 10 for off-road.
    Summary comparation tkc70/AW
    Road 100/80
    Off-road 50/100

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  7. PRW

    PRW living @ 11.5740741uHz

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    What motolover said... :rolleyes
  8. taz_va

    taz_va Long timer

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    Ongoing ride report.

    Current:

    Jan 12, 2017
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 7/32" (<6mm) remaining at 4,499mis
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 40psi - 4/32" (>3mm) remaining at 17,489mis


    Historical:

    April 20, 2016 (Link to report)
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 32-34psi - 6/32" remaining at 8,500mis
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 38-41psi - 7/32" remaining at 8,500mis

    Aug 22, 2016 (Link to report)
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 2.5/32" (2mm) remaining at 12,990mis (end of service)
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 40-41psi - 5/32" remaining at 12,990mis

    Oct 26, 2016
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 7.5/32" (6mm) remaining at 2,124mis (new front tire)
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 41psi - 5/32" remaining at 15,114mis

    Dec 9, 2016
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 7.5/32" (6mm) remaining at 3,570mis
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 40psi - 5/32" remaining at 16,560mis



    Notes:
    1, tread measurement taken while tires are cold
    2, pressures taken while tires are warm, usind RDC/TPC
  9. taz_va

    taz_va Long timer

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    My monthly notes. I decided to up the pressure in the front to test a theory. My experiences have shown, as have that of others, the TKC70 front has an extremely nimble feel to it when it's inflated to 36, particularly when new. I found 32-34 to be the ideal pressure for myself. I decided, after a few thousand miles of this, to try 36/37 to see if the tire with its now-scrubbed centerline, would settle-in somewhat. I rode the past month this way.

    I can confirm much of its "aloof" feeling has disappeared and it's nearly as "planted" as when at 32-34. Since I prefer 32-34, I'll move back to this pressure range. Rear tire will likely be replaced sometime within a month, as it's nearing its finish line. The new front tire seems to be wearing about the same as the previous (which lasted 12 months/12,990mi), will know more once May rolls around.

    Ongoing ride report.

    Current:

    Feb 14, 2017
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 37psi - 7/32" (<6mm) remaining at 5,648mis
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 40psi - 3/32" (<2.5mm) remaining at 18,638mis


    Historical:

    April 20, 2016 (Link to report)
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 32-34psi - 6/32" remaining at 8,500mis
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 38-41psi - 7/32" remaining at 8,500mis

    Aug 22, 2016 (Link to report)
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 2.5/32" (2mm) remaining at 12,990mis (end of service)
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 40-41psi - 5/32" remaining at 12,990mis

    Oct 26, 2016
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 7.5/32" (6mm) remaining at 2,124mis (new front tire)
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 41psi - 5/32" remaining at 15,114mis

    Dec 9, 2016
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 7.5/32" (6mm) remaining at 3,570mis
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 40psi - 5/32" remaining at 16,560mis

    Jan 12, 2017
    TKC 120/70R-19 (2015 datestamp) - 34psi - 7/32" (<6mm) remaining at 4,499mis
    TKC 170/60R-17 (4714 datestamp) - 40psi - 4/32" (>3mm) remaining at 17,489mis


    Notes:
    1, tread measurement taken while tires are cold
    2, pressures taken while tires are warm, usind RDC/TPC
    3, rear tread measured in 3 random locations of flattest portion of 'block' nearest center
    4, front tread measured in 3 random locations nearest centerline
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  10. antirich5

    antirich5 Long timer

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    Anyone ever added some extra tread on the rear TKC70 with a tire groover? Somethink like CJ designs did with the Heidenau:

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    Need a new rear, but would like to connect some of the grooves across the middle to help with sand and such. Have a TKC80 out front (excellent tire!), but don't really want something that harsh out back for pavement.
  11. taz_va

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    ^ Someone on here, somewhere, did just that. I can't recall the end results, but I know I saw it.
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  12. BMWBOB51

    BMWBOB51 Going slower, but bench race faster :)

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    I loved the feel of the TKC 70 on the road and they do fine on dry fire roads. I had chunks taken out of the last two rear tires from rocky trails. Very neutral turn in and held the line well, but gone at 3500 to 4000 miles and at $200 for the rear, it's getting expensive. So I put a Shinko 705 on the rear for $100 less and no complaints so far! Sticks well and no issues on wet roads. The turn in is quicker, but I got used to diffrent handling characteristics quickly. I still have the TKC 70 on the front and may stick with TKC 70 front and 705 rear.
  13. FangitAshmo

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    That's a committed effort, to try to resolve this. Well done on the stats, and thanks.

    Ash
  14. KiwiKurt

    KiwiKurt Amor Patriae

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    good data. thanks taz


    How did you burn out a tkc70 rear tire in 3500 miles? thats 2-3x faster than almost every single review we've seen.
  15. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Ya I can't imagine a 705 outlasting a '70, but would do 705's front and rear as a test. Guess I'll be the test-dummy.
  16. BMWBOB51

    BMWBOB51 Going slower, but bench race faster :)

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    I live in motorcycle nirvana. Sign south of town says no service for 70 miles! Lot's of twisty roads and no traffic! Here's a normal loop. And I'm not riding faster than 80 mph!
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  17. OTR/L

    OTR/L Been here awhile

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    Yep
    Search TKC 75
    I would link it, but not sure how on Taptalk


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  18. KiwiKurt

    KiwiKurt Amor Patriae

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    I guess I can't talk too much trash then.... I used to live right by you and burned out the front tire on my Ducati after 3500 hahahahahaha
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  19. BMWBOB51

    BMWBOB51 Going slower, but bench race faster :)

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    I wonder how folks get all these incredible mileage figures! They must all go 55 in a straight line. I can't get more than 40 mpg either and I see milage figures that make me wonder too!
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  20. OTR/L

    OTR/L Been here awhile

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    I agree

    I average 38.6 mpg consistently and the absolute max I have gotten out of a rear tire is 5,300 miles.


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