New service shop in Fairbanks

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by AKtracks, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. JNG6

    JNG6 Adventurer

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    I picked up a set of K60's from these guys last spring for my GS. I rode all over AK then back to Colorado, put a ton of miles on them during the summer and I still have good tread left. They have squared off a bit but not any worse than the other dual sport tires I have riden. They are a lot better than the Tourances on the dirt and just as good on the pavement.

    I definitely recommend Adventure Cycleworks! They will bend over backwards to solve any problems you run into and love to share their knowledge of the state. :freaky

    FYI - When I got to Fairbanks and switched to the K60's my old tires had enough life left I didn't want to just throw them away. These guys taped them together and gave me a shipping lable. I shipped them home to Colorado snail mail from the North Pole post office for $30. For those planning a trip this worked out to be a great option and Adventure Cycleworks will give you a great price on tires.
  2. Englishmatt

    Englishmatt Been here awhile

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    Hey Dan and Shawn,

    Loved hanging out at your place last year for a couple of days (one before, one after Dalton). I still owe Dan a bottle of Crown Royal....I won't forget it.

    My Heidenau's are still on the bike, 10K miles later. I never run them higher than 34PSI and they are awesome tires.

    Planning another Atlanta, GA to Deadhorse run in 2013 so hope to spend some time with you guys next July.

    Keep up the great work!

    Matt
  3. AKTREADs

    AKTREADs Adventurer

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    Heidenau K60's & K76's in stock.

    There are those that run Heidenau's & those that wish they have!!
  4. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    Are there any deals for ADV'rs? :ear. I'd really like to try one on the rear of my GS....
  5. AKTREADs

    AKTREADs Adventurer

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    Deals for ADVer's-of course,
    I'll pull/mount/balance/reinstall while you watch in 1/2hr for lift ride/time.

    Which rear tire,the Heidenau K60 or K76????
    What front tire do you plan on running on your R1200GS?
  6. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    Looking at just the rear at this time (150/70/17 K60). I've heard the TKC is still a better choice for the front. I'll do the mount/balance myself.
  7. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    Alot of folks are running that combo. The only downside I see to it is having to listen to that TKC howl on pavement/hardpack. On the other side, running a K60 on front, the downside I've found is about a 5mph drop on gravel before that little voice tells you to slow down.
  8. AKTREADs

    AKTREADs Adventurer

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  9. KHuddy

    KHuddy Big Sky Country

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    Gee Dan, you change a few thousand tires and you start to get the hang of things. :D

    I'm still trying to get 1/4 as efficient on my NoMar as you are. Might have to stop by this summer and watch for awhile.
  10. AKTREADs

    AKTREADs Adventurer

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    Kevin,
    It's all in the preparation
    A clean rim/bead seat is key

    Murphy's tire mount soap/lube takes the fight out of those Heidenau's!!
  11. GregsBro

    GregsBro a.k.a. Scott

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    Already have mine on hold with you. I (Scott Blake) can't wait to have them on the bike, mainly because that means I'll be in Alaska.

    Look forward to meeting you guys and trying out those K60's
  12. AKTREADs

    AKTREADs Adventurer

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    GregsBro/Scott,
    Your Heidenau's are warm/awaiting your arrival.

    Ambient this AM in the interior is -22F.

    A couple months it will be green.
  13. AKTREADs

    AKTREADs Adventurer

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    Adventure Cycle WorksLLCis Open for Business

    Skies are clear,Temps in the low 60's(above)Snow is GONE

    A couple mosquito's around!!


    Heidenau's in stock
  14. judgebill

    judgebill Been here awhile

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    Have no idea how these tires work north of the Equator but down here in Uruguay I have a pair on my BMW F800GS and they are fantastic. Two long trips and they feel wonderful. Heidenaus are great tires. Just my opinion. I'll be visiting you guys in July to see the sights. :clap
  15. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    Over 1200 miles on my Heidenau rear and it still looks new. Very good grip on the pavement, I haven't given it much of a try on the dirt yet. Only gripe is they feel pretty slick hitting wet tar snakes, more so than the stock Tourance. No real complaints overall. Longevity looks to be much better than the TKCs.
  16. TheSeeker

    TheSeeker Slingin' Steel

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    We'll look forward to seeing you up here in July... :clap
  17. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    Well 2012 has come and gone, so now it's time to start looking towards 2013. We're now accepting tire reservation orders for the 2013 season. More info is available here.