The 800GS tire thread (oh, no you di-'nt!)

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by PackMule, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    Don't do it, they can't handle the horsepower. :deal Just had one taken off the rear that I only put on about 2k ago; several of the knobs had ripped completely off:eek1 , and many more were about to. I haven't ridden any hard, rocky areas since I put them on.
  2. RobStar

    RobStar Still On Training Wheels

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    I can't seem to find an answer / thread as to whether Mefo makes their Dual Sport tire in a version that will fit the rear of my F8.

    Thanks!

    RobStar
  3. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Only in a 130 for the 17 inch rear!

    http://www.mefotyres.com/Mefomenue_uk.htm
  4. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    FWIW 10,889miles on the last Rear Tourance 150/70R17.

    All on-road miles. 42PSI.

    Replaced with another Tourance. I will run 38PSI and compare effects.
  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  6. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Kee-ryst you're putting some miles down! :ricky
  7. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    The Battlewings were on my bike for the first 11000kms. They could have lasted another 2 or 3 thousand but I switched them out for TKCs as Logging Road season is upon us. The Battlewings were rock steady on the highway at all kinds of speeds but I am finding the TKCs are giving me a real loose front end at anything above 80kph. They are an absolute confidence restorer on dirt after the Battlewings but last weekends' 750km trip on the highway roads has got me noticing a good 1/4 inch of wear off the back already. I've got a feeling they are not going to last me the summer. I will live with the loose front end for now but will be looking for a comprimise in the fall. The Mefros have been pointed out to me as a good replacement for my needs. Any thoughts there?
  8. Teflon2

    Teflon2 Adventurer

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    I've got about 1500 miles on the TCK's on my 800gs. The rear has 2mm left til it's at the wear bar. At this rate Im thinking I'll have 2000-2200 miles or so til it's shot. :eek1
    My riding has been about 75% asphalt. I've been told that they wear very fast at first then wear slows down. ?
    Love the tires. They hook up off road and stick well in the twisties.
    Anyone else getting the same wear?
  9. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Yup. Lovin every mile of it. :D

    And if Metzler made the ME880 in the right size, I'd throw one of those on there.

    I'm considering the TKC80 for my trip up to Alaska next year, but, I am a big fan of Tourances and not much of an off-roader (aside from the occasional beach or fire road). So I'm still debating that. I ride strasse way too much to run those soft compounds regularly.

    My M.O. may change in the near future, but to date my gig is long distance scooting.
  10. LILGS

    LILGS Been here awhile

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    What a ripper of a tyre, i like em!
  11. Harry Swan

    Harry Swan One more time

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    Is this a new 'nob' pattern on a 21" TKC80? Just wondering....
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  12. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Difference between 19" and 21" I think.
  13. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Was talking to a fellow inmate at a GPS event a few years back and he said he loved the TKC in a 19 but thought it sucked in a 21". Had a TKC on my KLR as a front and it was my least favourite front ever.


  14. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Hmmm. I had a 19" and thought it sucked (offroad), but I was betting the smaller knobs/tighter spacing would be better in the 21". Never got around to setting up a 21" rim for the old bike though so I never got to try out both...
  15. GON

    GON Adventurer

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    I just put on the Heidenau K60 (150/70 - 17 rear) and they work really well on the road, I haven´t tried them off road but I´ve heard they work as well as Karoo or Tkc. I´ve been using Karoo for the last 7000kms and they are ok off road but can "only" do 140km/h before they make the handling almost imposible, and they only lasted me around 3000kms rear and 7000 front...
    Now, with the Heidenau, I can do 200km/h and the wheel doesn´t shake, they are supposed to last much more... and they are cheap!
  16. freeze365

    freeze365 n00b

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    for the Karoo (T), does it seem like normal wear if the tire is at 50% wear after 1,000k on the highway combined with 200k of sliding and rear wheel spinning gravel road ripping?

    The pavement was pretty hot, and I was loaded up for the pavement part with about 150lbs of gear.

    Front tire doesn't look too worn.. just the rear.
  17. Mr B

    Mr B Been here awhile

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    I have been using karoo's since about 100 miles on the bike, it seemed to me that the first half of the tire went way fast, but now they seemed to have calmed down, I am at about 2600 miles to date. I will say that it took a bit of time for the bike to stop wondering, right after I installed the Karoo's, but once they broke in everything is fine, I usually keep it at about 70=75 highway and whatever the dirt will allow other places..:D
  18. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    Anyone been running Heidenaus on the F8 for a while that can give a review?
  19. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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  20. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    I've got a little more than 5,000 miles on mine. You can read my impressions here. And there's lots of info and links in Heidenau threadfest.

    David