Tires - Missoula to Inuvik to Top of the World and back

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by gharnden, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    For my trip last summer from CA to AK I went with the K60s F/R. No regrets, very good in gravel, OK in mud and decent on pavement.

    Like you I didn't want to change tires during the trip. I have 8000 miles on the K60s and they will go another 3-4K.

    I'll probably go back to Tourances as my normal riding leans more to street with a little gravel.
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  2. Capt2u

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    I was on this trip and ran the k60's on a 2010 1200 gs. I got no complaints. And still a ton of tread left.
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  3. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    Hey Capt2U, were you there in late August? I saw a guy on a 30yr Ann. bike. The rider must have been tired:snore. I saw him and his bike taking a nap in some soft dirt on the side of the road.:hide
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  4. gharnden

    gharnden Been here awhile

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    Well, to this point, I have settled in on a TKC front, Heidenau K60 rear.
    Will I be happy with the TKC front on payment of 4-5,000 miles remembering that I wanted something good on the Dempster, Top of the World Highway, and other construction areas? I realize I cannot have the best of both. I just want what will work for both, especially if I get in wet/muddy conditions off-road. The reason I am thinking of going with the TKC front is that it is quieter than a Heidenau K60 front and just seems to be a better handling tire based on others opinions.
    Thanks again for all your advice and input and please continue to give me your thoughts.
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  5. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    Bring an extra set of tires and change them when you're up there and need knobbies?
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