Tourance Next tires

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Hicks, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    honestly.. when I did pick-up the LC, I was genuinely frightened from the tires I got with the bike.

    Used to the Classic Tourances 21/90/90 front + standard back, as is on 800GS, the new Tourances looked as an even more softened version of the EXP's.

    After 2000km or so... have to say -- I'm surprised, in a POSITIVE manner.

    Tried to break them loose from the asphalt in my favourite twisties, as I do almost every day en route to work... with only partial success. Pushed them to the edge, even the front... almost rock solid on the road, only the slight vibrations. Next time I'll be harder...

    BUT.. so far so good...
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  2. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    I hope they last as long as the standard Tourances. The couple sets of EXPs I have bought haven't lasted long.
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  3. maximo de la maximus

    maximo de la maximus Abracadabra Holmes

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    agree. These things stick well and more importantly predictably.

    Hope. These things last as long as the tourances but doubt they will. Probably more a result of the power and delivery but (warmed up) never felt like I lost much with the tourances>

    Know. These things aren't going to deliver on gravel/dirt like tourances. Even if they do scientifically... the confidence isn't there which counts. The six inches between my ears makes a difference.

    Don't know. What other tire might be available to put in the mix.
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  4. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    looks like that... and at least the front one gives a clear warning when nearing the limit of adhesion.

    Today I made a nice drift on the stone block paving while cornering... maybe I'll really buy another pair.
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  5. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    I've got 800+ mi. on mine so far and like their handling in the twisties. Longevity? Time will tell. Stay tuned...
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  6. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    I have ~3000 kms... it will give another ~7-10 000km with my riding style I think.
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  7. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    yesterday I had potentially serious incident en route to home, just after midnight.

    Storms with torrential rain washed the soil (probably including clay) off the fields and a close construction site, to the road.

    Although I slowed down considerably, anticipating trouble, both front & back wheels slipped AS HELL... I ended in the opposite lane. Twice.

    Surprisingly and with great luck, I did not lay down the bike, although my ankle and wrists got a lesson, as I had to compensate with legs.

    Honestly... after so much kilometres with Tourance classics on 800GS... I CANT REMEMBER SIMILAR BEHAVIOUR OVER A DIRTY ROAD with previous bike/tires combination.

    I will check the road tomorrow on the way to work and take photos.

    Maybe the Tourance Nexts are maybe too slicky for my, strictly city + onroad, use.
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  8. Bionicflite

    Bionicflite Adventurer

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    When you see the whole Rawhyde camp swap over to Heideanu's that might give you a hint.For offroad we all go to 26lbs and just ride.

    For you posers that think they cant do the street duty...former Canadian Superbike and 600cc Champ Steve Dick rides circles around guys with KTM RC8's and s1000rr's,,,,Tourance just cant channel water and if you use them offroad,,,,good luck!
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  9. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    Everyone I've talked to who installed Heideanu tires has complained that they are not good for on-pavement riding at speed (they like to slide). That's a killer for me. I think if you're off-road more than on they could be a good choice keeping in mind their limitations.
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  10. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Please post about how long your oem GS tires last when you get to the point of replacing them. Thanks.
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  11. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Any other Tourance Next users care to comment on how long they wear and/or how well you like them? I have had several pairs of the regular Tourances on my 2005 GS and like them very much, but like to keep an open mind for improvement.
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  12. IB1

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    I am quite pleased with the way mine performed in germany last weekend. In the wet on the twisties. Some other bikes had some tractionproblems and I was absolutely fine and still felt as if they had some more reserves (driving in group).
    between 6000 and 7000 km now (I'll only know once the button for my computer is fixed to i can see the odometer.
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  13. Versys_User

    Versys_User Yearroundrider

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    Staying tuned....
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  14. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    I've used regular tourances for years on my 12 gs's. New moto came with the new ones. 6k miles so far and they seem to be wearing about the same. If they last till I return to the east coast from kali I'll be happy.:D
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  15. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    New set of NEW's on my 05 GS and so far i'm pleased with all 10 miles :D
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  16. mattjw916

    mattjw916 never wears lip balm

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    I'm at 9800ish miles on the stock Tourance EXPs... front is fine, rear is about ready for a replacement, center section is almost at the service limit from road trips

    my bike is quite a bit lighter than stock though and I don't keep it loaded down with luggage and gear all the time, that probably helped stretch their life a bit

    going with the pilot road 3s next time
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  17. Versys_User

    Versys_User Yearroundrider

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  18. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    Guys this threat is about Tourance Next tires which only come on the new watercooled GS.
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  19. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Tourance next
    5500 kms on my rear when it needed replacing @ 39 PSI
    I'll run the current set at a slightly higher pressure 42 PSI and see if I get more out of this set.
    3000 KMS were 2 up with top box for luggage no panniers.
    The front is showing very little wear.
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  20. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    The tourance tires on my '12 are different than the normal and exp's so I assume they are next unless there are now 4 different tourance tires.
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