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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by markymcd, Mar 17, 2009.
Ok. so we have some fans but has anyone in North America bought this tire??????
If so from where??
In the spanish forum of f800gs quite a few people has been using them, but so far not time or not km. enough to check the life expectancy...
The people seem to be quite happy with them, after having used before tkc80, battlewins and mitas.
"We are proud to announce that we will be receiving our first shipment of motorcycle tires on February 23rd."
these tires are brand new to the us market
so contact the distrubutor and ask.
let us know what you were told!
my guess we'll need to wait a few more months.
I talked to the distributer last week, he said the tire (K60) was delayed do to some production problem. He said it's coming this summer and it will be a great tire. I sure hope so. PS. the guy was very help full and said he's had tons of interest in this tire. bete..
Thanks for the update.
I hope this won't be a case of where the distributor can't keep up with demand once they are here or it takes a long time to order and receive them. I too would love to have a set of these to try out. I am sick of outrageous prices for tires that wear out quickly.
honda northwest in crystal lake il is now a heidenau dealer! same deal, can't get em till summer.
update on the mefo super explorer in 110-19 & 150-17 sizes.
this is from twisted throttle.
mefo is working on on those sizes. no time estimate, but looks to be yet another tire option.
Is it just me or are these tires freaking expensive? and for a T rating.
150/70 B 17 M/C 69T - $167.00
110/80 B 19 M/C 59T - $134.20
And I thought Anakees were expensive.
I ran these on my 1150, They come in tubed and tubeless though 140 is as wide as they go.... Or did go.. Tread depth for the rear was 13mm when new.. 4000 miles later that was down to about 7mm.. Great tyres!
it's just you
those are the msrp prices which nobody actually charges.
look up the anakee msrp charges.
i love the IRC GP1 for this type of use.
unfortunately, I don't see a 19 in that tire.
if I'm wrong, somebody help me out here....
TKC I find to be lumpy. i'm pretty sure it knocks a mile or two off MPG.
Maxxis [forgot the model] similar in multi-duty to the GP1, but shrieks on smooth slab
Okay, bit the bullet for now and put on the TKCs. Holy CRAP! I love them.
Went on a dual sport group ride on the weekend with about 110 bikes or so. About 60km of mostly logging roads with a few km of more technical stuff. Loved the tires and am finding out things I need to tweak on the F650gs twin to make it a bit more capable. Although I was able to get up to 50mph on some of the straight sections. I tell ya the deep potholes at that speed make you want to have better suspension. But the tires were amazing and I barely notice a difference on the road from the battlewing tires. Will always have these on as long as they don't wear out too quick (high PSI on the road will help).
damn these tires not being available till summer now really puts a kink in my trip. Was hoping to try these out these tires on it.
That's just typical tiger handling off pavement.
I seen the IRC ones a while back, but no 19" size. And they are tube type, which i could live with.
Any word on when these might be available in the US??.
Actually, high PSI will cause increased wear on the center of the tread. Inturn causing uneven wear. The longest life I've seen out of the TKC-80's was on a KLR650 at a lower pressure, as in 20 in front and 25 in rear. This caused more of the tread to make contact with the pavement, therefore providing a more even wear. A friend of mine was able to pull 6000-7000 miles out of the rear TKC-80 with a lower pressure like 25 PSI. The front went the distance of two rears.