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

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

  1. Brokebrute

    Brokebrute Been here awhile

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    They handle long trips fine, from my experience. They are the go to tire of many riders on here for long trips with off road involved, from reading on here.
  2. Sjones423

    Sjones423 Been here awhile

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    Have you/anyone ever tried karoo 3's? They seem to rate similarly well.
  3. HermanTM

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    In the beginning the K3 seems to be a very good tire. Good traction on dry and wet road. Very good on gravel or sand, even in mud. Offroad I would say: near nobby quality.
    But after about 5000km it changed. On slightly wet (or even humid) road the traction gets radically lost. Every curve became a risk. Or fun if you like drifting .
    Replaced after 6000km.

    Maybe the perfect tire for 20/80 on/off-road....
    Mauser556 and Nickhob like this.
  4. Sugnar

    Sugnar n00b

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    Anyone else got experience with Mitas E07 "half worn" getting very slippery in wet conditions. And even more when riding with some luggage/panniers?
  5. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    yup
  6. Chief Orman

    Chief Orman Been here awhile

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    Anyone using the new Avon Trekrider tires?

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  7. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Nope!

    They do square off a bit which changes the way they turn in, but I have never had a problem with them getting slippery.......
  8. Knoxie

    Knoxie Been here awhile

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  9. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    [​IMG]

    That is one sexy tire...
  10. Knoxie

    Knoxie Been here awhile

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    I KNOW! I saw it and instantly wanted to try it out...
  11. good dog

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  12. Knoxie

    Knoxie Been here awhile

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    Yeah, saw that was hoping for some actual GS rider feedback.
  13. good dog

    good dog Been here awhile

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    I think it's safe to say that tire life expendency would be greatly increased over the v-twin, they tend to use up tires faster than anyone. Some other models in here but Katoom riders seem to be ahead of the game on this tire. https://xladv.com/topic/413-motoz-tires/

    Only one distributor for me so far in Canada and I don't like their exchange rates so it's cross border shopping for me in the next few months.
  14. Knoxie

    Knoxie Been here awhile

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    Damn.. I didn't know about their "GPS" tire. That looks intersting too....
  15. GF-kam

    GF-kam Long timer

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    Hi atgreg,

    I know this post was a while ago. I recently purchased a used 2010 F800GS that came with Conti TKC80. Love how they grip pavement, but rear tread life if poor. Seem like nicer ride than my Mitas E07 on my F650GS Twin. How do the knobby Mitas E09 compare to E07 and Conti TKC80?

    Kam
  16. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me? Supporter

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    Try tkc-70 on the rear of your 800gs.
  17. tipler

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    I tried the TKC 80s. THey are great but the rears wear out very fast. I tried the Heidenau on the rear and it wears like railway iron but the grip is lacking in the wet and offroad.

    I got one of these recently and so far I'm quite happy. Snow, sand, mud, tarmac, all good! Curious to see how it'll wear. It is paired with a TKC 80 which seems to last forever on the front.

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  18. GF-kam

    GF-kam Long timer

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    Earlier reply by JustBob mentioned TKC 70. Don't think treads aggressive enough for what I am looking for.

    Hey Tipler, I see many other putting TKC 80 up front, and something with tread life in rear. I am considering the same. At the going rate my TKC 80 (rear) will wear out by 3K to 4K. Not convenient and economical for my region ( Virginia ). 80% of roads are paved. I have tried Mitas E07 in past. I get tremendous tread life out of them. I tried them on my F650GS Twin. I can get 12K to 14K on Mitas EO7 on rear.

    Tipler what is that tire you have on rear? I am not sure I see brand in photos. The tread looks hefty?

    Kam
  19. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me? Supporter

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    Kam for years my tires were TKC-80 front and rear. So trying to get better wear from the rear I've tried the TKC70 rear on both an R12GSW and this F800GS. Pavement is as good as the TKC80 in performance with better wear. Off road (mostly forest service types of gravel) they are 90% of the -80's.
    I've tried the other makes mentioned here and really like the Mefo Superexplorer rear on my KTM690er. Still have the TKC-80 on that front though. All of my riding is dual sport, nothing technical.
    FWIW.
  20. GF-kam

    GF-kam Long timer

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    Hi JustBob,

    I see. I'll have to read up on the Mefo Super Explorer. Thanks.

    Kam