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Old 07-21-2011, 03:14 PM
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Just did about 6k on a set. My first dirt-oriented tire (previous was Anakee 2).

Holy crap, they squirm a LOT on pavement irregularities, metal bridges, tar snakes, everything. I found them downright scary on wet pavement, but it might be my inexperience. Hit a painted stretch even when you don't think you're steering, and you get a wiggle. It wasn't confidence inspiring, though for all i know it might just be a wiggle and not an indication of greater slip.

On dirt and gravel I was able to accelerate damn hard, but I don't have the dirt experience to corner hard on the loose stuff. I'm too afraid of the slip to really give it much stick, so I didn't really go any faster on loose stuff than my buddy on street tires. But it was definitely more confidence inspiring knowing I'd be able to STOP right now if I wanted to.

Yeah, they howl like hell on pavement. Earplugs are a necessity.

No real comment on tire pressures except the max listed is 36psi. I was running 36f 38r until I lowered to 35f 36r. It felt squirmy still at a lower pressure, but a different kind of squirm. I wonder if a lower pressure would result in more stable handling because you aren't jumping from treadblock to treadblock, you have more rubber on the road.

Also the 130 size rear has no center stripe (the 140 was recommended for my bike, which DOES have the stripe). The 130 with no stripe wore out about twice as fast as my 140 did. So go 140 or higher.
I thought the 150 was standard rear? I'm assuming you put them on a 2007 Wee.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:51 PM
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Thanks for the post. Please follow up with tread life report.
All I can say is WANT!
I have about 1500km on them now and as near as can be measured I have lost just less than a 1/16". That included a 250km run down the slab with two Harley friends So leaving a 1/16" on the tires when I consider them finished, and starting with 8/16", I would have 7X1500km= 10,500km. I can live with that. I have lowered my pressures to 34f 34r, to check that out. I don't get much of a howl from mine, but my helmet is quiet and my ears are old.
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I thought the 150 was standard rear? I'm assuming you put them on a 2007 Wee.
Yup. Dan at adventure cycleworks in fairbanks recommended going from 150 to 140 on the Wee, and from 140 to 130 on the F650GS. Turned out to be a mistake on the BMW, because the 130's lack of a center block meant it wore REALLY fast. Buddy replaced them at 4k while mine still have plenty of life at 6k.
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Yup. Dan at adventure cycleworks in fairbanks recommended going from 150 to 140 on the Wee, and from 140 to 130 on the F650GS. Turned out to be a mistake on the BMW, because the 130's lack of a center block meant it wore REALLY fast. Buddy replaced them at 4k while mine still have plenty of life at 6k.

I'm hoping to get 10k
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Trans Labrador done and over with. Pressure run on there was 30psi rear tire and 26 on the front. I don't have a measurement but I did 7500km on the tires, most on ash-fault. The rear is showing more ware then I was hoping for, but still on its way to giving me over 10,000km. I would say just over 1/2 the tread on rear is gone. But note bike was heavily loaded up of curse.

As for grip the rear even in hard pack covered in a inch of sand and then toped with gravel (scray crap which gave me 2 tank slappers I managed to power out of) it bit in and moved me. Just give the bike gas and it moved, the rear even with the center core people complain about on adv, the tire just bit in and moved my beast.

the front was a great tire as well but if I did that run again I would like a little more aggressive on the front like a tkc80. but in the end I would say the tires are great so far.
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Picked up a staple or something in the OEM after 6100 miles and Ride On and a plug wouldn't hold. It was down in the groove of the tread. Ordered the K60 since I plan on a Utah trip this coming summer and wanted to try it out. Guess I should have gone with a more 90/10 tire, but figured I would give a 50/50 a try. Ordered the K60 for the rear from BikeBandit and will see what to mount on the front. Tire came in the day after I left for Africa, so I will get it mounted when I get back.

Look forward to trying it. Should have read the posts here about the shimmy and noise first I guess, because my riding is more 80/20 than 50/50 highway/dirt but everything I read about the tire says that you can expect 10k or so....heck that is all I EVER get out of a rear (better than usual actually) so I will see how it works. Also wanted to try it because I would love to go back to the canyonlands in Utah and try the Moki Dugway and maybe Shafer Trail if I can this summer.

Maybe should have gone with a K76 or something since I am more on slab than dirt. So after some miles, what do you folks think about the K60 on superslab and stuff.

I liked a lot of the reviews on the K60 and ordered it after watching the tire comparison video on Revzilla. So, what are the long mileage riders thinking about the K60 now? Thanks for the review so far.......
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Also wanted to try it because I would love to go back to the canyonlands in Utah and try the Moki Dugway and maybe Shafer Trail if I can this summer.
Those can be done with stock tires assuming the ground is dry.
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I installed K60s front and rear after nearly 11,000 miles on the original tires. My first impression is that the Heidenaus were much squirmier on the pavement but I got used to them after a few hundred miles. (Dry pavement, above freezing temps).

I tested them a bit (25psi front/rear) in off road conditions (steep hills, grass, dirt) and am pretty impressed. Even with the center strip on the rear (150 width), they powered up a pretty long and steep grassy hill, spinning but still providing traction.

I got them for a planned trip to Big Bend National Park in TX this summer, will see how they perform there.
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