Thanks for the post. Please follow up with tread life report.
All I can say is WANT!
All I can say is WANT!
Cool, thanks man. Looking for a good 50/50 tire for next yearsakebato; I will try to post back about every 1-2000km. depending on how they wear. More wear = more posts. At present I run about 50km. at 100km/hr., to the area I am exploring. It is all gravel and I go in there for photography, fishing, exploration and last but not least, the ride. I do about 50km. on the gravel, at speeds up to 80km./hr. but averaging 50-60. I do a small amount of off road double and single track on sandy rocky areas, but not enough to affect the wear.
I would run the recommended 36/41. The tire is so into gravel, that I would only deflate them for very deep loose gravel.I just picked up a set of the k60 scouts. they have a nice stripe down the middle of the rear tire for highway use and such. Some have complained that this is a bad thing but hey its not a dirt bike tire. Now my understanding was that these where a 40-35% offload not a 50% offroad tire.
Picked them up for the TLH trip starting next friday. They wil be on the bike tomorrow so am looking forward to some fun.
but I do have one thought, what pressure on the TLH should I run these at.
Looks like I am 1 week ahead of you, I finish highway on the 22nd if things go as planed. I have 5 days to do the highway which should be easy enough.I also just (tonight) put a set on my Vee for the Trans-Labrador Hwy trip, leaving July 22nd. I've been looking forward to the trip for months. I was going to run TKC's but the folks at A Vicious Cycle pointed out you get the center strip and the sides have about the same ratio of block to groove.
The 130 has no centre strip, the 140 seems to be half filled in, and the 150 series has a solid strip (roughly 2cm wide).
Who knows we may run into each other on road. Have a great trip, look forward to comparing notes.
I thought the 150 was standard rear? I'm assuming you put them on a 2007 Wee.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 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:headbang: 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.Thanks for the post. Please follow up with tread life report.
All I can say is WANT!
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 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.