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post #1 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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New 50/50 tire Que

Has anyone tried the Heidenau k60 Scout tire yet?
I've been checking them out on ADVRider.com & considering them as a replacement for the IRC GP-1's, maybe!
Impressions, review,etc?
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried the Heidenau k60 Scout tire yet?
I've been checking them out on ADVRider.com & considering them as a replacement for the IRC GP-1's, maybe!
Impressions, review,etc?
Thks!
Got what I needed at: klrworld.com in the tire specific threads
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 07:55 PM
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I haven't used one but I've seen them. They look good.

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-24-2012, 10:01 PM
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I installed a set on a f800gs today. They look good, feel good. They are reinforced like crazy and stiff as hell. I'm not sure how they would fare off road. The tread has nice deep grooves but it's so stiff I don't think even airing down would allow enough give to let it grip. But I don't know. If anything I'm sure it will get some nice long life.


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post #5 of 9 Old 02-09-2012, 09:55 AM
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But I don't know. If anything I'm sure it will get some nice long life.
I've looked at them, and my question is how grippy they're going to be on the road, and even more so, in the wet??

I've got a set of Michelin T63's waiting to be installed as soon as my Kenda 761's are toast, which will require actually getting the bike out of the garage. As soon as the roads around here aren't white with salt, I'll do my best..

Looking forward to reviews on the new Heid's..
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-09-2012, 02:53 PM
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The guys over at Adventure Designs really like em and they only sell what they use for they're adventures.
Might be my next tire purchase, although you cant go wrong with an Avon Gripster.



Heidenau K60 Scout Dual Sport Enduro REAR Tire for Large Bikes

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-14-2017, 03:34 AM
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brining back a very old thread...but I see now that tons of people love the k60s. The problem I see is that the ones that fit our bikes 130/80 - 17 and 90/90 21 seem to both be only tubless options. I know you can run a tube in a tubless but it seems you get the worst of both worlds in that its a hard bead to break/reset and you still probably have to deal with a tube change if you get a flat. I've read posts on the forum that folks have to have special compressors...

How are people managing this on the road?
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-14-2017, 01:23 PM
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Try this thread,
http://www.klrforum.com/how-tos-tech...-part-1-a.html

Then this thread,
http://www.klrforum.com/1987-2007-wr...re-update.html

I'm sure there are others.

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-14-2017, 01:30 PM
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Then look at these tire tools,
https://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle...egory/beadpro/

https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0051

https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0471

https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0388

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