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Heidenau K60 Scout #585631
02/15/15 12:42 am
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I don't know what many of you would think of this but I guess I'm about to find out ! lol

I have been using Avon tires for my Commando for bloody years but 3000 miles out of a rear just ticks me off , hell some trips I do are longer than that and that means searching for an unobtainable tire along the way .

I thought of converting to an 18 inch rear but didn't really want to .

I also ride an old 88R100GS and have run Heidenau tires on it with great success , 10,000 out of a rear isn't uncommon , so OK lets try them on my Norton , I want to do more touring on it and if I can head up the odd dirt road all well and good .




Fist longish ride today , 100 or so miles just to scrub them in . They feel frigging great , planted and true , no following ruts ,cracks or rain grooves !! I'm really bloody pleased !!

I made sure to include some dirt roads today and I gotta say it was excellent fun to have tires hanging on so well .








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Re: Heidenau K60 Scout [Re: kiwiinusa] #585646
02/15/15 5:47 am
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I use them on my Victor, good off road and road tyre.

Re: Heidenau K60 Scout [Re: kiwiinusa] #585859
02/16/15 12:45 am
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I'm planning on putting the K65s on my Commando. Sick of old style tires, wanna go for modern style. Longer life never hurts either.


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"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Heidenau K60 Scout [Re: ricochetrider] #585865
02/16/15 1:43 am
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Originally Posted By ricochetrider
I'm planning on putting the K65s on my Commando. Sick of old style tires, wanna go for modern style. Longer life never hurts either.



What will you use 90/90 front 100/90 rear ?

I used 100/90 front and 110/80 rear .

Re: Heidenau K60 Scout [Re: kiwiinusa] #586395
02/19/15 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted By kiwiinusa
Originally Posted By ricochetrider
I'm planning on putting the K65s on my Commando. Sick of old style tires, wanna go for modern style. Longer life never hurts either.



What will you use 90/90 front 100/90 rear ?

I used 100/90 front and 110/80 rear .


I have a 19" front and 18" rear. Might go with a bigger rear tire.
100 or 90/90/19 F, 120/90/18 R?
Not certain gotta nail this down.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Heidenau K60 Scout [Re: ricochetrider] #589811
03/12/15 2:31 am
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Best tire I have had on a Norton yet ! Damn they hold a gravel road !!













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