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kenfrazier

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Heidenau rear tire on my 690
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:23:40 am »
In my quest for the best 50/50 dual sport tires for my 2016 690 enduro, I decided to try a brand suggested by a 690 rider friend of mine, Ron in Illinois. I was tired of the OEM Pirellis that gave me the creeps at speed on pavement, especially in corners. The rear wore out quickly and didn't impress me in sand when riding at Green River Utah. So I slapped on a set of Heidenaus and presto. Traction and stability on dirt/gravel and sticky on asphalt too. I haven't tried them in deep sand yet. I did balance them and they feel great at 70 mph. Plus they don't hum like the Pirellis. They are stiff and I set them by the heater vent for a few days before the instal in December. Take a look and give them a shot.

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Re: Heidenau rear tire on my 690
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 10:59:50 pm »
I put a set of these on my 640 when we went up Inuvik a couple of years ago and was not impressed with the longevity. They performed well on the pavement as well as the gravel however after 8200 kms on the trip the rear was just about finished. I will be trying the Mitas E-07 on my new 690 and see what kind of mileage I get.

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Re: Heidenau rear tire on my 690
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 09:34:39 am »
That's about 5100 miles which isn't bad for an offroad bike. My OEM Pirellis made it about 3000 miles and were toast. The front wore very strangely with angles showing on each knob. There's lots of tires out there with different tread patterns and compounds. The search goes on.