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brian68

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heidenau k60
« on: September 06, 2015, 03:14:32 pm »
Well needed some new rubber. I ride on road 80% , but am not ready to give up all off road capability. I was debating between the k60 and k60 scout. the k60 looks like it will be a little better off road, i was actually leaning towards the scout. found a deal front and rear k60's on ebay 249. free shipping. could not beat the price. My stock tires were shot after 800 miles , not that i mind running them with low tread but the front end was suffering from head shake.
  So hopefully these will last a while. I will post some pict's latter.

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Re: heidenau k60
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 09:57:13 am »
Yup, my K60s should be here any day now . I got em off eBay as well. Paid $275 for a pair. Got the 150 rear. I'm sure they're gonna be a bear to mount, but they should be worth it. I too ride mostly street, but I'm looking to more off-roading on my future trips to the Appalachians  :P
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Re: heidenau k60
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2015, 09:21:43 pm »

So I finally got my Heidenau K60s on the ol' Pig.

The rear is a 140. I originally had a 150 on the rear but I damaged it during installation. These were the toughest damn tires I've ever had to put on. I actually ended up breaking a band in the bead of the 150. I tried to make it work, but it ended up causing the tire to be permanently out of balance. So that was about $180 down the drain  :P
Live and learn I guess  :'(

This is a comparison of the old vs. new. My old set were Perelli MT90 Scorpions. They were 70/30 rated. Really solid street tires, but not much in the way of offroad. This pic shows both of them as 150 rears.

The front was WAY easier to put on compared to the rear. I am very confident with the Heidenau tires on asphalt so far.




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Re: heidenau k60
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 01:58:27 pm »
How have the K60's been working for you guys?

With my previous KLX650C, I would burn through tires like the MT21's and a similar Dunlop. Then, I preferred to have a good edge for off-roading. Still my preference. So, I've done some cost comparisons the show multiple purchases.


   Scout K60   MT21
Each    $156     $98
2    $312     $196
3    $468     $294
4    $624     $392


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Re: heidenau k60
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 03:09:17 pm »
i have 2000 miles on mine , rear is wore off in the middle and needs replaced, but still good on the hyway. the front is good for another rear. but as much as i like the rear off road and on. the front is better suited for onroad .  would like to find a better front, but maybe im expecting to much. 
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