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Which tyres for my GSA LC

Discussion in 'BMW' started by DaveS, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    So I've clocked up 8.5K miles and the Anakee 3 front is getting to the end of its life. The rear is on its second and heading that way as well.
    So I'm thinking TKC80's but as its winter coming up may be something with little more grip!
    What are the TKC70's like?

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Avon Trailriders

    Me, Rob and Andy are all running them and are very impressed with their performance
     
  3. Climbingnut

    Climbingnut New Member

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    I've had the TKC70 fitted for a month or so now. I'm fairly new to riding and the bike had some suspension issues fixed at the same time so I'm still getting to grips with the handling changes, but so far impressed with the grip, especially in the wet. Much more confidence inspiring than the last tyre.
    Longevity is supposed to be good with these as well, but only time will tell.


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  4. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Thanks. I may well given them a try to see what they're like.
    What bike are you riding?
     
  5. Climbingnut

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    I have them on my XRV750 Africa Twin.


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  6. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    I tried TKC70s on my 2011 GSA. I didn't like them much although they were a significant improvement on the worn out Heidenau K60 Scouts I took off. I got just over 7000 miles from the set with the front as worn out as the rear but while the front had held its shape the rear had squared off in the centre a lot (like I had ridden it way over inflated - but I hadn't). As they wore out with that pattern the handling was well nasty with a bit of a weave developing on long sweeping bends. I also felt that the tyres were just that vague and never had huge amount of confidence in them dry or wet although they only ever let go if I did something stupid on greasy roads.

    I am on Avon trail riders now - about 700 miles worth and they are loads better, but then new tyres always are. Time will tell but I wouldn't put TKC70s back on.

    If you want a chunky looking tyre that is OK and lasts ages then the K60 is worth considering. Certainly not the best road tyre or the best off road tyre but a good compromise that as long as you don't press on too hard in the wet are just fine. Bets thing is they last really really well.
     
  7. DaveS

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    Ok. Good feedback. How do you rate tkc80's on the GSA?
     
  8. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    I have never tried TKC80s on the GSA. I reckon they would last less than 2000 miles though.
     
  9. DaveS

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    Yes probably. Especially with my right hand. :motorcycle:
     
  10. DaveS

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    Any thoughts @OhJ ?
     
  11. OhJ

    OhJ Active Member

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    Off road i use the karrooo3's very good, they do about 5000 on the rear I 'am currently running metzeler tourances they have done 4000 so far with loads kefts[​IMG]


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  12. OhJ

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    The Karroo3's i found very good on road a bit noisy on long drags. Not as hard as heidi's. i will be buying my third rear for next years taffy dakar. [​IMG]


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  13. Barftone

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    I,ve just gone for a TKC80 front and K60 rear combo and will start commuting on them as well as other stuff. Will report back in time. TKC80 rear normally last about 3k on the africa.
     

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