View Poll Results: Have you ever mounted knobbies on your GS?

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  • Yes all the time, have two sets of wheels too

    11 22.92%
  • Once in a while

    20 41.67%
  • Only the set it came with

    2 4.17%
  • Never

    15 31.25%
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    Ritalin Poster Boy rob nye's Avatar
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    Knobbies

    So...

    How many of you have never tried out a pair of TKC's on your GS?

    If not why?

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    Cam Killer marchyman's Avatar
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    A pair? Nope. Until this last tire change I was using a TKC-80 front and a Trail Attack rear. Before the Trail Attack rear was a Tourance rear. Kind of the best of both worlds. Reasonable mileage and good enough handling on the road and extra confidence on the trail.

    Currently have the K60 front and rear. Next front will be another TKC-80.

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    I swap back and forth seasonally with my tire changer -- TKCs on now and will stay until the snow is gone and the mud dries up -- so I guess once in a while was the best choice out of the options given.
    '07 R1200GS for solo rides
    '10 R1200GSA with Hannigan dual sport sidecar for rides with Barley

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    TkC -

    These rock for tough roads and are OK on the highway - tread life is the compromise. I wore out the rear tire in ten days - but I was on the Campbell, Dempster and Dalton.


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    Ritalin Poster Boy rob nye's Avatar
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    How many miles did you do on the rough roads?

    :edit

    Sweet photo.

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    i am a two-sets of wheels kinda guy, on the R80G/S and HP2e.

    for the oilhead, i do what marchyman does, a TKC80 front with Tourance rear. this works remarkably well. however, i typically only do this when planning a long tour with some off-pavement mixed in. otherwise two Tourances.

    this summer the front TKC80 went the entire 8,200 mile distance... but it was hammered by the end.

    ian
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    Miles

    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    How many miles did you do on the rough roads?

    :edit

    Sweet photo.
    We did 'roughly' - 2500 miles on dirt, mud, gravel, ice, snow and potholes large enough to swallow a KIA. Loved it.



    Pic taken on the Dalton.

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