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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Thread: Knobbies

  1. #16
    Registered User Woodbutcher's Avatar
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    There wasn't an option for "Not Yet". Mine GSA is new and I'm wearing out the Trail Attacks that are on there first before I go and try TKC's. I'm just to cheap to pull off good tires.

    But I will at least try one set of the TKC's
    Rusty
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    My 1200 GSA has TKCs and my 1150 GSA has Tourances. I will switch next time. The TKCs wear fast but really help in loose dry stuff. Only digs the hole deeper and faster in mud.
    O8 R1200GS Adventure,R1150GS, 09 R1200 RT(GONE) 04R1150GSA....come to the RTB RALLY!

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    I finally found a local guy that will mount tires he didn't sell.

    I'd rather pay $40 bux twice over the life of a set of Tourances and TKC 80's to go back and forth rather than burn up the TKC's on pavement.

    What I'd really like is a good tire machine in my garage but that's still a few years off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    What I'd really like is a good tire machine in my garage but that's still a few years off.
    Tire change on the GS isn't that bad with a bead breaker, tire irons and a stand.

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    Long story short version. On a trip to and from Alaska on an F650 single I started out with a set of MEFO 99s. Next was a set of TKC 80 knobbies - followed by the same TKC 80 on the front and an Anakee on the rear. I liked the latter combination the best, overall.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    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.
    FABULOUS - I can't wait to do the Dalton also
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    Another F650GS owner that runs knobbies all the time. My front TKC is being replaced with almost 8K on it and some serious off road use.

    I replaced the rear, before a trip, with a Michelin T63. The Michelin's a fantastic tire but very, very loud on pavement. Now at around 3K, it seems to be wearing well.
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    A set of TKC's and a set of Anakee's...that's all. Switch them for rides that are more than 2 days long. Takes 'bout 2 hours for a switch.

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    Yes, to TKC's

    1) on the GSPD, because YOU convinved me to try a set.

    2) On the GSA because i was going to do the Trans-Lab this summer... almost 5k miles on the bike, and not quite worn out!
    Somers, NY

    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    No tire change yet

    For me, either. I have about 4800 miles on my F650GS twin and am thinking about the next set. . . I am pretty sure I won't go with the stock Bridgestone tire.
    Sharon
    '07 R1200RT (my favorite!); '12 Yamaha Super Tenere (El Gordo); '07 Suzuki DR650SE (!);
    '59 R 26 (my first)

  12. #27
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    i ran TKC front and rear on both my 03 F650GS (Dalton) and my 09 F800GS (Trans-Lab). got about 5K miles on them.
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