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Thread: Decided to try Heidenau K76's

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    Decided to try Heidenau K76's

    Put these on my F650GS yesterday. I was not so thrilled with the mileage I was getting on the rear with the Tourance and these Heidenau's are getting good reviews. Did not have time to go on a good ride to scrub them, but on the short ride home from the shop they did feel really kinda buzzy, definitely not as smooth a ride. Anyhoo, time will tell. Wonder if anyone else here has passed judgement on these.

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    Norm

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    advrider has a pretty extensive tire thread in their F bikes sub-forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelseaboy View Post
    Put these on my F650GS yesterday. I was not so thrilled with the mileage I was getting on the rear with the Tourance and these Heidenau's are getting good reviews. Did not have time to go on a good ride to scrub them, but on the short ride home from the shop they did feel really kinda buzzy, definitely not as smooth a ride. Anyhoo, time will tell. Wonder if anyone else here has passed judgement on these.

    Cheers

    Norm
    I like them a lot. Good all around tire for street and offroad. After 500 miles the buzzing will disappear. Either you get used to it or the tire smooths out. Stock "battle axe" tires are horrible off road. Too smooth.

    Jack
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    Cool

    I put Heidenau K60's on my 2012 F650GS yesterday. My first impression: Slow speed driving and turning a little noisy and bumpy, but not bad. At 35mph they smooth out and ride quite well. I will note later how they work off road.

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    I have the K60s on my F800GS. They were buzzy at less than 35 mph for the first 2,000 miles. The low speed vibration then went away for the next 9,000 miles. Decent pavement and non-pavement traction, they are an excellent compromise. Some funny handling the last few miles, but I was used to it so it was not a problem. I took them off because of a long trip, but they could have gone another 1,000. For long adventure trips they cannot be beat, and the cost per mile is very low. I will be very interested in how many miles you get off the K76 model. If it is comparable to the K60s, I will gladly try them.
    Andre Boening
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    Cool Through the Gorge...

    I took a trip last weekend to Asheville, NC. Light to heavy rain, and interstate speeds. No issues, and vibrations became less noticeable as I rode. Approximately 450 miles and no complaints so far.

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