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    2011 R1200GS Tire Spec Question

    I have a 2011 R1200GS and am looking to order some Continental knobbies. I want to ask you more knowledgeable folks if the following are the correct sizes for the tires:
    110/80-19 and 150/70-17.
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    Marked on the tires on your bike....

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    GSA1200 here and since mounting my Hiedenaus 50/50 road/dirt tires , I wont use anything else for forseeable future! The knobs you mention wear away really too quick, but are VERY good offroad tires and do well on street too. The above Hiedenaus do almost as well in dirt and do a TON better on street for miles. My front will go 14000+ easy and my rears are going over 10000m..

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    Not so fast

    Quote Originally Posted by racer7 View Post
    Marked on the tires on your bike....
    Forgive please, that may not be the correct answer he/she is looking for.
    It is possible that different size tires have been mounted on the bike.
    I have seen both 140/80 and 160/70 tires mounted on the rear wheel.
    Go with the Owners manual, or check the web on Conti's site. (Or Metzeler, etc.)
    Max
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    GSA1200 here and since mounting my Hiedenaus 50/50 road/dirt tires , I wont use anything else for forseeable future! The knobs you mention wear away really too quick, but are VERY good offroad tires and do well on street too. The above Hiedenaus do almost as well in dirt and do a TON better on street for miles. My front will go 14000+ easy and my rears are going over 10000m..

    Thanks, for the replies, folks. I will look into the Hiedenaus. A note to all you folks getting ready to change the front tire on your GS: A 23mm allen wrench is very hard to come by!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclintoc View Post
    Thanks, for the replies, folks. I will look into the Hiedenaus. A note to all you folks getting ready to change the front tire on your GS: A 23mm allen wrench is very hard to come by!
    Not that hard, most bike shops would have, or can get this tool that works just fine. Or you can order this from Touratech.Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 9.13.48 AM.png
    2008 HP2 Sport 10,000, 2008 R1200GSA 90,000, 1990 R100GSPD 100,000, 1986 K100RS 152,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclintoc View Post
    I have a 2011 R1200GS and am looking to order some Continental knobbies. I want to ask you more knowledgeable folks if the following are the correct sizes for the tires:
    110/80-19 and 150/70-17.
    Thanks,
    I also have a 2011 R1200GS and those are the correct tire sizes according to my Rider's Manual and according to what came on the bike when it was new. They are radial tires of course.

    Dave McDougall

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    Notice the OP is in Illinois..and the poster touting Hiednau's is in Clovis..

    To the OP, keep in mind the Hiedis are great tires but, can be a handful in the wet...and the fronts will probably constantly leak a bit..nature of the beast..

    TKC's are probably a better wet weather bet..however, some say they feel no difference in them..(Heidis) Lot's of discussion at ADV Rider...

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