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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010, 10:53:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by markbvt [+]
WTF? No 150/70-17!

That is rather frustrating, I was totally sold on these tires up to that point  :151:

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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 11:43:13 AM »
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I don't think I have an issue with putting on the 140/80 17" - but that's just MY personal opinion.
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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010, 03:23:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Birdy68 [+]
:084:
I don't think I have an issue with putting on the 140/80 17" - but that's just MY personal opinion.

 :0461:.  The rim width is fine for either, and probably better for the 140; and the height is pretty close - a little taller on the 140 ...

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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2010, 03:37:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by RaglandT [+]
...a little taller on the 140 ...
:169: Which is always good when going off-road onto the rocky stuff.
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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010, 04:31:18 PM »
True, I wouldn't hesitate to use the 140/80-17 for off-pavement riding. Or even possibly a 130/80-17 or 130/90-17. That really opens up tire choice.

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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2010, 02:45:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Lightning [+]
*Originally Posted by markbvt [+]
WTF? No 150/70-17!
That is rather frustrating, I was totally sold on these tires up to that point  :151:

 

OK - so I contacted THE man at Heidenau asking:
*Originally Posted by Birdy
Dear Heidenau,
I am writing to enquire if you foresee to expand the variety of REAR tyre dimensions for the new K60 Scout?
Fact is, I will be collecting the new Triumph Tiger 800XC early next year and I would LOVE to install these K60 Scout tyres onto it.

The Tiger 800XC has the tyre dimensions:
FRONT: 90/90 ZR21
REAR: 150/70 ZR17

Do you see any intention of providing an additional rear dimension for: 150/70 R17 ?

Kindest regards,
Birdy over at Tiger 800

Well I received the following answer:
*Originally Posted by Heidenau
Hello Birdy,

The tire tests for the 150/70-17 K60 Scout are already in progress.
I can send you an e-mail at availability of the new Scout.

Best regards,
Thomas Schoenherr
sales dept.


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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2010, 03:56:54 PM »
 :148: erm, would the Scouts work for me as a winter tyre? got spat off my Fazer wearing Roadsmarts last February when caught out by snow. if the forecast for west central Scotland is the same as last year then there could be a fair bit of snow midwinter, and wonder if a heavily off road biased tyre would do the job while still soaking up some punishement on a purely tarmac commute.

...and the knobblies would look cool parked up at work  :300:
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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010, 04:03:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by GringoRojo [+]
...and the knobblies would look cool parked up at work  :300:

Even coooooler if you had studded tyres!



With home made studs:
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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2010, 04:14:31 PM »
hur hur, but I think they might be illegal over here.
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Re: tiger 800 xc tyre's
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2010, 04:30:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by GringoRojo [+]
:148: and wonder if a heavily off road biased tyre would do the job while still soaking up some punishement on a purely tarmac commute.

Actually what I like about this K60 - especially the Scout version - is its' central ridge. So basically, when running on the black stuff you have a 100% tarmac contact that should give you a smooth ride in comparison to a true knobbly!

EDIT:
Here is the original (older) Heidenau K60:



Here is the new Heidenau K60 Scout:



You can see the center ridge on the newer Scouts!  :028:

Here's an older thread about the K60's if you are interested.
NOTE: The newer Scouts are a hugh improvement from what I've heard.
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