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Margus 28 Oct 2004 16:57

Michelin TKC 80 average mileage on/offroad?
 
Has anyone had experiences how much mileage capable those tires are on fully loaded R1100GS?

Margus

Margus 28 Oct 2004 16:59

Sorry, my mistake those are Continental, not Mich'is.

So i mean Continental TKC 80!

Misleaded by Michelin Destert a bit... http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif

And i have the same question for Michelin Desert tires as well.

Margus

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Originally posted by Margus:
Has anyone had experiences how much mileage capable those tires are on fully loaded R1100GS?

Margus


AnteK 30 Oct 2004 23:59

Around 15.000 km of calm riding fully loaded, but hardly depends on way of riding. I am using Michelin T63, great tyres, but last up to 10.000 km, especialy front.
Regards,
AnteK

AndyT 31 Oct 2004 07:39

I wonder if the TKC 80's you Europeans get are different than ours in the States. I bought a pair to got to the HU Mexico travellers meeting on, and did about 2,800 mi (~6,000 km) round trip and was lucky to get back home on the rear tire. Mostly highway at 70 mph (~110 km/h), with a couple hundred gravel and dirt miles thrown in. This is solo on a KLR 650.



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Margus 31 Oct 2004 12:33

Hmm... I rather think there isn't any difference - usually all the tyre makers do the same and mostly only model differences for different continents. But sure i think the highway tarmac eats the stiky-tyres faster by factor two at least - maybe that's why it outlast so quickly for you? You drove on relatively high speeds too that sticky tires don't like...

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Originally posted by AndyT:
I wonder if the TKC 80's you Europeans get are different than ours in the States. I bought a pair to got to the HU Mexico travellers meeting on, and did about 2,800 mi (~6,000 km) round trip and was lucky to get back home on the rear tire. Mostly highway at 70 mph (~110 km/h), with a couple hundred gravel and dirt miles thrown in. This is solo on a KLR 650.

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nobby 31 Oct 2004 14:52

hi
I have tkc's on my pd generaly about 8000 miles (uk)with lots of off road milage, I have just completed a trip uk to middle east on trail wing they done 10,000 miles with a little tread left

Margus 31 Oct 2004 15:01

Thanks for your contribution, Nobby!

So it's about average 15 000 kilometres. Not bad for sticky tyres, rather feels like they're real offroad capable touring tyres. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif

Will order them in the spiring then (i have no Continental MC tyres dealer in my country http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/frown.gif )

Margus

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frnas 1 Nov 2004 13:57

On a africa twin on average

Rear: 7000-8000 km with 3 mm tread left
Front: 12000 km

The wear really differs on your riding style. Front last much longer on gravel, less braking i presume, lot less on town riding with a lot of braking. Rear tends to disapear quite fast on gravel roads when i do some inspired driving, as do all other knobly tires i have tried. Would last much longer if just touring. Rear du not like high speeds +120km/t for extended periods on tarmac.




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