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Used these for 7,000 km trip around morocco, majority tarmac. Offroad sections were mostly gravel and rock, with some sandy sections. Tyres were great on the road - excellect feel and grip even loaded up, very impressed. Good grip on gravel and rock, had one pucture but they seemed to stand up well to sharp rocks and a fair amount of abuse.
Not great in sand but capable enough to get through sandy sections on tracks. Not suitable for extended use on sand. Good enough for M5 (Merzouga-Zagora) route which has some sandy sections.
After 7,000km (1,000km dirt) the front still looks good although the rear is looking worn. I'd expect the rear would need replacing at 15,000km, although I don't think there would be much tread left at this stage (i.e. more likely to puncture, not as much grip off-road).
Travelled mostly solo (500km with pillion) with hard luggage.
All in all an excellent choice for dual-purpose tyre. Very happy. Hope this helps.
Originally posted by jklotz: I just put a set on my bike. What pressure have you been running? (please in PSI if possible) I have heard mixed suggestions from 40 PSI to 20 PSI.
I just put the knobbies on my R1150GS. 17-20lbs was suggested offroad, 38-40lbs was suggested for pavement. I rode them for the first time at the Rawhyde Adventures ride in Death Valley earlier this month.
I like the knobbies so far.
I put a set of TK 80s on my BMW R100 GS on my recent trip from London to Syria/Jordan, AS planned to do some piste riding.
I had to change the front tyre in Turkey as the rubber had badly cracked between the knobbles and basically the tyre was disintergrating. Managed to get BMW to change the Tyre and provide me with a report on the defective tyre.
They were at the correct pressure and both wheels were balanced.
Has anyone else had this happen on the R100 as my f650 has never had any problem.
Had also a TKC80 in South america for about 10`000km. Was just great and I can just recommend them! Frontwhell you have held longer, but I changed it at the same time as the backwheel.
Anyway, It`s one of the best I have had on gravel, and durt.
...update. I ran the front for 10,000 miles! There were lots of knobs left for traction, but became very wobbly and dished from heavy braking, and started to crack. I ran it with a tube for the last 1000 miles. Awesome tire!!
Had 80's on my R80 and had the same problem as Julio, 7 knobbles on the front tyre tore off exposing the carcass of the tyre, bit worrying as I was quite a few miles from the nearest tyre dealer, for my next trip I have chosen T63's we will see how these go, only got about 4,500 miles from the rear. Regards Chris
Yeah, I reckon the TKC80 is probably one of the best allround tyres. But as always it's a compromise. Lots of dirt roads: good. Mostly tarmac: I prefer the Enduro 3, or even Tourance on my R80GS. Sand like Sahara: the Desert is the best choice in my opinion.
Now I'm just preparing my bike for southern Africa. I'd prefer the Tourance, but hopingly I'll do lots of 4x4 tracks in the national parks - so instead I'll take the TKC80. The higher the percentage of gravel roads like Namibia, the more the necessity for knobbies. In this case TKC80. They simply give you a better connection to the surface on gravel roads.
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