Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > KTM Tech

KTM Tech KTM Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to KTM riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 9 May 2013
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osnabrück / Lower Saxony
Posts: 19
Heidenau K60 for KTM 640 Adventure ?

Hello Guys,

has anyone experience with the Heidenau K60 on a KTM 640 Adventure ?

Thanks for your answer !

Markus
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10 May 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NorthVancouver Island
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by slow-rider View Post
Hello Guys,

has anyone experience with the Heidenau K60 on a KTM 640 Adventure ?

Thanks for your answer !

Markus
I ran through a set of 140/90x 18 and 90/90x21 on my 03 640A last year...

These tires are know for a longer service life, I think mine lasted for about 8000 KM which is above what I normally average...

Traction wise, I found them OK on the street and acceptable on loose surface roads... They don't offer the greatest traction in the mud, but that is really not what they were designed for...

Would I buy another set?, Probably not as I feel the Mitas EO7 is a comparable tire at a much lower price...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 3 Jun 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Europe currently
Posts: 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by slow-rider View Post
Hello Guys,

has anyone experience with the Heidenau K60 on a KTM 640 Adventure ?

Thanks for your answer !

Markus
I ran a Mefo Explorer in the back of my 690 and got about 10k miles.. 16,000 km. they are basically the same mould... Might even be same factory?

Good enough traction for most places. The front is shit though. run a proper knobby if you plan to get anywhere into mud or sand.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31 Jul 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 215
Actually I equiped my 640 adv with the K60 for my planned trip from Ulan Bator to Magadan, but had to cancel my trip for this year. I have the experience with the R100GS, I used them for approx 10'000km, they were still good for road use. Changed them in Mongolia for a new set, had then K60 scout. The back one lasted only 5000km, mostly off road (mongolia, kazakstan, kyrgystan, Tadjikistan).

So it seems that off road they are less durable. But the R100GS was 60kg heavier as well.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Heidenau K60 for 800GS? Endurodude BMW Tech 8 12 May 2013 15:06
Buenos Aries, ARGENTINA / or Punta Arenas Chile – 2005 KTM 640 adventure Alaska re max.t.jewell TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 1 26 Nov 2012 19:17
KTM 640 Adventure 2004 - London, UK - £2995 - Will go quick! PimpYoda TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 31 Jul 2012 11:41
FOR SALE: KTM 640 Adventure LC4 - London £3650 ono PimpYoda TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 17 Jul 2012 10:27
KTM 640 Adventure R Rally Prepped - UK AWESOME BIKE!! henryuk TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 11 Mar 2012 08:08

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:15.