Bring on the rain!

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Bring on the rain!

Postby Spincycle » May 13th, 2015, 7:44 pm

New tires for the Husky! Heidenau K73 advertised as "Supermoto" tires, says "Super Rain" on the sidewall. I'll write a review after I know more about them but they seem to have lots of grip and I think it's obvious that they should do well in the wet! Thanks to Miguel or I wouldn't have been able to install them yet.. :thumbup:
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby wileycoyote » May 13th, 2015, 8:57 pm

Nice. They look like they'll be good all-around tires for that bike.
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby JonXX » May 13th, 2015, 11:02 pm

Yep. They're Heidenau's version of my all-time-favorite SM tire, the Pirelli MT60.

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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Sporttour » May 14th, 2015, 9:26 pm

I would normally say "it was my pleasure", but me thinks the PO of your bike mounted that rear tyre using epoxy as tyre lube :x

I think it was a Mexican who said: Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world :wtf:





(ok, ok... even I know Archimedes was Greek but I bet he would have liked Mexican food and tequila)
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Dustpan » May 15th, 2015, 3:23 am

:clap: :thumbup:

Actually, I think Archimedes was Irish, but I'm not sure... ;)
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby wileycoyote » May 15th, 2015, 7:37 am

Sporttour wrote:(ok, ok... even I know Archimedes was Greek but I bet he would have liked Mexican food and tequila)

Because who doesn't, right?
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Spincycle » May 15th, 2015, 7:59 am

We managed to weld together a fairly nice tire machine as well....
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Mossy-Back » May 16th, 2015, 4:17 pm

Those look good. Interested to see how they perform. They look like they might even handle gravel/dirt pretty well.
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Spincycle » May 16th, 2015, 4:26 pm

Mossy-Back wrote:Those look good. Interested to see how they perform. They look like they might even handle gravel/dirt pretty well.

Yep, so far really good on gravel, hard pack dirt, and really impressive in wet grass which can be very difficult for even knobbies. So far I'm really impressed. If someone had a Vstrom, Versys, or maybe some other light bike with 17" wheels they will definitely give you more off road without totally killing the pavement performance. It's not easy to find the "perfect" do everything tire without sacrificing something..probably tire life this time.
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Mossy-Back » May 17th, 2015, 8:52 am

Well, I DO have an extra set of wheels for my CRF... might need to lace some 17" rims on the extra set.
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Spincycle » May 17th, 2015, 10:24 am

Mossy-Back wrote:Well, I DO have an extra set of wheels for my CRF... might need to lace some 17" rims on the extra set.

Would be WAY better than knobbies on wet pavement..before you do make sure you can get the tires as I waited 3 months for a front and Heidenau makes similar tires for dual sports. I don't know if you would be able to find anything for that 19" rear if that's what's still on your CRF.. The K60 Scout may work for the wheels you have.
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Mossy-Back » May 18th, 2015, 8:36 am

18" rear, 21" front

For now I'm just going to have one set with knobbies and one with less aggressive DOT tires, maybe Shinko 244s or something.
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby st. Mats » July 2nd, 2015, 3:13 pm

They look suspiciously like race rain tires. How soft is the compound?
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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby JonXX » July 2nd, 2015, 11:15 pm

They're a medium-soft, in line with an intermediate rain.

Of course you know that now there's NO excuse for you to not come up to the flat track and RACE!

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Re: Bring on the rain!

Postby Mossy-Back » July 3rd, 2015, 7:12 am

When are the flat track races, what gear do you need, and are there any bike restrictions?
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