Well, it’s that time again to get new “shoes” put on our bikes. I am amazed at the range we seem to be getting out of the Heidenau K60 tires. Leslie is over 23,000 KM now and Cheryl has over 19,000 KM’s on hers. Keep the PSI up and they last without jeopardizing the tread. We both still have tread left on our present tires but since we are going away and could be doing up to 10,000 KM in July we thought what the hell…get some new rubber.
Also, just got some Galfer Green brake pads as our back ups and our bikes are due for an oil change. We use K&N filters
and Castrol or Lucas semi-synthetic oil.
The new 140 rear has slightly changed since our last set. Just like the 150 rear we used on the Triumph’s last summer the 140 now has a slight center strip that I am sure will help with this rear tire from squaring off. I read about riders cutting out the center strip. Not sure how much of a difference that would make with traction but whatever anyone wants to do to modify their bikes or tires…is up to them.
Leslie has been riding on a PLUG, you can see in the below picture for quite sometime now.
Unfortunately, we do not mount our own tires. We will have to see if we can get our bikes in to Pacific Motorsports for mounting. Many dealers are selling these tires now we just happen to have bought our first set from Robert, see info below and have stayed with hm. His prices are fair and an avid ADV rider himself.
If you have any questions about these tires feel free to ask. Pre-trip begins!
Email or phone:
Robert @ 604.838.4733 or 1.866.547.0911