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Offlinecanazei1200

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    maxxis tyres
    « on: 2015-06-02 10:37:14 »
    Has anyone put maxxis tyres on a k1600
    I have used them before on several bikes and been very impressed with them both for wet and dry grip and tyre life.This was on lighter less powerful bikes.
    Keen to give them a try when replacement time comes.

    OfflineFP-NLD

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      Re: maxxis tyres
      « Reply #1 on: 2015-06-02 11:23:13 »
      Over here Maxxis only sells tyres for cars and not for motorcycles.
      When I look at the USA site of Maxxis they biggest tyre they sell is a 140 so that even doesn't come close to the 190 our bike needs.
      Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

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        Re: maxxis tyres
        « Reply #2 on: 2015-06-02 12:40:20 »
        No problem in UK with 180 or 190 tyres they do a diamond edge sports touring tyre that I fitted to my guzzi breva 1100 (not a lite bike) and it transformed it.
        They have an online ebay deal for tyres to fit the k at 139 pounds delivered.
        I know the tyres just would they be okay on the big k

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          Re: maxxis tyres
          « Reply #3 on: 2015-06-02 19:31:42 »
          I would be careful if they are not "officially approved" by BMW for this bike -  you use them on your own risk. I don't know your motivation, but for me tyres and breaks are too important for my life so I'm not trying to save money here.
          That said, I'm not an expert, so maybe they are ok. Just warning.
          It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)

          Offlinecanazei1200

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            Re: maxxis tyres
            « Reply #4 on: 2015-06-02 22:23:25 »
            It's not about saving money it's about how they feel.Tried all sorts on all sorts of bikes just like them personal preference just wondered if anyone else had

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              Re: maxxis tyres
              « Reply #5 on: 2015-06-03 01:40:15 »
              Anyone try this brand?  New Nankang Roadiac.  It is ZR rated.  Amazon has a great introduction sale on them.  Front and rear tire for $199 free freight   I do like my Mitchelin PR4's  they are sweet!

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                Re: maxxis tyres
                « Reply #6 on: 2015-06-09 11:31:08 »
                Did anyone else's stock tires wear out at 5,000 miles?  I was surprised as hell, never had a tire didn't make it to the first tune-up.

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                  Re: maxxis tyres
                  « Reply #7 on: 2015-06-09 11:55:41 »
                  Depends what in your country the stock tire is.
                  I've seen differences ranging from 3000 miles to over 10000 miles, depending on the brand of tire and your riding style.
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                    Re: maxxis tyres
                    « Reply #8 on: 2015-06-10 01:57:41 »
                    Mine last ( Rear )about 6000 US Miles and front about 10-12000 US Miles.  Gotta keep the air pressure at 40psi ...watch it weekly.  I had the best luck with PR3.  Now I have PR4 mounted and watching