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Offline robby85

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Continental TKC 80's on S1000XR
« on: April 13, 2019, 11:16:41 AM »
Hi Guys,

I am flying my bike from Scotland to Canada this summer and touring Canada and Alaska on my S1000XR and I have been looking at possibly doing the Dalton highway up to Prudhoe bay and trying to find as most off road orientated tyres as I can get.  Came across this article:  http://www.brake-magazine.com/newsworthy-watch-s-1000-xr-go-off-road/

My question is, I can't get the exact tyre sizes for the S1000XR in the TKC 80 on the rear but there is an option for a 180/55-17 whereas the stated size for the S1000XR is a 190/55 ZR 17, would this be an issue?!

Also has anyone on here fitted these tyres to this bike? want to know if they fit okay and the bike doesn't need any further modifications to it!

Thanks :305:

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Re: Continental TKC 80's on S1000XR
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 04:16:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by robby85 [+]
Hi Guys,

I am flying my bike from Scotland to Canada this summer and touring Canada and Alaska on my S1000XR and I have been looking at possibly doing the Dalton highway up to Prudhoe bay and trying to find as most off road orientated tyres as I can get.  Came across this article:  http://www.brake-magazine.com/newsworthy-watch-s-1000-xr-go-off-road/

My question is, I can't get the exact tyre sizes for the S1000XR in the TKC 80 on the rear but there is an option for a 180/55-17 whereas the stated size for the S1000XR is a 190/55 ZR 17, would this be an issue?!

Also has anyone on here fitted these tyres to this bike? want to know if they fit okay and the bike doesn't need any further modifications to it!

Thanks :305:



Yep the 180 /55/17 is designed to fit a 5.1/2 inch rim the 190/55/17 is designed to fit a 6 inch rim. I have gone up from a 180 to 190 on my track bike without any problems but I do not know how it would affect the XR going the other way..... 
By the way have a great trip and keep us informed of your progress. And yes I am envious....
« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 04:18:36 PM by Bree »
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Re: Continental TKC 80's on S1000XR
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 04:37:15 PM »
these look like TKC 80(or similar), just don't know what size the rear is.


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Re: Continental TKC 80's on S1000XR
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 08:56:27 AM »
You can put 180 no problem. The TK 80 wear out fast though.

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Re: Continental TKC 80's on S1000XR
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 02:11:14 PM »
Thanks for your responses guys!
I plan to get these fitted in Fairbanks before I get to the off-road/gravel haul road parts as I know these tyres wear fast and then get the road tyres I'm shipping the bike out on put back on for the rest of my trip out there.

I just wanted to see if anyone else had fitted these and whether they just go straight on, or do I need to modify the hugger/fenders or anything.  I did find this post below on a German forum (unfortunatley it's all in German) but does have the tyres fitted and looks cool 2  :001:

http://www.s1000-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=14194&p=213798


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Re: Continental TKC 80's on S1000XR
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 04:22:08 PM »
The original German post states that he put them on the original rims and he received regulatory approval for these tires.  No mention of any further modifications required.

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Re: Continental TKC 80's on S1000XR
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:16:50 AM »
Brilliant thanks for translating!
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