Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Larkspur, CO, USA
Heidenau and TKC 80's
To report back on change over...
Hey Bobcat Sig...
So it turns out that Heidenau does not make a fit for the front of the Multi, but checking with the local GS, KTM Colorado pass riders and many are putting the Heidenau on the back and the more aggressive TKC 80 on the front, which is what I did. The Heidenau 170/60/17 is almost identical in size to the Multi stock 190/55/17. Search for tire calculator on web to see the comparisons.
The result of the change over on the 4-wheel drive trails was amazing. The Multi feels like a capable dirt horse except for deep sand where the small front tire will bite you if not careful.
Since I do my own tire/balance work I was not as concerned with being stuck with a long term choice as I'll mount up the Mich Pilot Roads for longer road trips and keep the Heidenau set-up for riding the high mountain Colorado passes and local mountain dirt trails close by our home.
You do give up significant handling in the corners with TKC on the front so welcome to the big trade-off.
Another heads up...if you thought about doing your own tire work...do it. Many great websites/youtube etc to get you going. You'll make your money back in tools after a couple of changes. One of the makers of tools insisted on getting "Tire Paste" for the work and I gotta say that that one "tool" is worth it's weight in gold. Discount Tire gave me a bucket of it for free!
Life long Motorcycle Mech/Rider of Metrics to Harleys
Last edited by FreeRiders; Sep 7th, 2015 at 10:15 am.