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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires

  • 40% on-road and 60% offroad
  • Compound and wide block tread pattern deliver optimal on and offroad grip and performance
  • Excellent braking and traction on a wide range of surfaces from loose to hard pack
  • High cornering stability on soft terrain
  • Good self-cleaning properties
  • TL=Tubeless
  • TT=Tube Type Tires

OE Replacement tire for:

  • BMW F650 GS
  • BMW R850/1100/1150/1200GS Adventure
  • KTM 690 Enduro
  • KTM 990 Adventure
  • KTM 1190R Adventure
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Front / 90/90-21 TL 54T 157703 2471440000/02550160000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 100/90-19 TT 57S 508043 2000120000/02000120000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70B17 TL 58Q 813458 2000230000/02000230000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70B19 TL 60Q 879931 2400830000/02400830000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 110/80-19 TL 59Q 950563 2471430000/02550140000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 120/90-17 TT 64S 1081484 2071390000/02071390000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 4.00-18 TT 64R 1081485 2001230000/02001230000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70B17 TL 69Q 157705 2471420000/02550130000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 3.50-18 TT 62S 157706 2070800000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 120/90-18 TT 65R 157707 2001420000/02001420000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/80-18 TT 70R 157708 2001470000/02001470000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/80-17 TL 69Q 539592 2471400000/02471400000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55B17 TL 73Q 813456 2000240000/02000240000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60B17 TL 72Q 879932 2400820000/02400820000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70B18 TL 70Q 942425 2401880000/02401880000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 130/80-17 TL 65T 950565 2471410000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires 4.5 5 110 110
Looks great as well as performs I decided to switch out the stock Bridgestone Battle wing tires on my Triumph Tiger 800xc for a tire that was more suited for off-roading. I read lots of reviews and decided to buy the Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires. They look great but definitely have a different ride than the stock tires. When I arrived at the shop in the morning to get them installed it was cool and overcast but by the time the tires were installed the pavement was wet and it was lightly raining...not perfect conditions for the test ride. I noticed some vibration when I got it on the road which after about 20 miles seemed to dissipate. No problem with traction on wet roads but I must admit I was more cautious. Next day I took it to the C&D canal and did some light off-road in sand and gravel with great results. I felt much more confident in these conditions than on the stock tires. My only complaint is that in a full lean the knobby's can bend and cause the bike to quickly shift (inches). I was more prepared the second time and understood what was happening. I would suggest that you also order a Front Fender Riser if you have the Triumph to give a little extra space between the tire and fender if going offroad. Overall I am happy with my selection. November 23, 2015
Okay Good tire for the money. Wear was not the best. Great in the dirt November 23, 2015
great off road tire I ride my bike last weekend in off road park(very very wet conditions) and I was positively surprised.great handling on wet.cant say anything about tread life. September 22, 2015
So far, so very good. I just put this tire on my Tiger 800xc. had to ride over to Yosemite and back to my place in Humboldt county. plenty confident and competent on the freeway, so I took it into the red dirt of the west slope for an hour, and was equally impressed. I then had to ride home in the rain, under which conditions the tire once again performed spectacularly. I also was running at ninety-miles-per-hour up I-5 in too much of a hurry to get back to work in the afternoon. nevertheless, the ride was stable and secure. I'll have to get back in order to respond to those stating the rubber doesn't last long. but as stated in the beginning, so far so, so very good! September 21, 2015
Good all around tire I've run this tire (front and rear) on my TIger 800XC exclusively since I bought it new. After trips getting to Colorado on pavement and riding dirt roads including the CDT, and riding through lots of back country in Oklahoma and New Mexico I've had zero problems with these tires. Wouldn't be great for just street riding but a "mixed" tire that does both pretty well. September 21, 2015
Grippy Used to run a quality 80/20 tire for gravel roads on my BMW GS, but slipped on marble section off-camber and went down, belly splash. Badged the bike. Thankful for safety gear. Changed to this front tire, and now I climb 4x4 backroads with confidence. Tire is quiet on pavement. Smooth on/off road. Highly recommend!!! September 2, 2015
They look BAD _SS!!! All the guys at Starbucks are going to be jealous when I pull up with these meaty b_stards on my GSA! Just kidding I just put them on and haven't had a chance to check them on a decent ride off road. August 24, 2015
Shoulda put these on a long time ago I put these on my 2010 F800GS after disappointing experience with other more street worthy dual sport tires. Wow! I noticed the difference as soon as I hit the first dirt road. The front went where I pointed it, and while the rear obviously got better traction the improvement in braking was an unexpected surprise. The street performance is acceptable as long as I remember that I am not riding a sport bike. Yes, it looks like I will get no more than 2500 miles but if I was looking for mileage I would not be trying these anyway. Given what they do in the dirt I will take what I get on the road. August 18, 2015
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RICKIE T: reviews Nov 28, 2015
Krystian R: heard good things on ADVRider Nov 27, 2015
Paul M: Excellent reviews for a front adventure tire with a bit more bite... Nov 17, 2015
Steven S: Want to try a more aggressive tire on my 2006 Buell Ulysses XB12X. Have been running the Conti Trail Attack 2 and enjoying the performance but would like more off road capability. Thanks. Nov 16, 2015
Eric L: have a set on a similar bike and they are awesome. Nov 5, 2015
jordan d: proven reliable, excellent off road and way better than any body would believe on pavement Oct 12, 2015
Greggory B: Great tire I have been using for years. A must have for any ADV bike. Oct 8, 2015
Francisco L: Best on the market and needed them for the Colombia BMW GS Trophy qualifier Oct 7, 2015
Ed E: ADV forum and a friends recommendation Sep 22, 2015
Casey C: best big bike off road tire Sep 18, 2015
Arthur W. G: I have been running the k60 scouts on my 1150gs, but I have had trouble clearing mud out of the front. After my last front wheel washout I decided to try a little more agressive tire up front. I intend to stick with the k60 rear as the tire life is hard to beat. i am hopeful that running the combination I can eliminate front washouts and match up tire life a little better. Sep 2, 2015
BJ M: This is my 2nd Rear TKC80 and I'm still running the same Front ( not even half worn ) TKC80 that I bought about 2 years ago. Very good on road manners (on/off ramps at 65-70 MPH not a problem), very good in wet weather (when New), good on snow covered dirt roads and EXCELLENT for trail riding on dirt and loose gravel OHRV trails here in New Hampshire (year round). Best tire out there for MY Kawasaki KLR 650. Aug 29, 2015
David C: Good off-road combination with Heidenau on rear. Jul 27, 2015
Robert G: Hope this is the right size for my 14 ktm adv r Jul 25, 2015
Karl V: Good reviews online, and I love the videos you guys do. Also, your site is very easy to navigate and prices are reasonable. Jul 17, 2015
Michael G: Friend's recommendation Jul 6, 2015
G R: expected wear life and grip when riding off road Jul 2, 2015
DEAN C: These tires rip on and off road. Very confident when leaning on the edge. A little noisy on the highway. Looks like Im gonna get about 3500 out of them. If they lasted longer Id use them exclusively. So for the summer when I won't be hulking the GS on the trail Ill try a higher milage tire that I hope will get me to spring. But I doubt it. Jun 27, 2015
MARK S: Previous use great stiction and correct size for my bike Jun 22, 2015
Scott R: Wanted to try a new tire for a 50/50% use. Jun 7, 2015
Paul L: I have been running these tires on my 08 KLR for 40,000 miles and they are great on road and off. I get on average 6000 out of a rear and 10,000 or so out of a front. I consistently go camping and trekking with 400+ lbs of gear and they are reliable and have great traction. I would recommend them to anyone. Jun 6, 2015
Jay H: handle well on pavement May 29, 2015
Tony C: I only buy the front to run with Mitas E09's on the back - great front tire. May 28, 2015
Stephen C: I like this front tire, it is sticky, holds well in the dirt and have used on several bikes now. May 11, 2015
Jason C: Was looking for a K60 replacement that offered more off road capability. Have about 3500 miles on it now and love it off road! May 8, 2015
Jason L: Like the pari I had on my big bike so decided to try them on the 690R. May 7, 2015
B M: For WABDR on my R100GS; these are the ONLY BMW off-road go-to tyre. They work every time, every condition, period. Apr 28, 2015
David R: Great tire! Apr 23, 2015
G I: I used these on several occasion to ride the LA to Barstow to Vegas and around Moab on a KTM 990 Adventure R. The grip is fantastic. The only well-know problem is that the rear tire is only good for approx. 2,500 miles on a KTM 990. I would recommend these if you need to go off-road. Apr 20, 2015
Cemil A: Heading up to the Dempster this summer ;-) Apr 9, 2015
Carlos A: It is the quintessential enduro tyre for GS bikes Apr 4, 2015
kevin t: Have not tried this tire yet, but read a lot of good reviews. Hopefully the tread pattern will do it's job on the street and in the dirt. Mar 20, 2015
David G: Most recommended for my needs. Mar 20, 2015
Charles H: Great in the dirt and long lasting on the pavement! Feb 26, 2015
Brandon D: I owned these before and they were one of the best dual sport tires out there. They track great on pavement or trail. Feb 22, 2015
Douglas C: Wanted a good replacement Adventure tire for my KTM 990 Adventure R Feb 17, 2015
Raymond S: needed 50/50 tire Feb 2, 2015
Keith P: Best combination of on/off road for my riding. Jan 27, 2015
Jeanne M: We were running heidenau but wanted more traction in the dirt. Jan 22, 2015
H U: good 50/50 tire... I get 6-7k out of them Jan 20, 2015
GEORGE D: Good street as well as off road riding Jan 12, 2015
A S: Great braking and wear. Great cornering on road too. Jan 10, 2015
Joshua A: Want to do some offroading. These tires got good on and off road reviews. Also want to do jimmy lewis offroad class and base camp alpha ride. :) Dec 17, 2014
Mark H: Continental offered the right size tires for my 2013 BMW R1200GS - - I chose the TKC80 over the TKC70 this time because we're headed to Mexico and will try to only ride dirt roads. Next time I'll probably go with the 70, and hopefully the price will drop a good bit before then. Dec 9, 2014
Mark R: Chose to purchase TKC80's based on friends ho own them and all the customer reviews. I wanted to hold out for the upcoming TKC 70s but a flattened rear Annakee forced me to find a replacement now. By the time I am ready for a new set hopefully the TKC 70s will be available and Anthony will have done one of his infamous reviews :) Oct 27, 2014
Jason M: I was impressed with the first one so here we go one more time. Oct 21, 2014
Richard N: I chose this tire because a wanted a tire that had long life and good traction off road. Oct 18, 2014
Darwin L: I have previously used these tires on another bike an have been happy with how they preform. Oct 13, 2014
scott m: The best price and free shipping. Oct 3, 2014
Peter R: This is the tire most adventure riders recommend. Sep 27, 2014
PAM E: good price soft compound easy to order Sep 23, 2014
Sabrina S: Just bought the front. I haven't used it yet but everyone raves about how well this tire performs for front grip off road and it does surprisingly well on the pavement. Ride a 2014 Tenere. Sep 19, 2014
Noel C: Great tire if your R1200GS is your dirt bike. Sep 7, 2014
William A: recommended by dealer Sep 6, 2014
Gian Marco M: It is the #1 choice for most big dual sport bikes that actually see the dirt. Based on my experience, it provides a good compromise of on pavement and off road performance. I get 4000miles on the rear and about 8k on the front on my BMW f650gs Dakar. Aug 24, 2014
Hugh D: Trip around Trans Labrador Highway in Sept. Aug 20, 2014
Randy P: good pricing Aug 15, 2014
Philip N: I've finally been converted from Heidenau Scouts to the TKC 80. I know I will probably only get a third of the mileage - OR LESS - but I've tried one already, and it's 500% better off road - and even more fun On the road.

When Revzilla starts selling Mitas tires - I'll give those a try as well.
Aug 1, 2014
Trev R: Have run these for 2 1/2 years. Couldn't ask for a better tire! Jul 30, 2014
Robert T: Great tires off road and surprisingly good on road. The only shortcoming is that the rear tire is good for a maximum of 2,500 to 3,000 miles at the very most the way I ride. I travel at highway speeds loaded with camping gear for over 600 miles to go and come from where I ride and camp whenever I make a weekend trip . It looks like the front TKC 80 will get close to 9,000 miles. Jul 29, 2014
E R: bought them to have an off road set of tires for my 2014 ktm 1190 adventure R. Great grip off-road very poor grip off road! ( i ride aggressive ) Jul 21, 2014
Thomas B: Couldn't get a Heidenau front tire for my Honda NC700XD so opted for the TKC-80 front to go with the Heidenau rear. The TKC-80 is softer and doesn't last as long as the Heidenau, but on the front should last quite long enough. The tread on the TKC-80 is good for my intended purpose of gravel roads. Jul 21, 2014
Allen M: Other adventure riders recommended this tire. Jul 19, 2014
Jose V: These tires are the only true duel sport made for the WR250X rims. Jul 17, 2014
Eldrick A: For me the optimal mix of grip on/off road and decent mileage (on the front anyway). 990cc's tend to shred the rear in semi-short order. Jul 11, 2014
fou d: have not found anything else similar for my MTS 1200.
See how she goes
Jul 9, 2014
donovan g: i run these on the front of my dual sport bikes.
long wear, good dirt road traction.
best DS Touring tire on the market.
Jul 9, 2014
Alan A: The only front 50/50 tire that fits my bike. Jun 29, 2014
david r: availability Jun 9, 2014
Jonathan G: These seem to be the best choice for true dual sport action on the drz400s Jun 6, 2014
ARVIND D: Lousy tire life but great grip in sand. Jun 5, 2014
Edd M: great traction for all terrain. May 24, 2014
Kristen T: The TKC's are currently the only offroad tires for the BMW R1200GSW (new watercooled models) in the factory sizes 120 front, 170 rear. They also have a softer compound which wears quickly, but also have excellent grip on the road. I'd rather replace the tires regularly than crash. May 19, 2014
Russell B: Wanted more dual-sport oriented tires for my KLR than the Avon Gripsters it had on it. Wanted something capable off-road, but not intimidating on-road, as I am a new rider. May 15, 2014
A R: adv rider high reviews May 9, 2014
David N: It's a great combo tkc 80 in the front and a Heid. K60 in the rear. May 3, 2014
Doug R: Reputation for dirt worthiness and road manners. May 1, 2014
jason d: New tires for a recent bike purchase! Shipping to the seller to have mounted so I can do a couple thousand mile ride through the west home to WI. Apr 24, 2014
Barry C: The first 180 knob tire. Thanks Conti! Apr 22, 2014
Terry V: I've used these tires before and like them. The current one wore out and needed a replacement. Apr 8, 2014
chuck c: 50 percent of my current tires are this one. also reviewed ok Apr 3, 2014
Hunter B: Better off road traction than long tread life 50/50 rear Apr 2, 2014
Robert M: Type of tire needed and good value Mar 28, 2014
Robert D: Great reputation and Revzilla's rocking price! Mar 27, 2014
Anton B: 4th or 5th set of Contis on my KLR. Best tire for twisties and narly dirt alike. Mar 25, 2014
Janet F: Wonderful adventure tire when the road turns to a goat path. They stick real well on the asphalt twisties, as well. They do wear out pretty quick on the larger bikes. Mar 6, 2014
Rick M: good traction and long lasting tread Mar 3, 2014
Thomas K: Great tires for dual sport riding on BMW F800GS. Jan 5, 2014
Darrin B: Running them on my gs1200a and loving them. They wear out quickly, but unmatched for my style of offroad riding coupled with predictable on road traction. Dec 29, 2013
Barry R: I put these on my F800GS and the off-road traction is superb, I rode the length of Baja and never worried about traction when riding off-road. I just wish they lasted longer. But for now I love the way my bike can go anywhere with these tires. Dec 23, 2013
eduardo c: best tires for big dual sport bikes!
this is it!
Nov 9, 2013
Chris L: I'm replacing like for like. These tires achieve the highest ratings and customer satisfaction for my style of riding - why choose another style or brand? Oct 27, 2013
Konstantin I: Friend recommendation Oct 24, 2013
Chris Van M: They are argueably the best dual sport tire out there. Especially for the bike adventure bikes. Oct 24, 2013
Mark S: They don't last that long but on a R1200GSA they are the only thing that will keep you on the trail when things get really ugly. Especially mud and sand. They just work for me on a loaded dual sport bike. Oct 14, 2013
Victor Z: Off road performance Oct 8, 2013
Paul P: I bike off-road about 5% of the time. I don't need knobbies on my R1150 GS, but in this case, vanity prevails. Sep 26, 2013
Francisco R: Because prior experience with this tires. Sep 17, 2013
Jeffrey D: I chose these due to price and longevity. Sep 16, 2013
Steven P: This is the best front tire for off-roading in the desert on big bikes. They grip better than anything else that I've tried. Sep 15, 2013
Dan L: Best in class and was on sale. Sep 3, 2013
mike p: It was between this and the K-60 Scout. Trusting the reviews, I hope they were accurate. Aug 27, 2013
A shopper asked: Are this tires shoing M+S stamp rating on the side?
Due to European regulation I have to install tires that have this stamped in the side of the wall or I will be paint fines in the winter.
Dec 3, 2014
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jay p: Yes mine have M+S on front and rear. Dec 3, 2014
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Curtis C: Yep... the TKC has the M&S Stamp! Dec 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a Triumph tiger 800XC. The owners handbook says I need a tube type tire. I'm interested in the Heidenau K60 scouts. Do you have these for my bike? Nov 15, 2013
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Jason R: I had a 800gs and ran the K60 scouts on the rear and the TKC 80's on the front. It was a great combo! I got almost 12000 out of the scouts and the TKC's really bite where I needed it off-road. At real slow speeds (like putting in traffic to get to a traffic light) the scouts can feel a little weird and wiggly, but I found this to be pretty normal. I have a friend that has the tiger 800xc and did the exact same thing and he loved both tires. I will do the same for my new Yamaha Super Tenere. You can't go wrong with this combo. Nov 17, 2013
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Janet F: My partner and I find the Heidenau K60's keep their shape and hold up really well on the rear. Dec 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a ktm 990 Baja..does the rear run a tubless tire? Wanting to get the 150/70/18 tkc 80 but not for sure what to order tubless or tube type? Dec 31, 2014
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Stuart H: The 990 does not run a tubeless system from the factory, but the 1190R does, I'm pretty sure, and it has the 18/21 tire combo. Continental's website says they make a TL (tubeless) version of the tire, so make sure you get the tire with the "TL" designation. My rear tire actually says "tube type" on the sidewall. There are aftermarket ways to make your OEM rims tubeless, via a special rim strip, which could be an option. It is being done more and more of late, but will add the one-time expense of this modification, which isn't exactly cheap, but I've been considering doing the mod myself. Do let me know how it works out if you take it on!! Jan 7, 2015
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CURTISS H: You are going to have to check out your rims on your KTM. Most KTM'S require tubes.(Race Ready!). The model you have I am not familiar with.
Also if you are doing a lot of heavy offroad work and are airing you tires down you will be happier using tubes and rim locks.Example: sand 15psi, hard pack 20-25 psi.
I hope this helps.
Jan 7, 2015
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Janet F: IIRC your rear wheel is tube-type but you can run a tubless tire with a tube.

Be sure to fit a new tube with your new tire (tube-type or tubeless).

Balance the wheel too. I use these NoMar reusable spoke weights.

TKC-80's are a great 50/50 tire. I rode them on the Continental Divide ride, MT to NM.
Jan 6, 2015
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Dan L: I have been running tubeless for the last 6 years with no problems on or off road. Riding a loaded 1200GS and me weighing 250 lbs means that I use 3 rear for every front tire, but you can't beat the TKC 80 for on/off road versatility. I don't know what rim you have on your 990, so can't say for sure if it will take a tubeless. Jan 6, 2015
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Dale H: You can convert your rim to run tubeless but it is originally a tube type wheel. There are ways of sealing up the heads of the spokes so that you can run a tubeless tire if you want to. Jan 6, 2015
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David W: The only KTM 990 I have helped with, on rear tire flat repairs, was a tube type. Jan 7, 2015
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A shopper asked: I'm looking to put the tkc 80 on the front of my 2013 F800GS. Can anyone answer what the difference is between the 90/90-21 TT 54S and the 90/90-21 TL 54T?

Mar 18, 2014
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Dan M: TT + Tube type; TL = Tubeless. S speed rating = 112 mph, T speed rating = 118 mph. Mar 19, 2014
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Charles r: The TT is for tubes and the TL is tube less . I used tube less on my triumph and I assume your wheels are tubeless as well but not sure . Mar 18, 2014
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Rick M: TT is tube type tire , TL is tubeless tire Mar 19, 2014
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Andrew G: TT= Tube Type

Apr 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: I really want to try this tires on my Buell xb12s , its mainly just for looks my daily commute to work and back is 10 miles . Would you guys think the tire will hold on pavement or would you even recommend putting this tires in a sport bike ? Sep 27, 2015
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KEITH H: If you take it off-road yes. Otherwise for street they aren't as good as a dedicated road tire.
The knobbies break traction with a high torque
V twin motorcycles. They are like a 50 % street
50% dirt tire.
Sep 27, 2015
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Kent M: They grip a lot better than you would think on pavement. Sep 27, 2015
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AJ S: These are not sport bike tires Sep 29, 2015
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Josh K asked: Do Conti TKC80 tires come in a Tube Type version? I only see a 90/90-21 TL 54T listed on your website? Can a tube be placed in a tubeless style tire? Apr 9, 2014
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Keith M: Funny you ask. I carry a tube with me even though these are tubeless tires because one of the service guy's at Bob's BMW suggested I do this several years ago prior to a trip across Labrador during which I bent a front wheel and it would not hold air. The tube saved my trip and ran for another four thousand miles without vibration or problem until I got the wheel straightened at Woodie's in Denver. I always carry tubes when traveling to remote places with tubeless tires. I'm not sure how I will use them on the new GSW wheels though as the valves are in a funny location. Apr 9, 2014
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Stuart H: I use the tubeless type on my KTM with tubes, and have done so for years . Only a few spoked wheels out there factory made for tubeless applications (BMW and I think the Aprilia Capo Nord, and I think both rims are made by Behr). Would not recommend going the other way- using a non-tubeless tire for tubeless but using a tube on a tubeless tire no worries. Apr 9, 2014
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Andrew G: Even if tubeless you can still throw a tube in it. My F800GS has the 90/90-21 on it right now with tube in it. Apr 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: Ok this may be a stupid question but my cousin runs these on his ducati and he loves them. I just got back into the dual sport scene after an accident. Just got alittle cfr250l. Yes I know its a womens bike but it was cheap and I would rather wreck that then a big money bike. I understand these are made for bigger bikes but is it possible to slap them on a 250? Apr 7, 2014
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Chris Van M: Yes if you have the rim size that they sell. Also be careful with the width. These are for the bigger bikes with wider swing arms. So measure the width of the swing arm up front, check to see if it will clear your chain, and not be too wide for your rim. Apr 15, 2014
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Keith M: good question. look for the tire size and go for it May 28, 2014
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Scott H. W: Bias ply or Radial? Sep 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: I'd like to find out about the total mileage you get out of the TKC80 vs. Michelin Anakee 2? Nov 1, 2013
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Stuart H: KTM 990 ADV. TKC-80's getting 2500-4000 miles on rear depending on how "sporty" I get in rocky terrain. 5000 on fronts. Fronts cup after 3000 if you don't keep the pressures at recommended levels. They're fun and versatile. Not noisy or too vibrational. Still my go-to choice. Nov 8, 2013
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Mark K: I have a KTM 990 Adventure

I've put about 1500 highway miles on my Conti TKC 80's they haven't worn that well, but I've put about 500 miles of Trail Riding on them....they've been great!

It really depends what you plan on doing with them.
Nov 1, 2013
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Roger Z: About 4500 miles is what I got on the Conti...that being said 2200 of that was pavement. It was just at the wear bar and could have run probably another 800 to 1000 safely. I don't wait until the last minute to change. Nov 3, 2013
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A shopper asked: Looking to put this on my NC700X. But the back tire is 160/60zr17. What would be the best fit given the lack of an exact match? Jul 15, 2014
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Stuart H: If it were me I'd go with the 150 rear and not the 170. You won't have to worry about fitment and it's nice to go a tad smaller in the rear so you can get the tire spinning quicker when needed (off road that is). a 170 rear tire off road is pretty monstrous. Dirt bike tires rarely exceed 120. Your bike isn't heavier than a 1200GS and they spec 150 for their rear if I recall correctly. My KTM 990 also specs a 150 rear and I've been toying with going 140. They are a nice handling tire off and off piste so have fun! Keep slightly less pressure in them if off road for long stints. Proper tire pressure is key to longevity in the TKC. Jul 15, 2014
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jason d: You would need to measure the clearance to your fender. If you have 3/4" get the closest size down. You'll need it if you happen to encounder mud. Unexpectedly it does happen. Last thing you need is a jammed up wheel and a wreck. That said these wear exceptionally well. I rode 3200 miles from Phoenix to Madison wi in May. Half off road the rest on the interstate or state hwy. They are still about 65% rear and 75% front. This on fully loadrd bmw f650gs so similar weight. Jul 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: I live off the grid and have to travel a 5 mile rough gravel road to hit blacktop. My street tires weren't cutting it so I put the Continental Twinduro TKC80 on my Honda VFR800. The tire's air pressure specs say 35psi for the rear tire. Honda bike specs say 42psi/rear, however that's for a street tire. Any suggestions on what to air the TKC80 at? Front tire psi is close enough: 35 per tire and 36 per Honda specs. May 28, 2014
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Stuart H: Follow the tire manufacturer's advice. I have used TKC-80's exclusively for years and they hold up well at recommended pressure. Tendency is to run them low off road, but since you're on and off going in to town then you probably aren't airing them down anyhow. The tires cup if under-inflated on a constant basis. Front TKC has a higher pressure rating, so I usually back off 3-4 pounds from recommended and call it good. I live in AZ and the pavement can get hot, so that gives me a little cushion. 32R and 36F. Will drop them down to as low as 25R and 29F if I'm going to be off road for a long stint. The front TKC will get you to 5000 miles with no problem. As for the rear, I get anywhere between 2800 and 4000 depending on how sharp the terrain off road is and how much fun my wrist is having... May 28, 2014
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Keith M: I ride specification inflation on TKC80s on the road and drop to 26 psi front and 28 psi rear for off road riding. This works well for me on a 2014 R1200GS with gear. I also run the 26/28 psi on the paved sections (up to 80 miles) as well so I don't have to switch back and forth with my air pump. May 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: Looking to install a TKC 80 front tire on my 2011 Triumph Tiger (road version). Tire size is 100/90/19 with tubeless type rims. All I see for the TKC 80 in that size is tube type tires. Can I still use this TT tire on my tubeless rims without using an inner tube? Sep 15, 2015
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rami h: I don't think you can - as they are manufactured for use with an inner tube. They would leak if you did Nov 2, 2015
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Marc L asked: I have a 2014 R1200 GSA and was wondering if there would be any serious issues running a 110/80 19 front? Everyone seems to be out of the 120/70 19 which is what the bike is set up for. Thanks. Jul 28, 2015
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Peter R: I have the 120 on now and plan to switch to the 110 next time. The 120 is a little too wide for soft stuff. It doesn't cut down through to the base layer for traction. The only advantage of the 120 might be better rim protection. Jul 28, 2015
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A shopper asked: Can I use the TL with a tube? I don't see the right size in the TT. I have a DR650 Mar 26, 2015
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Brandon D: Yes, I've used this tubeless tire with an inner tube on my KLR 650 with no problem. It's just tubeless tires have a hard bead to break, making it a little more of a pain to install the tube. Apr 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: Has anyone paired a TKC 80 front with a TKC 70 rear? If so how did it work for you? I ride a 2015 R1200GS live in AZ. Feb 24, 2015
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David W: I'd expect the TKC 70 is too new for most anyone to have even seen one, let alone try the combination you're speculating on. I have a 2005 hexhead and 2013 liquid cooled GS. On both run TKC 80's exclusively, after years of 'trying' different ADV tires and combinations.
I did 'see' the TKC 70 in person last weekend and it is way more 'street' than you may think (the rear almost looks like a Metzeler Tourance NEXT in pattern). If you're truly thinking of this and want a 170 wide tire for the rear of your liquid-cooled GS, I'd suggest you look at the Metzeler Karoo 3 (but read the reviews first if you do much gravel or single track!).
Feb 25, 2015
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A shopper asked: Will this tire fit a 19x2.5 rim on a Harley Sportster, or is the "acceptable rim width" of the tire too small? Jan 8, 2015
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GLAIS S: I cannot help because my motorcycle is Yamara Tenere 1200 is fit very well to my motorcycle ...I am not sure if the tires fit your motorcycle ..sorry i don't know nothing about your Harley. Jan 12, 2015
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A S asked: Hey I have a BMW G650 Xcountry with a rear tire size of Tyres, rear140/80 S 18

I would like to purchase the correct tkc80 for my bike.

What would be the correct tire for the rim size they you guys sell the closet i can find it 140/80-18 tt 70R. Are these the correct ones and if not what will be correct?
Aug 9, 2014
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Larry L: Yes. The s means it is a 135 MPH rating, the TT means it is a tube type tire.
Sep 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hey i have a bmw g650 xcountry with stock Tyres, rear140/80 S 18

Will the 140/80 -18 TT 70R fit them. If not what is the correct rear tire for sale that would fit my motorcycle ?
Aug 9, 2014
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A S: Yes it should fit... the 70 is just a slightly lower profile.. Sep 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the speed rating on this tire? looking to put the 180 rear on my sport bike. Nov 8, 2013
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Stuart H: I have the 150/18 and they say 99mph on the side. Don't know about the 180/17 for sure. The codes listed on Conti don't differentiate specifically, and the # codes are very similar. All that said, hard sayin' not knowin'... Nov 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: What size should I select for my KTM 500EXC? Oct 7, 2013
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Stuart H: I think you only have the one option for the front if you're running a 21" front rim. For the rear, I'd opt for the 120 on the width. A 140 MIGHT fit in there, but your lack of horsepower (vs a 690 or 990 KTM) may have a hard time getting the 140 spinning the way you're used to off road. The TKC will likely be heavier than a dirt tire as well. Plus, an OEM dirt bike rim may do funny things to the 140 anyway. I'd guess you usually run a 110 rear for a normal dirt tire. You'll lose some height on the TKC's vs dirt tires too. Please post your review of the tire as I've always wondered how the TKC would be on a small dual sport rig. My guess is you'll have an all new appreciation for what your 530 can do. Oct 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: I wan to buy this set of tires for my Ducati MTS1200s which size should i be looking to buy? Sep 15, 2013
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Jose L: 120/70Z-17 in the front and 180/55-1B7 in the rear,but I would go with a Metzeler Next 190/55R17 75W since you have a tubeless rim and you want to be safe having the right size on it. Sep 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: So i have a 2014 R1200 GSA and everyone has been out of the TKC 80 front for it for a while (size: 120/70 19). Would there be any major issues if i ran the 110/80 19 size on it instead? Im doing the ID BDR and would prefer the TKC 80 versus running the Karoo 3 Jul 28, 2015
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Brandon C asked: I have spoke wheels, so I'm pretty sure I need a tube type, but size charts confuse me. I have a 19x3 front and a 17x3.5 rear. what size in mm does that equate to on the chart? Jul 27, 2015
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A shopper asked: Would this fit the KTM duke 390 ? Aug 30, 2014
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Robert T asked: Is there a reason you dont carry the TKC 80 in a tubed type 90/90x21 size? You only have or carry the tubeless . I can find it on other websites but not yours. Also when will a rear TCC 80 in the 130/80x17 tubed type be in stock again? Jun 1, 2014
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