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Heidi's are dangerous...
« on: June 15, 2009, 10:03:37 am »
if you are still relatively new to dirt as I am.
Had myself up to speeds yesterday that felt scary perviously on the Sirac's. ::)
I am going to have to watch myself on dirt, was having a lot of fun and one can get overconfident... :deal:  :imaposer:
All in all I am very impressed with the dirt capabilities! I do not think I will ever go back to semi road tyres ever again!
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 10:09:11 am »
Sooo, you like Heidies?

They are the bomb! But they are semi roadies, 50/50. Best dual sport tyres imho.
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 10:21:03 am »
Sooo, you like Heidies?
They are the bomb! But they are semi roadies, 50/50. Best dual sport tyres imho.
Arrrgh! :o
I meant to say I will never go back to 60/40 semis again! :imaposer:
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 10:24:41 am »
I think you had us all worried with the topic of this thread!
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 10:38:33 am »
Sooo, you like Heidies?
They are the bomb! But they are semi roadies, 50/50. Best dual sport tyres imho.
Arrrgh! :o
I meant to say I will never go back to 60/40 semis again! :imaposer:


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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 12:18:20 pm »
I have just ordered another K60. Did.9000KM mostly on dirt. Nearly as good as TKC80 but twice the milage. I am thinking using on the front instead of tkc
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 01:38:30 pm »
Bought a set of Heidies for a 7 day trip in April ,through Ouberg Pass , Swartberg Pass , Gamkaskloof ( Die Hel ) and then on to Baviaans.
Heidies impressed me beyond any expectations with the dirt capabilities. Truly the best.
BUT !!!! they are useles at high speed. High speed i'm refering to 130km/h - 150km/h. Front end very loose and the rear has a mind of its own. Reverted back to the Metzlars and the bike is as stable as a TW.
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 03:40:37 pm »
Eish , nearly skriked when I red your topic. Heidi's are definitely the slut of the mountains.
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 03:47:31 pm »
My test Heindie is nearing it's end now, 7000km of tyre naaier style, and I think I can maybe still push with another 1000km or so. Under normal riding I am sure I will get 10000km easy, way better than any Anakee or road tyre I ever had.

What is scary, is I ride them on tar as if I had Anakees on, I sometimes forget it's more a knobby, they stick in a corner like glue.

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 04:14:40 pm »
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2009, 04:49:56 pm »
Its time for new tires on my XT and I think I gota get some of those.  :thumleft:

PS: If you sell Heidies please pm me.  :mwink:
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2009, 04:52:59 pm »
Its time for new tires on my XT and I think I gota get some of those.  :thumleft:

PS: If you sell Heidies please pm me.  :mwink:

If I can give you some advice, use the 140.  :mwink:

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 05:30:28 pm »
Bought a set of Heidies for a 7 day trip in April ,through Ouberg Pass , Swartberg Pass , Gamkaskloof ( Die Hel ) and then on to Baviaans.
Heidies impressed me beyond any expectations with the dirt capabilities. Truly the best.
BUT !!!! they are useles at high speed. High speed i'm refering to 130km/h - 150km/h. Front end very loose and the rear has a mind of its own. Reverted back to the Metzlars and the bike is as stable as a TW.

Can we assume that you were on tar and trying to do 130-150km/h? If so the solution is very easy. I used to ride with my tyre pressures at 1.9 front and 2.1 back on my Michellin Anarkees, but with the Heidies I pushed it up to 2.0 front and 2.2 back and presto - problem solved. I did these speeds last weekend on my way to Bloemfontein for the weekend with no problems at all.

What also helps is if you load the bike a bit... so do many long distance rides with your panniers loaded. That will do the trick! :ricky:


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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 05:35:39 pm »
Its time for new tires on my XT and I think I gota get some of those.  :thumleft:

PS: If you sell Heidies please pm me.  :mwink:

If I can give you some advice, use the 140.  :mwink:

Hoekom die 140 en nie die 150 nie ??
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2009, 05:37:54 pm »
Die 150 gaan nie op die XT 660 pas nie. Te breed vir die swingarm.
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2009, 05:50:03 pm »
Die 150 gaan nie op die XT 660 pas nie. Te breed vir die swingarm.

Dankie Chris, ek het nie gelees dis vir n XT nie. Hoekom ek dit vra is omdat ek het ook al gehoor het dat die ouens wat 150 bande opsit, eerder 140's opsit omdat die 150's "uittrap". Wat bedoel word met "uittrap" weet ek nie.

Ek moet binnekort n agtervoet op die Vara sit. Ek gebruik die Vara vir werk toe commute (teerpad) en ry redelik hard op teer (150 km/h plus). Algeheel seker so 70% teer 30% grond.  Jou kommentaar asseblief  ;) Sal n Heidi vir my werk?
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2009, 06:08:06 pm »
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2009, 06:08:21 pm »
Jip die Heidi sal werk. Kry die 150 K76 vir jou. Prys is R990 btw in sonder transport. Hy het n 70/30 tread. Lyk baie soos Anakee of Tourance. Ek het voorraad.
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2009, 06:15:43 pm »
Die 150 gaan nie op die XT 660 pas nie. Te breed vir die swingarm.

Dankie Chris, ek het nie gelees dis vir n XT nie. Hoekom ek dit vra is omdat ek het ook al gehoor het dat die ouens wat 150 bande opsit, eerder 140's opsit omdat die 150's "uittrap". Wat bedoel word met "uittrap" weet ek nie.

Ek moet binnekort n agtervoet op die Vara sit. Ek gebruik die Vara vir werk toe commute (teerpad) en ry redelik hard op teer (150 km/h plus). Algeheel seker so 70% teer 30% grond.  Jou kommentaar asseblief  ;) Sal n Heidi vir my werk?

Oom Fourie, ek dink wat hulle bedoel is die K60 square off, plat bo en nog rond op die kante. Waneer die band naby aan sy einde is dan voel dit of hy weave in draaie soos jy oor die kant van die band ry waar hy rond geloop het. (dit klink nou kak soos ek dit beskryf)  :)

die K76 sal jou lank hou, ek en Welsh het gesukkel om hom klaar te ry, en hy was baie soos n Anakee en Tourance op grond.

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2009, 06:20:18 pm »
Jip die Heidi sal werk. Kry die 150 K76 vir jou. Prys is R990 btw in sonder transport. Hy het n 70/30 tread. Lyk baie soos Anakee of Tourance. Ek het voorraad.

Dankie Chris ............ transport is nie n probleem nie................ kom haal dit sommer self. Sal jou laat weet wanneer ek dit nodig het  :thumleft:
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