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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2009, 06:20:32 pm »
Heidis rock!!

Myne het nou al 8500km op en ek ry asof ek die bike gesteel het...  :laughing4:
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2009, 06:21:38 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 #22 on: June 15, 2009, 07:05:37 pm »
I think you had us all worried with the topic of this thread!
Borrowed the idea from the media and the way they use misleading headlines! >:D
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2009, 07:10:02 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:



Runner pumped mine to 2.8 front and 2.5 back... I have taken them to 1.7 front and 2 rear and they feel 100% up too 140 on tar and 100% on dirt... could not see how fast I was going as I was standing... better for the corrugations/mini potholes I find. >:D
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2009, 07:13:58 pm »
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)  :) 
That is the only problem here in the Vrystaat... a serious lack of twisies to keep one's tyers nice and round... >:D
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2009, 08:28:47 pm »
Ok I will through the cat among the pegins.......I really don't like the Hiedi 140.
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2009, 11:37:52 pm »
Ok I will through the cat among the pegins.......I really don't like the Hiedi 140.
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2009, 02:13:57 am »
Mark the reason you have a problem is that putting a 140 on a 150 rim the profile is very square.As for high speed I have just done 6000KM in namibia. I did days of 130KMH plus, mostly dirt with no problems but I must agree the bike is a bit more stable loaded
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2009, 09:57:15 am »
Ok I will through the cat among the pegins.......I really don't like the Hiedi 140.
Why :pot:

You want the whole list  :mwink:

No I think the 140 on the bigger bikes does not have the foot print needed to maintain decent traction etc.

This is MY experience of the 140 on my 950....against the Scorp 150

Wet tar ...... need to be very carefull as it is very easy to brake traction under acceleration.

Sand...... again traction and foot print was not the same as with the Scorp

I have left black lines in corner under hard acceleration (dry tar) in 2nd and 3rd gears.

On gravel I feel the 140 does not hook up as well as the 150 scorp and is more likely to spin. (2nd and 3rd gear)

I find the rear tyre stability lacking at speed on gravel, moves aound quite alot, I have stopped often to see if I have a puncture because of the movement. Am getting used to it but the 140 does not give me the confidence that the Scorp 150 gave

I have done just over 3500km in the last 3 months and the 140 is klaar.

I believe that on the 950 anything smaller than a 150 just does not handle the power and weight of the bike.

again these are my observations, I think the 140 is a perfect tyre for the 650's  :thumleft:

I hiope the 150 comes soon, then I am sure I will have a better opinion of the tyre.



 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2009, 10:14:13 am »
Ok I will through the cat among the pegins.......I really don't like the Hiedi 140.
Why :pot:

You want the whole list  :mwink:

No I think the 140 on the bigger bikes does not have the foot print needed to maintain decent traction etc.

This is MY experience of the 140 on my 950....against the Scorp 150

Wet tar ...... need to be very carefull as it is very easy to brake traction under acceleration.

Sand...... again traction and foot print was not the same as with the Scorp

I have left black lines in corner under hard acceleration (dry tar) in 2nd and 3rd gears.

On gravel I feel the 140 does not hook up as well as the 150 scorp and is more likely to spin. (2nd and 3rd gear)

I find the rear tyre stability lacking at speed on gravel, moves aound quite alot, I have stopped often to see if I have a puncture because of the movement. Am getting used to it but the 140 does not give me the confidence that the Scorp 150 gave

I have done just over 3500km in the last 3 months and the 140 is klaar.

I believe that on the 950 anything smaller than a 150 just does not handle the power and weight of the bike.

again these are my observations, I think the 140 is a perfect tyre for the 650's  :thumleft:

I hiope the 150 comes soon, then I am sure I will have a better opinion of the tyre.




Different strokes for different folks I guess. There are many with 950's that are happy with the 140 and certainly it should be more aggresive and 50/50 than a scorp. My mate and neighbour Edgy pooh poohed my 140 when I first got but has since become a convert (along with other friends) and has run one happily on his SE and he does not hang back  :ricky:
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2009, 10:32:55 am »
My bike also leaves black marks on the tar in 2nd and 3rd with the 140......

Black marks on road and brown marks in my underpants...... its all good... :ricky:
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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2009, 10:43:19 am »
Ok I will through the cat among the pegins.......I really don't like the Hiedi 140.

Geez, I can't even say the opposite as I promised I wouldn't ever talk about them again!

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2009, 11:31:58 am »
Try one then maybe you could :laughing4:
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2009, 11:34:09 am »
Running Anakees at present. Me next set will definitely be Heidi's.

Can I expect the same mileage though?
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2009, 11:38:08 am »
Try one then maybe you could :laughing4:

Now that would be hypocritical! :biggrin:
 

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2009, 11:57:05 am »
Try one then maybe you could :laughing4:

Now that would be hypocritical! :biggrin:

 :nike: :mwink: aaag come on, give it a go.

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Re: Heidi's are dangerous...
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2009, 12:01:05 pm »
Try one then maybe you could :laughing4:

Now that would be hypocritical! :biggrin:

 :nike: :mwink: aaag come on, give it a go.

Miepels, you will get better miles on the K60 and even more on the K76

I have no reason to change!

The price I buy tyres at doesn't warrant me to make a change.