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alhendo1
3 hours ago, Andy m said:

Very 1973 in terms of wet grip

On a par with the Dunlop Skidmasters fitted to the 500x?

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Andy m

Probably. I try not to use the CL in the wet, its silly buying a California import then going to Manchester. I would also tend to forgive it more as you know it's ancient technology. 

 

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Trev
8 hours ago, slowboy said:

K57s are very different to K60s. Definitely not just 3 different😂 They are an enduro tyre. Bet they’re better off road though.

 

Really, they don't look very 'enduroy', certainly not something that I would have fitted to the KDX or RMX, maybe they're enduro tyres for Enfields :D

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slowboy
1 hour ago, Trev said:

 

Really, they don't look very 'enduroy', certainly not something that I would have fitted to the KDX or RMX, maybe they're enduro tyres for Enfields :D


No, they don’t, but that’s how they are sold. Maybe that’s it, they are a retro enduro tyre😂

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Integrator

I’ve just changed to Heidenaus k73 M&S silica again for the 4. Winter Season in a row, - they sticks like Velcro to even a cold and wet road.. fits the NC’s perfectly.. :brr:

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Matatpub

I needed new tyres and look at the bids and reviews on line and thought why not at the moment we have a heat wave in the UK but the tyres are great in any weather but there also work very well when the roads get colder so at the moment I am happy with them and if we ever get snow I have got cable tie snow things mean for cars but they flexible so will Go around front and back tyres 

 

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Andy m

These are K67's

 

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won't be reporting any further on the performance for a week or 12

 

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Matatpub

Here is a link to the tyres https://www.trustedtyres.co.uk/blog-1

Click on the pic and some more pics will load up 

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Trev
1 hour ago, Andy m said:

These are K67's

 

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won't be reporting any further on the performance for a week or 12

 

 

 

Yup my mistake, the tyres I have on my Enfield are K67's NOT K57's as I said (and Brian diligently researched for me :thumbsup:), I can't read in the gloom of the garage without glasses on when I can't be bothered to bend down close enough :D I believe Heidenhau classify them as ' the trail tyre for the discerning gentleman who wishes to gad about in the countryside on his powered two wheeler and occasionally find a place across a (dry) field for his tartan blanket and wicker picnic basket but isn't too concerned about chasing other gentleman who are clad in leather suits, riding powered two wheelers fetooned with plastic in bright colours, around corners' ....... or something like that

 

They're okay but definitely not as good as road tyres on the road, err :frantics:. Nothing disasterous but, as I have a few bikes, I certainly notice the difference when I hop off something with 'proper' tyres on, a bit squirmy, harder to tell what they're doing and noisier. After a few miles I don't really notice anymore but certainly wouldn't want to be chasing myself on the same bike on road tyres - if that makes any sense :cry::D:D

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slowboy
59 minutes ago, Trev said:

 

Yup my mistake, the tyres I have on my Enfield are K67's NOT K57's as I said (and Brian diligently researched for me :thumbsup:), I can't read in the gloom of the garage without glasses on when I can't be bothered to bend down close enough :D I believe Heidenhau classify them as ' the trail tyre for the discerning gentleman who wishes to gad about in the countryside on his powered two wheeler and occasionally find a place across a (dry) field for his tartan blanket and wicker picnic basket but isn't too concerned about chasing other gentleman who are clad in leather suits, riding powered two wheelers fetooned with plastic in bright colours, around corners' ....... or something like that

 

 

very erudite sir😁 but I sense beard oil and braces.....😂😂😂😂 

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stordz
On 16/09/2020 at 20:15, Matatpub said:

Just thought I would share with you if anyone rides there bike though the winter I have just fitted some winter tyres to my Africa twin https://www.anlas-tyres.co.uk/winter-grip-plus-tested-by-motorrad/

 

Noooooo..... Summer cannot be over yet... :blink:

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jeremyr62

Coming to this late but the option of proper winter tyres for a bike is a good thing IMO. I like riding through winter and having  ridden through Germany in January on an FJR and really wishing I had had winter tyres then, I will be getting these Anlas tyres for my S asap. 

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Walklikegump
On 17/09/2020 at 13:21, Hickky said:

I fitted winter tyres to my car about 4 years ago. Not much more than standard unbranded tyres and they lasted about two years. Only problem was that they were worn out before they ever saw ice or snow. Nowadays I am a snowbird and spend Jan, Feb and some of march in Uganda where snow is only seen at the top of mountains where there are no roads, so no more winter tyres for me.

I will buy a local motorcycle in Uganda next time I go. Could be a Hero Honda or a Bajoz, we will see which one is less than £1,000 new.

 

Is there much of an expat community in Uganda? 

 

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Hickky
9 hours ago, Walklikegump said:

 

Is there much of an expat community in Uganda? 

Uganda used to be run by the British, so they drive on the left, have our plugs, legal system and play world class netball. About one third of the guys wear replica Premiership football shirts and like nothing better than to go to a bar when the footie is on, have a few beers and a bet.

A few ex pats but not a lot, but everyone is taught English as their first foreign language. Roads are totally chaotic with somewhere near 18 million motorbikes on the road with a population of about 45 million (average age 16)

Great climate all year round and some of the happiest people in the world if you judge them by the ever present smile. You can rent some superb property, or even buy a 4 bed ultra modern house for about £200k, although my girlfriend, May, has a property overlooking Lake Victoria, 5 bedroom and worth over £1 million. Two houseboys and a housekeeper to keep fed and paid all year long though, regardless of our presence.

Expect Uganda to be in the news in January as there are Presidential elections and the incumbent has been there for 35 years, but this time there is a serious challenger, a pop singer who has a more socialist outlook. 5 people dead in political rallies so far so we are going to leave going out there until March at earliest to let everything settle down.

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Walklikegump
4 hours ago, Hickky said:

Uganda used to be run by the British, so they drive on the left, have our plugs, legal system and play world class netball. About one third of the guys wear replica Premiership football shirts and like nothing better than to go to a bar when the footie is on, have a few beers and a bet.

A few ex pats but not a lot, but everyone is taught English as their first foreign language. Roads are totally chaotic with somewhere near 18 million motorbikes on the road with a population of about 45 million (average age 16)

Great climate all year round and some of the happiest people in the world if you judge them by the ever present smile. You can rent some superb property, or even buy a 4 bed ultra modern house for about £200k, although my girlfriend, May, has a property overlooking Lake Victoria, 5 bedroom and worth over £1 million. Two houseboys and a housekeeper to keep fed and paid all year long though, regardless of our presence.

Expect Uganda to be in the news in January as there are Presidential elections and the incumbent has been there for 35 years, but this time there is a serious challenger, a pop singer who has a more socialist outlook. 5 people dead in political rallies so far so we are going to leave going out there until March at earliest to let everything settle down.

 

Thanks Hickky. Really informative.

I was born there, came to blighty when I was 5 ( 2 years before Idi Amin did his thing ) .

Uganda is the only place on my must go list , there are a bunch of countries on my wanna go list.

 

I am also on the verge of a new way of working. I will finish work on the 15th and then will only ever work 15 March to 15 September, spending the rest of the time in better climes. 

 

Up until last May I had a flat in Goa , which would have been the winter  home , but my new(ish) wife  thought it was too bachelorish , so made me sell it.  New plan is to pick a place we like, and go rent there and go elsewhere the next season. Keep doing that until our bodies are too knackered and pick a place as the regular winter home. 

 

Will try and sell SWMBO the idea of Uganda. 

 

 

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Hickky
6 hours ago, Walklikegump said:
11 hours ago, Hickky said:

 

 

Thanks Hickky. Really informative.

I was born there, came to blighty when I was 5 ( 2 years before Idi Amin did his thing ) .

Uganda is the only place on my must go list , there are a bunch of countries on my wanna go list.

Hi Jay, I guess you come from an Eastern African Indian background and that's why Idi Amin scared your family into getting out before you were kicked out. However the East African Indians are welcomed there now and, like the old days, many run shops, supermarkets and restaurants and are more numerous than the white English, but wait until the elections are well and truly over. The climate is great all year long, between 25 and 28, If the temperature reaches 30, the locals moan about being too hot! (Kampala is at 4,000 feet, that's why!)

Direct flights to Entebbe due to start late spring from Uganda Airways using a new Airbus A330 NEO.

If you need help with accommodation advice, what to take etc, PM me.

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Jamesco

I had a ford focus also & a Volvo 440 with ice tyres on when I was working somewhere with frozen water. Avon ice touring at least one set was, I guess with different compound to allow flex at lower temperatures. Both cars were FWD only yet really managed good traction.

 

Visited Calgary too one year for a training course in October, hire car with summer tyres on that was fun sliding around

 

Never tried it on a bike...

 

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Walklikegump
1 hour ago, Hickky said:

Hi Jay, I guess you come from an Eastern African Indian background and that's why Idi Amin scared your family into getting out before you were kicked out.

 

Not quite, we actually came because my sister was studying at Leicester Uni, and my mum wanted to be nearer. My dad already had clients in the UK so was up for it too. 

 

 

1 hour ago, Hickky said:

Direct flights to Entebbe due to start late spring from Uganda Airways using a new Airbus A330 NEO.

So not this year , unfortunately. I love the UK in  Spring summer and Autumn and absolutely hate it winter , so the only time I will want to be away 4-6 months in winter. 

This year coz of Covid , I will be spending my first Xmas in the UK for 18years.   

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jeremyr62

I was lucky enough to spend 2 years in Kenya starting when I was 7 in 1969. Visited Kampala. All I remember about Uganda is it was green. Very green.

The two years I spent in East Africa were the best of my childhood by a country mile.

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