i don't think that you can avoid this with off road tires, these are supposed to have better handling because of their design (this strip pattern in the middle, instead of blocks).I'm getting a pronounced shimmy from my front K60 at >70 mph. Have you noticed anything like that?
The front Heidenau K60 doesn’t have a center strip, only the rear. And I’ve run K60s on my old F800GS for more than 75000 miles with no shimmy, ever. There seems to be a problem with this tire and the G310GS.i don't think that you can avoid this with off road tires, these are supposed to have better handling because of their design (this strip pattern in the middle, instead of blocks).
The weight difference might be a contributing factor. By shimmy I mean the handlebars rock back and forth at a rapid frequency. Not tank-slapper violent, but enough to get my attention. And the problem didn’t surface until I replaced the original Tourance with the Heidenau. So that’s where my troubleshooting is going to start.maybe the 800 is heavier and more sturdy. what do you mean shimmy? maybe there is a problem besides the tire(?)
That’s what I’ll do if I can’t figure out a way to reduce the shimmy. Adjusting the preload didn’t have any effect. But I’ll hold off until the tire wears a little more before I do anything expensive.what if you mix different front and rear tires?although most companies state that their tires should be combined with the same front and rear, i believe that a tire savvy person can make a good combination.