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Old 08-09-18, 13:43
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TKC 80 plus MOTION PRO bead breaker = smiley face

I'm prepping my Tenere for a 3000+ mile jaunt from Europe back to Blighty and I've just fitted my 2nd set of TKC 80s, by hand.

I've hand-balled Siracs, Karoo 3's, and 4 other brands on and off that rear "safety rim" with lots of swearing.

My TKCs lasted 6000 miles... (yep, tiz true...with 2mm on the rear left)

I have to report that the TKCs lasted as long as anything else I've had and by far were the easiest to rip off the rear rim, especially with the Motion Pro bead breaker / tyre lever tool. That tool was well worth every cent. Super light and actually works. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Motion-Pro-Be...anner=1&_rdt=1

I carry Vaseline in my tool set-up to make tube changes on the trail easier and the TKCs nearly went back on by hand like a bicycle tyre.

So my point (finally! ) is, if any of you fancy a big trip and worry about that, well known, rear rim being awkward for puncture repairs, get some TKC 80's. They're fab on and off road and work well in the wet too.

Please, Continental let's not drop these tyres from your range.
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