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Old 09-09-2019, 07:08 PM   #941
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What is the speed rating on those square motorcycle tires ?
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:12 PM   #942
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Installed a new tach on my Norton. The Veglia went south years ago, and unlike the Smiths, the Veglias cannot be rebuilt. So I got a generic replacement on ebay for 80 bucks.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:21 PM   #943
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:44 PM   #944
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car tire
Yeah, not sure what the heck happened. And I am not going to re type all that crap either. I'll tell ya the story in Oct.

Thanx for the research and all of the documenting of your CT.

Car tire.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:14 PM   #945
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Although the stock tank on my S1000XR holds a bit over 5 1/2 gallons - my last bike (FJR) spoiled me with fuel tank capacity. The Givi box on the back only gets used when carrying a passenger (backrest) so this Rotopax set-up cannot change that plate and has to be easy on/off. The fact is - I understand this extra fuel will be most likely to go into a vehicle other than mine - that's ok.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:27 PM   #946
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Ok so what's the idea behind putting a "CT" on a bike? I could see if it's used for drags but cornering? Gotta see if I can find some videos of this. What's it on btw?
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:36 PM   #947
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Ok so what's the idea behind putting a "CT" on a bike? I could see if it's used for drags but cornering? Gotta see if I can find some videos of this. What's it on btw?
Tire life. Grommet does not hold anyone up with that thing. On the contrary, most of us still can't keep up with him.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:04 PM   #948
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Good stuff Grommett. Glad to see Mark has drifted to the dark side, if it wasn’t for my 5” rims on my SA I would be there too.

Just installed my unrebuidable rear shock that I had rebuilt by Racetec - yes they rebuilt it by installing a nitrogen port and putting 15psi of nitrogen in to stop oil cavitation.

I have had serious problems getting a rear tire to last more than 3,500 miles.

Lickety Split recommended Michelin PR4GT’s and I put one on in Cody WY on the last group ride and 3,000 miles later I still have tread. Perhaps as much as 1500-2000 miles more.

Will keep you posted.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:09 PM   #949
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The Michelin Pilot Road tires are well documented for good mileage. The last I ran was the pilot road 2 several years ago so I can't share actual experience/mileage on the newer series. The 5 series is now out and simply called the Road 5...they dropped Pilot. Last time I checked they did not have the 'GT' available yet in the 5 series.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:16 PM   #950
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Ok so what's the idea behind putting a "CT" on a bike? I could see if it's used for drags but cornering? Gotta see if I can find some videos of this. What's it on btw?
Hahahahaha. 1290 super Duke, and you'd have a hell of a time keeping up. Car tires work just fine
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:01 PM   #951
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That's cool if it works for ya. To each their own I say. I'll stick with my round rubber though. Cheers

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Old 09-10-2019, 11:04 PM   #952
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Spent the last 2 weekends in the dirt/mud. My street bikes are being ignored....
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:51 AM   #953
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That's cool if it works for ya. To each their own I say. I'll still with my round rubber though. Cheers
It gets tricky when you ride a long way. For example, I did a 7000 mile ride to Alaska this summer. On a 140hp bike (FJR this time, 160hp KTM last summer), with lots of fun twisty roads and some long hauls at high speed (80-100 mph), there is no MC tire that will make the trip. Thus you are stuck making some other arrangements to change tires partway through the trip. That's expensive, time consuming, and in general a big hassle.

If you never ride far enough or long enough away from where you get your tires during their expected life, no big deal. If you are willing to incur the time, expense, and logistics of getting them changed on the road, no problem. I frequently ride long distances far from home, and don't want to lose valuable riding time, pay premium prices, and hassle with trying to get a shop to do the work, while on a trip.

The car tires I use will go 8-10k miles and cost $55 shipped to my house. They handle well for my 70% street riding pace, and grip well in all kinds of conditions.

That's the deal - distance, cost, time, and hassle, compared to a slight difference in handling. Clearly not needed or wanted for everyone, but in my case, worth it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:56 AM   #954
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Good stuff Grommett. Glad to see Mark has drifted to the dark side, if it wasn’t for my 5” rims on my SA I would be there too.

Just installed my unrebuidable rear shock that I had rebuilt by Racetec - yes they rebuilt it by installing a nitrogen port and putting 15psi of nitrogen in to stop oil cavitation.

I have had serious problems getting a rear tire to last more than 3,500 miles.

Lickety Split recommended Michelin PR4GT’s and I put one on in Cody WY on the last group ride and 3,000 miles later I still have tread. Perhaps as much as 1500-2000 miles more.

Will keep you posted.


Glad you got that shock rebuilt. Those guys must know their stuff.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:11 PM   #955
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Washed up the dirty bike. Ready for a 3rd weekend in a row playing in the dirt again.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:23 PM   #956
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Washed up the dirty bike. Ready for a 3rd weekend in a row playing in the dirt again.
Great workout Torchie, but a bit treasonous.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:35 PM   #957
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Installed some new 717 grips, MZS shorty levers, Sub Zero sport touring windscreen, scrubbed her down, went for a spirited ride with a buddy, (first ride with another sport bike since I bought her a month ago, 1290 Super Duke) wiped her back down and now getting ready for the cruise-in/1/8th mile drags at Portland International Raceway tonight.
Gotta say, it was nice actually being able to rail some corners with someone since all my usual riding buddies are cruisers. Need to sort the rear suspension though. She's a bit jittery when leaning on her in the Twisties.
All in all a good day so far. Hope y'all aren't stuck indoors �� cheers
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:06 PM   #958
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Got everything ready for my first supermoto track day.
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Where is that at?
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Where is that at?
DCTC in Rosemount MN.

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