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Re: New Tire Choices
Reply #105 - 06/01/18 at 09:54:35
 
Diamond T wrote on 06/01/18 at 08:24:23:
Will the 120 /70 -19 fit on our stock rim it comes in the scorcher 11 series ?


No....it fits on a 3.00 - 3.50 wide rim - the Savage is only a 2.15" front rim.  (See fitment chart a few pages back).

The tire won't likely fit between the fork tubes either.  A 100/80 works on my Cafe' bike - not sure if a 110 would fit.
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Reply #106 - 06/01/18 at 10:08:25
 
Dave ,"work together as a set" is something  i have never heard or witnessed in my 50 years of riding and owning and wrenching bikes . i have learned that front tires and rear have different requirements as they preform different tasks.  and different compounds and belting make tires run different. there might be some voodoo in picking  a good set for different bikes and applications  .    but a fair amount of pro riders do it till they get a tire sponsor than all bets are off .  however your observation about not mixing radial tires with bias is totally correct . good thread lets keep it going.
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Reply #107 - 06/01/18 at 14:55:24
 
hotprops wrote on 06/01/18 at 10:08:25:
Dave ,"work together as a set" is something  i have never heard or witnessed in my 50 years of riding and owning and wrenching bikes . i have learned that front tires and rear have different requirements as they preform different tasks.  and different compounds and belting make tires run different. there might be some voodoo in picking  a good set for different bikes and applications  .    but a fair amount of pro riders do it till they get a tire sponsor than all bets are off .  however your observation about not mixing radial tires with bias is totally correct . good thread lets keep it going.  


I just don't know what does and what doesn't work together - so I am not comfortable telling people it is fine to mix and match.

I do know that the Bridgestone Battlax BT45 front/rear are not a very good match from the factory.  I wear 2 front tires out for each back tire.....the front has square tread blocks on the side that wear quickly when you lean the bike over.  I get about 4,000 miles out of a front tire.
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Reply #108 - 07/15/18 at 11:00:45
 
Every rear tire I've tried has been worn smoovedafuk out in four to eight thousand miles. Most offered good traction, except for the stock tire.
The ME 880 has over four thousand miles on it and isn't square yet. It's worth noting that the wet traction is a real behavior modifier. I am learning to play with it accelerating out and letting it slip sideways.

At this wear rate I'm seeing a fifteen to twenty thousand mile life.

That means I Wont pay for two  or thre
tire mountings and tubes , do the math.
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Reply #109 - 07/15/18 at 12:01:16
 
ME880"s love to be abused and let you ride over the limit. On dry pavement , when their temp. is hot, they will speak to you and tell you if all is ok. When they decide to "step out", they will tell you, and do it in a predictable manner. Dunlaps  will just say "goodby".  As with any tire, when old, they will turn into glass.
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Reply #110 - Today at 13:15:12
 
Well, here I am making my first post - and of course, it's gonna be a tiring one Wink
I'm trying to decide on a new rear tire for the S40 I just bought for my wife, who is an absolute newbie to riding.  The bike has a brand new (Harley branded) Dunlop 401 on it, but the K555 in back is shot.  It appears my best options are to either get a new K555, in the stock size, or go for a Shinko 734... which leads to the usual sizing issue.  There's also the D404 option, but to be honest, I've never been a dunlop cycle tire fan. Here's the numbers as I've found them (rim widths are either recommended rim width or the rim width the tire was mounted on when measuring):
Dunlop K555 - 140/80-15
(3.0 rim, 24.17 diameter, 5.87 width)
Shinko 734 150/80-15
(3.5 rim, 24.45 diameter, 5.91 width)
Dunlop D404 130/90-15
(3.0 rim, 23.95 diameter, 5.15 width)
Shinko 734 130/90-15
(3.0 rim, 24.21 diameter, 5.08 width)

My gut says to get her the 734 in the 130/90 size, while my eyes (and my fat butt) say to go 150/80 - but the rim width bothers me a bit.  She's a bit less than 150 in full gear, and will likely only ever ride solo.  Anybody care to weigh in?
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Reply #111 - Today at 14:20:22
 
I'd say go with the 130/90
The stock tire is pretty narrow for a 140 as is.
The D401 is a heavy tire, it'll make a new man outta you to put it on.   Huh
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