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  • So what tire are you running these days?

    Title says it all, I'm running a Pirelli P1 RF myself with a Stone 709 on the front. What tire are you liking these days?

  • #2
    Running the same Combo at the moment. 36F & 36R
    Got 4 of the P1's to go through before I go back to my Fav the Yoko ZPS (Don't follow the concrete grooves we have here up near the triple digits)
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    • #3
      Bridgestones. 709 on the front and DriveGuard Run Flat on the rear. Rides like a charm!
      2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
      USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
      US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
      2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
      2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

      50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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      • #4
        Yoko ZPS and 'Stone 709.

        20,000 out of the last Yoko - 8000+ of that was in a two week window.

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        • #5
          BridgeStone Drive Guard run flat on the rear... BridgeStone 709 on the front . Only a few thousand on the new run flat tire

          My last Michelin Alpin run flat rear tire gave me 37k miles. Usually 20 - 22k miles from the front BridgeStone
          2013 Red Airbag 1800

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          • #6
            I just put the Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 on reverse trike, Michelin X-Ice had 16,000 on it and past the wear bars.
            DS#1146 IBA#55800 50CC,BBG, BB1500 x2, SS2K, SS1Kx3 CERTIFIED ALL DS, PGR RC
            2010 Level3 Endeavor Reverse Trike

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tony in AZ View Post
              BridgeStone Drive Guard run flat on the rear... BridgeStone 709 on the front . Only a few thousand on the new run flat tire

              My last Michelin Alpin run flat rear tire gave me 37k miles. Usually 20 - 22k miles from the front BridgeStone
              Maybe it's just that I haven't ridden one with the bike tire in a while, but with the DriveGuard, I can't even tell I have a "different" type tire....but it definitely does NOT give me that "flatten back to center" feel when I come out of a curve.
              2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
              USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
              US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
              2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
              2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

              50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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              • #8
                I joined the Darkside yesterday, the Force was too strong to resist. Running Bridgestone Driveguard RF 195/55/16 at 28.5psi off the bat. It definitely felt weird (different) at times on curves. Not necessarily in a bad way just different. Only 25 miles so far, so hopefully by a few weeks I will be fully engrained. Need to before taking bride to Wing Ding! I may up the psi to 30 since the rear end felt squishy to me on the curves, just to see if I can notice the difference.
                2010 Level 3 - The Black Pearl
                Traxxion Full Monty

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JohnBoy in NC View Post
                  <...>I may up the psi to 30 since the rear end felt squishy to me on the curves, just to see if I can notice the difference.
                  It took my brain-butt link about 300 miles to really get used to it the first time.

                  Tire pressures are a bit more sensitive on the CT than a MT. The lower pressure presumes you'll be up to speed with a corresponding increase in tire pressures in only a few miles.

                  Too high a pressure will drastically reduce tire life - you'll burn up the center before you burn up the edges - so be very methodical with pressure settings.

                  My Yoko ZPS I have in the 28-29 psi range. Yes, it's a bit squirmy, but when the pressure builds, it feels fine.

                  Before meddling with the pressure, take it on a 50 or 100 miles ride to compare.

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                  • #10
                    On my 2007 GL 1800, I'm running the Bridgestones 709 on the front at 38 psi and Michelin Alpine RF at 28 when riding solo to 32 psi on the rear adjusted for two up.
                    I estimate 20, 000 mi on this set so far.
                    2007 GL1800 level1
                    2015 Hannigan Trike n 2009 Tailwind

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                    • #11
                      Battleaxe in front. Yoke Avid Envigor RF in back. I was getting 8,000 miles on the MT, and got 16,000 on the Envigor. Very happy.

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