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post #1 of 11 Old 11-06-2014, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Tires!

Every self respecting motorcycle forum has a thread or 10 on tires.

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Few if any of us have enough miles on the machine to need to start thinking about them yet.

However, this will become a popular subject when we do. Finding decent 200 series tires can't be that easy. Then finding a matching 18" front might be tough too. Dunno. Have not looked.

Oh, and then I'm sure we'll have a Darksider or 2 chime in. (^_^)
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what are the original tyres?

I know they are radials from the specs.
F : 120/70R18 on 3.5" rim
R : 200/50R17on 6.25" rim (don't think I've seen a 6.25" rim before)
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(don't think I've seen a 6.25" rim before)
Heh, the snow tires for my car are mounted on 17x6.5" rims. (^_^)

Oh, and I forgot the other 'type' that will show us how to install a 24 or 26" rim on the front.

Someone will also go Mad Max on one and install a set of knobblies along with some other necessary post-apocalyptic hardware. (still amazed we have not seen someone mount pop-up machine guns in the front storage bins)

No matter what the future brings, you can be sure there will be arguments, different opinions, and really UGLY choices.

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should i change the default tyres for winter tyres ? e.g. that are better in the cold mornings and on wet slippy surfaces ? I'm dreading thinking I'll need to stop riding as soon as theres a light scattering of snow
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should i change the default tyres for winter tyres ? e.g. that are better in the cold mornings and on wet slippy surfaces ? I'm dreading thinking I'll need to stop riding as soon as theres a light scattering of snow
NO! you don't need to change your tyres for the winter,

They won't work in snow and ice, but when it gets that bad take the car



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Well, I guess you could outfit your bike with a set of these:



However, I think the local government might have a beef with those metal cleats on the pavement.

As was said, better to take the car.

OR... if you want to really get a reputation for being eccentric, you could always get one of these for the winter:

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I like the bike above or one of the German ww2 bikes and sidecar ! I have been toying with the idea of one of the piagio 3 wheeler things that has a set of two wheels in front and standard 1 in rear, looks stable and presumably much better in snow etc ? I just love riding my bike so much I actually am dreading bad weather and unfortunately I live in Scotland which contrary to what everyone thinks, its not a Sunshine paradise !!!
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I have one of these for winter, and for the summer too





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I have one of these for winter, and for the summer too
Wow. Two trikes - each for a different season. That's impressive.

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