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Old 05-31-2009, 04:12 AM   #1591
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This is a classic case of your mileage may vary. The rear MT 21 on my XT225 was well worn after 2k miles.

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The bonus using those tires on the XT225 is they just might last longer than the rest of the bike! The 225 is very easy on my MT21's, making knobbies on the highway not such a waste of cash.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:32 AM   #1592
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This is a classic case of your mileage may vary. The rear MT 21 on my XT225 was well worn after 2k miles.
John,
What type of riding wore out your MT 21 in 2k miles?
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:18 AM   #1593
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This is a classic case of your mileage may vary. The rear MT 21 on my XT225 was well worn after 2k miles.
To be fair John you aren't exactly "of average build"
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:17 AM   #1594
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wearing out tires.....

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To be fair John you aren't exactly "of average build"
Ahem. Point taken. I was also thinking that, due to height, I'm sitting further back on the bike than ideal. I got 4k out of the stock front tire and it probably could have gone further.

My mileage is about 80% street and 20% dirt. That's not the time percentage but honestly that's probably the way it breaks down in miles.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:46 AM   #1595
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So far....

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Do you think the tarmac performance problems noted above could be caused by the current combination of tires?

-New Cheng Shin C858 - 4.60 - 18 on the rear.
-Mildly worn stock Cheng Shin (whatever model that is) 2.75 - 21 on the front.


(edit: it's clearly related to the new rear tire. The Question is can I solve it with a new front tire?)
From my own experience with the Cheng stocks, and many other write-ups, the Chengs are HORRIBLE on the tarmac. I rode my 250 at about 65 MPH on the highway keeping up with the lead Saturday, and was white knuckling every second for over 40 miles. Way too much shimmy and shake, it almost felt suicidal! They even "squirm" at about 35 - 40 MPH. They worked fine on the dirt / rocks/ ice/ rain / etc. - but forget them for any civilized road riding....I can't wait to wear mine out, but only have about 1400 miles so far.....
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:16 PM   #1596
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From my own experience with the Cheng stocks, and many other write-ups, the Chengs are HORRIBLE on the tarmac. I rode my 250 at about 65 MPH on the highway keeping up with the lead Saturday, and was white knuckling every second for over 40 miles. Way too much shimmy and shake, it almost felt suicidal! They even "squirm" at about 35 - 40 MPH. They worked fine on the dirt / rocks/ ice/ rain / etc. - but forget them for any civilized road riding....I can't wait to wear my out, but only have about 1400 miles so far.....
Throw those in the trash. Yamaha probably paid $25 for the set. Put on a set of real tires.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:35 PM   #1597
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I have said it before, but I didn't mind the stock Cheng Shin's. I didn't replace them with a set of them when the time came because I wanted a more aggressive tire so I put the Kenda Trackmaster II's on but I was able to drag an oversized footpeg on damp pavement with the stock tires. I also did the Berkshire Dual Sport in the rain and did all but the one hardest hero section on them.
I am not the greatest rider ever, but I go OK and these tires are fine until the wear out.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:55 AM   #1598
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I agree...

I thought the stock Cheng Shin's were fine. If you don't like the Cheng Shins on the street don't get anything knobbier because it's only going to get worse. Just my 2 cents.

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I have said it before, but I didn't mind the stock Cheng Shin's. I didn't replace them with a set of them when the time came because I wanted a more aggressive tire so I put the Kenda Trackmaster II's on but I was able to drag an oversized footpeg on damp pavement with the stock tires. I also did the Berkshire Dual Sport in the rain and did all but the one hardest hero section on them.
I am not the greatest rider ever, but I go OK and these tires are fine until the wear out.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:08 AM   #1599
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:37 PM   #1600
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Well, we have waited long enough, but it has happened.......




They are taking orders P/N 11494 $209 plus shipping and handling. 4.1 Gallons.

Storm warning locally... more pics to follow later.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:06 PM   #1601
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #1602
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THAT is nice.
Availability of that tank may push my decision toward the XT250, away from the Sherpa ...
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #1603
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All right, bad weather has passed, here are some more pics.


Picked up some stickers from the Dealer last weekend, have to see how they hold up.


Now, to plan a range test, when am I off again.......
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:05 PM   #1604
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The Clarke tank only fits the XT225 so far.
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THAT is nice.
Availability of that tank may push my decision toward the XT250, away from the Sherpa ...
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:08 PM   #1605
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Nice!

Hey what kind of front rack is that? Is that a Pelican 1200?
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