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Old 12-20-2009, 06:07 AM   #76
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larger diameter tire

Dana, a 165r15 tire is very close to the diameter of the stock 17" motorcycle tire. This will put you right back to the "gearing" that you're used to. There are some slight variations in diameter depending on tire brand. How do you like the Advantage Wheel?
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:47 AM   #77
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The wheel is doing great, getting a little more riding in now that I got the 20w/50 out and put some 5w/20 in so I can actually start it. I rode the GS yesterday to work since we haven't been getting much snow and it fired right up at -14f for the ride in. The wheel has a different feel but no big deal it still pulls the chair up just as easy.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:44 PM   #78
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Hi Rachard,

I would like to ask you a question. What hardness is the compound of Iemller 155x15 tire?
I have bought Unigom 14/64 15" Ultracross and this tire is really soft. It is actually the softest tire I have ever seen. I rode only few km on the tire but I expect that the tire will disapeare very quickly on the tarmac.
How does the Iemller look like? And what about the Immler CR 3 or Cross 3?

Do you have an experience?

I am looking for really hard tire with really rough profile.

Thank you very much in advance for the response.

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Old 12-26-2009, 02:01 PM   #79
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Sorry Nsfrt for the late reply and thanks for reminding me.......

There's not a lot of difference. They both (all) are pretty soft. I don't think they're both (all) really suitable for extended tarmac riding.

I find riding on stubbies on tarmac pretty disturbing, although possible. Most of all braking and cornering is like riding on "eggs".

In the dirt however, they're unbeatable. All the disadvantages on the tarmac faint away instantly.

Maybe a wintertire is what you want.

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Old 12-26-2009, 02:21 PM   #80
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Hi Richard,

thank you a lot for a reply.
Friend of mine rides a motocross (solo) and he uses a really hard tire (you are not able to deform the knobs by fingers). So I thought that similar compound could also be available in car size tire...

I used previously winter tire but I find it not suitable off the tarmac. Even thin layer of mud on the forest road is a problem as well as the wet grass.

I suppose, that the only way for me is changing the tires between winter tire (for tarmac) and Unigom (off the tarmac).
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:50 PM   #81
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I suppose, that the only way for me is changing the tires between winter tire (for tarmac) and Unigom (off the tarmac).
Yep. That would make the most sence to me too.

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:25 AM   #82
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Any of you guys tried the Nexen SB 802 in the 165/80R15? http://www.nexentireusa.com/tires-9/SB802
A friend of mine at a local tire shop up here can get them from his warehouse in Denver for $50.00 to me and I am curious if anyone has first hand knowledge.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:19 PM   #83
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I adapted a front rim from a Smart Car to fit on the rear of my 1995 R100R EZS outfit.

Original rear hub machined down to suit:



Adapter made up to space "new" wheel correctly:





Mounted up with a 165SR15 tire:

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:51 AM   #84
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I bought one of the Nexen SB 802 in the 165/80R15 and threw it on just before the Elephant Ride out here and I have to say it seems like a pretty decent tire. It was blowing snow and heavy snowpack on the Interstate going over the passes to Denver and it handled surprisingly well. It seems to handle quite well on dry pavement also so I guess I'll see how well it lasts.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:21 AM   #85
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Karl,
I have been looking at a lot of options for Summer travelling and I appreciate the input. The main reason I went with the 671 Kenda was because I could get 3,500 miles out of a tire where the Tourance went away at 1,800. On the trip to the U.S.C.A. national in Tahoe this year I ended up burning through two of the Kendas and the trip to run the Trans Labrador next Summer would probably take at least 2 bought on the road so I am looking for a good road tire for the Labrador trip.
I am curious about the Federal SS657 in the 165/80/15:
http://www.federaltire.com/en/images...specSS657.html
I have looked at the Kuhmo Powerstar and even the Nankang CX-668. The main reason I even care about a Winter tire is just to get back up my driveway so I think the LM 18 will work good for what I need.
I'm a bit confused on why your only getting 3500 out of a tire. I do not think I have every got less than 8k out of a rear, 20+k on the front and 6-7k on the sidecar.BTW that is running 15" car tires all the way around.
Is something not set up correct or ?
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:19 PM   #86
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That was running motorcycle tires on the rig, I just converted to a Stroker rear wheel so I have no idea what I'll be getting with a car tire on the rear but I hope it will be better than 8k.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:24 PM   #87
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It's not fitted yet, but this is what's going on the back of my K1100 tug





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Old 03-11-2010, 02:44 PM   #88
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Got some new shoes today. Michelin m+S 175/70R15. I guess they are no longer available, so I bought the last three this company had in stock.





6.5" tread width and 7.25" sidewall width.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:16 PM   #89
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Does that drive the sidecar wheel?
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:02 AM   #90
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