|11-01-2013, 09:22 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2011
Duro HF903 dual sport tires
Replaced the crappy "plasti-rubber" Cheng Shin stock tires on my Tomos Nitro 150 (made by SYM).
The front tire was a little out of round and got worse after 1800 miles. So I expected the new Duro HF903's to be smoother and the aggressive tread to have more traction on dirt and gravel.
Wow! The difference is like night and day, it feels like a different scooter. The dirt/gravel traction is not only vastly superior, but way smoother and compliant over small/medium bumps and rocks. The ride is also much improved on the pavement, both smoother and better traction. I don't mean slightly improved, it's a huge difference.
Making a sharp u-turn with two riders before felt shaky and uncertain, I thought it was because of the added weight of a passenger on a relatively small and light scooter. It was the crappy stock tires! The stock tire profile caused the scooter to lean a little reluctantly on slow and sharp turns, but then after a reaching certain lean angle it would feel like the scooter suddenly wanted to fall over.
I should have swapped tires from day one!
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500
2012 Tomos Nitro 150
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