3600 miles and this??

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Prmurat, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Ride started well: in the 100F, 80mph, 1st stop to gas and the rear tire looks like this.... I knew I was up for a change but I was hoping for another 500 miles!! Find a new one 45 miles away from where I was going.... $$$$ but beggars can’t ....
    Bye bye Continental TKC70 welcome Michelin!!
    If only I knew someone like Drone who could direct me to the right car tire (2012 Super Ténéré 150/70 R17)!!![​IMG]


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  2. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    TKC70? Ugh!

    Lemme look around.

    How much of a gap do you have now between the tire and each of the swingarms?
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  3. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    OK, I got an idea, but first you'll have to do some careful measuring and then, if the measurements are OK, you'll have to modify your rim slightly. Probably better you call me so we can talk.
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  4. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Maybe a touch of good here.
    Nothing let go while at that 80

    No chance of swapping the pusher w/ the SC ? Are you in AZ ?
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  5. Alaskahack

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    You still running that TKC 70 on your front end, I thought the TKC 70 had a harder compound in the center
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  6. Alaskahack

    Alaskahack Adventurer

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    My buddy was running TKC80 but he ran 2-up and overloaded and it looked just like that but he was only on two wheels. Curious to hear more on this.
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  7. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    No. The TKC70 Rear must be used on a leaning bike. Put it on a sidecar or trike and, because of the way the tread blocks are designed, the tire gets badly cupped long before it's even half worn out. I had to learn this for myself.
    Now everybody knows. :gerg
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  8. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Too much toe in and too much being crazy in W. Va. ....oh well toe in tire 06.jpg
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  9. cog8603

    cog8603 Been here awhile

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    or too much lean out and going crazy on I40 in western NC. I put another MC tire on temporarily, but going with a CT as soon as I get it in July. :eek:

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  10. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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  11. Prmurat

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    Anything good or bad to say about Michelin Anakee 3 (Anarchy in Pilipino??)??
    That's the only one, for the rear, I found while on the road... My front Continental is showing some cupping and I am incline to change it before our 2 weeks ride around CA, NV & AZ... Should I use a front Anakee (bad reviews everywhere) or can I go for a Shinko or a Heidenau ($$ !).

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  12. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Changing front tyres on the Spyder (is it the tyre month or what $$) I checked the size: 165/55R15 (Kenda) not at all dual sport but at least made for lateral forces and speed. Will certainly lower the end of the bike and not sure it'll fit in the swing arm... Maybe time to really measure!!!
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  13. ooweel

    ooweel Throwing wrenches one at a time

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    The part where you mention modifying your rim?

    Was that due to this tire? https://www.tires-easy.com/tires/175-55-17
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  14. DRONE

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    No. He has a 15-inch rim. I had an idea for a narrow car tire that would fit his rim if he removed some material from the bead hump and the bead seat. About 75% of the bead hump and 50/1000" from the bead seat.
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  15. rantingsmith

    rantingsmith Quadrilingual blacksmith seat of pants engineer

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    Is that info rim specific or will that apply to most 15" MC rims?

    Have you got any pics/diagram showing where to remove the material or the desired profile once finished?

    I have CT I tried mounting as is but it's not having it so I'm thinking of having a go with an 'improvised lathe' i.e. Fit the rim and run the bike on the centre stand to take off the hump.

    Cheers,

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  16. FR700

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    Go your hardest. Just make sure you have enough beer to get through the thread.

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  17. claude

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    claude Sidecar Jockey

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  19. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I can't find anyplace that claims a Yamaha super ten ever came with a 15" rear wheel what gives here ?
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  20. High Octane

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    Same thing I’ve been thinking. Did Yamaha really use a 15”rim on the rear or was the bike changed to a 15”and why?
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