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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by young skywalker, Jan 8, 2006.
Congrats! And it's a black '09 one, the nicest there is! (I might be biased, my Diva seems to be the twin sister of yours )
Enjoy and ride safe
And finally a bike that my ADV plate will fit on.
I started an NTX blog on my 2012 here:
I started a new one with more descriptive mods on my 2013 here:
More to come...
There is something wrong here. I have 7400+ miles on my original rear tire and could probably go another 500 or so before I hit the wear bars. I guess I'm just too easy on the old girl. This on a '12 NTX. I'm running 42 psi on the rear.
I thought it was a bit odd as well; maybe he just rides like a maniac. Otherwise it sounds like a bad tire.
7k on first and almost 7k on second & still in good shape. I think the first wore a bit faster in the TX summer heat
I saw NTX referred to as No Limits
We have some pretty abrasive asphalt in my neck of the woods and way too many long, straight roads with 90 degree turns. I've run RP2's and 3's on the GSA and at 6k the rear is toast. That's about where the original Tourance bites the dust too.
I do push it down the road a bit above speed limits so out here that means 80 or 85 mph and when I do find a curve or two I generally push it pretty hard. Since we have so few twisties locally, the ones we do have seem to have very conservative speed limits. My rule of thumb is to double the posted limit as long as I stay below triple digits. Keep in mind this is on familiar, very isolated roads with good sight lines through the curves.
I'm convinced most tire wear occurs in the corners. The contact patch has to "squirm" it's way though a curved path. I'm easy on the throttle and brakes but feel lucky to get 4k miles out of a rear. I have lots of corners.
All my tyre wear comes from burning up the gravel. Maximum tyre life of a Continental TKC is 1500 miles. Absolutely love it though. Seriously fun bike. Ride it hard and it rewards you!
No Teutonic Xcuses
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Has anyone ridden to old, 180 rear tyred Stelvio AND a 150 sectioned one? I'm wondering what the handling characteristics are on the road, with a view to maybe changing to the 150 wheels. Ta!
I thought it was Nuevo Tomale Xtracaliente?
I haven't ridden the wide-wheeled version, but if anyone has a wide wheel hanging around and feels like giving it away (or close to that ), I'll be happy to liberate it from the corner of the garage.
Mine came with the wide rear. I swapped it for the narrow one.
Biggest change was a little quicker turn in.
Much better tire selection for the riding I do with the 4.25 rim....
My problem is that I like to ride both on and off-pavement, and no tire is good enough for me for both (sorry, Heidenau ).
I'd love a second set of wheels, with the wide rear rim, for on-road tires. But since I usually change my own tires, they'd need to be really cheap to be worthwhile.
do you keep traction control on or off when on gravel? I assume ABS would be off, but maybe not for everybody.