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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by pops, Jul 11, 2009.
Yep. That would make the most sence to me too.
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.
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:
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.
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 ?
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.
It's not fitted yet, but this is what's going on the back of my K1100 tug
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.
Does that drive the sidecar wheel?
Like you're style BE Coyote
Thought I'd bump this back to page 1, since us new guys seem to be always talking about tyres/tires here. Some nice pics in this thread.
Huh, how did I miss this one? Good thread and great pics
205/50-17 on the Strom.
As long as I bumped this to page 1, I don't think it's a hijack to ask this question. It seems like there are lots of tires sold in Europe that would work for my hack. And the prices are great! But, shipping costs suck! Is there any way to ship a tire from Europe to the U.S. for cheap? Especially if time is not a factor. I'm thinking like by container ship. Anybody found a cheap way to do this?
My rear 185/55-15 Maxxis, have had others, harder and softer compounds, this seems the best so far.
135R15 Nankang, not long fitted, so not sure how good it will be.
135R15 Nankang, in the background is the previous 130/90-15 Pirelli and a 140/80-17 Dunlop Arrowmax I was given to try but haven't yet.
Nice looking set up you have there Jeff..Any more photos you would like to share with us
I like the way your front brake caliper is set up .Is that how it come or did you do that your self ?.
The wifes bike has the same front end but with solid brake caliper mounts. I would like to change it to the same as yours (floating brake calipers). As the front end of her bike lifts up a long way when she brakes .
Pops, Bob Martin Engineering did the front end in 2001, just like it is now. The floating calipers are good, but they tend to get a bit of lever travel when the pads wear, also a bugger to remove the front wheel. I'll post some pics in the 'lets see em' thread so we don't get off topic.
here are the car-tyres I mounted on the original rims af a BMW K1.
The front wheel is a Nankang 165/40-17 and the rear is a Nankang 165/35-18
And here's a close-up of the rear wheel
Bridgestone Potenza 175/55/17 on a BMW K1200S / Hannigan SuperSport rig. I busted my ass to find this tire in Canada / U.S.A. but no dice.
I picked it up on a recent trip to the U.K. and brought it back on the plane.
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