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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by elkgrichard, Sep 19, 2014.
No sir, read it again.
It may have been that tire. It was the dark side thread on BMWLT Forum and I used the popular tire a lot of the guys recommended.
I also swapped my front and rear TPS readings as the PSI I ran on the rear would sound the set fault point for PSI. So I swapped the numbers for TPS front and rear so I had to remember front was rear pressure, and rear was front pressure.
It is not for everyone and not everyone is for it. It works, I know that for a fact. I just am not going to yell the sky is falling or your hair is going to catch fire. You have choices and if I was racking up miles it would be a thought, but I think the GS would look pretty funny, but I bet I could find a M&S for it?
The only darksiders I know do it because of failures of MC tires due to weight. A large touring bike ridden 2-up will, often, be over the rear tire's weight capacity. (Goldwings, in particular-they're rear-heavy even solo.)
I went to a CT because of curiosity and I ride a sport touring machine 2up on chip sealed AR roads and only get around 1000 miles per rear tire. That was getting old. The CT's cost about half and last 2 to 3 times as long.
Note that a Wing only has about 400lbs of weight capacity.
Yes, but the tire capacity of the ones recommended for the Wing, have a capacity of 539, over the wet bike weight. Still, I see monsters on Wings all the time, so I understand what you are saying. Still, with the horribly overloaded Wings I see, you still don't see catastrophic tire failures due to weight. I have not seen one. Not to say it cannot happen, or hasn't, but in all my years around Wings, and being affiliated with GWRRA in the past, I never saw or heard of one. Tire pressure, and maintaining the tires, replacing them when necessary is important.
I have seen people run car tires on their Wings, and the universe didn't implode. Their choice. I'm not their mommy.
My stack is smaller
May last the year if big daddy navy ever un-grounds me.
In the closet with riding gear n stuff....Nice!
Behind all of the suites is 6 guitars, mold prevention, its seriously damp here and the Japanese don't do central air.
I've gotten a few flats ont he darkside. And i didn't carry a patch kit with me one time, i was suprised that i could ride the tire home with it flat. The tire itself was pretty thick and held it together, and when i got home i noticed nothing much other than the flat. I have had similar experiences with moto tires, and i would not be able to ride that distance home on a flat. I don't recommended riding anything on a flat, but sometimes it has to be done.
On the V-Strom in that video? What tire was it?
Don't tell anyone, but I've ridden 8 miles on a dead flat rear motorcycle tire on a bike in a similar weight class. Handling was OK at freeway speed, but typical flat tire handling when going slow.
Ride flat is all about sidewall rigidly. Some tires have it, some don’t.
Yes it was on the vstrom. And it held up really well riding across the u.s. on the tat too, didn't get flats either. There is so much hate for the darkside, but the important thing is just to go out and ride. The darkside lets me ride longer than a moto tire.
There was goldwing talk, here's my notepad math on why my next tire will be a car tire. Just bought the bike a few days ago.
The old 1800 wing carries 55% of its weight on the rear tire according to google. Assuming the new 1800 is the same that's 458 lbs on the rear tire empty.
half of my weight, plus all of my wife since she's directly over the tire, plus 50lbs for luggage, equals 808lbs.
The wing saddlebags are surprisingly small. There's less room than what's on my Triumph Tiger even. So to camp 2 up on a 3+ day trip you need either a trailer or a hitch carrier.
Can you give us the brand and specs on the CT you put on the Strom? Tks,
That is a Bf goodrich comp 2 sport, 205.
BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Radial Tire - 205/50R17 89Z SL
Geez, where's all the cheap shot posts since the last time I was here? I came for some entertainment...
either the car tire guys exploded in a ball of fire after hitting a bus load of nuns, or the MC tire people are too busy changing tires to post.
I am still here dark siding away on my Wing. I subscribed to this thread for comic relief. You know the old saying " Opinions are like assholes. everyone has one". Except in this thread where some people actually are one.