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General altimax hp opinion

Post  torqefire on Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:36 pm

what do you guys think about this touring tire.I was thinking of a 205-60-16 for a 04 vtx 1800r
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Altimax+HP&partnum=06HR6AMAXHP&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&place=7#Survey

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:30 pm

good lookin tire...

what's the speed rating on it though? I couldn't find that...

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Post  torqefire on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:44 am

nodakbassmaster wrote:good lookin tire...

what's the speed rating on it though? I couldn't find that...
h rated,they also make a v in that tread,h should be fine right?

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Post  Morgan Buchanan on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:14 am

Personally I'll never go with a low speed rating tire. I think that more people have had "high speed wobble" on taller, lower speed rated tires. This is just my observation, and I could be wrong...but I"m rock steady on my 205/55 v rated tire.
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Post  Clay-san on Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:08 pm

I agree with Morgan, I think. I have 600 miles since Thursday on my 205/60 R 16 H rated Altimax HP and am fine 2 up riding, but by myself I still feel a little wobble. It may be the case that I don't have it "dialed in" correctly, but you can't go wrong getting a higher speed rating since it is just a few dollars more. The H rated tire is a 55,000 mile warranty for a car and the V is only 40,000, but it wil still last WAAAAAY longer than M/C tire and cost less. I was just p/o'ed Evil or Very Mad about Tire Rack refusing to send my tire, so I took what I could find in stock locally and will be stuck with it for a while Rolling Eyes , but it will be okay. You might also PM Dan in NH because he runs a 215/65 16 (WILDSIDE) General Altimax HP and you could check out his thread study on this forum. On my automobiles I found that higher speed ratings = stickier traction & faster treadwear. Another reason I was okay with the "H' rating is I didn't want too much traction, given my wheelie affraid experience in 2006 (see my post in Lessons Learned the hard way).

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Re: General altimax hp opinion

Post  Dan on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:08 pm

Welcome aboard Clay, No wobbles here with a tall H. I believe CT's get blamed for wobbles for a couple reasons, with the contact patch being much wider and more firmly planted it will amplify other problems, with front tire cupping, front alignment with rear, worn shock bushings, loose stem bearings, etc. I've also heard this from guys running 240+ MT's. The V vs. H has some merit because the higher the speed rating the stricter quality control and tighter tolerance for lateral and radial runout. That doesn't mean you can't get a good straight and true, wobble free tire with an H, S, or T speed rating. The Michelin HE has only a T rating, lower than H, and I've seen all praise, no complaints about wobbles or anything else. After mounting I sighted crown radius, tire profile and sidewall from rear while spinning, and it looked good, if it's off enough to cause a wobble, you'll see it, and you should get another tire before running it, another advantage to buying locally, my tire guy even told me he would exchange it for a different size if I found it was too big after mounting. I was feeling the need for speed last night and took her up to 125 for a minute, straight as a die, and smooth as glass. Have Fun Exclamation


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Post  twin1300 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:52 pm

I got to go with Dan on this one! Heck we mostly rode the 165/80/15 VW tire when the 1300's first started on the path of the darkside and it was only rated for about 118 mph..... Shocked No wobble at all for any one I knew! I feel like Dan and the wider tire makes other things show up as wobbles!


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Post  dustman on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:24 pm

did you have any problem installing the tire and wheel back into the fender after the mounting?
I will have mine mounted this week (the first CT for me) and was told how difficult it is to reinstall.
Any comments? The bike is a 1800C and the tire is a Bridgstone Potenza 205/60/16.
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Re: General altimax hp opinion

Post  Dan on Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:23 am

I just pulled valve core to completely deflate tire and wiggled it in, no problem, or if you'd rather, just remove dust ring, and replace after wheel is in there, it's only 1 bolt. Pull your shocks and run tire up into fender to check for brace clearance before you grind anything, you may not have to, it will be close, but that's OK, it won't get any closer. Good Luck


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Re: General altimax hp opinion

Post  twin1300 on Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:24 am

Plus to add to MY OPINION!!!...... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing I don't think it has anything to do with the car tire....nada, ziltz, zero! The 1300 guys are having the same wobble issue with motorcycle tires on their bikes!


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