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Post  maurice on Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:38 pm

Looking ahead. Which choices are for best wear, ride well also. no alterations on bike pls? thanks

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:57 am

those are all very subjective questions.

The Hydroedge and Triple Tread are 2 very popular choices for all those reasons...

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Post  maurice on Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:22 pm

nodakbassmaster wrote:those are all very subjective questions.

The Hydroedge and Triple Tread are 2 very popular choices for all those reasons...

I thought i read that the hydroedge sometimes requires filing down tabs or some modification to avoid rubbing. Not true?

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Post  CaribCruiser on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:17 pm

You're right Maurice, there are 2 members who had issues with the Michelin, you can check
it out in a recent post. Pretty unique issue though, since you should have enough clearance,
unless they're way wider then others.
The grabber is also a good choice or the Dunlop SP-7000 or SP-9000.
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Post  maurice on Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:20 pm

maurice wrote:
nodakbassmaster wrote:those are all very subjective questions.

The Hydroedge and Triple Tread are 2 very popular choices for all those reasons...

I thought i read that the hydroedge sometimes requires filing down tabs or some modification to avoid rubbing. Not true?

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Can you give me the size of the Goodyear triple tread please?

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Post  Beermand on Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:42 pm

Pretty sure it is the 205/65-16 on the C model. I have an 1800S and it is the 205/65-15 on the S model.
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Post  maurice on Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:14 pm

Just sent you a pm as no 16 rim size in that tire with numbers that will fit.

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Post  Doc on Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:03 pm

If you go with a Goodyear TripleTred you have to go with a 205/60/16.
Quite a few guys over on the VTX Cafe are running that size tire on their 1800s.

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Post  Beermand on Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:35 pm

00 Doc wrote:If you go with a Goodyear TripleTred you have to go with a 205/60/16.
Quite a few guys over on the VTX Cafe are running that size tire on their 1800s.

Yes, sent you this same info in a pm. Doc is correct!
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Post  maurice on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:09 am

Thanks Doc and Beermand! Wouldn't that size lower the bike a bit and raise rpms? I don't want to do that so if so would need a different tire I guess. Any suggestions?

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Post  Beermand on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:27 am

Results 205/65-16 205/60-16
Totals are in inches Tire 1 Tire 2 Difference
Sidewall Height: 5.25 4.84 -0.41
Section Width: 8.07 8.07 0
Overall Diameter: 26.49 25.69 -0.8
Circumference: 83.23 80.69 -2.54
Revs per mile: 761.29 785.21 23.92

It does lower a little and does increase the revolutions per mile.


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Post  Doc on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:46 am

The 205/60/16 is about 1/4 inch shorter in diameter than your stock 180/70/16
than means it will lower your bike about an 1/8 inch from stock.
I don't think I would notice any difference. thumbup

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Post  maurice on Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:08 pm

Ok Doc. Thanks for that.I probably will want to not go lower than 65 for height ratio even though as mentioned I probably wouldn't notice it. From Beermands' suggestion the General altimax or perelli P4. Have you heard that one or the other is better or just personal preferance? BTW which tire are you running?

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Post  maurice on Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:08 pm

Beermand wrote:Results 205/65-16 205/60-16
Totals are in inches Tire 1 Tire 2 Difference
Sidewall Height: 5.25 4.84 -0.41
Section Width: 8.07 8.07 0
Overall Diameter: 26.49 25.69 -0.8
Circumference: 83.23 80.69 -2.54
Revs per mile: 761.29 785.21 23.92

It does lower a little and does increase the revolutions per mile.

thanks for the comparison Beermand. I had the link for that somewhere.

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