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Coker 550R16

Post  85Glide on Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:51 pm

I just put a Coker 550R16 on my 85 FLHTC. Does anyone here have any experience with this combo. I just got it together and will try it out tomorrow.
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Post  85Glide on Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:12 pm

An update...I took my test ride with the tire pressure at 45. The tire states 1340 lbs of load at 41 psi. I only road about 20 miles and the temp was 98 deg. At first the back end felt a little loose especially on curves. After a few miles this seemed to subside and felt more stable. When I got back home I rechecked the pressure and, due to heat, it had climbed to 50 psi. So I added 5 psi to it and feel this will be a good place to recheck it seeing as it will put me at 50 psi cold.
Any opinions are welcomed.

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Post  lj birdman on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:27 am

first if tire pressure is 41psi on tire i would not keep putting in more air No you are only going to wear the center out . at first it feels alittle loose but after more time it will feel just right thumbup my tire is rated at 44 psi i am runing 32 psi Exclamation now my tire has 13,000 miles on it and looks new with no center wear yes best thing i ever did to my bike Cheers
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Post  Dan Koich on Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:27 pm

How about another update? Thanks

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Post  85Glide on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:02 am

After going up and down I have found the sweet spot on tire pressure. For me its 40 psi cold, 1pound under tire recommendation. I have now put 805 miles on it with no ware showing. It still feels different than a regular Dunlop or Metzler but nothing I cant live with. I ride highway and city and have had no problems whether on wet or dry pavement.

Ride on...

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Post  quadancer on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:52 am

I think the most fun posts are where someone went back to or had to use a bike tire again and suddenly
felt like the bike was out of control. I'm betting in another K, you won't know it's back there.
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Post  85Glide on Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:56 pm

I think you are probably right. I'm hoping to get at least 15K out of it.

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Post  quadancer on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:52 pm

PLEASE KEEP US POSTED!!! One guy on a Sporty only got 4k out of his, but I figger it's one of two things:
The tire is made for antiques and not expected to ride the roads outside of going to shows, or
the guy on the Sporty was full-fisted. Or can't count. ('scratch')
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Post  Larry Simpson on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:47 pm

I think you proubably hit the nail on the head,just cheap retro design tires for parades and car shows.Every one I know uses them for just that and when they go any distance switch to conventional tires. thumbup thumbup
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Post  85Glide on Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:45 am

Larry Simpson wrote:I think you proubably hit the nail on the head,just cheap retro design tires for parades and car shows.Every one I know uses them for just that and when they go any distance switch to conventional tires. thumbup thumbup

I hope your wrong about the tires lasting, they are anything but cheap. I spent approximately 260.00 on the new tire. It is the only one I can find that will fit my Harley.

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Post  quadancer on Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:22 am

There are two others on the same site:
https://www.universaltire.com/dunlop-tires/dunlop-radial-tires/175r16-dunlop-taxi-black.html
...and the sometimes problematic Austone. Funny how some can ride them over 100mph without balancing and no wobble.
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Post  Larry Simpson on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:51 am

I didn't mean price wise, I meant durability.I also have a sportster and I would not trust them.Just my opinion and that of most of the car club I belonged to.But that being said I hope I am wrong and they give great service. thumbup
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Post  rrounds on Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:58 pm

That Coker has a UTQG rating of 400 BB, so it should last at least 20 to 25k miles on a bike.

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Post  rrounds on Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:41 pm

I just saw that Coker has three tires in the 550r16 size.
This one would not last long(see it has no UTQG rating)
http://www.cokertire.com/550r16-excelsior-stahl-sport-radial.html

But the other two have a 400 UTQG rating
http://www.cokertire.com/550r16-coker-classic-2-3-4-whitewall.html
and
http://www.cokertire.com/550r16-coker-classic-blackwall-tire.html
So if you got one of these two tires it should last 20k or more.

ROD

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Post  85Glide on Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:30 am

rrounds wrote:I just saw that Coker has three tires in the 550r16 size.
This one would not last long(see it has no UTQG rating)
http://www.cokertire.com/550r16-excelsior-stahl-sport-radial.html

But the other two have a 400 UTQG rating
http://www.cokertire.com/550r16-coker-classic-2-3-4-whitewall.html
and
http://www.cokertire.com/550r16-coker-classic-blackwall-tire.html
So if you got one of these two tires it should last 20k or more.

ROD
I have the coker classic blackwall.

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