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Post  Mosrite241 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:59 pm

I have a 2007 Yamaha Midnight Star 1300. I went to the dark side trying to get more milage out of my rear tires. I run 350 to 420 miles per week. The Florida asphalt eats MC tires like crazy. My 1st tire was a Radar 205/60/16. I got over 17,000 miles out of this tire. I was running 34 to 38 psi. I was a little disappointed with my results but I still saved a ton of dough as I payed about 1/2 for the car tire ($72.00) vrs a MC ($160.00) tire. I recently installed a Uniroyal tourmaster 205/60/16 ( $43.00 left over from Wal-Mart) and I am really pleased so far with the handling of the bike. The Radar tire was more of a flat square sport tire and I found I really had to force the counter steering. The Uniroyal is more rounded and it performs almost like a MC tire. Per my mechanic I am trying 44 psi in the rear and 40 psi in the front. So far so good. Bike rides great. Thanks so much for this forum as I gathered some very good information and also the tire size for my bike. Ride hard, ride safe....

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great - thanks for posting

Post  genedjr on Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Sounds good. Keep us informed on how it works out.
While that pressure seems high, if it handles good, gets better wear and has even wear great.
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