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  1. froto
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    ...at 10,000 miles...that's the same that I got out of the rear tire on my last two bikes but they tell me I should get more mileage from a tire. I'm from the school that believes a fast wearing tire is a "sticky" tire and therefore a SAFE tire, so I ordered two new Bridgestones(stock on my bike) cause I just like the way they performed in a few emergency stops.
    Tell me if I'm wrong!

  2. recumpendpop
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    Bridgestone makes a lot of different tires.
    What did you order?

  3. dos
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    I wish I could get 10,000 miles out of a rear tire. The stock Bridgestone was at the wear markers at 5,200 miles and the Metzeler I replaced it with was at the wear markers at 4,600. If you want a fast wearing tire go with the Metzeler, lol. I am now running a Dunlop Elite 3.

  4. HenrjD
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    I believe someone should look into going to the "Darkside" muhahahaha!

  5. JozhH
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    I'm just over 7k right now, and I already need a rear tire.

  6. TheGoltj
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    I replaced my rear tire 1000 miles ago at just over 12,000 miles. I replaced it with the exact same tire as came on it, the Bridgestone.

  7. dos
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    I believe someone should look into going to the "Darkside"...

    I wanted to but I could not find anyone local who would install a car tire on my bike. If my E3 lasts no longer than the other tires did I will need a new one towards the end of the summer. I will most likely look around in Memphis to see if I can find a shop willing to put one on.

  8. recumpendpop
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    I wanted to but I could not find anyone local...

    Take the rear wheel off the bike then take the wheel and CT to a dealer to have mounted if they say anything tell em you run a sidecar.

    Also Independent shops are more receptive to installing CTs,

  9. hkv50
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    Have you found a car tire that will fit/? I have not.

  10. recumpendpop
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    Have you found a car tire that will fit/? I...

    What size is your rear tire?
    give me that and I'll see what I can come up with.
    Bob

  11. lem23
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    I will have to verify when I get home and can check out my parts database but I believe the 1300 and 950 can use the same tires.

    http://darkside.nwff.info/database.php
    is a database of ct's used on motorcycles

    http://darkside.nwff.info/
    in general has alot of useful info on using ct's on your scoot including a list of known dealers who will install.

  12. recumpendpop
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    go here http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTireMath.dos

    plug in your rear tire size and then the CT size. I think your 950 rear tire is a 170-70-16.

    I think a 195-65-16 will work but you will have to measure to verify.

    I have the Continental Vanco2 in 195-65-16 on the rear of my 08 Kawasaki nomad. great tire.

  13. Rop123
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    From the Yamaha 950 web page the tire specs are:
    **Tires/Front130/70-18M/C 63H
    **Tires/Rear170/70-16 M/C 75H

    From the owners manual:
    ** Front tires - 130/70-18MC/C63H
    Bridgestone-EXEDRA G721
    Dunlop D404F

    ** Rear tires - 170/70B-16M/C 75H
    Bridgestone-EXEDRA G722
    Dunlop K555

  14. ylvrikhd
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    I would have never considered putting a car tire on my 950 but after nearly 5000 miles on the bike now I'm thinking it might be a great candidate. You can't lean this bike over much at all because of the floor boards so what would it hurt. I bet you would hit hard parts on the floorboards before the tire turned loose. I'm just saying!

  15. Rop123
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    One question: Do you really want to be a road traction "test pilot"? Tires are cheaper than hospital bills.....way cheaper.

    I'll let the tire manufacturers "road test" the tires I buy!.......remember the contact patch from each tire is only a few square inches....that's all that seperates you from the pavement.

    R

  16. ylvrikhd
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    I completely understand you concern but I've ridden behind another bike with a car tire on it and he corners at least as hard as I can and it looks like there is just as much rubber contacting the pavement as the other bikes I was following.

  17. OgieRiter
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    I would have never considered putting a car tire on...

    I agree but still think a car tire on a bike is odd.

  18. recumpendpop
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    Looks like a 175-75-16 would be good.
    A Vredestein Comtrac in this size.
    http://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-8480-vre...n-comtrac.aspx

    It's 0.96 larger in diameter and would raise your gear ratio a little so the engine turns less RPM at highway speeds.

    Compare the size differences using this calculator.
    http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoTireMath.dos

    I looked at my 195-65-16 tire and my wife's 950 and I'm leary of having enough fender clearance.

    Bob

  19. ylvrikhd
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    Never heard of Vredestein brand tires. Are they an enexpensive or high end tire?

  20. recumpendpop
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    They are a pretty high end tire made in Holland I think.

    Do your homework B4 deciding, research it and make your own decision.

    It's called the Darkside.

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/DarkSiding/start

    CTs work good on cruisers and heavy touring bike NOT recommended for sport bikes.

    This was the first article I read on it; I researched it for about 3 months then decided to go.
    http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/...eDarkSide.html

    I got 7000 miles on the rear tire on my 1600 Nomad and thought this is crazy.

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