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Offline stuartho

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #30 on: March 27, 2020, 07:00:16 AM
*Originally Posted by DirtGearTV [+]
The problem is where I live sometimes I need to travel 40 miles on a straight shot JUST to get to a road with some twisties... Hopefully this wouldnt be an issue if I end up going with a ST tire

Some of the better tyres will have multiple compounds through the tyre profile. So harder compound on the crown and graduated to soft compound on the edges.  That way you dont get them squaring off as badly and you still get grip when leaned over.

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #31 on: July 13, 2020, 09:04:18 PM
I am perfectly happy with the stock tires (D214) as far as handling goes, but the front is shot already with only 5800 miles, and the rear still has tread left. I guess it could be worse, like the stock Bridgestones that came on my '08 Concours 14.  :151:

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #32 on: July 14, 2020, 12:53:29 AM
*Originally Posted by mininsx [+]
I am perfectly happy with the stock tires (D214) as far as handling goes, but the front is shot already with only 5800 miles, and the rear still has tread left. I guess it could be worse, like the stock Bridgestones that came on my '08 Concours 14.  :151:
Did you ever find a tire that would last with the Connie? That bike is heavy and powerful.
I had a chance to ride my friends...what a great bike for the highway.
He hit a dear with it and managed to stay up. 😳

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #33 on: July 14, 2020, 11:23:43 PM
Oh yeah, that wasn't a problem. I got a set of dual compound Michelins first, then when Dunlop came out with the Roadsmart I bought a pair of them. I could get 10,000 miles out of them.

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #34 on: July 15, 2020, 07:56:30 PM


I have 6k on my stock tires, seem to do well in hot/good conditions but looking forward to upgrading to Q3+ or something comparable...

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #35 on: July 15, 2020, 08:02:17 PM
MIchelin Power RS are not stock tyres.  :110:
I wish they were.  :169:
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Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #36 on: July 15, 2020, 09:09:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Cazzy_R [+]
MIchelin Power RS are not stock tyres.  :110:
I wish they were.  :169:

When I saw that Michelin logo I was like thats not stock or I got scammed with my stock tires lol


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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #37 on: July 15, 2020, 09:10:46 PM
Dude good eye! I guess I ASSumed since the bike had such low miles they were stock, they are Mich Power CT2+... I mean maybe thats why I thought they were good for stockers cause they arent!

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Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
Reply #38 on: July 15, 2020, 09:12:51 PM
*Originally Posted by BGE541 [+]
Dude good eye! I guess I ASSumed since the bike had such low miles they were stock, they are Mich Power CT2+... I mean maybe thats why I thought they were good for stockers cause they arent!

Dont need to change the early! Michelin isnt bad:)

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