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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 08:47 PM
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Lean angle? I hadn't thought about that. I use about all the lean angle available on the G709 (no chicken strips) so, I hope this has comparable amount of lean angle or that will be a deal breaker for me. I am hope this tire will last 3500 miles.
I aint very fast, but i never have been able to get that last row of rubber ttits off the edge. Thats bragging rights right there!

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 10:53 PM
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Just ordered G851- ZR

Snowed here today and will be cold for a while. Could have tried out the Pirelli Snow Control in the yard today.
lol Front tire would have slid out and not a good thing to do.

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A Page Full Of Words Or I'll Just Say It's Nimble...jp ___ Friday 1/6/17 now the page __ From a B___ B------ Review I Read When I Got My First 851W__
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excellent tire
I'm rating the front tire 130/70-18. I run a car tire in rear
Excellent tire I have it installed on a 2006 gl1800 . It handles just as good as my last tire G709. I have already 14289 miles and this is the longest miles I ever got out of a front tire last set of G709 only lasted little over 5000 miles. Did some good riding this year in the Dragon and in the mountains and was surprise that it handled everything that I gave it and I wasn't easy on the bike.
On the way home back to Mass. had 2 day of heavy rain the front tire never wash out even when it rain too hard that cars where surprise that I was passing them with the Bike.
Would recommend it.

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I had ordered mine last Friday and it came in today(Tuesday).

Date code 3815... Sept.14th-20th,2015. Came out of Maumee, Ohio from Americanmototire in Arizona. Seems like i can't get a tire less than a year old from anyone.

Tread depth is 5/32" in the middle and side grooves and not 6/32" like i read somewhere.

It weighs about 11.5# which is pretty light. The BT45 is supposed to weigh 13.5# and doesn't look as pointy as the G851. Looks like it will lean easier than the BT45 which worked great on my 88. Will be interesting.

Not sure when i will get it changed and try it out.

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Lean angle? I hadn't thought about that. I use about all the lean angle available on the G709 (no chicken strips) so, I hope this has comparable amount of lean angle or that will be a deal breaker for me. I am hope this tire will last 3500 miles. HE GETS THEM "**** " OFF BY HITTING DEER !
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Lean angle?
Hedz Up... I've "raked" the belly pan at the nose once on each side (could probably do so every time now).
That had never happened before, but she is 'bout due for new front springs so...\_(ツ)_/

I've got 5454 miles on the G851F (63W) & love the grip, handling, smoothness, & quiet of this tire. Now here's the rub, if I make 6k it will probable be completely bald down the center. Edges have held up well & it's jus' now starting to cup very slightly. Runnin' it at 41psi (& I've actually been pretty diligent). May try the next one at 38 to see if it wears alittle more even across.
Now this has all been during the "off" season here in E. Tn. so there haven't been too many hot laps across The Dragon. I 'spect the mileage will decrease on the next one in direct proportion to the rising temps headed into Spring.

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(Glad I wrote this post, hadn't noticed the stress cracks in the tread grooves. "Old" eyes aren't what they used to be!)

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& New... (for comparison purposes)



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What is the CT there Mr.Whiskey?great looking tread!

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 07:27 PM
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Michelin jus' brought it back in this size. I haven't run one of the new batch yet. I got 2 of the last batch direct from Michelin & paid $90 apiece for 'em.
I've run alot of 'em. Was runnin' it on my Valkyrie 1520 for years so decided to try it on the Wing. Had to increase pressure (Valk ran it at 36, Wing at 50) but other than that no diff.
It's square as a brick at slow speeds (but I'm used to it) & sticks like **** to a baby blanket in the twisties, wet or dry. This is a NRF tire (the RF in description stands for reinforced or extra load) so it's pretty light at 23 lbs (transitions really quick) & has rim protection sidewalls.
If we're really rockin' the mountains I've burned one up in less than 5k (300 UTQG's pretty soft) but it usually goes 'bout 12k (even with us pulling the camping gear regular).
Lovin' the new price, I need to buy a set of 4

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