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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-14-2017, 01:29 PM
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Do all CT have the same low speed characteristics you mentioned above? I still learning the bike ...
I have not heard of one that doesn't. But once you become use to it y'll be like me. I will never go back to a MT. I believe I might even get rid of the wing if I could not use a CT. There has been a few that have tried it and could not get use to it. I am guessing maybe 2-3% go back to a MT.

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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-14-2017, 02:17 PM
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Just a thought, could the tire edges be slightly shaped or more rounded to help in the corners? Since most of the time we ride straight the tire should wear more in the middle? Would that help?
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Just a thought, could the tire edges be slightly shaped or more rounded to help in the corners? Since most of the time we ride straight the tire should wear more in the middle? Would that help?
The tire should wear evenly across the tread, unless you do lots of twisties. Wearing out in the center means too much pressure. Every 200-500 miles or so check tread depth across tread in several places and adjust pressure accordingly. Adjust up or down by a couple lbs and recheck in 200-500 miles. YMMV

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On the driveguard it's stamped inside or outside . I mount mine as being on left side . Ps. I still have one left $100 can take to maggie valley or come an get it.

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There is a Michelin Alpin brand new listed in today's 4 Sale classifieds

Picture is a brand new with the tire nubs and it is located in TN and for $110


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post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 12:48 PM
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Agree. I liked my Alpins - several. Everything I like about them, I liked a little more on the Yokohama. For me, the Yoko does not last as many miles as the Alpins did, but it is less expensive too. So miles per $ is about the same. YMMV.



Get a small bucket of Murphy' tire lube. A little dab will do 'ya and make mounting easier. Go ahead and add that little bucket to your will. I think a small bucket will last 3-4 generations.

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Do all CT's have to be mounted by a shop or can they be done at home with simple tire irons...?
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I've mounted the Alpin and Kumho CTs at home, but the Yoko was too tight for my home tools.

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Do all CT's have to be mounted by a shop or can they be done at home with simple tire irons...?


I use a Harbor Freight tire changer, multiple spoons, a Mojo bar AND a helping friend bribed with a 6-pack to change mine.

A better man than me might be able to do it with just spoons. If so, I want him on my side in the bar fight!

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I use a Harbor Freight tire changer, multiple spoons, a Mojo bar AND a helping friend bribed with a 6-pack to change mine.

A better man than me might be able to do it with just spoons. If so, I want him on my side in the bar fight!
Looks like the run flats are more difficult....does anyone know of someone in Orange County CA that can do the mounting?
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