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post #1 of 14 Old 04-06-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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bias-plies vs. radials

bias-plies vs. radials.... Ok, I'm sure this is opening a can of worms....
What is the differance in motorcycle terms??
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On a V-Strom for typical riding probably not a huge amount. A 10/10 on a sports bike probably considerable.

My Heidenau K76 bias ply tyres perform just as well as my radial Tourances but last longer for my style of riding.
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Just don't mix the 2...........

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its actually quite common to run a bias ply such as a TKC80 on the front, and a less agressive radial on the rear of most adventure bikes



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Reply 101 at http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,638.90.html is an example of a good mix. Radial and bias mixing on cars is a no no. It can work on bikes in specific instances.

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its actually quite common to run a bias ply such as a TKC80 on the front, and a less agressive radial on the rear of most adventure bikes
I ran bias K76 on the front / radial Tourance on the back for around 10,000km until the Tourance was replaced with a K76.
I have never had any issues but I'm not trying to imitate Valentino Rossi either.
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I've mixed em, front and rear on motorcycles, with no ill effects. On bikes it is not nearly as critical as with a car, and even on cars it was only said to be dangerous as a ploy to get you to buy a set of four instead of a pair at a time. I've mixed radials and bias tires on cars/trucks too, and as long as pressures are somewhere near where they should be, no problem.
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I had a set of Dunlop Elite III's on my last cruiser, one radial, one bias, I even called Dunlop and asked if this was correct, they said yes, that's what they advised for that bike, they worked great! Cheers--BB

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I had a set of Dunlop Elite III's on my last cruiser, one radial, one bias, I even called Dunlop and asked if this was correct, they said yes, that's what they advised for that bike, they worked great! Cheers--BB
Reckon I am refering "only" to Goldwing riders.....2 wing buddies of mine say that is a no no on a wing. Best of luck to ya'll but I won't be doing it on my C14 or any other bike.

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I've run a Bridgestone on the front and a Flintstone on the rear and vice versa with no problems.

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