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post #1 of 11 Old 06-22-2006, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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What Street Tires stick the best ?

Ok guys i need to ask you your opinion now !


Any fast guys on here that push there DL-1000s pretty good

Im sure there is


What tires do you like the best and have tried as far as traction.

I dont really care about wear , but i do like the stones for the money !

207s ... 010s...others ?

Anyone tried a 120 in the front yet on the stock rim ?

I may soon...he he

I will be running a 160 rear though im sure


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post #2 of 11 Old 06-22-2006, 11:07 PM
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I tried the 160......Unfortunately it's too wide for the rear rim width. The last 3/8" on either side is unusable. The rim pinches the carcass too much and the tread on the edge ends up being wasted. Basically, when the bike is straightup, the outer edge of the tread is pretty close to 90 degrees from the pavement plane. In order to use all of the 160 you would have to widen the rim at least 1/2".

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Yeah maybe and i understand all this part, i have used a 160-60 on Bandit 600 rims without a problem and they came with a 150 stock. But will need to measure it to compare i guess. Many tires do vary as well as far as the profile.


But you may be right on also on this one tooooo!


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I trashed my last 150 o2o on the way back from the Reno StromFest a copuple of weeks ago and couldn't find the correct size in lovely downtown Fresnol. I ended up with (again) a 160 on the back. It works but like I said, Can't use that last little bit of tread on either side like on the 150s.

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Yeah your most likely right what ?


Hey Lets widen our rims $$$$$$$$$$$$

Kosman...... I may talk to Sandy about this


180 rear............120 front


To pricey but maybe someday


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Yeah your most likely right what ?


Hey Lets widen our rims $$$$$$$$$$$$

Kosman...... I may talk to Sandy about this


180 rear............120 front


To pricey but maybe someday


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Hey why stop there. 190, hell I seen on American Chopper they had an expermintal super wide one, lets use those front and rear. :roll: :lol:
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Yeah your most likely right what ?


Hey Lets widen our rims $$$$$$$$$$$$

Kosman...... I may talk to Sandy about this


180 rear............120 front


To pricey but maybe someday


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I thought about giving Sandy a call......Sure would be nice to not be so limited in the rear!

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Decided for now What?.... to give the new Conti Road Attacks a try


They look pretty good and ive run the 020s and D 205s...same same


If i really like them maybe i can offer group buy or something to help out the group here. They are a pretty good price as well.


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Re: What Street Tires stick the best ?

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Ok guys i need to ask you your opinion now !


Any fast guys on here that push there DL-1000s pretty good
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Very true , i stand corrected


He he 8)

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