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Offline EricV

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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2018, 08:09:56 pm »
Are there actually any 50/50 mc tires out there that are radials?

Yes. Michelin Anakee Wild is a radial.

Mitas E-10 is a hybrid radial/bias ply.  Vee Rubber VRM-401 is a 40/60 on/off tire with kevlar belts, but it doesn't really say if it's bias ply or radial so I'm not sure where that falls.  Claimed to be much lighter than comparable tires in the same size.

Some of the Metzeler Karoo 3 sizes are radial. (60/40 tire)  As are some of the Continental TKC70s, again a 60/40 tire.
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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2018, 08:21:31 pm »
Yes. Michelin Anakee Wild is a radial.

Mitas E-10 is a hybrid radial/bias ply.  Vee Rubber VRM-401 is a 40/60 on/off tire with kevlar belts, but it doesn't really say if it's bias ply or radial so I'm not sure where that falls.  Claimed to be much lighter than comparable tires in the same size.

Some of the Metzeler Karoo 3 sizes are radial. (60/40 tire)  As are some of the Continental TKC70s, again a 60/40 tire.


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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2018, 05:27:26 pm »
real weights or dynabeads?

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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 12:48:44 am »
I used dynabeads when I ran DS tires on my Strom.
I'm looking forward to hearing how it works out for you. My only complaint on the Strom is that caused my ABS to default to regular brakes.

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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2018, 05:19:12 pm »
its official.... a little odd in the beginning, like the first time you ride k60..  speedo says 65, gps says 62







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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2018, 05:21:07 pm »
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Now do us a favor and let us know periodically how it is handling and wearing after being new.
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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2018, 03:01:44 pm »
Speedo only 5% optimistic? Road tests I've seen of the S10 with the stock tires say the same 5% off, I'd guessed that the 175/55-17 car tire had a smaller diameter so I'd been assuming a 10% optimistic speedometer error. Guess I'll have to slow down a bit!

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Re: darkside / car tire ????
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2018, 05:35:34 pm »
So now I'm a couple hundred miles into it. It did feel weird in the beginning but the more it gets scrubbed in and a little more rounded off the better it feels. But keep in mind, I am the type that can get in the saddle right from the dealer and ride without instantly reflashing, re-clutching, or re-suspensioning. I would say that if you are one of them then a CT is not for you
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