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Old 09-15-2011, 09:24 PM   #166
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here is our tire:
Yeah, that's the same tire I got from Jay when I bought the car pusher wheel. It's made in China by Federal Tire and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it except that it's a summer touring tread pattern which is fine for paved roads but you've seen where I go with my rig. That's why I wanted a more aggressive tread pattern.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:38 AM   #167
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The Federal tire that I ran on my R 1150 only got 5700 miles and it was down to the wear bars all around the tire and so I needed to replace it. So it is not as good as some motorcycle tires.

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Old 09-16-2011, 03:41 AM   #168
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Yeah, that's the same tire I got from Jay when I bought the car pusher wheel. It's made in China by Federal Tire and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it except that it's a summer touring tread pattern which is fine for paved roads but you've seen where I go with my rig. That's why I wanted a more aggressive tread pattern.
i appreciate the reply, ned
i sure do like the look of the tire your found, however
please remind me...
can that 155/80 R15 work on that rim meant for the 165/80 R15?
please excuse naive question

thanks, as always, in advance
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:03 AM   #169
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i appreciate the reply, ned
i sure do like the look of the tire your found, however
please remind me...
can that 155/80 R15 work on that rim meant for the 165/80 R15?
please excuse naive question

thanks, as always, in advance
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #170
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i appreciate the reply, ned
i sure do like the look of the tire your found, however
please remind me...
can that 155/80 R15 work on that rim meant for the 165/80 R15?
please excuse naive question

thanks, as always, in advance
Echoing Claude--yes. In fact, I'd go with the 165 if I had the room. But, the way it is now, I had to bend my muffler brackets outwards just to give me 1cm clearance between the 155 sidewall and the 1150 stock muffler. So that's what I have now--1cm of clearance.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #171
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Echoing Claude--yes. In fact, I'd go with the 165 if I had the room. But, the way it is now, I had to bend my muffler brackets outwards just to give me 1cm clearance between the 155 sidewall and the 1150 stock muffler. So that's what I have now--1cm of clearance.
i don't have more than 1cm of clearance with my 165... that's for sure
thanks for the advice
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #172
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:53 PM   #173
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Echoing Claude--yes. In fact, I'd go with the 165 if I had the room. But, the way it is now, I had to bend my muffler brackets outwards just to give me 1cm clearance between the 155 sidewall and the 1150 stock muffler. So that's what I have now--1cm of clearance.
Hola....Yes, had to do the same thing on my 1200GS. Hammered in some of the muffler heat shield near the tire. Have now about 2 cm clearance for a 165/15 Vredestein snow or Nexen street!

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #174
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Got two of these for Xmas and just got around to putting it on my car. Got the other one in the Flea Market if anybody is interested.

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #175
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What flea market did you get that at??.I may have to make run there soon.
PS.. See you in Chelan ???
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #176
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Got two of these for Xmas and just got around to putting it on my car. Got the other one in the Flea Market if anybody is interested.

Nice, I might even give up my NASCAR frame for one of those......
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #177
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The Federal tire that I ran on my R 1150 only got 5700 miles and it was down to the wear bars all around the tire and so I needed to replace it. So it is not as good as some motorcycle tires.

Steve
I know this is a response to an older post but I am curious if the next tire that was purchased got better wear. Also wondering what type of outfit this went on. Tire wear should be better than that . I suspect a setup issue or a tire that had issues from the manufacturer....more than likely the latter.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #178
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I know this is a response to an older post but I am curious if the next tire that was purchased got better wear. Also wondering what type of outfit this went on. Tire wear should be better than that . I suspect a setup issue or a tire that had issues from the manufacturer....more than likely the latter.
Might be best to just send a PM to Square4. No guarantee he's watching this thread.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:33 PM   #179
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I changed to an Arizonian tire because that was something that I could get locally to try, but have only 2,000+ miles on it (165R15 M+S). The tread depth has dropped from new at ~7 mm to now at ~6 mm. I would estimate that I will be getting about 10,000 miles on this tire by the time it gets down to the wear bars. This would be about twice what I got on the Federal tire and probably is okay for a M+S tire which are generally made with softer rubbers for grip on slippery surfaces. I am going to order one of the Vredestein Snow+ tire for my next tire for comparison. What have others with the Vredestein gotten for mileage by the time they got down to the wear bars? For that matter what have others gotten regarding mileage for other tires? My rig is a R1150 GSA with a M72D sidecar.

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #180
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Oh, please, let's not turn the WUMPA thread into another tire thread.

We already have this tire thread.

And this one.

And this one.

And this one.

Then of course this one that YOU started.

And the big Daddy--this one.

And I only searched back 3 months!
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