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Old 05-13-2015, 02:51 AM   #1
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How to choose Motorcycle tires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQouRLgLOow
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:28 AM   #2
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Haven't looked at the vid.

But i choose size first. Pick a few options depending on longivity, mileage, performance, and price.

Factoring those things in, i'll try to find 1 of 3-5 model that are on sale and go from there. I'll install and balance myself.
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:32 AM   #3
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1 minute in and I closed it. Stupid video. They change the tires because they look "dinky" or too small. Is this a beauty contest?
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:36 PM   #4
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I just go by color..if they're black..they're good...
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:04 AM   #5
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1 minute in and I closed it. Stupid video. They change the tires because they look "dinky" or too small.
They have not learned one of life's most important lessons. It's not the size of the tire that counts, it's how you use it.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:28 AM   #6
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It's not the size of the tire that counts, it's how you use it.
Scooter tyres you have, eh?
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:36 AM   #7
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Mostly based on experience or reviews - I care MUCH more about performance than mileage, then shop for the best price I can find.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:56 PM   #8
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Is there anything like TireRack for motorcycle tires? It's kinda nice to have a central place to look at several different brands and such vs looking across several "large" online stores.
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:19 PM   #9
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I just go by color..if they're black..they're good...
+1 and round I like round black ones
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:18 PM   #10
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Is there anything like TireRack for motorcycle tires? It's kinda nice to have a central place to look at several different brands and such vs looking across several "large" online stores.
www.motorcycle-superstore.com. Once you know what you want, you shop price and installation. The website above seems to have the best tire prices for most of us. I install my own, but I use dual sport knobs. If I am buying sport bike tires I go to my fav shop and work something out with them. Pay the tab and pick up when finished. No muss or fuss.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:18 AM   #11
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Scooter tyres you have, eh?
Actually, since you brought it up, my front tire is bigger than yours.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:25 AM   #12
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Motorcycle Superstore here too, best price and selection most of the time. That is if you can install yourself or have someone that can for a reasonable price. Some shops will not install one if you bought it elsewhere or will charge you dearly if you bring your own tire.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:48 AM   #13
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Geez, if it took a stupid ass video to teach you how to choose a tire you probably should go back to a Honda Civic and save the trouble of learning anything.

What the heck does a video know about how, where, and what you ride? Go learn something. Find out what happens when tire sizes are arbitrarily changed.

In the Pre-computer video (or computers for that matter) I put fat tires on my one street bike - looked beefy and cool. Rode like a dump truck when a corner was encountered. I had no clue about tire size and handling.

Same with off roading, but fortunately I learned from experienced riders I knew. When my 125 mx wore out the stock 4.00 I went to a 3.50, a better size for performance back in the day.

Seems it is standard motorcycle myth to instantly try to stick the fattest ass tires on a bike that will fit without cutting and grinding. Often the worst mistake. Works much better when research is done and performance is understood versus "fat big black, fills the swingarm".
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:09 AM   #14
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1 minute in and I closed it. Stupid video. They change the tires because they look "dinky" or too small. Is this a beauty contest?
I got to about 1:15 till I closed it.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:07 AM   #15
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I got to about 1:15 till I closed it.

I bet if I try harder I can beat your 1:15! I bet I can do a whole minute and a half!
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