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Put on my new Ecsta just a day prior to my 1-up 7 day 3,000 mile trip from RI - across to Wisonsin across the Canadian border heading east in Canada till we hit New Hampshire, then south to RI.

The fist part of the trip, I was getting the feel of the tire. About two days in after I was getting used to it, I just started thinking it was "sluggish" the rest of the whole trip compared to my trusty Bridgestone.

A day after getting back, I had my wife on the back and just couldn't stand the ride anymore. It was just to soft and loose.

Come to find out, this run-flat did it's job. Sometime during my 7 day trip, I picked up a spike in the tire and was only running 15psi. I pulled the spike, stuck in the tire-rope plug and put 32 psi back in.

With 32psi, this thing kicks butt and the proper feeling on the road is back. I'm not going back to an MC tire. The dark side has me convinced.
 

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Welcome to the Darkside Jim!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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You're probably "scared to be excited"? :rolleyes:
 

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I'll bet that, if he had not been on a RF, he woulda known it. :22yikes:
 

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Glad it all worked out for you. :thumbup:

Certainly regardless of the tire on the bike, tire pressue should be checked every day.

I too am enjoying the Kuhmo RF tire. So far it is my favorite of the 2 CTs I've run.


Put on my new Ecsta just a day prior to my 1-up 7 day 3,000 mile trip from RI - across to Wisonsin across the Canadian border heading east in Canada till we hit New Hampshire, then south to RI.

The fist part of the trip, I was getting the feel of the tire. About two days in after I was getting used to it, I just started thinking it was "sluggish" the rest of the whole trip compared to my trusty Bridgestone.

A day after getting back, I had my wife on the back and just couldn't stand the ride anymore. It was just to soft and loose.

Come to find out, this run-flat did it's job. Sometime during my 7 day trip, I picked up a spike in the tire and was only running 15psi. I pulled the spike, stuck in the tire-rope plug and put 32 psi back in.

With 32psi, this thing kicks butt and the proper feeling on the road is back. I'm not going back to an MC tire. The dark side has me convinced.
 

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:congrats: and Welcome to the DARKSIDE....... :flg:
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Come to find out, this run-flat did it's job. Sometime during my 7 day trip, I picked up a spike in the tire and was only running 15psi. I pulled the spike, stuck in the tire-rope plug and put 32 psi back in.
JimRobertRI - I would highly suggest replacing the tire since you rode several days on it with little or no air. I had a similar issue last year where I was pretty much forced to ride about 200 miles on my Kumho with no air. I contacted Kumho of America and I was informed that the Kumho RF is only designed to be run for 50 miles at 50mph max. Kumho considers the tire as being flat when there is 15psi or less air in the tire.

Don't take any more chance - your new Kumho did its job and thankfully so. Retire it and get a new one. Better safe than sorry

Ride On!

Smitty
 

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Yeah, my bust for being lazier than normal.

I guess I'll have to go shop again for a tire. The tire changer place charged me $30 to mount it last time. Have to find a diff place for mounting.
 

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You're probably "scared to be excited"? :rolleyes:
Most likely visa versa :thumbup: but you are excused because we have not met yet:thumbup:
 
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