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Here my view KA<
those tires are too damn square...I did'nt check the walls, did you?
 

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The tires will be about 1 inch smaller in diameter than the stock tire. You will have some real speedo error to deal with, but you might have the hole shot queen mother of Gold Wings.

Man, they sure are expensive, though. What kind of car are they made for?
 

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Rocky said:
Tom.Go with this R/F. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... es&place=3

Great price and it has a really great curved profile..
I love this tire over the FM901.
I'm thinking the Pirelli eufori might become the tire to recommend for just about everyone - Alaska riders might want an X-ice! I just wish I could see how water will be channeled out of the center of the tire. But then, it might not be a big deal. In a straight line, the front tire will have thrown most of the water out of the path of the rear tire.
 

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KA7W said:
Rocky,

That looks like a pretty good tire. And the Speedo error would be close to the OEM error !!

When I was running the 195/50 and towing my trailer, that was a great combo because of the torque at the rear wheel... Geared down a bit..

I still have a while before I have to decide which car tire to buy, lots of miles left on present tire !!!!



JMHO 8)

There isn't much difference between the 50 & 55 series as far as the Speedo is concerned.

The FM901 was 6 Mph faster than my GPS.
The Pirelli is 5 Mph faster than My GPS.
The Stock size E3 is 5 Mph faster than my GPS.

The Pirelli is the same OD as the stock size E3 and the new 704 Stone I have here.
The Pirelli has a rounder profile than the 901 does.


Tom F. I believe the sipes on the outer tread with disperse the rain water with ease,there is a about a 1/8 width in the sipes,and we all know that we tend to slow down when were riding in the rain,So that fact will allow rain water out,so much better that a R/T ever could/would.and still have great traction.And your correct about the front tire clearing the rears path.

Funny thing is,After riding hard on Stones in the rain on my way home with this bike,I never thought about rain traction with a C/T seeing what these round tires can do.And the front is leading the way.
So if I was to worry about traction,it would be the front that I'd be concerned with before the rear in the rain,because of the sipes to allow rain water out rather than try and hydroplane up on it.
 
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