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singhg5

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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2011, 09:03:58 PM »
r80rt:

These tires look very nice on your red C5 - as if they were made for it  ;).


90/90 v19 rear, 100/90 v19 front - stock size.
I like them a lot  -  I've just ordered some for the Kawa.

Will:

How many miles do these AM26 Roadriders last ?  Better road grip at the cost of longevity ?

My G5 OEM Speedmaster front tire lasted 10,000 miles and rear is still running after 14,000 miles -that is pretty good for long lasting tires !
« Last Edit: June 05, 2011, 09:07:55 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2011, 09:36:50 PM »
I've got 6k on my AM26s, plenty left.

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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2011, 09:39:14 PM »
My rear AM26 lasted 6,700 miles, the front had over 10,000 miles on it and still had good tread left when I pulled it off.
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2011, 09:44:06 PM »
WillW has written 90/90 v19 as rear tire on his RE Electra (G5 equivalent).

Hoohoohobilin has used Avon Roadriders of slightly different size - 100/90 v19 as rear tire for his 2001 RE !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftBURuvVO3Y&feature=related
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2011, 09:47:35 PM »
I think Will my have made a typo with that, I think he meant 90/90 front and 100/90 rear.
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2011, 09:52:31 PM »
I think Will my have made a typo with that,

Gt it - I mean got it  ;).
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2011, 11:56:39 PM »
I've got 6k on my AM26s, plenty left.

Scott

I have over 13,000 km on the odo (but I rode maybe 1,000 km more with a broken speedo cable), and i would say they're good for at least that much more.

I'm still planning to change them out with the Dunlop K70 (or equivalent) though. 
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2011, 07:16:50 AM »
Oops  -  yep  -  my mistake. 90/90 front and 100/90 rear of course.
I'm getting old and dycsel dislext dylsexic  stupid.... ;)

I've only done 3000 miles on them so far Singh. That said, I'd trade a bit of longevity for more grip - a lot of whoah  :o leaning opportunies down here on these Devon roads..... :D ;)
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2011, 02:48:18 PM »
I should say that with the 3.50's mounted I gained some seat height, if you are short like me that might be a concern, but the improvement was well worth it. It pops up on the centerstand even easier than it did before too.
The 3.50  is very near the same height as the stock rear.  The 3.50 on the front is almost an inch taller than stock, and I believe that's where the improved handling comes in. I've got 200 miles on them now and I'm very happy that I made the swap.
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2011, 05:06:14 PM »
Oooooo....Very Nice r80rt. That front tire fills that fender nicely. You should definitely benefit with those nice tall side walls.  Beautiful, Great find !
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2011, 06:26:14 PM »
Wow!  Kenda has a nice selection of tires:
http://www.kenda.com.tw/eng/product/mc/standard_street.htm

r80t, please let us know how these handle in the wet.  I'm very happy with the wet weather performance of the AM26s.

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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2011, 06:27:28 PM »
 Thanks! it's by far the best thing I've done to my little red bike!
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2011, 07:21:07 PM »
Wow!  Kenda has a nice selection of tires:
http://www.kenda.com.tw/eng/product/mc/standard_street.htm

r80t, please let us know how these handle in the wet.  I'm very happy with the wet weather performance of the AM26s.

Scott
Kenda's were standard equipment on just about all the Japanese bikes for years, I remember having good luck with them as a kid. The dry season is here in Arkansas, and I avoid riding in the rain, it could be a very long time before I know how they'll be in wet conditions.
I'm not knocking the AM26, I think it's a good tire, I am knocking the size. If I were to use them again I'd use the 100/90 on the front and rear, the metric equivalent of the 3.50.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2011, 08:32:16 PM by r80rt »
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2011, 08:43:57 PM »

I'm not knocking the AM26, I think it's a good tire, I am knocking the size. If I were to use them again I'd use the 100/90 on the front and rear, the metric equivalent of the 3.50

i'll keep that in mind...
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2011, 08:44:31 PM »
 I'm convinced that a tall front tire benifits a C5 :D
« Last Edit: June 08, 2011, 04:14:07 PM by r80rt »
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