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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:45 pm 
I am Bigalyts and in S. Fl. Extreme heat and lots of rain: What's the BEST :snorkel: R :snorkel: ain Tire therebis? I don't care if the Tire gets 3,000 miles :ucrazy: I want the Bike to Grip :banger: ! I always found out thatif the Tire is Good in the Rain, then it's good on Dry, eh! 8) ! Need your Help you Big Ruksters.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Rain Tires
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:10 pm 
Consider the Shinko SR723 all weather .....

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or the Heidenau K62

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or K66

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or K58

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and best of all, the Schwalbe WeatherMan

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 Post subject: Re: Best Rain Tire, mileage not a
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:40 pm 
Wow , I never heard of those Tires! I guess they are Chinese. You really think they will grab on the wet roads better then the Pirelli's or even the best of the Michelins, a couple of thr Guys said that the Michelin Golds (if you can find them) or Pilot Citys's? I always kind of steered clear of "Chinese" merchandise. I know they don't need any of my money, they Own this Country and even the Paper on my House! :usa: I need Traction. :wc_dribble:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Rain Tire, mileage not a
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:57 pm 
only the Shinkos are Asian and are the least expensive of the tires pictured......
3500 miles on the open highway or 1700 miles of drag racing. :oops:

the Heidenau and Schwalbe are both German tires.....
available through SIP Scooter, the same site that sells the Bitubo shock.

In my personal opinion, yes!
If I had to cross the US again and knew in advance it would be raining all the way, I would buy a matched set of Schwalbe Weatherman.....
I've cruised at 65mph in heavy rain and felt safe doing it. For standing water on the road, there's none better.


in the bottom picture, the two outside tires are Michelins (made in Serbia).......
Michelin Gold Standards were another good rain tire but have been discontinued and are slowly disappearing from the market.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:57 am 
BRed you sound like you might have attended Big Ruckus Univ. The other fellow Big Rucksters say that Gold Standards on the front and SL-36 Pirelli in the rear are the shits. Is that cause they are readilly available and the Nazi Tires have to be sent for? I got no problem with the Nazi, shit. That's cause I hear that they don't live in Germany anymore. They all moved to Chicago, South Side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: tandaote="BRed"]only the Shinkos are Asian and are the least expensive of the tires pictured......
3500 miles on the open highway or 1700 miles of drag racing. :oops:

the Heidenau and Schwalbe are both German tires.....
available through SIP Scooter, the same site that sells the Bitubo shock.

In my personal opinion, yes!
If I had to cross the US again and knew in advance it would be raining all the way, I would buy a matched set of Schwalbe Weatherman.....
I've cruised at 65mph in heavy rain and felt safe doing it. For standing water on the road, there's none better.


in the bottom picture, the two outside tires are Michelins (made in Serbia).......
Michelin Gold Standards were another good rain tire but have been discontinued and are slowly disappearing from the market.[/quote]


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:49 pm 
BRed wrote:
.....I've cruised at 65mph in heavy rain and felt safe doing it. For standing water on the road, there's none better......

.....Michelin Gold Standards were another good rain tire but have been discontinued.



Ed,...I forgot to tell everybody about the rainstorm I hit on my way back from CON,.....at about midnight on that sunday night,...I hit rain, starting in Binghamton, NY,...and it fuckin poured buckets all the way to Watertown!!! :pissed: ....it was very windy, and it looked like "sheets" of water across the road,...that Michelin GS with over 19,000 miles on it,...felt as stabel as can be, running 60 - 70 MPH,....it was my vision slowing me down... :lol:

I dunno why Michilen stopped the GS,....what-a-great tire!... :banger:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:58 am 
Sawman wrote:
BRed wrote:
.....I've cruised at 65mph in heavy rain and felt safe doing it. For standing water on the road, there's none better......

.....Michelin Gold Standards were another good rain tire but have been discontinued.



Ed,...I forgot to tell everybody about the rainstorm I hit on my way back from CON,.....at about midnight on that sunday night,...I hit rain, starting in Binghamton, NY,...and it fuckin poured buckets all the way to Watertown!!! :pissed: ....it was very windy, and it looked like "sheets" of water across the road,...that Michelin GS with over 19,000 miles on it,...felt as stabel as can be, running 60 - 70 MPH,....it was my vision slowing me down... :lol:

I dunno why Michilen stopped the GS,....what-a-great tire!... :banger:



Was probably the same storm that hit me on my way home...it went farther north an hit you.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Rain Tire, mileage not a
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:41 pm 
bigalyts wrote:
I am Bigalyts and in S. Fl. Extreme heat and lots of rain: What's the BEST :snorkel: R :snorkel: ain Tire therebis? I don't care if the Tire gets 3,000 miles :ucrazy: I want the Bike to Grip :banger: ! I always found out thatif the Tire is Good in the Rain, then it's good on Dry, eh! 8) ! Need your Help you Big Ruksters.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Rain Tire, mileage not a
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:49 pm 
My Michelin GS's got me through the 10 straight hours of driving rain on the way down to CCON 2009....not a skid or a hydroplane.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:17 am 
The Gold Standard was a great tire.....
it sucks that Michelin discontinued them! :pissed:

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 Post subject: Re: Best Rain Tire, mileage not a
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:07 am 
Would like to revisit this one. Lots of recommendations on tires not made anymore.
I've seached a bit on tires on here and google, lots of options, opinions.
I'd like the best street tire that is also good on wet roads, stock sizes.
Will not be used in winters or offroad.

I read the Boppers are nice, but not great on wet and the same with SL 26.
I've heard ok things with the K413??

Looking at www.motorcycle-superstore.com, seem to be the most used site on here.
Sorry, I know this is a sticky topic for some.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:57 am 
Actually, http://www.americanmototire.com is the best bet for finding various scoot tires all in one spot. And, usually (but not always) their pricing is better than motorcycle-superstore. But they will stick it to you on shipping.

I've tried Pirelli's, Kenda's, and the OEM IRC. I've had the best luck with the Kenda K761's...but I off-highway A LOT.

Pirelli's for sticky...they're short lived, but they DO STICK like mad. The SL26s I ran SUCKED on wet roads.

The best all-around tire is the IRC, hands down IMO. But I haven't tried the Heidenau's...I have a feeling I'd really like 'em.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Rain Tire, mileage not a
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:33 am 
HiTechRedneck wrote:
But I haven't tried the Heidenau's...I have a feeling I'd really like 'em.

Try it. It's first best thing, that happens with my PS. After I change IRC to Heidenau, I understand, what the shit stock rear shock. Feelings was like a train on rails. And no difference, wet or dry.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:12 pm 
Kenda seems to have the better options it looks like. Still not 100% sure
which tire yet. That 761 looks like a good option too.

Looks like people don't like to ship product up to Canada. Might have to look
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:15 pm 
patch101 wrote:
Kenda seems to have the better options it looks like. Still not 100% sure
which tire yet. That 761 looks like a good option too.

Looks like people don't like to ship product up to Canada. Might have to look
in a different spot for tires.



Here....they are in Quebec,...just about every dealer in Canada deals with these guys,....

Gold Standard 110/90 - 12 , and 130/70 - 12,....have your dealer confirm if the 130/70 - 12 is a rear,...I'm positive it is, the listing as a front is a typo.

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