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Stig

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buy better than nylon tires
« on: October 11, 2017, 03:25:32 AM »
I do not need to ride any longer in the rain -- but I  frequently ride directly after a rain - under dripping trees and through city street puddles.
I rode only a few weeks on the nylon Kenda tires before following the advice of Vivo, and other wet riding veteran riders, and had a set of Michelins installed. Purchased from Amazon for @$110 & local motorcycle dealer installed them for @$130.
The Kendas are very long wearing tires at the expense of road grip - such that after 2 wet rides on them I needed no further incentive to spend another $240 to ride on better tires!
Have never regretted that purchase.
The streets, white stripes and Tim Horton patio chairs are soaking this morning. A man has better stuff to worry about than his scooter tires.
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« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 08:03:08 AM by Stig »
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Re: buy better than nylon tires
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 05:16:21 AM »
Extremely well put, Stig!

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Re: buy better than nylon tires
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 01:26:10 PM »
My understanding is that the nylon fibers help provide structure, but the rubber compound provides the grip.

I  believe that Pirelli Diablos are made with nylon, and are grippy, soft, and somewhat short lived.