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    Here is a nice site to compare tires. As with everything there will be multiple opinions. Scroll down until you find the manufacture you want and then click on the tire of your choice..

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/
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    I just tried to find 205/60r15 Quatrc 5 on tirerake.com it came back it doesn’t make it in that size. How can everybody else get in that size but me 😢🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbax View Post
    I just tried to find 205/60r15 Quatrc 5 on tirerake.com it came back it doesn’t make it in that size. How can everybody else get in that size but me ����
    The rear tire isn't at Tire Rack in the USA. I found mine at Vulcan Tire, but they had a 1 month ship time even if it was in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    The rear tire isn't at Tire Rack in the USA. I found mine at Vulcan Tire, but they had a 1 month ship time even if it was in stock.
    Same for me - but it's worth the wait!
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    I just read a customer review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5 from an unhappy camper who put a full set on his car. To wit:
    June 06, 2019
    The tire was an above average driving tire. Until it hit about 20000 miles. After that the noise is unreal. Cannot carry on a conversation, cannot even hear the radio. Turned into a miserable tire once it hit about 20000 miles. Not even usable. Upset at the tire manufacturer and upset at Tire Rack for selling me a tire that did not give usable drive after 20000 miles.
    Now, if you can't hear the radio in a car, imagine what it would be like on the front of a Spyder!

    So, does anyone yet have 20k miles on their front Quatracs? Noise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by missouriboy View Post
    I just read a customer review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5 from an unhappy camper who put a full set on his car. To wit: Now, if you can't hear the radio in a car, imagine what it would be like on the front of a Spyder!

    So, does anyone yet have 20k miles on their front Quatracs? Noise?
    Well this is interesting ….. I know of 15 folks here who have them on now and NONE have mentioned any noise from the front ( or rear ) tire..... what psi are you using ????? …...…...Thanks …. Mike

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    Kind of off topic, but not really. My son just had to replace his tires on his car about 5,000-10,000 miles before they were at advertised mileage. The why of it was noise. The tires (Bridgestones) got so noisy he thought he was losing a wheel bearing. Replacement with Michelin tires got better handling and quieter ride. So time only will tell. I suspect the car tires if properly inflated will last much longer for the long run. The Vredesteins are a relatively soft and low UTQG (400) tire, so on a car they may not have a good and long life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    Kind of off topic, but not really. My son just had to replace his tires on his car about 5,000-10,000 miles before they were at advertised mileage. The why of it was noise. The tires (Bridgestones) got so noisy he thought he was losing a wheel bearing. Replacement with Michelin tires got better handling and quieter ride. So time only will tell. I suspect the car tires if properly inflated will last much longer for the long run. The Vredesteins are a relatively soft and low UTQG (400) tire, so on a car they may not have a good and long life.
    The interesting thing about " UTQG " numbers are …. they aren't consistent, each manufacturer rates they own tires ( not the Gov't. ) I had the Michelin Hydro-Edge on my RT on the rear …. I took it off at 34,000 mi., and I believe it was labeled at 450 UTQG …… Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    Well this is interesting ….. I know of 15 folks here who have them on now and NONE have mentioned any noise from the front ( or rear ) tire..... what psi are you using ????? …...…...Thanks …. Mike
    Mike, please read my post again... I don't have the tires yet. I was on the webpage ready to order a pair, and saw that user review that I quoted.

    So my question was does anyone here have 20k miles yet, and are they noisy after that? Annnnd, it may take much more than 20k to reach that condition, due to the Spyder's lower weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missouriboy View Post
    Mike, please read my post again... I don't have the tires yet. I was on the webpage ready to order a pair, and saw that user review that I quoted.

    So my question was does anyone here have 20k miles yet, and are they noisy after that? Annnnd, it may take much more than 20k to reach that condition, due to the Spyder's lower weight.
    No matter it's still interesting and 15 folks here haven't yet complained about noise ….. I have heard that they aren't the quietest tire, but their great traction is more important ...imho …. Mike

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    Then I guess I'll go ahead and order a set today. I'll make a new thread to show my OEM Kenda fronts, if I can figure out how...
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    I have Vredestein Quatrac 5 all around. I have put around 3k miles on them so far and I find them to be smooth and relatively quiet.
    I was ryding in a really bad South Fl rainstorm with a crazy amount of standing water and the rear did slide out once. I don't believe any
    other tire would have stuck better in that situation. Aside from the rear being slightly narrower than OEM, I love them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missouriboy View Post
    Then I guess I'll go ahead and order a set today. I'll make a new thread to show my OEM Kenda fronts, if I can figure out how...
    Read ….. Jeffmal 's post ……. Mike

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    Just rode 2500 miles on them. The handling is so much improved over the stock tires! The trip also had 150 miles in really driving rain and the tire performed well during that portion of the trip too, being very sure-footed. I have not noticed more noise than the original stock tires. Time will tell the tale of how long they will hold up. So far though... really, really happy with the change to the Vredestein Quatracs.

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    Got mine about a month or two ago for the front. Like the tires, but the steering is somewhat squirrelly compared to the stock tires. Running a 17.5 right now, may go back to 19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveandBelinda View Post
    Got mine about a month or two ago for the front. Like the tires, but the steering is somewhat squirrelly compared to the stock tires. Running a 17.5 right now, may go back to 19.
    " squirrely "..... That has nothing to do with the Quatrac 5 tires.... More than 15 folks here have them and No one has reported this, I also doubt your 17.5 psi has anything to do with it either..... Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveandBelinda View Post
    Got mine about a month or two ago for the front. Like the tires, but the steering is somewhat squirrelly compared to the stock tires. Running a 17.5 right now, may go back to 19.
    I ended up at 15 in the front and 16 in the rear with the Vredesteins all the way around. Of course in my neck of the woods you gain about 2-3 PSI just on daytime heating alone, not to mention road and friction heating. These pressures are for my bike unladen, and provide me with the largest contact patch without rolling the sidewalls into play. One thing I can say is they didn't make my Spyder more twitchy, squirrelly, or anything but more stable, with better handling (and balance. I got a bad Kenda front). All this without alignment. I can't wait for all this rain to pass so I can get to the alignment place, but it's one state away.
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    I have had TWO experiences in the past with "squirelly" handling right after getting new tires on cars: both times it was because the installer put waaaay too much air in them!

    The first time was a full new set and the inflation was crazily uneven all around, up to 50 lbs in one tire. The second time was a new pair of fronts, with 37lb in one side and 42 in the other. Whaaat? The cars drove funny, but when I discovered the problem and let the pressure down to normal, the tires performed great, just like they should. Aaaahhhhhh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveandBelinda View Post
    Got mine about a month or two ago for the front. Like the tires, but the steering is somewhat squirrelly compared to the stock tires. Running a 17.5 right now, may go back to 19.
    Sounds strange to me....I put fronts on mine a couple of weeks ago and put 16# in them. Steering and handling were immediately better, more stable. More secure in the curves.

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