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    Default Tire update. Just for info, not starting a discussion or argument.

    Some info to add into the mix on tires.

    I just got three new tires from Netzley tire.
    On the front, Derick installed two Kumho Solus KH16.
    On the rear, a Cooper MASTERCRAFT LSR Grand Touring.

    I've only got about 90 miles on them so far.
    On the back roads, the Spyder responded much better than with the Kendas.
    On the highway at speed, the Spyder handled like it was on rails.

    I'm looking forward to the Spyder Clutter in New Holland PA.
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    Well then...no discussion shall we have.....kind of a pointless post...but....

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    I don’t think it was pointless. He was sharing info that others might find interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeWheels View Post
    Some info to add into the mix on tires.

    I just got three new tires from Netzley tire.
    On the front, Derick installed two Kumho Solus KH16.
    On the rear, a Cooper MASTERCRAFT LSR Grand Touring
    I've only got about 90 miles on them so far.
    On the back roads, the Spyder responded much better than with the Kendas.
    On the highway at speed, the Spyder handled like it was on rails.

    I'm looking forward to the Spyder Clutter in New Holland PA.
    What sizes did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadbrucie View Post
    What sizes did you get?
    Kumho Solus KH16 Front Tires
    Cooper Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring rear



    Yes Mazo EMS2, just sharing information for others to use as they wish.
    This is why I don't post much on this forum anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeWheels View Post
    Kumho Solus KH16 Front Tires
    Cooper Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring rear



    Yes Mazo EMS2, just sharing information for others to use as they wish.
    This is why I don't post much on this forum anymore
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    Another a$$hat I have to put on my ignore list.
    So fwiw we are doing our best for valuable members like you to want to come back and post. We will and are giving vacations including permanent bans to those that made this forum less than friendly and not what Lamont intended when he started the site. All the mods hope to see you and others post more.

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    Yes Mazo EMS2, just sharing information for others to use as they wish.
    This is why I don't post much on this forum anymore.
    Another a$$hat I have to put on my ignore list.


    Well I suppose it's just another example of taking something in the wrong context, but in any case...my reply was only pointing out that you weren't looking for discussion or argument.

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    The greater question is what was the reason for pointing it out? Simply move along or thank for the post and everyone’s fine. Hopefully no one is posting for the sake of argument.
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    I for one, appreciate it when those who ditched their Kendas for another tire give us their impressions. Its obvious that the Kendas are problematic, to say the least and I wonder what possess BRP to continue using them. Two brands top the list of replacement car tires and some day, I will be making my choice, so post on all you who have made the switch and I will gladly read your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazo EMS2 View Post
    Yes Mazo EMS2, just sharing information for others to use as they wish.
    This is why I don't post much on this forum anymore.
    Another a$$hat I have to put on my ignore list.


    Well I suppose it's just another example of taking something in the wrong context, but in any case...my reply was only pointing out that you weren't looking for discussion or argument.

    I hope you understand at this point no one took it in the wrong context. It may be one that you didnít intend but the context was clear.

    Ok Iím done, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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    It's all good here. A simple mis-understanding. Everyone involved is OK.

    And yes, we are bending over backwards to make this an informative and friendly site. A few trouble makers have been given vacations and the BS level has been diminishing.

    We welcome back those who have felt bad about what some say and do. We ain't perfect, but we are working on it.
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    But what size were the tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
    I hope you understand at this point no one took it in the wrong context. It may be one that you didn’t intend but the context was clear.

    Ok I’m done, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
    LeftCoast, from another perspective, I did take Mazo’s post in a different context, so maybe the context is not as clear as you think it is. I thought it was just a humourous comment on not starting a discussion. We do need to be careful that we are not offended just “because we can be”, and without looking at a comment from different perspectives

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    Fair enough, and thanks for the feedback, posting can leave a confusing implication sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
    Fair enough, and thanks for the feedback, posting can leave a confusing implication sometimes.
    Absolutely......and I can understand completely how you read it the way you did. English is a language that lends itself to misinterpretation. Anyway....as you said earlier....back to the tyre non discussion ... so what size were the tyres?

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    I am looking for a tire for the rear ,be nice to know what size people are using .And why the change in size .

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    Hi ThreeWheels,

    I am also running the Kumho Solus KH16s on my 15 RT in the 155/60 R15 size and have run a couple of sets on our Rts. We traded the wifes RT-S at 44,000 so not sure the longevity, but the ryde and handling as well as the balance with less weights was good. As always its good to know the sizes as we dont have Netzleys out here, but we can and could source the Kumhos and Cooper tires; its good to hear that there are choices out there. Right now we are running the General Altimax RT43s on the rears in the 215/60 profile and other than the good ryde, like the correction of speed to due to the slightly taller tire (greater circumference). YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by stmike 1800 View Post
    I am looking for a tire for the rear ,be nice to know what size people are using .And why the change in size .
    There are many including me who use the 215/60R15 size because there are many choices of tires in that size. I use the General Altimax RT43.
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    These are the tire sizes. Sorry for any confusion.

    Kumho Solus KH16 Front Tires 175/55/15. These tires seem about an inch wider than the OEM Kendas. The Kendas had started to cup.
    Cooper Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring rear 215/60/15. This replaces a Kumho Ecsta I had tat was wearing out.

    If I remember, I'll post back in about a month with more impressions.
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    215 on the rear doesn't get it too close to the belt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICZ View Post
    215 on the rear doesn't get it too close to the belt?
    There's usually MORE space between the belt & the tire with most 215's vs the 225 OE Spec tire; admittedly it's only going to be about 5mm per side or thereabouts, but it's still more!

    The increase to a 60 profile vs the OE Spec 55 profile usually makes up for the difference in nominal tire width, & on many 215/60's is just enough 'extra' sidewall height to increase the rolling diameter enough to make the speedo almost correct instead of reading something closer to 10% optimisticly!

    So what's to lose; a better range of tires in that size, better belt clearance, speedo & odo/trip meters closer to correct, more sidewall height to better absorb road shocks from pot-holes etc pounding your tail-bone, usually better tire life fm the taller tire too, and then they are invariably cheaper than the OE Spec tires too!
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    My mistake Peter. I was thinking 205 was the OEM width. I'm in the learning process here.
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    I agree Kendas are a very bad choice. Change oil and change tires. Totally unaceppetable on any other vehicles. Running KUMHO directional on back . can am dealer will not help you in my neck of the woods KC MO. Go to where they sell sling shots have equipment and know how. I took new kumho tire and bike. they changed balanced installed rear wheel $150. US Very pleased ran great to Spyder fest in all weather. Can Am wants to sell tires is what I think. What a money maker for them. What a POS product for life depending and we have no spares. Safe riding everyone see you at the next rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stmike 1800 View Post
    I am looking for a tire for the rear ,be nice to know what size people are using .And why the change in size .
    I bought a Federal Formoza FD2, 215/60R15 94V from my local Les Schwab tire store. They were even able to mount it for me. (A fellow biker friend who was willing to give it a try.) The reason why I changed was the higher mileage I expect from the standard tire. I notice no change in handling.

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