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    Default ***** What Tires are on YOUR Spyder - Details Please *****

    There's been a lot of talk about a sticky for tires. The purpose of this thread is to create a place for you to share your information.
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    I'll start:
    Spyder: 2020 RTL
    Type of Riding: Mostly touring. Not terribly aggressive.
    Suspension: RonBar, Laser Alignment
    Front Tires: Kumho Solus KH16 175/55/15, set to 17 PSI
    Rear Tire: Cooper Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 215/60/15, set to 26 PSI
    Current Mileage: About 12,000 miles. They still look brand new.

    Comments: Bought the tires for my previous Spyder and put about 6,000 miles on them. I liked them so much I had them transferred to my 2020 RTL before delivery.
    The tires, alignment and RonBar were all installed by Netzley Tire in Accord New York. I'm very pleased with the tires and Remarkably Pleased with Netzley Tire.

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    Spyder: 2013 RT-L
    Type of Riding: Spirited Twisty ryding; long/hot distance touring; occasional track/test work
    Suspension: RonBar; Laser Alignment; ECU Upgrade with inlet & exhaust mods
    Front Tires: Oz spec Kumho Solus 175/55/15, set to 15 PSI
    Rear Tire: Oz spec Michelin (tba) 205/65/15, set to 17 PSI
    Current Mileage: Fronts - 30,000 ish miles; Rear - 20,000 ish miles. They still look very good with even wear & no heel/toe

    Comments: I do adjust my tire pressures on a daily basis to suit any changes in load, ambient temps, road surface or conditions; &/or what I'm doing, and I occasionally swap these tires out to test/evaluate others. This combination of tires particularly suits my need for Sport/Touring All Season/All Weather tires & the long/hot distances I frequently cover here in Oz.
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    2014 RTS Se6
    Front tires Federal Formoza 165/R55 75V
    Rear tire General Altimax RT43 215/60R 15

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    Spyder: 2019 RTL
    Type of riding: Mixed. Country backroads, 50 to 500 miles at a time. Interstate 75++ cause if you see me on one I'm in a hurry.
    Suspension: BajaRon swaybar and shock preload adjusters. Laser alignment.
    Front tires: 175/55R-15 Vredestein Q5's 18 PSI 23,000 miles
    Rear tire: 205/65R-15 Vredestein Q5 18 PSI 25,500 miles
    Current mileage: Front 23,000 miles Rear 25,500 miles Still in good condition

    Comments: Rear tire corrected speedometer to 1/2 MPH low at 70 MPH.
    Found the hard way that 175/65R-15 are too big for the front.
    Tires have been excellent in rain. Very smooth. Good dry traction.
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    On my 2011 RTS I have General Alitmax on all 3 wheels. I like them.
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    SPYDER: 2015 F-3S
    SUSPENSION: Ronbar and laser alignment
    FRONT: Hankook Ventus V4 ES. 175/55/R15
    REAR: Hankook Kinergy PT H737 215/60/R15

    I have almost 36,000 on the front tires with 18 lbs psi. Should be able to get 40,000 or more. The rear tire is brand new at 20lbs psi.
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    2019 Spyder F3-S
    Type of riding: 100% solo - 80% spirited/20% touring
    Suspension:
    Front: Fox Podium 1.5 shocks with uprated Ohlin springs
    Rear: Wilber 640 HPA
    Laser aligned
    Tires:
    Front: Vredestein Q5's on PPA wheels 17.5#
    Rear: Goodyear winter ultra grip 215/60R15 20#

    10k miles on the front/like new. Gonna try the rear Goodyear after, literally, 200k+ miles of using them on my trooper cruiser. Loved them. We shall see on the Spyder...
    Last edited by troop; 03-05-2022 at 09:38 AM.


    2019 F3-S SE6 Monolith Black
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    Comfort: Madstad 14" dk gray-20" lt gray windshields/Seth Laam seat/Ultimate floorboards/Helibars/Heated grips/Backrest

    Ride-Handling: Spyder Extras sway bar/Vredestein Q5 front tires/Goodyear Ultra Grip rear tire/Wilber 640 HPA rear shock/Laser aligned/15" Widow PPA wheels/Podium 1.5 front shocks

    Performance: DynoJet PV3 (custom mapped by Fuel Moto)/modded intake/Pedal Commander/EBC HH brake pads/TBR exhaust

    Convenience: Shad detachable luggage/Garmin Zumo XT GPS-Touratech lock/Lamonster Packrack-80L top case/JBL speakers

    Safety/Protection: H4 LED headlights/TricLED driving lights/TricLED run-brake-turn rear light/Frunk lip LED light strip/Spyder Extras bumper guard grill/ Chopped rear fender/FOBO 2 TPMS/TricLED sequential front signals/Motohorn
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    . Vredesteins in front and General Ultimax on the back. Just ordered a new General Ultimax 43 also. Lots of mountains here and some long trips planned.

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    Same as Lew L....Vredesteins on front and General Altimax 43 on rear. Just putting the Altimax on the rear this week. The fronts are at 16 psi and the rear I’ll start out at 19 psi and see how that is.


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    Spyder: 2020 RT
    Type of Riding: Solo, brisk
    Suspension: stock
    Front Tires: Vredestein 165/60R15 20psi
    Rear Tire: Yokohama Avid S 215/60R15 24psi
    Current Mileage: About 4,000 miles rear, 13,000 front. Many miles to go.

    I increased tire pressures (from 17psi front) when I felt the fronts rolling under on hard steering inputs.
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    Spyder: 2013 RT-L
    Type of Riding: Touring; Local transportation
    Suspension: Stock
    Front Tires: Vee Rubber 175/55/15, set to 18 PSI Came on Yike (Y-Bike vs Trike)
    Rear Tire: Kumho KU25, 91H, 225/50/R15, set to 22 PSI
    Current Mileage: Fronts - look newish 1K miles; Rear - Brand new
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    Spyder: 2019 RTL
    Type of Riding: 40% touring and 60% very spirited curvy roads. Ride apx. 7,500 miles per year. ECU flashed to Stage two by Monster. Riding style would be considered as very aggressive.
    Suspension: BajaRon sway bar, lazer alignment by Lamonster Garage
    Front Tires: Kenda Kanine KR20 165/55 –15 -55h Pressure 18 lbs. Handles much better than 20lbs or more.
    Rear Tires:Kenda Kanine 225/50 – 15 76h Pressure 28 lbs.
    Current Mileage: About 5000 miles. They still look brand new.
    Comments: I replaced the OEM tires with the Kanine K20 and am pleasantly surprised by their performance to date, much better than OEM tires. I would consider replacing at next tire change with car tires especially if K20's were not available, probably leaning toward Verdestein Quatrac tires but unsure about size. It appears to me that the Quatrac rear tire is not available in factory size but close. My concern with car tires is that some of them seem to have better wet traction than others. Since I will ride in rain or any condition I would not want tires that didn't handle wet pavement well. I am interested in receiving input on suggested car tires and size. Dealer in Wichita will install any tire I bring in to be installed.
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    Spyder: 2020RTL
    Type of Riding: 70% 2-Up touring, 30% most anything goes! Aprox 9000 miles last season,
    Suspension: Still stock (sway bar near future)
    Rear Spool: Kumho KU-22, 205/55r15,(non-directional) 20 psi.
    Front: Spools: Kumho KH-16, 175/55r15,(non-directional) 17 psi.

    Old rear Kenda wore out (wires sticking out) at 10,649 miles, Front Kenda developed cupping at about 14,000 miles.
    Love the ride of my New car tires, Added the Centramatic wheel balancers on all 3 wheels, Nice Smooth Ride Now!
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    Front- Kumho KH-16 175/55r15 @17psi, Rear-Kumho KU-22 205/55r15 @20psi
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    Spyder: 2012 RT-L
    Type of Riding: spirited Twisty riding; long distance touring varied Spring, Summer(hot), Fall touring mostly single but occasionally two up with trailer. About 12,000 miles/year.
    Suspension: Baja Ron Bar; Laser Alignment
    Front Tires: Cooper tires
    Rear Tire: Pirelli no longer made
    Current Mileage: Fronts - ?; Rear - 20,000 ish miles. The fronts still look very good with even wear. The rear is wearing even across and has maybe 1500 miles left.

    Comments: I have my tires mounted at my local tire shop here in rural Utah and they have never balked at me bringing my own tires. The first time I did buy a Mastercraft from them which I liked very much and it lasted 40,000 miles. I also bought my current Coopers there. I let them remove the fronts but I bring the rear wheel in for them to mount and then remount the wheel on the Spyder myself. I run 15 to 18 lbs front and 18 to 20 in the rear. Tires are as close to stock as possible given the brand being used.

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    2014 RTS
    Front- Federal EVO 165/55-15
    Rear- General Altimax RT43 215/60-15

    2021 S2S RT
    Front- Federal Formoza AZ01 165/55-15
    Rear- General Altimax RT43 215/60-15
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    Spyder: 2017 RTL
    Type of Riding: touring, mainly 2 up ,some with Freedom trailer ,back county roads and some Interstate when needed
    Suspension: BajaRon sway bar
    Front Tires: Federal Formoza AZ01 165/55-15 @ 17#
    Rear Tire: General Altimax RT43 215/60-15 @ 18#
    Current mileage : around 9000 miles on front & back- put on at same time

    I love these tires ,they have all I need for the way I ryde. Would put same tires back on when needed if available.
    2017 RTL , Asphalt Grey Mettalic

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    Spyder: 2017 RTL
    Type of Riding: Day to day running, touring (solo - two-up - two-up+622 trailer), some sport touring, the occassional hot run. Will ride in any weather except hail
    Suspension: (Fr) Wilbers 630 Front (Rr) 640 with remote adjuster, adjust dampening depending on ride (freeway vs country road vs MotoX track disguised as country road).
    Front Tires: Nankang XR611 165/65R15 20 psi dry, 18 psi wet
    Rear Tire: Nankang XR611 225/50 R15 26 psi dry, 24 psi wet
    Current Mileage: Fronts 40,000kms, rears about 20,000 per tyre (I don't let them wear all the way) Spyder has 68???kms on clock

    Comments: Switched from OEM Kenda to Arachnid saw improvement ditched it, and tried the Nankangs. Decided to give aftermarket shocks a try + sway bar, but aftermarket shocks have addressed the issues sufficiently. Not one to be too concerned about mileage, prefer grip and handling. Alignment done by my very competent dealership mechanic. I was ready to abandon Spyders until this combo resulted in a very tidy ride and convinced me to stay with the product.

    PSOP excellent idea
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    I am using Michelin Tires all around I got them from our local Costco they mounted & balanced them
    the rear was tricky I had to remove the brake and pulley from the wheel

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    Please see the reminder below from the opening post of this sticky - if you want to keep the sticky here &/or going, please post accordingly.

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    Recently bought the F3-S. Has factory original Kendas in front, and selling m/c dealer installed a brand new Kumho Ecsta AST rear, size 225/50R15. Know nothing about it so far. Will try to remember to revisit this thread once we get some miles on it. Looks like 20-22psi should be about right on the rear. Spyder has right at 6K miles on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogs View Post
    2014 RTS Se6
    Front tires Federal Formoza 165/R55 75V
    Rear tire General Altimax RT43 215/60R 15
    This is the same as I run on my 2019 RT. I have about 20,000 miles on my rear now and just received an other General to replace it. I have used these tires on my 2015 RT and now my 2019.
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    Tomorrow ... putting them On... 225/50R15 Kumho ESCTA & 165/65R14 Sincera
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    I just ordered 165/60/15 Vredestein tires for my 2018 Spyder Lt.
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    Please see the reminder below from the opening post of this sticky - if you want to keep the sticky here &/or going, please post accordingly.


    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeWheels View Post
    There's been a lot of talk about a sticky for tires. The purpose of this thread is to create a place for you to share your information.
    ...
    I'll start:
    Spyder: 2020 RTL
    Type of Riding: Mostly touring. Not terribly aggressive.
    Suspension: RonBar, Laser Alignment
    Front Tires: Kumho Solus KH16 175/55/15, set to 17 PSI
    Rear Tire: Cooper Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 215/60/15, set to 26 PSI
    Current Mileage: About 12,000 miles. They still look brand new.

    Comments: Bought the tires for my previous Spyder and put about 6,000 miles on them. I liked them so much I had them transferred to my 2020 RTL before delivery.
    The tires, alignment and RonBar were all installed by Netzley Tire in Accord New York. I'm very pleased with the tires and Remarkably Pleased with Netzley Tire.

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