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PostSubject: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 05, 2020 7:53 pm

This winter I’m going to replace the tires on my 2013 silverwing. I am trying to find out what would be the “best” tires to get. I have the original IRC tires on it, but the front tires is cupping, and howls on a fast hard turn, so I’m wanting to try something else.

I see that the Pirelli diablo, both rossso and non rosso are highly recommended, but I won’t buy anything named devil. Sounds crazy but that is just me.

So barring the Pirelli, since they don’t make an angel front tire for the silwerwing, and barring the IRC since mine cupped and howls, what would you recommend?  For availability I have located Avon AM63 Viper strykes, Conti Scoot, and Dunlop Scootsmart tires. But I am open to all suggestions.

As for my  ride style mostly 2 up, fairly aggressive, and rain or shine.

Thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 05, 2020 8:23 pm

Hello DLK,

So far I am more then happy with Contiscoot tire. nstall them in the middle of this summer. Love them. dry/wet/cold...

Michel
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2020 4:23 am

DLK,
How many miles on your Swing? I recently replaced my front IRC tire after 16,500 miles. No cupping or unusual sounds when cornering. Changed due to it's age and tread depth. I like the IRC and replaced with same. Front and rear.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2020 10:21 am

Liking my Michelins, only rode wet once but they were fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2020 10:53 am

Based on over 90,000 miles with 2 new SilverWings-----Michelin Power Pure SC only way to go---they wear Round! Had them on 2 new Burgman 400's, too. got over 10,000 miles out of rear once with Burgman. Use correct size only. "Ride On" seems to keep them in balance for life of tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2020 1:22 pm

john grinsel wrote:
... snipped ... Michelin Power Pure SC only way to go ---   Had them on 2 new Burgman 400's, too. 

^^^ agree ^^^ for both the SWing and for the Burgman 400.  Michelin Power Pure SC (part of the Pilot series for motorcycles) are very good tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2020 8:16 pm

Thank you all.. I will look into the Michelin and contiscoots ....
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2020 12:14 am

Here's a vote for the Power Pures. Had a previous SW I put them on and they wore well, handled well and didn't get excited when they hit tar snakes on the back roads.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2020 7:11 am

I put another 50 on my Michelins yesterday, did some of our local small roads and one good run on the 4 lane route, the wind was STIFF to say the least and I did get pushed around but never had the feeling of wish these were my old tires. Tar snakes, we have some roads that look like breeding areas for those things, tires did well there also.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2020 9:41 am

I always thought Bridgestone Hoops were pretty good on tar snakes, especially after I found myself on a long stretch of Dutch motorway that had been repaired with a wide band of them for a few miles. As it was also raining heavily it was hard to see them and avoid them.

So I remember two things from that day, the Hoops didn't get twitchy with the wheels on the tar snakes, and that laminated Gore-tex riding gear sheds heavy raindrops like the proverbial ducks back and dries quickly. The downsides being it's hot, sweaty and uncomfortable to wear in summer whatever the manufacturers may claim. It's not much better in colder weather either, as you need an intermediate layer underneath.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 09, 2020 10:01 am

18K miles and my 2 cents are IIRC suck at traction compared to Pirelli Diablo's and Russo's. Both excellent tires. Note that mileage is not the main feature I care about, Traction is. after a couple close calls I switched to Pirelli's. Long tire life doesn't count if I am crippled in a hospital bed.
Good to hear Michelin highly recommended, got a deal on Michelin Pure Power, they are next.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 09, 2020 2:25 pm

I ride on wet and slick Florida roads all the time. Ive never slid thru an intersection or lost traction in high speed turns and twisties. Every bike ive owned and now on my Silver Wings I indorse Michelin's.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeSun Oct 11, 2020 1:51 am

I've had very good luck with Power Pure tires on my scooters as well. In fact I don't think I've had really bad tires (that weren't worn badly) but I do like the Power Pure tires for handling, and traction. Both wet and dry.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeSun Oct 11, 2020 5:47 pm

I'd put MPP's on mine before selling it. My only other reference on the bike was the new Shinko's the dealer had put on it prior to my purchase. THOSE scared me, LOL....and the Michelin's were simply awesome by comparison.
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 15, 2020 8:53 pm

I just replaced my tires with some Avon Vyper Stryke tires and have put a couple of hundred miles on them. Living in a mountainous area I really appreciate the grip of these tires, real confidence building going through the twistys for sure. As far as wear will find out!
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PostSubject: Re: Tire options   Tire options I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 16, 2020 8:40 am

I have only used IRC tires on my SWing. Perhaps not the best handling tires, but reasonably priced and they wear like iron. At least for me. Remember, the softer rubber (better handling) will wear faster. For me my scoot gets mostly highway miles.
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