Silver Wing Guru
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Location : Georgetown, Tx
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Registration date : 2008-12-23
|Subject: 155 r13 Tires Tue May 08, 2012 7:57 pm|| |
Please post any potential (or experiences) with 155 r13 tires here
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Age : 78
Location : Florida
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Registration date : 2013-01-19
|Subject: Re: 155 r13 Tires Tue May 21, 2013 5:35 pm|| |
I just completed approx. 4,350 miles trip with the Hercules Raptis and the Michelin Rear City Grip on the front The City Grip (strange name) looks as though it will have a good long life. I ran 29 psi in it for the first 1K miles and saw a tiny bit of cupping on the left side. Am now trying 32 psi. and will step it up as needed. I am at 33 psi on the rear. I did not mount the City Grip backward because of water dispersal.
My main reason for running this tire combination is for comfort so I started low on pressures. On my long trip there were very few instances where I could tell that I had a car tire on and the indications were slight.
Car tire handling differences were far more noticeable on Goldwings that I owned because they were considerably wider.
For the naysayers, I say that one of the most dangerous things that one can do is to buy and ride one of these Silverwings in the first place. I have personally never heard of any accident caused by using a car tire. The contact patch is probably always as wide as a m/c tire and the rubber is soft.
Silver Wing Guru
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Age : 72
Location : Matheson, Ontario, Canada
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Registration date : 2011-11-29
|Subject: Re: 155 r13 Tires Tue May 21, 2013 5:54 pm|| |
That's a nice DS report ,nice to no that there is more then one Hercules Raptis out there to confirm how well it rides.
Touring Scooter Rider
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Age : 43
Location : Philadelphia, PA
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Registration date : 2010-05-22
|Subject: Re: 155 r13 Tires Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:14 pm|| |
What size City Grip rear did you use on the front, Wingman?
I was running the Hercules Raptis for a while and it did seem to handle better than the Sumitomo I used to run, but the impact on my fuel economy was more than I cared for. I think the 'closer' dimensions were offset by the larger contact patch, such that there was a cost to my fuel economy. Granted, I also don't tend to ride the speed limit much, so that doesn't help it either, lol.
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Age : 65
Location : Monrovia, Md
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Registration date : 2010-11-16
|Subject: Re: 155 r13 Tires Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:56 am|| |
Which aspect ration did you use? 155/65R13 or 155/70R13?
Did they change your MPG or speedo reading?