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All this research makes me want the track bike I am saving for right this instant ha ha!! Is the format I used ok with you arizona?
 

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Say what . . I mean . . . what track bike?
Planning on buying a R6 or R1 track bike to take classes and do some track days. I really truly enjoy motorcycles and I want to get to know how to handle them, sport and cruiser alike, and all the tips and tricks one could learn from instructors and other motorcycle veterans that love the sport/hobby as much if not more than I do. It interests me, and if I can save up to buy the bike and take the classes thats what I want to do and that is the plan. Also significant other approved, that was my first step lol.
 

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HAHA You Always Say That . . . no worries . . . it'll be great if you post 'em!
I wasn't thinking of making one big document. Maybe later if its helpful.
i knew the avon ultra 2 looked bigger than the bridgestone 0202 haha - cheers prof great effort as ever :D

by the way the ultra 2 did real well in swiss'land at 2300 metres in the rain and on cobbled hair pins....big thumbs up from me - only time it wanted to go sideways was uphill on wet road from lights in france when i took a big hand full for a mo...haha:cool:
 

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Discussion Starter #27 (Edited)
I'm glad to hear that about the Ultra 2's. The Ultra 2 I have on the front is the best front tire I've had on my beast, excellent grip and quiet as a church mouse. I still have a Storm ST on the back with lots of miles left on it, plus a spare rear on the garage wall because the ST is the best rear tire I've had on my beast for the same reasons. Reports are the Ultra 2 rear is even better. Avon has done nice work on these. Arrrrrr.

BTW Doc I really like what you've done to your bike, plus it still has the soul of a Warrior for sure.

i knew the avon ultra 2 looked bigger than the bridgestone 0202 haha - cheers prof great effort as ever :D

by the way the ultra 2 did real well in swiss'land at 2300 metres in the rain and on cobbled hair pins....big thumbs up from me - only time it wanted to go sideways was uphill on wet road from lights in france when i took a big hand full for a mo...haha:cool:
 

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A warning about that 200/50 ZR 17 Metzeler that is listed :
Although it is listed the same as our stock size, the one we have has higher sidewalls and on a stock height bike does not handle well. When leaned over in the turns you run out of tire ; ie. tend to drive beyond the edge of the tread! Not a good feeling.
It seems to handle ok for my wife's bike which is lowered ... but even on it , you have zero chicken strips because you are riding right to the edge.
 

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Good to know, thanks. I made a note by it.

A warning about that 200/50 ZR 17 Metzeler that is listed :
Although it is listed the same as our stock size, the one we have has higher sidewalls and on a stock height bike does not handle well. When leaned over in the turns you run out of tire ; ie. tend to drive beyond the edge of the tread! Not a good feeling.
It seems to handle ok for my wife's bike which is lowered ... but even on it , you have zero chicken strips because you are riding right to the edge.
 

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Discussion Starter #30 (Edited)
I realize that tread depth isn't always the final word in MC tires, and a couple guys seem to be having good luck with Shinko tires, so I sent an email to Shinko USA asking about un-advertised dimensions and capacities for thei Raven and Verge tires in stock Warrior rear 200mm, and received this reply:

Hi Mike,
All specs between the 2 tires will be the same except the weight and tread depth.

Diameter 24.88"
Width 7.87"
Load rating 853 lbs @ 42psi
Rec. rim width 6.25"

009 Raven
Tread depth .2"
Weight 15.2 lb

011 Verge
Tread depth .235"
Weight 16.0 lb

Thank you,


-------------------- converting their data into our table format -------------------

Shinko 009 Raven Radial 200/50ZR17
. Tire Width: 200mm = 7.87"
. Tire Diameter: 632mm = 24.88"
. Tread Depth: 5mm = 0.200" (under 1/4")
. Rim Range: ~6.25" recommended
. Capacity: 853 pounds
. Weight of Tire: 15.2 pounds

Shinko 011 Verge Radial 200/50ZR17
. Tire Width: 200mm = 7.87"
. Tire Diameter: 632mm = 24.88"
. Tread Depth: 6mm = 0.235 (under 1/4")
. Rim Range: ~6.25" recommended
. Capacity: 853 pounds
. Weight of Tire: 16.0 pounds

Note: I asked a member in another topic to measure their new Shinko 009 Raven rear tire's centerline tread depth and they measured 5/32" (~4mm) with a tread depth gauge. The factory must measure tread depth at another point in the tire's tread pattern, explaining the difference. No worries, its helpful info either way.
 

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Does anyone want to add the info for any other REAR Warrior tires?
it was something the german guys said about the metzler last year - the 200 was bad for mileage and grip ...not liked generally in germany anyway - but funnily enough the 240 was a real success particularly on mileage....go figure -

notice i left out the word TYRE prof!! - don't think, i didn't notice that typo a wee while back...shame on you :D
 

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This is a list posted in Popular Mods, and the links are active in that post.

The following links were added subsequent to master file transfer:

Tires - Shinko Verge 011: Shinko Advice (no one has really answered)
Linear Control Valve - Electric Replacement: Manual Choke after LCV removal
Air Induction System - Blockoff: AIS Removal & Block Off Page 1 and
Air Industion System - Blockoff: AIS Removal & Block Off Page 2
YSP: Yamaha Sports Plaza Yamaha Accessories : Yamaha OEM Parts : Yamaha USA
MSSS: Motor Sports Super Store (replace existing entry) Alabama Yamaha Suzuki Polaris Spyder Can Am Sea Doo Motorcycle, Atv, Ranger, Rhino Watercraft Dealer on Mississippi State Line, Sales, Service, Parts.
 

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A new tire to add for those who want a 240 on a 17" wheel.


Pirelli diablo rosso II
240/45-17
diameter- 648mm- 25.5"
width -235mm on 8.0" rim
Fits on 8.0 to 9.0 wheel
 

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Thanks Matt.

I added this into the list using data retrieved from the Pirelli website:

Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 240/45ZR-17 82W
. Tire Width: 235mm = 9.25"
. Tire Diameter: 648mm = 25.9"
. Tread Depth: mm = unknown
. Rim Range: 8" - 9" recommended
. Capacity: - 1,047 pounds
. Weight of Tire: not listed


Any idea what the tread depth is on a new tire to the wear bar?


A new tire to add for those who want a 240 on a 17" wheel.


Pirelli diablo rosso II
240/45-17
diameter- 648mm- 25.5"
width -235mm on 8.0" rim
Fits on 8.0 to 9.0 wheel
 

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I sent them an email requesting the info and the tread depth was not given. I'll shoot them another email. I figured they would have given me that info.
 
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