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Do you think the Stock Tires Should Stay on Your Chetak?
Heck No. Replace Them!
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Sure, They are Super!
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Rabid_Wombat



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Cool - Thanks! I think your problem was that you said you were in the Navy, and being an Army guy, I can see that as an issue Smile

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I won't hold that against you DOG FACE...........lol



As Rodney Kind said... "can't we all just get along?"

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Owsley9



Joined: 05 Mar 2008
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Location: Birmingham, AL

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average joe wrote:
At the motorcycle superstore, they have all you could want, and deliver within a few days.


They gave me an estimate of 3 weeks to get my Pirelli SL-26. A week of that was ground shipping from Portland to Alabama.

I got hooked up, though. She has new rubber on her now.

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average joe



Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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Maybe they were on back order. I ordered the Pirelli SC-30's and they came in 4 days.
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:38 pm View user's profile Send private message
grubness



Joined: 05 Aug 2007
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Post Found them the Pirelli's Cheap Reply with quote
they are backoredered but still at $24, worth the wait

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/5/32/404/5900/ITEM/Pirelli-SL-26-Performance-Front-Rear-Scooter-Tire.aspx

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jsim



Joined: 25 Jul 2008
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Post I did it! Reply with quote
On Thursday I came out to find a flat rear tire. I swapped it out with the spare and rode over to Columbia Scooters where I purchased a couple of tubes. Using all the helpful instructions here I pulled out the old tube and put in a new one. I then rotated my front and rear tires (my spare is a Nylogrip). A couple of notes:

-Rufusswan's soapy water trick is awesome

-Tim at Columbia told me to use an old credit card to make sure the tube wasn't going to get pinched before tightening the rims together.

-man my tires and rims are dirty

I only have one question...what is the proper tire pressure? I have Michelin S83s and am currently running about 20 psi in front and 35 or so in the back. (I don't ride with passengers or heavy loads). Should I lower or raise either of those?
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rufusswan



Joined: 29 Sep 2007
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A credit card between the rims before tightening down is a good idea. I put about 2-3 lbs. of air in the tubes to make them round and less prone to pinching.

Those low tire pressures recommended in your owners manual are for those very stiff Nylo's. I run 28F, 32R on my scoot and weight 135lbs.

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Rabid_Wombat



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I have the 100/90 10 SL26s and running about 34 in the front and 38-40 in the back. I'm a big guy, though at ~270-280

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jsim



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I'm around 160, so I'll probably go closer to Rufusswan's numbers. Still, it's good to know. I'll certainly pump up that front tire!
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AtLarge



Joined: 04 Aug 2008
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I just replaced my Nearly-grips today with Pirelli SL26's and Slimed them. The difference in ride is astounding! Before it always felt like I was driving on ice and you could feel every crack in the road. Now it's like riding on a rail. Cool The leans are incredible. The wider stance is verrryy noticable. I had to back out one bolt for the battery holder in order to get it in between the fender and the drum on the rear though. Once the tire is on you can tighten it back up. Worth every penny of $54.97 to me.

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Aggroton



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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i ended up getting the bridgestones over the pirellis. i had pirellis on my street bike...they handled great!, when it was dry. in the wet i slid all over the place. the BS's have a better wet weather tread imho. i putting them on tomarrow. ill let you guys know what i found out.



oh yeah and they are not directional. which is kinda nice.

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Thats a sweet bike.

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Aggroton



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wow. that was easy.

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cowboyrob



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Hey Aggroton!

How do those tires ride on your BAJAJ?

Rob

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Aggroton



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I just scrubbed them in Sunday. But first impressions are amazing. At least compared to the nyloslips...
Im really looking forward to getting caught in the rain to see how they really do. That was my main reason for not going with SL26's.
I do not enjoy Pirelli's in the rain.

Ill get back to you in a week once the tyres are really broken in.

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I just mounted some Michelin S-83



I went for the 100/90 instead of the 3.5

Seem pretty good but have only had them out once.
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:17 pm
Aggroton



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rode in pouring down rain and 40 mph winds last night.
i didnt slip a bit.
i give these tires and A+.

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I have MotoStrada's left over stock.
If you need anything please let me know.
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Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:48 pm View user's profile Send private message
rufusswan



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Ran across another brand of tire available here, Heidenau tires. Lots of different tread patterns.

http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/new/productsnew.html

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davidgwells



Joined: 08 Feb 2009
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Just want to clarify here... For those using pirelli sl26's; They are tubeless tires but you all are running them with tubes on the stock rims? Just want to be sure before I order them.
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AtLarge



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davidgwells wrote:
Just want to clarify here... For those using pirelli sl26's; They are tubeless tires but you all are running them with tubes on the stock rims? Just want to be sure before I order them.


That's what I did. Going completely tubeless requires a rim change.

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cowboyrob



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Aggroton wrote:
rode in pouring down rain and 40 mph winds last night.
i didnt slip a bit.
i give these tires and A+.


Thanks for the feed back AGGROTOn! I think I'm gonna give those a try next time I buy.

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Aggroton



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glad to help man. im really curious to see what these new tires are like that ruffass had spoke of. i saw them in the scooter news email.
snow tires? radical.

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rostapher16



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Post New Conti Zippy 1's = Great! Reply with quote
This tread has been dead for a long time, but I thought I'd share my tire experience.

I swapped out my nylogrips early on (several years ago) for Conti Zippy 3's. The ride was better as was the handling, however under front braking the fork would shudder, but I just thought it was an issue with the drum being not entirely true.

Last week I installed new Conti Zippy 1's and the ride quality is so much better than the Zippy 3's. The ride is smoother, I have more confidence leaning over in turns and the fork doesn't hardly shudder at all under front braking, so over all I'm really happy with the Zippy 1's. I think that the block tread pattern on the 3's is what made the braking interesting, as each block would grip/release/grip/release causing the shuddering on braking. Anyone else had this experience?

I haven't had the Zippy 1's out the rain yet, but hopefully they'll continue to inspire confidence in the weather.
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Aggroton



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Been running the Shinko Off Road Tires for the past season.
A little sketchy in the rain. Great in the snow. Tremendous off road.
Have done a ton of fire roads on them and a few single trail no problems.
They are kinda loud at speed. But Im running the POC so you cant really hear them over that.


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