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    Two of my 2000 Yamaha Road Stars... One has MC one has CT... Both next to each other in garage parked on side stand... Note amount of contact patch when leaned on side stand. Really like the Dunlop winter run flat tire I just put on. My first Darkside (double darkside actually) experience and so far its wonderful. Click image for larger version

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    LET'S RIDE

  • #2
    Wow!! Look how similar. Wait a minute. Why is your mc tire not rounded in the middle? Is it your interstate riding bike?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tropicalrs View Post
      Wow!! Look how similar. Wait a minute. Why is your mc tire not rounded in the middle? Is it your interstate riding bike?
      That's my red bike I just got all buttoned up... It came to me with those tires and I've only put 100 miles on it sonfar
      LET'S RIDE

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      • Tropicalrs
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        Oh. Okay. Somebody else’s chicken stripe. Hope you get the short problem fixed so you can wear the edges also.

    • #4
      Wet the tires and do a test on dry concrete to actually measure the contact area. Also, things may change drastically when you add your body weight, especially if the CT has a stiffer sidewall.

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      • #5
        I'll put some white paint on the tread to sidewall and see what gets worn off
        LET'S RIDE

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post
          I'll put some white paint on the tread to sidewall and see what gets worn off
          That’s a good idea, but it won’t tell you the contact area for a specific lean angle. It will, however, reveal that Indiana has no curvy roads!

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          • #7
            The deep tread on the car tire isn't touching and the bike is not even near its lean limit, maybe when the corners wear down it will a decent contact patch but in that picture it sure doesn't

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            • #8
              https://www.stevemunden.com/friction.html

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              • Tropicalrs
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                Thanks for the idea for a science experiment for my grandchild. A “I can’t believe it” experiment is always popular!!

            • #9
              Originally posted by Pauli466 View Post
              The deep tread on the car tire isn't touching and the bike is not even near its lean limit, maybe when the corners wear down it will a decent contact patch but in that picture it sure doesn't
              Sonfar it feels at least as stable smooth and sticky as my Shinko 777HD...going on a several hundred mile ride tomorrow to Brown County and back... I'll see how it does.
              LET'S RIDE

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              • #10
                I love the beefy look. Makes me wanna try one next time I need a tire. Is it a directional tire?

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                • #11
                  Looks pretty cool.

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                  • #12
                    Looks great!
                    "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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