Road Star Forum
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Re:Dark Sider Forum
Go to bottom Post Reply Favoured: 0
TOPIC: Re:Dark Sider Forum
#1017278
Spydr (User)
Let's Ride !
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 2208
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Pompano Beach, Fl.
Re:Dark Sider Forum 4 Months ago  
Kaidallac wrote:
Spydr wrote:
I'm on my 2nd Austone. Got 26,000mi on the first one.
Pretty close to that now on the 2nd one.


What Pressures do you run in them and what front tire do you recommend.


I run mine at 46# for the sake of high speed stability. For your purposes you could run them at 42# or maybe even 40# to give you more even tread wear.

I have used Pirelli on the front. Really liked Metzler 880s also until reviews by our members scared me away from them. Right now I'm using a Mich Comm 2 on the front.
 
Logged Logged  
 
Welcome to my NightMare
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1017283
RonK (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1024
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Grand Junction, CO & western AZ
Re:Dark Sider Forum 4 Months ago  
--

I just have the standard fender and 3 1/2" rim on both my R*s along with Roadwing shocks.

I've been running an Austone taxi tire, 175Rx78x16 on two RoadStars for several years and have yet to find anything wrong with them. They corner until I drag floorboards, stop real fast, last about 25,000 miles, wear evenly (when run at 32#), and put my speedometer exactly on correct reading (based on my gps). I never get less than low 50's for mileage, usually better than that at higher elevations. Here's a link to the main place most folks get theirs from:

https://www.universaltire.com/175r16-austone-taxi-black.html

By the way, I weigh 320#, often carry a 210# passenger, and have Tsukayu bags. Here's a link to my setup:

https://www.tsukayu.com/Strong_YamahaRoadstar_1.html

--
 
Logged Logged  
 
[img size=150][/img][img size=150][/img]
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1017289
ronzee (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 59
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: 75765 Birthdate: 0000-02-05
Re:Dark Sider Forum 4 Months ago  
As we used to say when I was riding my Intruder, "come over to the dark side, we have cookies!" A lot of riders on the Intruder Alert site run in the darkside as car tires seem to last much longer than bike tires. Then again, it is a LOT lighter bike.
 
Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2017/07/17 19:49 By ronzee.
 
Do or do not, there is no try.
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1017295
Kaidallac (Moderator)
The Wind is the Spirit...
Moderator
Posts: 10239
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Manhattan, Kansas Birthdate: 1953-12-18
Re:Dark Sider Forum 4 Months ago  
RonK wrote:
--

I just have the standard fender and 3 1/2" rim on both my R*s along with Roadwing shocks.

I've been running an Austone taxi tire, 175Rx78x16 on two RoadStars for several years and have yet to find anything wrong with them. They corner until I drag floorboards, stop real fast, last about 25,000 miles, wear evenly (when run at 32#), and put my speedometer exactly on correct reading (based on my gps). I never get less than low 50's for mileage, usually better than that at higher elevations. Here's a link to the main place most folks get theirs from:

https://www.universaltire.com/175r16-austone-taxi-black.html

By the way, I weigh 320#, often carry a 210# passenger, and have Tsukayu bags. Here's a link to my setup:

https://www.tsukayu.com/Strong_YamahaRoadstar_1.html

--


RonK, do you have to use them with inner tubes. I noticed that they were selling tubes on the Austin site? Kai
 
Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2017/07/17 20:19 By Kaidallac.
 

May the Wind Always Smile upon you...
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1017298
RonK (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1024
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Grand Junction, CO & western AZ
Re:Dark Sider Forum 4 Months ago  
Kaidallac wrote:


...

RonK, do you have to use them with inner tubes. I noticed that they were selling tubes on the Austin site? Kai


--

I don't use tubes as I sealed my rims with 3M 4200 which isn't quite as firm as 5200 but allows spokes to be tightened. Three have never leaked (more than maybe a pound per month), but one front C II I had to re-install a standard, right angle bike tube as I just couldn't get the leak stopped.

By the way, I run C II rear tires in the front of the two bikes and am getting up to twice the mileage that I was with a stock front size. I run 40# in the front.

--
 
Logged Logged  
 
[img size=150][/img][img size=150][/img]
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1017302
Spydr (User)
Let's Ride !
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 2208
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Pompano Beach, Fl.
Re:Dark Sider Forum 4 Months ago  
RonK wrote:
(when run at 32#)

WHAT??? I don't know how you get away with having the pressure that low.
If mine gets down to 42#, it's squirrely.
 
Logged Logged  
 
Welcome to my NightMare
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1017304
RonK (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1024
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Grand Junction, CO & western AZ
Re:Dark Sider Forum 4 Months ago  
Spydr wrote:
RonK wrote:
(when run at 32#)

WHAT??? I don't know how you get away with having the pressure that low.
If mine gets down to 42#, it's squirrely.


--

In less than three years I've run about 45,000 miles on two R*s with the pressure there. At 38# I was getting center wear. I check it with a depth gauge every so often. Just eyeballing your wear is very imprecise. Even wear now all across. Never squirrely and I have to hold back from cornering too hard so I don't scrape floorboards all the time. I also found I have to back off on braking as it's too easy to overbrake on the rear--perhaps due to the extra traction from all the sipes and extra rubber on the ground. Plus, of course, it is a radial tire that is softer than a mc tire.

With the Roadwing slight lift, I can lean and corner a little more without dragging pipes, but I usually run out of nerve to push it as hard as possible on every turn--plus that takes much more concentration and I like to ride more for fun. I'm not a racer. Nor do I go real fast. I have gone to 85, but that's not more than once per year, so I don't know how it will perform at over a hundred like some of these riders claim. Why would I want to go that fast? I mean I'm 76 now, I want to make it to at least 80 before I even consider quitting. LOL!

--
 
Logged Logged  
 
[img size=150][/img][img size=150][/img]
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
Go to top Post Reply
Powered by FireBoardget the latest posts directly to your desktop
...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... -->
New Forum Posts




The Road Star Clinic is a collaborative community of riders who archive and publish user contributed technical data about Yamaha Road Star motorcycles.

We also sponsor the creation and support of other community websites similar to our own. Inquiries about availability of a website for your community can be submitted to us via any "Contact Us" option on the Clinic.

Copyright 2003-2007 Road Star Clinic and its respective authors. Road Star Clinic is sponsored by the folks at MLSHomeQuest.com.