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Falken Ziex ZE-502 205/55/R16
Yokohama AVS Sport 205/55/VR16
6/23/2003 UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE
I said I would do a follow up on the car tire when I got a few miles on
it and as I now have almost 2500 miles on it, I guess it is a good a time
as ever, so here goes.
This time three sections –
(Low speed … ***** I give it a 5 out of 10 star rating.)
(I give it *********** an 11 out of ten stars in this category)
Ok, here is another area that the MC tires takes a “Little” getting
(I give it a ********* 9 out of 10 stars for high speed or tight
cornering at speed.)
Will I put another one on? Yes
Are there some issues with a car tire compared to a MC tire? Yes.
Has the car tire gotten better with age? Yes, but is still different.
After all is said and done, you can not know what a car tire is like on the Valkyrie until you try it. It is like telling someone that has never had steak before, what a steak tastes like. How do you describe what a steak tastes like?
I think some people will not like the car tire because it is different, some do not want to learn to ride again, even if it is minor.
We tend to get comfortable in the way we handle things and the way we perceive things. But just remember how much different the Valkyrie was to learn, especially at low speeds, but you did it and you are better for it.
Some people will just not like the feel, even if they can get used to it, because, well, they just don’t like it ... and that is Ok.
Like I said before, a car tire is NOT for everyone. But, it is for me for now and for as long as I can mount one on a bike.
Hope this was helpful.
From AIRETIME The differences are in RPMs and Dimensions as a comparison to OE.
Dimensions Dimension Tire A: 180/70 R 16 – Vs. -- Tire B: 205/55 R 16
Difference Width 7.09" (180.00mm) 8.07" (205.00mm) +0.98" (+25.00mm) RPM Change RPM with 180/70 R 16's -- Verus -- RPM with 205/55 R 16's 1000 1041
The differences are in RPMs and Dimensions as a comparison to OE.
Dimension Tire A: 180/70 R 16 – Vs. -- Tire B: 205/55 R 16 Difference
Width 7.09" (180.00mm) 8.07" (205.00mm) +0.98" (+25.00mm)
RPM with 180/70 R 16's -- Verus -- RPM with 205/55 R 16's
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