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Re: [Suzuki_Burgman] Darkside tire sizes jbishop Fri Apr 06 12:00:07 2012

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does your scooter handle the twisties with this tire?</P>
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<P>Who mounted it for you? Did you take it to Susuki dealer? Or did you remove 
the rear wheel yourself and take it to a tire store?</P>
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<P>Does it rub on the fender with those square corners?</P>
<P><BR><BR>Jim<BR><BR>----- Original Message -----<BR>From: "Don Stanwyck" 
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Ok, so in the 165/65R14 size I found three tires that 
I’m told are available:</SPAN></P>
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</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Michelin Energy Saver</SPAN></P>
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class=MsoListParagraph><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">b)<SPAN style="FONT: 
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</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Bridgestone Blizzak MZ03 (a snow tire)</SPAN></P>
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class=MsoListParagraph><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">c)<SPAN style="FONT: 
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</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Bridgestone Potenza RE88</SPAN></P>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">The Michelin&nbsp; tire looks to be the least 
expensive.&nbsp; It’s described at <A 
href="http://www.michelinman.com/tire-selector/size/EMetric/165/65/14/tires" 
target=_blank>http://www.michelinman.com/tire-selector/size/EMetric/165/65/14/tires</A>.&nbsp;
 Excellent wet braking, tread that wraps around the side, and a 50,000 mile 
warranty so it should last for the life of the bike.&nbsp; I’m trying to find 
anyone that has it in stock.&nbsp; Original equipment on Mini Cooper, BMW 3 
Series and Volkswagen Passat.</SPAN></P>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Any other thoughts on these tires?</SPAN></P>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">--don stanwyck, carnation, wa</SPAN></P>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
#1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">p.s., the Can-Am Spyder front tire is this size but 
it is only available from the Can-Am Spyder dealer.</SPAN></P>
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'Tahoma','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL 
PROTECTED] <B>On Behalf Of </B>Paul Kopec<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, April 3, 
2012 1:36 PM<BR><B>To:</B> [EMAIL PROTECTED]<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: 
[Suzuki_Burgman] Darkside tire sizes</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; COLOR: 
black">I installed the car tire (165/65/14) on my 2003 Burgman 9000 miles ago 
and I hardly see any wear.&nbsp; Bought the scoot new and just about to close 
in on 70,000 miles.&nbsp; It may be possible the Burgie will wear out before 
the tire does.&nbsp; It is my 8th rear tire.&nbsp; I really like the handling 
and will definitely replace it with another.&nbsp; I will admit there are a few 
handling differences&nbsp; but nothing I couldn’t adapt to.&nbsp; The tire is a 
Bridgestone Potenza by the way.&nbsp; I think it will be worth the 
money.</SPAN></P></DIV>
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[EMAIL PROTECTED] href="mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]" target=_blank>Don 
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[Suzuki_Burgman] Darkside tire sizes</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
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<P style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" 
class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">I’ve about 
decided to go darkside.&nbsp; I’m tired of MTs that can’t hold air, wear out in 
a few thousand miles, etc.&nbsp; It’s about time to give a CT a chance.&nbsp; 
I’ve got almost 28000 miles on my AN650 (2007).</SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: 
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class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">The issue I’m 
running into is the general unavailability of 160/60R14 tires.&nbsp; 165/60 is 
available.&nbsp; I saw a post on burgmanusa.com where someone was running a 
165/60 rear.&nbsp; For those of you who’ve gone darkside what size tires are 
you using and are there any specific CTs you recommend?</SPAN><SPAN 
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class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">(I’m not looking 
a for a discussion on the merits of MT vs CT.&nbsp; That’s been beat to death 
already.)</SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black"></SPAN></P>
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class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: #1f497d; FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Don Stanwyck, 
Carnation, WA</SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: 
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