Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bloomington, IL
Model: 2006 Comfort & Navi
I have an 1800 with the CT. LOVE IT! Someone said the difference between 1500 and 1800 could make a difference.
PurplePirate: You live close enough where some day we could meet up and you take my 1800 for a spin. I have been 100 mph+ (short time), high speed hard lean corners, and now practicing slow speed, scrapping parking lot cornering.
In one month of having this tire, I have put 5,000 miles on it and LOVE IT! Did an Iron Butt run of 2,000 miles right when I put it on. Great way to test this sucker! Rode 68 miles of "mountain rain" and never felt fear like I did when I was on an E3. Had an E3 on my 1500 too. Rain spooked me with a MT. This CT didn't change my ride as much as some people say it does. My thought: If I get on any motorcycle, I have to learn how it performs. Might be just like mine, might be some what different. No big deal. You learn it and ride it. It is your bike and you learn the traits. I was shocked how fast I took to the CT. Shake the mental fears and all was good then. Now I pushed hard cornering and never even consider this is a CT. My parents were behind me in a car and said the sight of that big wheel on its side was interesting! They can't believe how far that bike leans!
One last thing. I use to scrape pegs with MT. Now, I take the same corners and off/on ramps and no scrapping. Hmmm. I am now pushing higher speeds just to find my pegs. LOVE IT!
Pic was just taken the other day. 5,000 miles on it. The nipples on the left side are gone. The right side has just a few hanging on yet. I am practicing harder right hand corners. Tire shows I favor my left handers!
Current Bike: 2006 GL1800 with Comfort and Navi
Certified Iron Butt Rider #58,607
SaddleSore 1000 (1000 miles in 24 Hours)
Bun Burner 1500 (1500 miles in 36 Hours)
SaddleSore 2000 (2000 miles in 48 Hours)
Completed May 11, 2014
Lake Michigan 1000 (1000 miles in 24 hours)
Completed May 16, 2015
Honorary Kanwings/Wild Rhinos
Double Darkside #1555
Rear Tire: NRF 195/55R-16 Yokohama AVID ENVigor
Front Tire: Rear tire design Michelin Pilot ACTIV 130/70-18 M/C 63H