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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 08:37 AM
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I think the 1500 was designed with bias ply tires . I think because radial motosikle tires were not here yet.
I ran at least 2 sets of radials on my 1500 before I purchased the 1800. I think I was using dunnie elite radial on the front at 42psi and run flat ct on the rear at 38 cold. no problems. I kept my progressive air shocks at about 50psi one or two up.

the bike has no sense of radial or bias ply, all it wants is something round that sticks to the road.

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the bike has no sense of radial or bias ply, all it wants is something round that sticks to the road.
I have to disagree a little bit, the tire is an important part of the suspension, and sidewall flex, weight, and heat dissipation are just a couple parts of that equation, but can differ between bias ply and radial tires significantly.


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I didn't put balance beads in my front tire. I don't feel any vibration while riding, but I think the tire is starting to cup a little.

Any opinions?
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