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I have a friend on the other forum who normally rides an 1800 Goldwing....

and a 2008 GSXR1000 (Ohlins suspension, full Sato titamium exhaust, Sato rearsets, dyno tuned to run on race fuel, BST carbon wheels, etc

He mounted up a Kuhmo Run Flat Ecsta on his 2008 GL1800 airbag/navi and took it to the track. He now has 2,000 miles on the tire and he is impressed.

The first U tube video is of the car tire running on his motorcycle. This was taken when he first installed the tire.

The second U tube video is his bike with a camera mounted on the side of it.

The third U tube video is of a friend trying to keep up with him on the track while he flies around on the 1800 with the car tire. Impressive stuff. 125 mph on a car tire in the twisties.


[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/oVps8RPkUjE&feature=player_embedded&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]

[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/jm_pR_v3tJI&feature=player_embedded#!&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]

[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/DU2bkeGwRGM&feature=player_embedded&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]
 

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That was a fun video. I was curious how hard they were gonna hit turn 3, and was not disappointed. Too bad the camera ship basically lost the wing by Riverside.

I wanted to see how it handled lost hill and the mazda sweeper.

I'm impressed!
 

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peterbilt wrote:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=35

thats really cool i hope his speed rating on the tire is rated for 130mph tho i'd hate to see someone go down cuz the rear tire flew apart
Actually, I think that tire is double z rated @ 150 MPH

Mine CT is "Y" rated at 130 MPH, but not a run flat.

The traction you get with a CT is really great.:waving:
 

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77Pinto wrote:
PSI?


Bill
I run an all season that is not a ROF and my PSI is @ 41

The guys that are on ROF are running in the mid to low 30's
 

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Yeah, I run my Kumho Run Flat at between 32 and 34 psi. I don't get it's speedup to triple digits tho!
 

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I told him to make a video of his car tire pulling a trailer, two up and going slow enough to read the mailboxes so I could make a personal comparison.

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Very cool videos.:claps::claps::claps::claps:

Gene:action:
 

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Here is a picture of his bike after the track. Been scraping a little metal.

 

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VERY Nice!!
 

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I knew there was a reason that I liked my Kumho so much but have never been close to those speeds! :action:
 

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I've hearda lot of people say

"I'd like to see this at the track, to prove it is a bad thing"

Where are those people now?

Just askin':?
 

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Yep, :claps::claps::claps::claps::claps:
 

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Larry, what year wing does he have that tire installed on? What specific size is the tire? And what front tire is he runing with it?
 

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The tire size that most run is a 195 55 16. It's the size that is closest to a 180 60 16. Some are also running a 205 55 16, while yet others are running a 205 60 16. With the 205's you may have to do some minor modifications on the inner finder to keep it from rubbing, ie tie it back with a tie wrap!
 

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2008 GL1800 airbag/navi/

He is running the tire Kuhmo Run Flat 195/55/R16
 

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i could take him:waving:
 

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