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Old 04-05-2003, 04:36 PM   #1
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Sounds like a good idea.
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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How about making the links on the

<<===Left work 1st before you start adding more

BTW the tire/misc stuff db sounds like a good idea to me
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:34 PM   #3
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sounds good in theory, but tire life is totally subjective IE; I read about riders in Cali and other hot climates getting 4~5 k out of tires I'm getting 10~15k out of in the PNW, I only assume it's the higher temps that shorten tire life, I'm pretty big and I ride/ corner at a good clip so in theory my tires would wear out in no time, but I'm pretty anal about tire pressure and the average temps here is around 50 most of the year with a few months of 80's in the summer so while I got as an example 17k out of my last set of Mac 90's others are getting 7~9k out of them. the point being any data base would have to include locale as well as bike and type of riding to be any where near accurate.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:52 AM   #4
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I think people shring their experience with products is a great thing, however as stated above, circumstances need to be somewhat detailed for the data shared to be meaningful. I am as interested about the consumers opinion as I am the manufacturer. As for reviews of products in the press, I have found the press very slow to bring out issues that are very significant to me. I say give it a try and see where it goes.
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Old 04-06-2003, 09:37 AM   #5
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What's wrong with the links? They work fine for us all the time cross-platform...
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Old 04-06-2003, 01:31 PM   #6
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I think that this is a great idea. It could be useful for a number of different products. As long as people describe their riding style, what bike they ride, where they live, and so on I think it would be very useful.
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Old 04-06-2003, 05:46 PM   #7
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Default Tire Ratings and good timing

Since my 207's flat spot is forming, I have thought about this idea myself. It would be of tremendous benefit.



I say give it a whirl and see where it lands.
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Old 04-06-2003, 07:03 PM   #8
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4-5K!!! I only wish, much less 15,000 miles. I used to go through a set 207 street compound tires in 2,000 miles so I am now trying the Pilots. On a track day, I usually finish off a set of tires in a day. And most race tires are used up in the sense that they don't grip as well as when new after about 50 miles on the track. I guess I would really skew the stats on this experiment!
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Old 04-06-2003, 07:31 PM   #9
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Tire pressure has a big impact on the life.



A softer pressure will cause the tire to heat up more - giving more grip, but wearing much faster.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:02 PM   #10
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Uh, I don't see how. I'm refering to all the stuff below "who's online :



Leather Apparrel

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I've got IE 6, if you are in fact correct then WTF?? but i doubt anyone can actually click on those. BTW it's Apparel not Apparrel. Gee, I'm being an ass now, sorry. I'm sure you guys can take it
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