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Old 11-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #11
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I spooned a Michelin pilot3 on the rear of the Tiger a couple of months back. It sticks as well as the Pilot. We'll see if the dual compound gives better mileage.
I went with the 3s last time around on my roadster. Much better than the 1s and improved over the 2s. I am managing around 6k per set. I have right at 1.5k on this set and am very pleased with their inherant nimbleness. Thank God the state has allowed me the illusion of tyre choice
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:30 PM   #12
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Mayport/Jax is actually considered South Georgia by real Floridians. In the '70's the St. Joeseph Paper Company mill was still operating. You could smell it from 100 miles away if the wind was right. Usually downtown stank enough to gag a maggot.

There are curvy roads in FL, just not where I am. From Orlando north it's pretty nice, especially inland. Sometimes I go out and ride around the highway ramps just to try to round the tires out. It doesn't work.

Somebody could make a fortune re-molding rear tires from FL bikes; my last set of Contis were virtually new except for a 2" stripe down the middle, which was worn amost to the belts. If you could re-distribute all that fresh rubber...
Let's call those gentle curves. Nothing scuffs up the edges like a nice mountain road and thankfully I've got plenty right out my door.

Still, a long trek through the desert will square em off pretty quickly.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #13
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Let's call those gentle curves. Nothing scuffs up the edges like a nice mountain road and thankfully I've got plenty right out my door.

Still, a long trek through the desert will square em off pretty quickly.
I just smoked my Z6 rear on my tour in sept. I may be able to push it another 1k but the sides are almost gone. 3k miles and fried, I normally get 8k out of them. What a fun 3k though...
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #14
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Mayport/Jax is actually considered South Georgia by real Floridians. In the '70's the St. Joeseph Paper Company mill was still operating. You could smell it from 100 miles away if the wind was right. Usually downtown stank enough to gag a maggot.

There are curvy roads in FL, just not where I am. From Orlando north it's pretty nice, especially inland. Sometimes I go out and ride around the highway ramps just to try to round the tires out. It doesn't work.

Somebody could make a fortune re-molding rear tires from FL bikes; my last set of Contis were virtually new except for a 2" stripe down the middle, which was worn amost to the belts. If you could re-distribute all that fresh rubber...


That's probably what it was, we were cleaning boilers the whole time we were in so I worked 12/12. There was this cafeteria at the end of the pier a few of us used to go to and get burgers and beers and that was about the extent of Florida that I saw. I'm sure it's nice in other places..
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