Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !


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Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Postby ericjstull » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:28 pm



Hey all, got a quick question about this tire Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 . What will the difference in the rpms be, greater at 60mph or less than a stock size tire? Also how much psi should I run and how dyna beads? I have run Darkside on a different bike and I love it!



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Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Postby ericjstull » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:30 pm

I meant to say how much dyna beads will I need

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Postby thomba » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:09 pm

I run an Austone on my 93. I run 3oz dyna beads and 48 - 50 psi. Your RPMs will be lower at 60 because the tire is taller. I really didn't pay attention to the amount.
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Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:20 pm

Exactly, 3 oz of Dyna beads and 48 psi. About 300rpm less. Little slower on roll on acceleration but worth it. 8-)
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Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

Postby minimac » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:16 am

I added 3oz of beads and run my Austone at 48#-that worked best for me. I saw a difference of approx 300rpm at 70mph. Not a huge difference and really not a noticeable difference on starting out from a stop. It did become a lot easier to put on the center stand(which I prefer to use), and at 20K plus miles, is barely half worn. The best thing I've ever done to my wing!




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