I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire


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Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

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If I'm not mistaken the Austone tire is still available in the UK but they don't ship to the US. Maybe you can order one shipped to NL.


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Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

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I just had this one mounted on a spare rear wheel yesterday.

if it ever quits raining here, I will slip it on the bike and give a ride report.

it is a seasonal tire, not available year around.


https://tiresize.com/tires/Dunlop/SP-Wi ... -60R16.htm
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Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

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AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:00 am
I just had this one mounted on a spare rear wheel yesterday.

if it ever quits raining here, I will slip it on the bike and give a ride report.

it is a seasonal tire, not available year around.


https://tiresize.com/tires/Dunlop/SP-Wi ... -60R16.htm
Just seems weird that they went out of stock in the past month, I guess they had a few left from last season and have not started making more for this year yet.

I figure I have a few months till I need a new rear tire, so hopefully this one comes back in stock by then. If not, I will be looking hard at the Maxxis Blackwall, but am still tempted to try the 195/55/16 and see if it fits (there are a ton of options for that size).
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Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

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https://dutch.alibaba.com/g/175r16c-taxi-tyre.html :D :D :P


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Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

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ruudk wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:34 pm
https://dutch.alibaba.com/g/175r16c-taxi-tyre.html :D :D :P
can always try them.../ nah I pass...
I tried to get 1 Austone from China couple years ago, they don't sell retail... tho they say on their advert they'll sell one.
Had a sales lady ChatBox say they only sell minimum 20 yard shipping containers full. THAT'S NOT in their advert.
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saw this so passing it on there !!! -

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Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

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the Anti Car Tire crowd is a joke, and not worth listening too.

I watched about 15 seconds in the middle of each of those, and stopped it.

the 1st video is a good video and expresses why a Car tire is good for our motorcycles.

I used to have the same tire that he shows, Michelin Primacy Alpin, it is a good tire, and it never slid out on me in wet, mud, gravel, wet grass.... and I had six acres of wet grass here at home. I ride around my acreage a lot on my 1800.

Tried it a couple times with the E3 and it sank to the rims.
The E4 is better, probably because it is wider, and I have an E4 and a Car Tire mounted on spare wheels and can change back and forth in less than 5 minutes.

Just lay it over on the right side on a wood Pallet which gives lots of room to remove the rear wheel.

I currently am going to try out this slightly smaller Car Tire on my 1800, not on the bike yet, but it will be when the temps drop below 100*F

https://tiresize.com/tires/Dunlop/SP-Wi ... -60R16.htm


Why am I going to try the smaller profile?
Because I live in a very small rural town, 1 mile long by 1/2 mile wide, and speed limits are 25 mph.
the wide profiles of flat treaded Car Tires tend to want to stand up in corners, which mean I have to push on the handlebar to make it go around a turn.
This smaller DSST has a more rounded edge to it, close to that of the E4.

the E4 does not do that, it just leans w/o complaint... so when I am home, the E4 is on.

When I leave town, the Car Tire is on, for Safety, my ass is important to me.




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