Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?


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Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

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Solo So Long wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:50 pm
AZgl1800 wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 8:20 am
2nd: I predict that you will NOT suffer any loss in Miles per gallon fuel use.
The difference in RPM for a given speed is not all that much more than what it was.
Just FYI, if the tire is heavier, there may be a decrease in fuel mileage. Probably not enough to worry about.
with my '02 1800, the mpg between tanks of fuel, with and without my trailer, did not vary enough to make it worthy of note.

the difference in weight for just the tire, is so miniscule as to be totally discounted.

the real world effects are directly related to Throttle use, and terrain, and Headwinds.

Throttle use includes trying to out run the Speed Limits....
In Oklahoma, we now have some roads with speed zones at 75 mph, and Texas has roads marked at 80 mph.

I personally am not patient enough to ride slow enough to get 40 mpg per tank of fuel.
average for me is in the 33 to 37 mpg range.






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Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

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AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:23 am
the difference in weight for just the tire, is so miniscule as to be totally discounted.
Probably. But rotating weight (tires) costs more than fixed weight (the frame, etc). Many years ago, I raced bicycles, and we figured that an ounce on the tire took as much work to move as two ounces on the frame.

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