I will try that Bob, I am not far from it now may go up to 46 psi and see what happens.try 50psi, and work your way down until you feel the rolling resistance again, then back up 1psi.
I will be going to the Austone tire for my 2 wheeler, simply for lower rpms, and of course the better tire wear. Have a Goodyear fuel-max on my sidecar rig and it performed awesome in a blinding rainstorm in Mi a couple weeks ago.
BillFinally got the bike back together after waiting for the u-joint boot for 10 days, I do like the taxi tire but have a question for others, does it seem to have a roll feel almost like it is low on air? I started with 42 psi and could really feel it went up 2 lbs and seem to be better. went on about 150 mile cruise with Laura and I have to say I really do like the tire and the way it handles, almost like the M/T does. Hopefully will get several thousand miles out of this tire. It did lower the rpms a little (250) or so but it did not seem to help the mileage any got 33 mpg 2 up running 75 to 80. All I can say is WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG.
yes, on my 93 i have a pilot activ on front, waiting for my rich uncle to get out of the poorhouse so i can sping the $150 for an Austone for the rearok heres one fro you double darksiders,im going darkside as soon as the e-3 is worn out,i need a front tire NOW,has any body just ran darkside on front only??? and what tire.......ron
Dirtman, do you not have a roll feeling with 30 psi? Even 1 up I had the roll feeling at 42 psi, will ride again tomorrow and I am going to start at 50 psi like Bob suggested and go from there. So far I like how the tire handles and rides and I'm getting real close to the right pressure for that perfect ride and feel.Bill
I have the tax tire on my 1500 2 wheeler. I am running it 30 psi. I have never ridden it 2 up with the taxi tire. Think I have about 9000mi on it. I have 3 1/2 mi of gravel to get to work and it handles so much better on gravel. So far I love it. I get 35 - 36 mpg riding 60 -70 mph When I get above 3000 rpm the millage go's down fast.
Here's a good article from rider mag from 2012 on DarksidersI ride with motorcycle tires, and have read this thread with interest. A lot of it makes sense, but have any of you guys collected on your "free front end alignments?"
Actually yes I have. Local Tire Discounter does a free alignment with purchase of any tire, They were cheaper than tire rack on my tire. Used my free alignment on my MagnumI ride with motorcycle tires, and have read this thread with interest. A lot of it makes sense, but have any of you guys collected on your "free front end alignments?"