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Radial Tire Thread

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Mar 26, 2017.

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  1. vagrant

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    if the light isn't on i 'm not fixing it.
     
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    sib Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Ive read posts that complain of overly touchy TC, for example activation in corners. I suspect that at least some of this misbehavior is due to the need for re-calibrating the TC system as indicated in the user manual.
     
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    nobody that I remember has complained after putting it in #1trction control. I just installed the second replacement tire on my III and never thought about resetting anything.
     
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    Stradagene Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    RA3's with 6,685 miles - Picking up a new rear RA3 from Guzzi-Tech

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    I was so happy with them on the V7 that when the old EV needed a front tire last week i stuck one on the front. It's A 100 instead of a 110 .but I went out and did 180 twisty miles and am very impressed so far. It's like the bike lost 100 LBS.
     
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    Just came across this video of a v7 race bike. It's in italian and he mentions tires around the 2 min mark. Can anyone translate to identify tires used?

     
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    Hi Jeff, I have V7II Racer and find the sport demon to be rather unreliable. I am looking at the BT45s. Any advice welcomed here in Hobart.
     
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    just get the Bt45 H rated tyres they work fine on my bike.
     
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    I put Conti RA 3 on my 2015 V7. Vastly superior to the stock or Pilot Activ tires I uses prior.
     
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    Mmmmmm.... not sure. Theoretically, yes, by eliminating the need to run tubes. As I understand it, that means there is a difference that comes into play when tire heating is an issue. But there's usually a lot going on to grab one's attention under those circumstances. ;)

    That said, the ability to run tubeless is a huge advantage and convenience, in my opinion.
    And I agree on the look of the rims!
     
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    Voldemort, jacked up and awaiting his new RA3s :) IMG_4559.JPG
     
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    What tail bag is that? Looks cool.
     
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    So I am reading quite a bit here about the need for tubes in radial tyres on spoked rims, however on another forum I have been informed that modern spoked rims, including those on the V7II racer, are now sealed and there is no need for tubes. Any comments welcomes?
     
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    Some are sealed, others aren't. I don't have a V7, but as I recall the V7 does not use the sealed spoke rims, likely due to cost. Other Guzzi's do use them, like the Stelvio.
     
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    Thanks very much for the reply. The guy that told me this had it done on his racer and it was apparently the bike tyre shop that advised him he didn't need tubes, actually asked him why he wanted tubes, as there was no need for them. So he doesn't run tubes on his racer with original spoked rimes???? Sadly, I can't find that damn post :( Murphy's law :( Anyway, just putting it out there. After following this thread, I am interested in the Conti RA 3's.
     
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    I went with the V7II Stone because I didn’t want tube tyres also wasn’t a fan of the shiny fuel tank on the racer.
    So my bike is basically a black racer ;)
     
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    A friend of mine that I ride with rides with tubeless radials on his "modern" spoked rims on his BMW. He has never had any issues (when we've ridden together), but he did install radio transmitter tire pressure guages that communicate with an app on his phone to make sure that he is maintaining adequate tire pressures. He has has one of his rims loose pressure on another occasion.
     
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