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Radial Tire Thread

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Bncprf, Mar 26, 2017.

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  1. GuzziMoto

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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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    hody166 Just got it firing!

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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.
     
  3. My name is Jeff

    My name is Jeff Cruisin' Guzzisti

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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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    Stradagene Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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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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    Thank you for the information. Much appreciated. I have been told by another magnificent Guzzi rider that he has used Conti RA3s on his V7 with original spoke rims without tubes for over 12 months without a problem. I think this is useful info given the other opinions on this thread regarding spoke rims and tubes???
     
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    My name is Jeff Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hody if your going to run without tubes make sure you cover the centre of the rim inside with
    something like in the video.
     
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    Wrong! It's tubes or you seal them.
     
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    In the SuperMoto world it is common to seal a tube rim with silicone goop and duc tape. They then run tubeless tires without tubes. It does work, but you do have to pay attention to it and replace the goop and tape if it starts to get old.
    The tubeless rims Todd sells are a much nicer way to do it. But it can be done either way.
    But if you were to run tubeless tires without tubes on a stock tube wheel without doing something to make it work it would probably be a problem.
     
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    Many (all?) of the modern BMW spoked wheels (12+GS in particular) are cross-spoked wheels with the spokes in the wheel flanges (not in the air chamber like MG).
     
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    RedHawk47 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Has anyone tried the Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41? They are radial 90/10 dual sport tires.
     
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    mkstewed Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I have the A41s on my 2007 CalVin. 2000 mi on them and I am very happy with them so far.
     
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    SMTCapeCod Mechanochondriasism GT di Razza Pura

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    Just got a pair of Metzeler Roadtec 01. Will remember to post up after I get some miles and low temp rides on them. Will be a few months, though. I didn't get the 'heavy' version, but still wondering whether the sidewalls will be a bit over-stiff. Looked at the A41s, but wanted more siping. Would've preferred an even higher/more uniform silicone compound, don't really care about tire life given the stakes (I have to commute to work through the winter).
     
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    SMTCapeCod Mechanochondriasism GT di Razza Pura

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    So, shopping 'fail', they are bias in the V7 sizes.
    After a few days in cool (38' F) weather, they seem slightly more compliant, but definitely not radial-compliant.
    They definitely don't chase road imperfections as much, and they tolerate a lot more force on the brakes for emergency slow downs.
    The Pirrellis were were on 2017 my, with only 4k miles, and appeared to be in good shape. I should've checked the production date on them.
     
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    After over 3k miles on Pirelli’s Scorpion Trail IIs on my V7III Stone, I wanted to drop a +1 for them. Good wear (despite dead straight TX roads), good feel & grip (once warm, but they warm up quickly), plus a significant improvement in both comfort & handling. As a bonus, they handle wet and/or dirty roads very well with good feedback and predictable behavior. Will report back once I get them more worn to see if/how things change.
     
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    Just looked and I can get the A41’s for anyone here in SoCal that would like to try them. That said, the Conti RA 3’s are still my top pick.
     
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    RA 3's here. Wonderful upgrade.
     
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    Shouldn't be. As usual it is best to use the same brand, model of tire for front and rear applications.
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Yes.
     
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    Has anyone tried to install a taller tire in their v7?
     
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    You can skim this thread for info. As stated direct email and in this thread, I highly recommend the Conti RA 3s. I try to stock them at my shop. For those who commute, Conti makes the rear (only) Adventure tire below in the correct size, with a super-deep tread, same radial construction as the RA 3. I can get these too... and I do online price match as close as I can for local SoCal Guzzisti.

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