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    I found some tires for my stock Kat on ebay that seem to be a decent price. Have any of you had any experience with these? $160 a set delivered. He has 10 sets and will combine shipping if I take more.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

    The Michelin Macadam 100X rear tire is an outstanding sport-touring tire that will provide excellent traction in both dry and wet conditions. Good wear and handling characteristics make this a wonderful pair for any bike. This tire has been superceded by the current Michelin Pilot Road. The front tire is a Michelin A89X and is a tire that was superceded by the Macadam.

    These tires are NEW, and in perfect condition. They have been stored out of sunlight in a cool and dry warehouse.

    The sizes for this auction are 120/80ZR16 front and 150/80ZR16 rear. You are bidding on a PAIR of tires.
    I don't have a short temper. I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.





  • #2
    Any idea on how old these tires are? Years ago I was told by a family friend who worked in the rubber/tire industry that tires start to breakdown after 5 years.

    $160 a set is cheap for a set of tires, that's for sure.
    Kyle

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    • #3
      my kat came stock with the 90 version - terrible tire for grip - but long lasting ( i can't confirm as i yanked them at 5k miles ) the front tire cupped also.

      the 100 series was the next gen tire - replacing the 90. if you tour instead of corner they may be an option

      tim

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      • #4
        Mojoe, those macadams are worthless. I know some Kat 600's came with those, and I have seen better grip on a roller skate.

        Don't do it man, save yourself some hassle.
        Kan-O-Gixxer!
        -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
        -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
        -Ohlins Susupension
        -Various Other Mods

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        • #5
          Thanks lou....I won't bother then.
          I don't have a short temper. I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.




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          • #6
            Don't you remember, the nickname for the macadams or Crapadams
            Kan-O-Gixxer!
            -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
            -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
            -Ohlins Susupension
            -Various Other Mods

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            • #7
              the front will cup in about 2000 miles also.




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              • #8
                Don't you remember, the nickname for the macadams or Crapadams
                nope....have always run metzellers and occaissionally battlax....so I never paid much attention to tire talk.
                Anyway, thanks for the input guys. Glad I didn't waste my $.
                I don't have a short temper. I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.




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                • #9
                  My front cupped as well....and my rear blew out at 12000 KM's with about half the tread left on it.

                  Now I'm 1000 Km's into a set of Avon's ST45/46 combo, and I couldn't be happier. The wet weather control is WAY better, and they don't have that tendency follow cracks in the road which are parallel to your direction of travel. I also now have scrapes on knees, plastics, and exhaust...as well as a couple of feelers which are shrinking very quickly.
                  FrankenKat 1216
                  GS Fiter 816
                  GSXR750! (race)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mojoe
                    nope....have always run metzellers and occaissionally battlax....so I never paid much attention to tire talk.
                    Anyway, thanks for the input guys. Glad I didn't waste my $.
                    Stick to what you know... The Macadam 100x is crap (although not quite as crappy as the 90x by a narrow margin).

                    Cheers
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