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  • Badkitty
    started a topic painting tire tread???

    painting tire tread???

    was wondering what some of you guys think about doing this Here my fridn did it to his R1 but with blue and looked pretty cool, but what do you think about the yellow ?

  • SweetLou
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    No me Gusta.

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  • Badkitty
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    well i got metzeler z6's which dont have nearly as much tread pattern...so i think it will look pretty cool

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  • Jax
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    Just what I heard about the Tomahawk tires, the colored ones that WildKat has above, is that they are too hard...great for burnouts but suck in the turns..the material that they make them out of is just too hard and never really sticks to the road...I read a review in Super Streetbike...per their review on an Aprilia Mille:
    "...company claims the tires are speed-rated up to 225 mph, the tread compound isn't quite up to modern performance standards....these suckers are hard-which makes cornering, stoppies, and anything requiring even a small amount of quality feedback from the contact patch nearly impossible...if you are into burnouts, these babies are hard enough to blow smokies longer than a Rastafarian on Bob Marley's birthday..."

    As for coloring the tread I guess it all depends on what the tread looks like...in the pic that was posted it looks cool but I don't think the tires I have would look good with that...it's a personal preference...If you like it that's all that matters...

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Originally posted by WildKat
    If you happend to still have that review anywhere, I'd be interested in reading it.
    I didn't download it, but it was an MCN Tire Review special that someone had bothered to scan to a website other than MCN's.
    MCN is http://www.motorcyclenews.com/

    Ah, a bit of searching yielded a later version of the same MCN test (where the tomahawk now scored 58/100 and the diablo a 95/100):
    http://www.nesba.com/Tire_Guide.pdf

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Originally posted by WildKat
    If you happend to still have that review anywhere, I'd be interested in reading it.
    I didn't download it, but it was an MCN Tire Review special that someone had bothered to scan to a website.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • WildKat
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    Originally posted by The CyberPoet
    Originally posted by WildKat
    Ive seen that before.. eh, not sure if I like it, but its not bad..
    wouldnt it be easier though to just go w/ a set of these?
    I had considered getting a set of those when they first showed up to match the bike, but then they got horribly slammed in a tire comparo (rated a 38/100, compared to the diablo's at 99 and the metzelers at 98, even though they were a retread on a similar carcass). I don't know if we have that tire review posted up here, but there was a link for it at KP back when...

    I suspect the problem is the aircraft rubber they're using -- it's great for straight-line work, but probably has radically different properties than newer-generation street tires when it comes to lateral stresses and handling.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet
    If you happend to still have that review anywhere, I'd be interested in reading it.

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  • duff daddy
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    i dont likethe tread being done but i like the raised colored letters

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Originally posted by WildKat
    Ive seen that before.. eh, not sure if I like it, but its not bad..
    wouldnt it be easier though to just go w/ a set of these?
    I had considered getting a set of those when they first showed up to match the bike, but then they got horribly slammed in a tire comparo (rated a 38/100, compared to the diablo's at 99 and the metzelers at 98, even though they were a retread on a similar carcass). I don't know if we have that tire review posted up here, but there was a link for it at KP back when...

    I suspect the problem is the aircraft rubber they're using -- it's great for straight-line work, but probably has radically different properties than newer-generation street tires when it comes to lateral stresses and handling.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • WildKat
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    Ive seen that before.. eh, not sure if I like it, but its not bad..
    wouldnt it be easier though to just go w/ a set of these?

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  • Badkitty
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    ya im going to do front and back. i like it caause its different

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  • ZukiFred
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    Personaly I don't care for it.

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  • katman05
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    Are you gonna do the front also?, personaly I don't think I would have the patience to do it. I like the tire all black.

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