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Re: Will this fit a C-10?
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2019, 07:08:00 pm »
I'm probably miss-wording when I say "bias ply".
When I sed "Bias ply", I was referring to any belted tire that is not a radial construction.
Wasn't being specific...  :-[

Can you explain cross ply construction and give us names of tires that are cross ply?

The stock 150/80 or 160/80 radial's are high sidewall.
What started my project was an attempt to find a radial with a shorter sidewall that was still the same basic OD as the stock tire.
The 180/60 (installed on a too narrow C-10 rim) accomplished that.

Ride safe, Ted


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Re: Will this fit a C-10?
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2019, 09:58:32 pm »
Sounds like when he says cross ply that he's referring to bias ply tires.  Sounds like you had fun Ted!
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Re: Will this fit a C-10?
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2019, 02:31:23 pm »
Watched a video and agree, Cross ply and bias ply are the same..
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cross+ply+vs+bias+ply+explanation&view=detail&mid=EEEC7711195A655767A3EEEC7711195A655767A3&FORM=VIRE

I've seen bikes that wobbled when current radials were installed. Also saw improvement to that wobble when the radial was replaced by a Bias Ply.
Most seem to think that wobble was cause by current radials because the sidewalls are too weak for the weight of a C-10.
I'm not in completely in agreement with that thought.
This experiment was intended to try to get around that (possible) weak sidewall.
   I thought it would be more stable than a std sized radial on the highways. It IS  NOT!
   It  was also intended to improve the turn-in and cornering quickness.  Man did it do that!

Overall; Installing the 180/60ZR-18 was probably an error....
           The 4" vs 5" rim width changed the profile of the tire "drastically"...
            My rear tire profile is now very similar to a 110/80ZR-18 front tire profile.
              ie; It's round.

Many have changed from a 120/70ZR-18 to a 110/80ZR-18 on the front to quicken turn-in.
I basically did that same change to both ends of the bike...
  {110/80ZR-18 Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact / front, 180/60ZR-18 Shinko Journey / rear}
So, you can understand why my turn-in is really quickened. {as in; OMG Quicker!}
Not a whole lot of fun on the straights, but in the twisties, it sure is fun!  :great:

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Will this fit a C-10?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 04:15:57 am »
Ted,
this search for good tires for the C10 rim sizes is what prompted the 17" conversion for me.  have you ever considered a 17" conversion for your C10?  or is that throwing too much $ at your C10 when you already have a C14?
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Re: Will this fit a C-10?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2019, 12:28:17 pm »
I considered a 17 rim, but never got around to it. The existing 16" and 18" were sufficient..

Now that I have the C-14, I'm just tinkering with the C-10 tires/suspension and didn't want to invest that many $$.

But OMG I've put a lot of $$ in the tinkering!   :-\

Ride safe, Ted

PS: As we've rode the bike, and got used to the quick handling with these tires, it's a blast!!
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