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Old September 4th, 2016   #21
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Are you suggesting that Echo is feeding me and that I am a troll?
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Old September 4th, 2016   #22
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No. You are feeding echo and he is a troll.
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Old September 4th, 2016   #23
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Are you suggesting that Echo is feeding me and that I am a troll?

Please read the entire post again.



Please ignore Anything/Everything Echo posts on any/every subject.


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Old September 5th, 2016   #24
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Maybe you should practice what you preach Paul, Not doing your blood pressure any good!

42 PSI has always been Hondas recommendation AFAIAA.

Back to the wheel. It will by symmetrical, the spacers hold it in position for the calipers. The ABS wont obviously work, The discs will also fit but everything has rotational arrows on them, why anyone would actually want of them to rotate wrongly is and has always been beyond me. We can usually find reason to work out why they are there but we may never know the full story.

We can do anything we want to our machines, lots do and get away with it, My personal opinion is manufacturers supply instructions for good reason, the greatest bike mechanic I ever knew used as his stock phrase, RTFM.
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Old September 5th, 2016   #25
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Maybe you should practice what you preach Paul, Not doing your blood pressure any good!


I agree!

People are entirely capable of figuring out what they want to try/not try believe/not believe as solutions to their issues.

I was just recounting what I learned about cupping years ago and expressing my opinion.
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My blood pressure is fine.

I do not let the troll bother me in the least and I will continue posting the warning to avoid his inaccurate, misleading and dangerous posts anytime and every time he posts inaccurate, misleading and dangerous posts.


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What tires are on this bike.
A BT-45 What? Front
A ? What Rear.

I do not see where Bridgestone makes a BT-45V in fitment sized for the ST1300.
Bridgestone lists a BT-45V in a 18inch in:
120/90 - 18
130/80 - 18
140/70 - 18 The only tire listed for a 3.5" rim. 736 Load Rating
But all of these are Rear tires.

The 140/70 - 18 is V rated (149mph) not the biggest problem.
Load Rated at 736 pounds is pushing max on the ST1300.

Under-inflated tires wear the outer edge of tread.
Over-inflated tires wear the center of the tire and seriously narrow up the contact patch.
Not something one would want if running a auto tire on the rear.

As important as air pressure suspension setup will go a long way to ward off cupping.
First I would change the fork oil. Fresh oil helps maintain tire contact.
You might need to step up to 10w as a starting weight.

If you are indeed running a auto tire on the rear keep in mind it's increase contact patch would have a tendency to "push" the front tire particularly turning and this push would bring with it wear.


I'm still of the opinion you need to contact other ST1300 owners that run a auto rear tire and question them as to front tire choice, air pressure, fork oil weight, I'd ask about front spring weight as well.

See what others are running and how it is working out on the type of road and gear/passenger weight that gets close to what you normally ride.



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I think the main reason tires are directional is so that the tread sipes and grooves properly clear water from the center to the outside of the tire. Studying most tread designs, you can see how they might actually pump water toward the center if installed backward, possibly making the tire more likely to hydroplane.


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I agree!

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Oh dear, any chance to have a snipe and you take it. I'd post the same as Paul, I agree entirely with him. What is it with your sort of internet personality that craves attention even after numerous times of being exposed as idiotic and irritating, is it post count , attention, self satisfaction?

Tell you what Echo, why not put me and him on your ignore list, please.
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Actually, what is your name Echo, most of the idiots in real life I disregard have proper names at least?
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