New Shoes

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Wed Aug 1 15:33:00 PDT 2007

I got news for ya! When you hit the cords, you don't have anywhere near 
1/16" of anything left. You've actually got about half that (.030"-.040") 
between the air inside the tire and the air outside the tire. Going 100 mph 
on it is sheer lunacy.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Wheeler" <the74impala at>
To: "Dave Daniels" <dwaynedaniels at>; "Marilyn Mason" 
<masonjs at>; "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 3:34 PM
Subject: RE: New Shoes

If you don't see the white threads, it aint done yet.  I rode back from TN 
one day with a 15-18" strip, 1.5 inches or so wide.  I was in a hurry, I 
figured if I got home faster, the better.  Pretty impressive that it held 
together at 100 plus with about 1/16" of material held air under that 
strain.  Anything less your a WIMP!  Worse thing was, I wanted to do a 
burnout video prior to swapping tires.  Oh well, this set will fry at the 

Louisville> Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:20:35 -0700> From: 
dwaynedaniels at> Subject: Re: New Shoes> To: masonjs at; 
gpzlist at> > I don't think I'd go that far with a tire. Somehow I 
don't think riding on a tire in that condition would be very safe. Maybe 
it's just me. No, mine were'nt that bad.> > Marilyn Mason 
<masonjs at> wrote: Wore out??? Was they still black all the way 
round?? You can tell when> they're pretty well done-- you got a white strip 
up the middle--like you> were riding on a skunk's back!!!> > Jim> -----  
Original Message ----- > From: "Dave Daniels" > To: "GPZ LIST" > Sent: 
Monday, July 30, 2007 9:43 AM> Subject: New Shoes> > > > Got some new tires 
put on saturday. I bought Avon Viper Sports. 120/65 on> the front and 180/55 
on the back. My old tires were worn beyond belief. They> were so flat that I 
would have to literally force the bike into a turn. I> didn't realize this 
until I took it for a ride with the new tires. Holy> rubber tree Batman! Now 
all I have to do is lean slightly to one side and it> wants to roll right 
into a turn. It feels so much more stable too. It was a> little unnerving at 
first but once I got used to it, I love them. New tires> are the bomb dog!> 
 >> > = 

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