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Hello everybody!! Been lurking for awhile as I deliberated over joint the MP3 club and I recently took the plunge and purchased a bike I haven't even picked up yet.

I think I've found about every darksiding thread anywhere on MV…but not much on RECENTLY purchased darkside tires. There are 2 cheap ones that are readily available, The petlas 311 and the Haida 667 in the 145/70r12. And a couple Nakangs on one of the mini sites including a winter tire which some seem to think is better for the generally softer compound.

So are there any other suggestions from people that have bought a darkside tire in the last year or so? I ride in the mountain twisties of western NC…and even my PCX burns up rear tires under 5k. That pisses me off…but the prospect of a tire lasting only 2500 mi. Is just untenable. It's funny…I'm sure some who switched to the darkside 5 years ago are still on the same tire and haven't even had to consider recent offerings. Unlike if I go to MC tires and have to replace 3/year.
Help please!

https://www.amazon.com/Petlas-Elegant-Summer-Touring-Tire-145/dp/B00HVJRNRG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1057Q0196SF01&keywords=145%2F70r12&qid=1705155814&sprefix=145%2F70r12%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Haida-All-Season-Passenger-Touring-Tire-145/dp/B0CH3DR2XP/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1057Q0196SF01&keywords=145%2F70r12&qid=1705155814&sprefix=145%2F70r12%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-2

https://www.minimania.com/part/TIRE27/145-70-12-Nankang-Sv-2-Winter-Tire

Thanks,
Todd
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by the NON Chinese tire .

I have Michelin I use on my GTS
https://www.cokertire.com/tires/145-70r12-michelin-xzx.html
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Thanks OAD…I ended up ordering the Pirelli cinturato off the same site. Obviously pics can be deceiving but it looked to have a little more roundness to the shoulders than the Michelin. I'm a cheap bastard…so these tires aren't the screaming bargain… but I'm sure the quality is much better. And now that city grips are up at $100 a piece… this tire isn't much more than that and hopefully will last 15k+ compared to 3k. That's still a huge savings not to mention not having to mess with it near as frequently…which is huge as well!
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I changed my rear wheel from a 12" to a 14" rim, would rather ride around on a scooter tyre. It handles great and the rear tyre lasts for around 10,000 kms.

See this link 12" to 14" rear wheel on the 250[/quote]
Pic of 14" Piaggio rim
Pic of 14" Piaggio rim
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