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MICHELIN ROAD 6 GT TIRES ON A 2000 LT PICTURES

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They basically changed the bike-it had matching METZELERS on it when I bought it
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Hey, Ron, as an engineer (now retired) I resemble those remarks! 馃槀
Here is my todays opinion and I've lived an incredible life feeling bi-polar lately at age 52 running everyday exercise wise exhausted everyday depending on my dog and my LT for my mental health-My bike was manufactured in the year 2000-Michelin,which is suppose to be the biggest tire company in the world,manufactored these tires in the year 2022.Do you guys as engineers think there might be a slight chance that rubber compound designs have caught up with each other-misspelled manufactured
Did he died?
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Did he died?
I don't understand your reply
No matter what you say, you have a tire with a "maximum" load rating 158LB below what is specified for the rear of an LT. It is just hard to defend that as being a good idea but you keep trying.
This is illinoisbmwriders video of him liking a 73 load rated radial-dunlap roadsmart 2 tire review on a bmw k1200 lt-type in these exact words
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You might like it but it doesn't make it a more intelligent or safer choice than one with a proper rating and fitment. First words out of Kirk's mouth are it isn't rated for the bike.
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You might like it but it doesn't make it a more intelligent or safer choice than one with a proper rating and fitment. First words out of Kirk's mouth are it isn't rated for the bike.
I fully understand about it possibly being unsafe-I was caught up in the moment of wanting the best tire which I posted about already
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You may have bought a performance tire for a luxury tourer in the hope of turning it into a curve carver but the fact is you have a ticking timebomb. You may be stuck with them for now but my advice is to refrain from carving those curves and putting stress on those inadequate sidewalls. I have personally felt the effects of a Michelin tire on the LT and it wasn't fun. We aren't telling you any of this to be forum bullies, we need to know that members here ride safe.
Be safe and be well.
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You may have bought a performance tire for a luxury tourer in the hope of turning it into a curve carver but the fact is you have a ticking timebomb. You may be stuck with them for now but my advice is to refrain from carving those curves and putting stress on those inadequate sidewalls. I have personally felt the effects of a Michelin tire on the LT and it wasn't fun. We aren't telling you any of this to be forum bullies, we need to know that members here ride safe.
Be safe and be well.
Now all you Aussies got to do is vote out Dan Andrews 馃槀
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Now all you Aussies got to do is vote out Dan Andrews 馃槀


How do you know about him. He's a complete dill but unfortunately I have no power over him. He is the Victorian premier and I'm in Queensland. Our Premier is just as bad and hopefully she is out at the next election.
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How do you know about him. He's a complete dill but unfortunately I have no power over him. He is the Victorian premier and I'm in Queensland. Our Premier is just as bad and hopefully she is out at the next election.
He鈥檚 well known you can count on that. I鈥檒l refrain from writing my thoughts about him on here. But it seems the whole worlds has voted imbeciles into power. OR WHERE THEY CHOSEN 馃馃馃
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As Epicurus said:

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live."

It's great that you're out riding. We all have our foibles and reasons NOT to ride. Kudos for that.
I just hope that with your patently misguided decision you are able to do so for many miles. But I sincerely doubt it.

With millions of miles on LT's since inception, thousands of experienced users and 25 years since it first laid rubber to the road you're tempting fate BIG TIME.

Sell your rear tire while it's still worth something and get the correct tire. Not a big deal.

Buy the ticket, take the ride. 馃榿
He鈥檚 well known you can count on that. I鈥檒l refrain from writing my thoughts about him on here. But it seems the whole worlds has voted imbeciles into power. OR WHERE THEY CHOSEN 馃馃馃
He's the closest thing we have to a Chinese communist traitor. He tried to tie the country up in a belt and road deal with the CCP and thankfully our previous federal government stepped in and tore up the agreement. During the pandemic Victoria had the toughest lock down in the world until Beijing outpaced him.
As Epicurus said:

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live."

It's great that you're out riding. We all have our foibles and reasons NOT to ride. Kudos for that.
I just hope that with your patently misguided decision you are able to do so for many miles. But I sincerely doubt it.

With millions of miles on LT's since inception, thousands of experienced users and 25 years since it first laid rubber to the road you're tempting fate BIG TIME.

Sell your rear tire while it's still worth something and get the correct tire. Not a big deal.

Buy the ticket, take the ride. 馃榿
Good advice for sure. (y)
He's the closest thing we have to a Chinese communist traitor. He tried to tie the country up in a belt and road deal with the CCP and thankfully our previous federal government stepped in and tore up the agreement. During the pandemic Victoria had the toughest lock down in the world until Beijing outpaced him.
Why is it that in certain circles, having had a tough lockdown policy is considered to be something tantamount to a grievous crime or just one step away from totalitarian oppression? I mean, as opposed to prudent caution in the face of a threat of poorly-understood magnitude. Why is that..?? Just wonderin'...
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Why is it that in certain circles, having had a tough lockdown policy is considered to be something tantamount to a grievous crime or just one step away from totalitarian oppression? I mean, as opposed to prudent caution in the face of a threat of poorly-understood magnitude. Why is that..?? Just wonderin'...
New York city made it look like life was coming to an end-Wasn't it just a real bad type of flu that wasn't named or discovered before
New York city made it look like life was coming to an end-Wasn't it just a real bad type of flu that wasn't named or discovered before
Wow, how quickly they forget... Saying that it was 'just a real bad type of flu' is like saying that a howitzer is like just another handgun, only bigger. The transmissibility and lethality of covid-19 was waaay worse than any 'flu' since the Spanish Flu of 1918. Three years on from the truly scary early days, perhaps you need to be reminded that in those first few months, people were dying at an unprecedented rate in NYC. Look it up; they didn't have enough room in the city morgues for the bodies, and were holding them in refrigerated semi trucks parked near hospital loading docks. This was the reality of dealing with this unnamed and undiscovered virus - for which there was no antidote at the time.

So no, it wasn't a case of over-reaction by those city folks. Perhaps not in yours, but in their world, covid in those first few months (March-June, 2020) was a truly scary new threat. Ohh, and there wasn't enough PPE for front-line hospital workers who were caring for desperately sick and dying patients, without the experience base having been yet developed of effective safety and treatment protocols. And there wasn't a sufficient quantity of test kits for covid, so if/when a person started showing symptoms, it wasn't easy to know if it was actually covid and whether they'd get far worse... AND, more importantly, at the point that someone showed symptoms, they had already bee infectious for a few days, so could/would have unwittingly exposed any people around them. The result was - predictably - exponential growth of the disease.

So... perhaps - just perhaps - we should get our memories refreshed, our facts straight, and observe maybe just a teeny-tiny moment of respect or silence for what folks in hard-hit areas endured. If that had been you, I'm sure you'd want/expect nothing less...
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Wow, how quickly they forget... Saying that it was 'just a real bad type of flu' is like saying that a howitzer is like just another handgun, only bigger. The transmissibility and lethality of covid-19 was waaay worse than any 'flu' since the Spanish Flu of 1918. Three years on from the truly scary early days, perhaps you need to be reminded that in those first few months, people were dying at an unprecedented rate in NYC. Look it up; they didn't have enough room in the city morgues for the bodies, and were holding them in refrigerated semi trucks parked near hospital loading docks. This was the reality of dealing with this unnamed and undiscovered virus - for which there was no antidote at the time.

So no, it wasn't a case of over-reaction by those city folks. Perhaps not in yours, but in their world, covid in those first few months (March-June, 2020) was a truly scary new threat. Ohh, and there wasn't enough PPE for front-line hospital workers who were caring for desperately sick and dying patients, without the experience base having been yet developed of effective safety and treatment protocols. And there wasn't a sufficient quantity of test kits for covid, so if/when a person started showing symptoms, it wasn't easy to know if it was actually covid and whether they'd get far worse... AND, more importantly, at the point that someone showed symptoms, they had already bee infectious for a few days, so could/would have unwittingly exposed any people around them. The result was - predictably - exponential growth of the disease.

So... perhaps - just perhaps - we should get our memories refreshed, our facts straight, and observe maybe just a teeny-tiny moment of respect or silence for what folks in hard-hit areas endured. If that had been you, I'm sure you'd want/expect nothing less...
You're not taking into account how unhealthy Americans truly are by the averages-heart-diabetes,etc.-An extremely harsh flu can kill you pretty easy-especially elderly
Well, I gotta say - that's about the lamest example of what-about-ism I've come across since... well since the Access Hollywood tape was released! Sure, a nasty flu bug can be deadly to elderly or unhealthy folks. But that has absolutely nothing to do with the relative virulence of covid-19 and most flu viruses. Like... zero. Nada. That was, like, Lesson #1 in the early days of covid; if you really want to understand rather than feebly debate, go back and review/compare the stats on lethality and transmissibility.

BTW, if you didn't bother to look up what the situation was in NYC in the early months of covid, read this lengthy NY Times article from April 2020. It lays it all out.
鈥榃e Ran Out of Space鈥: Bodies Pile Up as N.Y. Struggles to Bury Its Dead (Published 2020)

Then come back and tell me that covid is... ehhh... pretty much a bad flu. Go ahead. Make my day; I need another chuckle.

I'll keep it (relatively) civil here for the sake of the community around motorcycling that is really the purpose of this forum. But Dude, you're digging yerself deeper. If your ignorance and obstinacy weren't made clear by your original post and your responses to the cautions your received in reply... this makes them shine like a beacon.

And of course, it just proves - but doesn't answer - the point I raised when I posed the original question: why do people in some circles feel compelled to minimize the threat that was covid and cop an attitude that the civic response of lockdown was overblown?

No need to attempt another feeble answer. Best of luck to you, Sir. You'll need it...
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Why is it that in certain circles, having had a tough lockdown policy is considered to be something tantamount to a grievous crime or just one step away from totalitarian oppression? I mean, as opposed to prudent caution in the face of a threat of poorly-understood magnitude. Why is that..?? Just wonderin'...
A lock down is one thing. I draw the line at policies that prevent family members from seeing a loved one who has just hours to live. Things could have been handled better.
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Well, I gotta say - that's about the lamest example of what-about-ism I've come across since... well since the Access Hollywood tape was released! Sure, a nasty flu bug can be deadly to elderly or unhealthy folks. But that has absolutely nothing to do with the relative virulence of covid-19 and most flu viruses. Like... zero. Nada. That was, like, Lesson #1 in the early days of covid; if you really want to understand rather than feebly debate, go back and review/compare the stats on lethality and transmissibility.

BTW, if you didn't bother to look up what the situation was in NYC in the early months of covid, read this lengthy NY Times article from April 2020. It lays it all out.
鈥榃e Ran Out of Space鈥: Bodies Pile Up as N.Y. Struggles to Bury Its Dead (Published 2020)

Then come back and tell me that covid is... ehhh... pretty much a bad flu. Go ahead. Make my day; I need another chuckle.

I'll keep it (relatively) civil here for the sake of the community around motorcycling that is really the purpose of this forum. But Dude, you're digging yerself deeper. If your ignorance and obstinacy weren't made clear by your original post and your responses to the cautions your received in reply... this makes them shine like a beacon.

And of course, it just proves - but doesn't answer - the point I raised when I posed the original question: why do people in some circles feel compelled to minimize the threat that was covid and cop an attitude that the civic response of lockdown was overblown?

No need to attempt another feeble answer. Best of luck to you, Sir. You'll need it...
Why did the worldwide news of covid basically disappear to the 4th page of the newspaper per se-because it was handled in a civil war era manner-the end
Why did the worldwide news of covid basically disappear to the 4th page of the newspaper per se-because it was handled in a civil war era manner-the end
Also, in all 50 states in the U.S,90 percent of the population are living under the official poverty line-Including the commonwealth of PUERTO RICO
A lock down is one thing. I draw the line at policies that prevent family members from seeing a loved one who has just hours to live. Things could have been handled better.
Well, maybe so... and hindsight is 20-20. Look, we're all entitled to our opinions about what went well and what went poorly - and where - in the face of covid. And I'm in no position to judge what a particular jurisdiction's policy was, if it's not the one I live in. Reasonable people can disagree about what was sound and what wasn't.

Saying that things coulda been handled better? That's just about always the case in crisis-response situations. So from one perspective, that's a 'motherhood' statement: something that's trivially easy to agree with. Saying that family members should not have been prevented from seeing their loved ones at death's door? It was sad and perhaps even cruel to make such a rule. So, emotionally, your position carries some weight; few will argue that it wasn't very painful for many families who couldn't say goodbye (read the NY Times piece I linked to in a previous post for a trip down that memory lane...)

But, I'm no epidemiologist and far be it from me to second-guess the scientific and public-health wisdom of such a move. From what I was reading at the time, it seemed to me not unreasonable that such precautions were warranted. But, again, I'm in no position to weigh in with a opinion that means much. I'll leave that weighing-in to others... like you.

Just remember what they say about opinions: Opinions are like a$$h0les: everyone's got one...
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