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Offline Mainerider16

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Intro
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:52:32 pm »
Greetings.  I am enjoying a Triumph Trophy and am ready to start my second year riding it.  My front tire (Angel ST - A) is pretty well shot and I am having another tire (US rider) put on.  The shop couldn't locate another ST - A and I'm having a GT - A mounted.  I'm still running the Angel (Standard Spec) in the rear.  Would like to hear people's thoughts on mixing a ST and a GT.  I talked to Pirelli and they said no problem, that the tires were pretty much interchangeable.  I also called Triumph US and they felt it would be OK but I got an email from Triumph UK this morning and they discouraged the idea.  I would welcome opinions.  Really have been enjoying the bike.  Put on about four thousand miles last year.  I live in Maine and there is a lot of rural riding here that I especially enjoy.  City driving is not as much fun for me but I live in a small city here and just try to head out as often as I can.  Best to all and as it says on our Maine plates, "Ride Safe."

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Re: Intro
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 08:58:02 pm »
Hi mainerider and welcome to the forum! :400:
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Re: Intro
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 09:02:59 pm »
Hi Mainerider16, welcome to the forum  :401:    :821:
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Re: Intro
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 09:03:15 pm »
Welcome to the Forum :400:

Personally I don't like to mix tire patterns.  More importantly I found the ST to be an unsatisfactory tire.  The GT is a superior tire but to be frank I've been much happier since switching to PR4s (Michelin). 
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Re: Intro
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 09:25:15 pm »
 :401: Mainerider.
Thanks for the best wishes and +1 regarding "Ride Safe".
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Re: Intro
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 09:32:51 pm »
Hi Mainerider16 and :400: to the Club !

You might do better posting the Tire question over in the
Tyres and Wheels Section
as not all Members read the "New Member" posts  :028:

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Re: Intro
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 12:25:01 am »
Maineac16,

Hey. I lived in Vacationland for 34 years. I departed the Bangor area in July last year and now live in beautiful Wayne County, Ohio. I have to say that I miss trips out to western Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Heck I miss riding to Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia too. But there is awesome riding here.

I can't help you much with your problem but I hope you get it worked out. Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Intro
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 01:04:42 am »
Welcome to the forum!

I would not worry about running a different back tire but that's your call.