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Prince 'O' Darkness
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PostSubject: Tyres M800   Sat May 07, 2011 12:00 pm

Just had a new front fitted, Bridgestone Exedra. As I don't push the Intruder to anywhere near it's limits, I just put on what the dealer had. :shock:

Anybody know of better tyres?
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sat May 07, 2011 6:15 pm

A good deal is probably as good as any recommendation - we are not talking about high performance sports bikes here. I did the same as you - dealer had Pirrelli Route rear for a good price, so that's what I had. I did find fitting costs varied quite a bit. Front is a bit more straight forward but rear needs shaft disconnecting.

How many miles did you get from the front?
What pressure are you running the new tyre?
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sat May 07, 2011 8:09 pm

8346 miles. 29psi
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sat May 07, 2011 10:24 pm

Prince 'O' Darkness wrote:
8346 miles. 29psi

That's pretty good mileage - I'd be happy with that. Yup 29 is what the book says. I've gone up to
32 and handling seems a bit more sure footed, mind you I push the bike a bit sometimes - I get carried away when I'm in a good mood Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun May 08, 2011 5:17 pm

I also run at 32 on the front since the intruder said it was better
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun May 08, 2011 6:21 pm

Yeah it makes a big difference in handling by going up a couple of psi
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun May 08, 2011 6:38 pm

Mmmmmmmmmm. Might try that then.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun May 08, 2011 6:52 pm

Try 38 in the rear as well if you are riding a lower pressure you may notice a big difference
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun May 08, 2011 11:33 pm

The Intruder wrote:
Try 38 in the rear as well if you are riding a lower pressure you may notice a big difference

Yeah I'll second that - since The Intruder went :aghh: when he knew I was running my back tyre in the low 30's I upped to 38 and wahey my cornering improved a lot. The tyres all have the psi max on the side - can't see a problem if you keep within unless of course the ride gets a bit bumpy. I find that the fat tyres and plush seat soften things up anyway - a bit like riding a
so harder tyres should not be too much of an issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Mon May 09, 2011 7:43 am

The Intruder wrote:
Try 38 in the rear as well if you are riding a lower pressure you may notice a big difference

I'll try that too. I have been riding 36 / 29.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Mon May 09, 2011 6:17 pm

Prince 'O' Darkness wrote:
Anybody know of better tyres?
Never ask that when you have just bought one, ask that when your money is still in your pocket or you can bet a pound to a pinch of sh*t that someone will say something you don't want to hear. Laughing

Bluesman wrote:
A good deal is probably as good as any recommendation
Wise words

Prince 'O' Darkness wrote:
I'll try that too. I have been riding 36 / 29.
Taking your pressure up from 36-38 & 29 -32 doesn't seem like a lot until you remember that we are talking about pounds per square inch
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Mon May 09, 2011 8:41 pm

Bluesman wrote:
a bit like riding a
...........
At least when I did that I was 13yrs old
I mean my mate was 13yrs old you should know better by now Blues
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Mon May 09, 2011 10:50 pm

:joker:
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:11 pm

Just got 150 miles on my first cruiser - M800. Felt the front was a bit vague and the back a little solid but thought that's maybe just the way these beasts handle. Gave the machine it's first wash to get to know it and checked the tyre pressures and found them to be 36psi front and 44psi back!!!

Knocked them down to 30/37 and what a difference - doesn't drop into corners like it did before and back end feels a bit more cushioned now. Feels great.

I think I'm going to like this cruiser lark.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi El Bandito, when you get a minute it would be good if you popped in HERE and introduced yourself

As for the tyre presseure I think a lot of of our guy's are running 32/38
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:59 pm

captain crash wrote:
As for the tyre presseure I think a lot of of our guy's are running 32/38
Spot on
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:05 pm

Think I'll try that then... once new front fitted !!
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres M800   Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:39 pm

Then this weekend it shall be 32/38 if that's what the experts say.

Ta very much.
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