Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

You will need to register before all the area's become visible, before doing so please enter & read the first thread in the Introductory area

It will only take a minute to register & it would be great to have you on board
This is a free to access and use site.
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

You will need to register before all the area's become visible, before doing so please enter & read the first thread in the Introductory area

It will only take a minute to register & it would be great to have you on board
This is a free to access and use site.
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, M800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50 Model Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder
 
HomeRegisterLog in

 

 IRC...... Wtf?

Go down 
+7
TwinDad
OldManYam
Lowey
Bluesman
captain crash
simbo
bigmal
11 posters
AuthorMessage
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 4:12 pm

So having picked up a slow puncture I spoke to my local bike tyre shop.... Prices are good and I always prefer to support the 'one man band'.

He said it made sense to check what tyres were on it, then consider matching the new rear tyre to the brand fitted to the front.

So just pulled bike out and struggled to find a marked name! Then I spotted three little initials "IRC". Tyre man said he won't fit those as they're cheap and nasty.

What baffles me is, although the bike was a few years old when I bought it, it wasn't even run in at 400 miles, so should have been on original tyres. 

I did buy it from a dealer, but he's no longer around. So either mr suzuki fitted IRCs, or mr dodgy dealer did a bit of switching around. 

I'm sure the bikes legit, as I took it to a main suzuki agent for its first service and they called it up on their "register"...  

Hmmmm.... Odd. IRC...... Wtf? 2706044628
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
simbo



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 4:27 pm

IRC's are standard tyre's Mal and yes they're crap lol last a long time though.
Back to top Go down
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 4:33 pm

well you live and learn! Thanks for that sim. IRC...... Wtf? 3005623951
Back to top Go down
captain crash
Mentally Deficient lunatic ..... & ..... Site Moderator
captain crash



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 4:50 pm

Must agree with Simbo IRC are crap. Suzuki really saved a few quid there on that deal. Irc aint that cheap really but when your buying for hundreds of thousands of bikes the price must drop by a ridiculous amount. Not sure what they are like on other bikes but the cruiser tyre is shit shit shit, ok if you dont lean into bends or want to brake hard for that matter  IRC...... Wtf? 249703
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 8:55 pm

I got 4k miles out of the IRC and then 4k miles from the Pirelli Route rears. Then I went on to Avons but they seemed to wear at the same rate. Couldn't say I noticed a big difference between tyres on the Intruder as regards dry handling on 3 rears in 10k miles. The Avon probably gripped a bit better in the wet. Wouldn't sop me buying another C800 even with the IRC's - the big soft comfy ride of the bike is still an endearing memory.  Very Happy


Last edited by Bluesman on Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:56 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Lowey
Valued Member
Lowey



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 8:56 pm

India Rubber Co.
Back to top Go down
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 8:59 pm

Yeah I must admit the grip isn't astonishing. When I'd only put about 2000 miles on the bike I was riding in the rain, took it gingerly round one of those joke tiny roundabouts, gently put the power on as I exited, and really lost the back end. Stayed upright, but shat myself! 

And that has put me off riding in the rain from now on.....

Anyway the local bike geezer recommended an Avon too, so that's being fitted Thursday. IRC...... Wtf? 184121345
Back to top Go down
OldManYam
Very Valued VIP Member
OldManYam



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 9:34 pm

Her Mal,
At least the tyres weren't from LRC ! IRC...... Wtf? 2343124779 hyst IRC...... Wtf? 3213823784 IRC...... Wtf? 2740622253
Back to top Go down
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 10:09 pm

Or ELC!!!

IRC...... Wtf? 419cAmDQmCL._SX300_
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
simbo



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 10:28 pm

Lowey wrote:
India Rubber Co.

A common joke Jeff and I use the term myself on many occasions  IRC...... Wtf? 852880 IRC is actually INOUE RUBBER COMPANY in Japan, but don't give them any credit for the crap they turn out  Laughing
http://www.irc-tire.com/en/mc/products/cruiser/gs-23/
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
simbo



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 10:34 pm

bigmal wrote:
Anyway the local bike geezer recommended an Avon too, so that's being fitted Thursday. IRC...... Wtf? 184121345

IRC...... Wtf? 2215087486 Good tyre! and one I'd recommend IRC...... Wtf? 3498837457 , I'm on Metzeler's but only because of the White Wall option, otherwise I'd go Avon Venom, Better tyre IMO.
Back to top Go down
OldManYam
Very Valued VIP Member
OldManYam



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeMon Sep 01, 2014 11:05 pm

I have Avon Venoms on the F6C & rate them highly ! IRC...... Wtf? 184121345 IRC...... Wtf? 2170595768
Back to top Go down
Lowey
Valued Member
Lowey



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeTue Sep 02, 2014 8:19 am

simbo wrote:

 IRC is actually INOUE RUBBER COMPANY in Japan,

I stand corrected.
Back to top Go down
TwinDad
Member
TwinDad



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeTue Sep 02, 2014 1:03 pm

I have venoms on mine too really good!
Back to top Go down
peardrop3
Very Valued VIP Member
peardrop3



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeTue Sep 02, 2014 1:57 pm

I got rid of the IRC's on my wheels when I swapped to alloys & have Conti Go's fitted at the moments.
They certainly don't 'track' like the IRC's did & I have confidence in them to do the job where as the others give nothing at all in the way of feel etc...
Back to top Go down
captain crash
Mentally Deficient lunatic ..... & ..... Site Moderator
captain crash



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeTue Sep 02, 2014 7:59 pm

I cant see wht the problem is, IRC's are good tyres. If you dont want yours then my mate will have them off you, he needs some tyres to put on the side of his canal boat as buffers  IRC...... Wtf? 1993399755 He said he would have some for his bike for sliding around bends with but will just wait for Januaries weather to do that  IRC...... Wtf? 62195
Back to top Go down
OldManYam
Very Valued VIP Member
OldManYam



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeTue Sep 02, 2014 9:18 pm

IRC  tyres .... Indecisive Round Corners ? IRC...... Wtf? 2343124779 hyst IRC...... Wtf? 3213823784 IRC...... Wtf? 2740622253

OR

Impact Resisting Canal tyres ? lol! hyst IRC...... Wtf? 3213823784 IRC...... Wtf? 2740622253
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 04, 2014 8:21 am

IRC tyres are crap, I have nothing more to say other. :7348:
Back to top Go down
Twojobmick
Valued VIP Member
Twojobmick



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 04, 2014 10:32 pm

I'm on Avon Venoms ... Much better grip, in both wet & dry conditions. My OEM fitment IRC' lasted 12,000 miles rear and 15,000 miles front. Hard compounds obviously but that's why the grip is shite on 'em  
I'll be going white walls the next time I change so maybe Metzelers like Sim's unless I can find some Avon WWs or similar
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 04, 2014 10:46 pm

If any members are still on the original IRC tyres, don't panic. I ran them for 4000 miles and found them ok. There are better ones to upgrade to when they finally wear but those of you  on stock bikes still ride a good package. I always worried more about the drum brake than the tyres!
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
simbo



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 04, 2014 11:12 pm

Bluesman wrote:
If any members are still on the original IRC tyres, don't panic. I ran them for 4000 miles and found them ok.

IRC...... Wtf? 428386 IRC...... Wtf? 2215087486 Don't panic Mr Mainwaring! I got 8k out of my rear without falling off too many times IRC...... Wtf? 249703  I only changed the front because it had a pretty pattern that matched my new rear  Very Happy
Back to top Go down
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 04, 2014 11:17 pm

Agreed, I've just hit 12000 and swapped mine because of a slow puncture... Not sure I would have wanted to do too many more miles on it though
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 04, 2014 11:22 pm

Wow 12000/8000 to my 4000! I must be going wrong somewhere! I don't think I've ever got more than 4,500 on any tyre on any bike. Mind you I do like to practice engine braking big time - never wear out pads mind  IRC...... Wtf? 1993399755
Back to top Go down
oldtom
Member
oldtom



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeFri Sep 05, 2014 9:29 am

Surely engine braking causes more clutch wear. I can change brake pads myself but renewing the clutch is a BIG job and not cheap.
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeFri Sep 05, 2014 7:12 pm

oldtom wrote:
Surely engine braking causes more clutch wear. 
Probably but I like the sound the engine makes. I think you'd probably have to load the engine for quite a few miles for this to happen. I suppose it's one down side of buying a used bike - the previous owner might have been someone like me  affraid IRC...... Wtf? 2740622253
Back to top Go down
oldtom
Member
oldtom



IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeFri Sep 05, 2014 9:41 pm

I know what you mean about the 'sound'. It's a large part of the pleasure of biking.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





IRC...... Wtf? Empty
PostSubject: Re: IRC...... Wtf?   IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
IRC...... Wtf?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum :: The Garage :: wheels, Tyres & Brakes-
Jump to:  
Slide Show
A random selection of suzuki800.com member bikes.
Latest topics
» Petcock gasket VX800 M
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby VX800-PCW Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:08 pm

» Greetings
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Badger Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:09 am

» low power in electrics. - Causes?
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Damion Jones Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:46 pm

» Hi Gals & Guys from Pete
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Badger Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:20 pm

» New indicators
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Paulw66 Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:29 pm

» VS1400 rear end on a VS750
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Lukaszmlynaczyk Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:02 am

» Lock the steering - VZ800
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby ssalvado Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:42 pm

» Bike not starting
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby compromarly@gmail.com Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:26 pm

» Filling in baffle holes
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Uneasy_Rider Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:52 am

» Has anyone installed a rear swingarm, from suzuki vs 1400 to vs 800?
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Jek Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:13 pm

» Hello from belarus
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Jek Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:44 pm

» Hello from NC USA
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby pasleyspabulum Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:37 pm

» VX reg/rec location
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Damion Jones Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:16 pm

» Rebaffle?
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby pasleyspabulum Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:35 pm

» Lambda sensors - HELP!
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Badger Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:38 pm

» Vz800 head port and polishing
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Dfreel43 Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:08 pm

» Another newbie from Somerset
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby John4393 Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:20 pm

» ORIGINAL INTRUDER OWNER'S T-SHIRTS FOR ONLY $18.00 NOW!
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby katsd Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:23 pm

» Bike Lifts
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby Dermagraphic Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:45 pm

» Hello from Plymouth
IRC...... Wtf? Icon_minitimeby jessausten Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:33 pm

Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password