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PostSubject: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Aug 28, 2011 8:45 am

Just wondered what tyres everyone is running on, guess the guys with newer bikes will still be on OE tyres. I replaced a front this year and fitted an Avon Venom X , superb tyre ! It's given me much more confidence in the front end than the original IRC tyre ... that was horrendous, especially in damp conditions and not great grip in the dry. Having said that they lasted well, rear 11000 miles,front nearly 18000.

My rear is a Bridgestome Exedra, but when it comes time to replace it I'll definitely put another Venom X on, might even go whitewall and change the front too.
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PostSubject: re tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Aug 28, 2011 6:44 pm

hi mick your right about I R C tyres fitted conti milestones front & rear they handle much better
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Aug 28, 2011 6:58 pm

Im still on originals but i have brought a metz 880 200size rear tyre like all the lads over the pond do.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Aug 28, 2011 8:14 pm

I am still on stock tyres but when I do change them it will be over to - Metzler ME880 white walls.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Aug 28, 2011 9:38 pm

Hi I am running Avon Venoms find them great,have had them on 12 months now no trouble at all,bike used most days only form of transport.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeMon Sep 12, 2011 8:33 am

My stock rear had to be replaced 4000 ish - probably due to running underinflated. Replaced with a Pirelli Route. It has a very pronounced tread pattern and I have inflated to 38. The bike handles so much better. My front IRC is still going strong at 7000 - don't know what I'll replace that with - probably go for a good deal as I'm not riding a crotch rocket.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeWed Feb 22, 2012 8:50 pm

i use avon venoms on my bike they seem to be reely good once i have them rubed in good and proper then ill give it some through some twisty roads and see what there reely like seem good in the wet so far aswell but havent pushed them yet like alfie92 i use my bike every day and as of now i dont think i would change to any other tyre they suit the way i ride ( a bit wobbaly and erraticly )
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeWed Feb 22, 2012 9:54 pm

I just put a Venom on my rear wheel - I like the way it handles; very grippy and I find I'm leaning nice and easily. They are quite sporty tyres which suits my style of riding, even on a cruiser Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeWed Feb 22, 2012 10:30 pm

Bluesman wrote:
They are quite sporty tyres which suits my style of riding, even on a cruiser Twisted Evil
Shame on you Blues lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 12:40 pm

Be careful Bluesman or you will start them off saying a Cruiser is for cruising, what ever that is supposed to mean Tyres 3213823784
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 1:41 pm

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Be careful Bluesman or you will start them off saying a Cruiser is for cruising, what ever that is supposed to mean Tyres 3213823784

They can cruise if they like but I know it's a crotch rocket reallyTyres 2740622253
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 1:55 pm

NO LETS NOT HAVE THE CRUISER DEBATE AGAIN Tyres 880307 ,,,,,Oh by the way i cruise at about 90mph Tyres 3213823784
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 3:18 pm

peter perfect wrote:
,,,,,Oh by the way i cruise at about 90mph Tyres 3213823784

And me...... and then I change into top! Tyres 215375
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 4:17 pm

Tyres 2740622253
lol! Tyres Not_this_shit_again lol!

I cruise at lots of different speeds, most of them are at or above 6000rpm
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 5:28 pm

That's a relief - I thought you said
fat intruder wrote:
a bit wobbaly and erotically

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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 6:09 pm

[quote="Mr Intruder"]
Tyres Not_this_shit_again

Tyres 2215087486 This childishness is really boring nearly as bad as the Harley v Metric crap.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 6:42 pm

pledge wrote:
nearly as bad as the Harley v Metric crap.
Bloody Hell Ray, don't remind them or someone will get it going again. If I remember rightly, there was 3 of them running all at the same time Tyres 249703
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 7:23 pm

My rear original need changing, I think I will get a set though.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 7:25 pm

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Bloody Hell Ray, don't remind them or someone will get it going again. If I remember rightly, there was 3 of them running all at the same time Tyres 249703

Dave you should of said , there was 3 of them CRUISING at the same time Tyres 3213823784 ...Im of to find the Harley v metric post Tyres 2740622253 .
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 8:25 pm

Badger wrote:
My rear original need changing, I think I will get a set though.

Interesting point - probably sensible but in reality I wonder how many of us just replace one at a time?
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 8:36 pm

I will only ever replace a tyre when it is needed. If there are a few k's left in a tyre of mine then I will squeeze every last bugger out of it as a rule.
The only exception for me will be when I go over to white walls, then it will be a set change.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 8:50 pm

I phoned Carole Nash this week to ask them if it is ok to mix tyres (makes/speed rating) as far as insurance is concerned. The guy had to ask his supervisor - the reply came:

"You can replace any tyre, front or back, with any other, for insurance cover as long as it is road legal"

I don't know whether all insurers would say the same. I understand that Bennetts regard a different tyre as a mod but there are insurers and then there is Bennetts!
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeThu Feb 23, 2012 9:35 pm

My front tyre ain't too bad, but ain't too good,
originals are never great tyres are they?
My idea was to get a set, then keep changing the rear for same.
Venom x
Michelin commander ......... ? Not sure which yet.
Metzeler me 880

The local guy is quite good, will ask his prices.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeFri Feb 24, 2012 6:25 pm

black round ones on mine
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeFri Feb 24, 2012 8:19 pm

doobie wrote:
black round ones on mine

...... and my Harley is made by Suzuki.
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeFri Feb 24, 2012 8:42 pm

Suzuki made the bike, then I made it my own!


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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSat Feb 25, 2012 9:57 am

Mr Intruder wrote:
Suzuki made the bike, then I made it my own!

Excellent quote Tyres 276246
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSat Feb 25, 2012 11:10 am

Mr Intruder wrote:
Suzuki made the bike, then I made it my own!

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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Mar 25, 2012 10:53 am

I have been reading about the michelen commander 2 tyres and was thinking about getting rid of the whitewalls and using them myself as they promise very long wear and good in the wet as well
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Mar 25, 2012 12:26 pm

Getting excited about Venoms being fitted next Wed.

....... [ I really need to get out more ]
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Mar 25, 2012 6:25 pm

Badger wrote:
Getting excited about Venoms being fitted next Wed.

....... [ I really need to get out more ]

Get ready for it - with the Venoms you'll think you are on a sortsbike!!Tyres 852880
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun Mar 25, 2012 9:10 pm

I didnt know that the tyres make such a difference, but after reading all this I may well look into it
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PostSubject: Re: Tyres   Tyres Icon_minitimeSun May 06, 2012 11:34 pm

Just had a Continental Milemaster CM2 170/80-15" fitted by my local bike dealership (Wylie & Holland, Wellington, Shropshire) and well pleased with the service and the price .... £110 inc VAT fitted (took wheel in). Cannot get the tyre on the internet for less than £108.... and then you'd have to get it fitted somewhere (tubeless).

They even gave me the old tyre back as there seems to be 2-3K left on it (but I'm off to France in a month and want to minimise the risk of a pucture etc)....... so that might get refitted once this one is worn.
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