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 Post subject: Tyres
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:48 pm 
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i want some new sticky tryers for my XB12s. Short lifetime, such as less than a 1000 miles not a prob. Any suggestions my friends


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Okay so I know you live in England but do you ride it in the rain?

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Nope. But i did just ride to Le Mans for the MotoGP. Weather was shockin on the ride there but great from the Friday evening onwards. So basically, i dont want slicks but something close to. Taq


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:52 pm 
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Obviously, that should say Ta, not Taq. Blooming fingers


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:38 am 
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I use Dunlop Q3s on my X1 and my Ninja Z1000SX. Love how it falls into turns fast but in control and doesn't squirm under hard braking. Traction is fantastic.

When I tour, I change to Bridgestone S20 Evos on my Ninja. There's a successor to it now, but it's got excellent traction (similar traction to the older Q2) and stability in the wet and dry.

No cupping or abnormal wear on the F/R Q3s with the X1's 23 degree rake. Should be just fine on the 21 degree XB as well.

I just put my 2nd set of Q3s on the X1 last weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:57 am 
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Used to put Pirelli Corsas or Diablos on my XB, don't know what the latest ones are called, but they'll certainly be sticky :P


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:55 am 
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Any Pirelli (road) tyre that has Corsa in the name will be plenty sticky enough.

That said, just about any modern road tyre will be better than most riders (on the road).


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Hi I'm running the new Bridgestone S21 front and back. You can put the RS10 on the front if you want a bit more grip. Done 1.5k on them now and I like them. I tried the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 and they were great, but you can watch them wear away before your eyes, :cry: because they were £30 a pair more than the (£189 when I got them) Bridgestones. Some say that the Bridgestones are hard work to get off the rim, I haven't gone there yet. I do like the grip and the way they warm up, I don't try to ride in the rain though.
And now I will keep my head down :couch:

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:40 am 
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Thanks all. I am going to try the Rosso 3s


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:48 am 
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Scotty69 wrote:
Thanks all. I am going to try the Rosso 3s


:yup:

but start saving for the next pair now


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:13 am 
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Bonzo wrote:
Scotty69 wrote:
Thanks all. I am going to try the Rosso 3s


:yup:

but start saving for the next pair now


I've just put Rosso 3's on my MV Agusta in the hope that I will get better miles than the last pair of SuperCorsa SPs which were ruined after 2000 miles.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:40 am 
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Hawk13 wrote:
hope that I will get better miles than the last pair of SuperCorsa SPs which were ruined after 2000 miles.


Probably not. More grip, shorter life. I think I'd only put super grippy tyres on if was doing track days. These days a longer life tyre will have more than adequate grip for the road (unless you treat the road like a race track, obviously).

(in my skint days I used to ride on Barums :ill: my more affluent mates were on Avon Roadrunners)


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:26 pm 
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In my skint days, I put on the scrapper tyres other people took off, choosing was done by those with money, for me if it fitted the wheel - it went on.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Graeme1203 wrote:
In my skint days, I put on the scrapper tyres other people took off, choosing was done by those with money, for me if it fitted the wheel - it went on.


Did you also turn the rear sprocket round and take a link or two out of the chain :?: lOl


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:26 pm 
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Did you also turn the rear sprocket round and take a link or two out of the chain :?: lOl


The answer is - whatever it took to keep moving. I remember an old XL 250 chain with 3 split links, starter solenoid not working? Start by shorting across the two posts with a screwdriver and changing tyre's based on how much canvas was visible. Happy days :D

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