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 Post subject: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:43 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Thinking of some new tyres for the Buell X1, as it is returning to the UK (ridden through Spain to the UK , been in storage in Tenerife for last 7 years - regularly run though) as you guys keep selling them off to our Northern European colleagues before Brexit kicks in!

I did have in mind Michelin Pilot Road 3s but know that they dont have that long tyre life especially on the rear, but they have phenominal grip in wet and dry, I had them on my hornet and swore by them.

But has anyone had them on an X1? Can you recommend them?

Need a front indicator if anyone has one going as well. I think it's standard.

Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Last road tyres I bought were Continental Road Attack not sure if they still do them but they handled well and got decent milage :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:53 pm 
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PR 3's are the best out there for an X1 and you'll get 10K out of a rear.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:49 pm 
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gusm2 wrote:
Last road tyres I bought were Continental Road Attack not sure if they still do them but they handled well and got decent milage :idea:


Decent mileage, I think I got 1500 miles out of mine, great grip and handling, I was very dissapointed.

PR3's are great.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:13 pm 
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Do you want good mileage or thrash the tits off it and get the handle bars down. 1st choice for mileage Michelin pr3s you should get near 10k out of them. Handle bars down pirelli diablo super corsa's don't expect big mileage. Your choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:39 pm 
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spondon440 wrote:
gusm2 wrote:
Last road tyres I bought were Continental Road Attack not sure if they still do them but they handled well and got decent milage :idea:


Decent mileage, I think I got 1500 miles out of mine, great grip and handling, I was very dissapointed.

PR3's are great.


I must have driven like miss daisy on them lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:07 pm 
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3s or 4s excellent tyres.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:30 pm 
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4s are not available in 170 for rear.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:11 am 
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spondon440 wrote:
gusm2 wrote:
Last road tyres I bought were Continental Road Attack not sure if they still do them but they handled well and got decent milage :idea:


Decent mileage, I think I got 1500 miles out of mine, great grip and handling, I was very dissapointed.

PR3's are great.


I liked Conti Road Attacks too. They were like SuperCorsas with proper tread😀 Never got many miles out of them. Just put a set of the new ones on Paula's Monster.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:18 am 
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DaveH wrote:
Do you want good mileage or thrash the tits off it and get the handle bars down. 1st choice for mileage Michelin pr3s you should get near 10k out of them. Handle bars down pirelli diablo super corsa's don't expect big mileage. Your choice.


Unless it rains at which point you don't want pirelli super corsa's, (you won't know this Dave) but otherwise I agree they are gods own tyres but again 1500 miles.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:54 am 
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spondon440 wrote:
DaveH wrote:
Do you want good mileage or thrash the tits off it and get the handle bars down. 1st choice for mileage Michelin pr3s you should get near 10k out of them. Handle bars down pirelli diablo super corsa's don't expect big mileage. Your choice.


Unless it rains at which point you don't want pirelli super corsa's, (you won't know this Dave) but otherwise I agree they are gods own tyres but again 1500 miles.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:52 pm 
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I’ve had 10k out of PR3s pong my X1 and left the front on as it still looked new. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:00 am 
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spondon440 wrote:
DaveH wrote:
Do you want good mileage or thrash the tits off it and get the handle bars down. 1st choice for mileage Michelin pr3s you should get near 10k out of them. Handle bars down pirelli diablo super corsa's don't expect big mileage. Your choice.


Unless it rains at which point you don't want pirelli super corsa's, (you won't know this Dave) but otherwise I agree they are gods own tyres but again 1500 miles.


Andy I'm just going to ignore that you knob. I know rain makes everything slippery. But it also dirties things. So it's not for me. Wet weather it's the car for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Maz wrote:
4s are not available in 170 for rear.


Point taken. Have the 4's on my Bandit.

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 Post subject: Re: Tyres again!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:46 pm 
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DaveH wrote:
spondon440 wrote:
DaveH wrote:
Do you want good mileage or thrash the tits off it and get the handle bars down. 1st choice for mileage Michelin pr3s you should get near 10k out of them. Handle bars down pirelli diablo super corsa's don't expect big mileage. Your choice.


Unless it rains at which point you don't want pirelli super corsa's, (you won't know this Dave) but otherwise I agree they are gods own tyres but again 1500 miles.


Andy I'm just going to ignore that you knob. I know rain makes everything slippery. But it also dirties things. So it's not for me. Wet weather it's the car for me.



You mard twat.


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