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Post  timboellis Wed Apr 27 2011, 23:47

I think i need a new back tyre planning to get one the morrow any suggestions on what to get assuming you think it is needed?

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Post  0ldcat Thu Apr 28 2011, 03:10

Michelin Pilot Road are a good tyre and cheap enough as a pair ... There is much talk about the Maxxis as a sport touring choice too.

Can't see from the photo the depth of tread you have there, but it does look to be a bit squared off that tyre does.
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Post  SteveCat Thu Apr 28 2011, 07:02

It is very much personal choice as tyre types vary and suit different riding styles and pockets.

I'm also a Michelin Pilot Road user. My current rear is the Pilot Road single compound, but I have been a big fan of Pilot Road 2, the 2CT Dual Compound version. The 2's are a bit more expensive but for me I was happier with them, better grip and I think lasted longer ( I get 9-10k miles from the rears).

The Pilot Road 3 was released earlier this year, but Michelin have only just got around to making the 160/60 we need. I have one on back order, so can't say what it's like yet. However I have a 3 on the front and within hours of fitment I went through a few thundershowers - absolutely amazing wet weather grip. The other claim by Michelin is it is supposed to give better mileage life than the 2, time will tell. It is quite a radical looking tread pattern and in some ways looks very wrong, but seems to work!
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Post  Guest Thu Apr 28 2011, 08:16

I've got Pirelli Diablo Stradas on mine but then with our roads round here they don't get chance to get squared off.
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Post  kwakkat Thu Apr 28 2011, 10:34

im running on avon,s storms good grip in both wet & dry & not a bad price to
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Post  yamahamad Thu Apr 28 2011, 10:48

I have always used dunlops on the cat & been happy enough with them.

A couple weeks ago had a new front fitted d209 qualifier & it feels fantastic so far, just over 200 miles covered.
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Post  timboellis Thu Apr 28 2011, 13:00

Well I have Michelin Macadam 100X on at the moment only need a back one can i put any tyre on the back or do i need to get the equivelant
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Post  yamahamad Thu Apr 28 2011, 13:34

Ideally at least fit the same make even if not the exact model of tyre.
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Post  kwakkat Thu Apr 28 2011, 23:48

yes best to use the same make of tyre
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Post  timboellis Fri Apr 29 2011, 20:43

well went for the Piolt II tyre
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Post  Rosco Sat Apr 30 2011, 00:58

I liked the pilot road 2 when I had them. Saw steve's pilot road 3 front tyre earlier and it does look a bit weird but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. I'll be needing a new front soon (wearing on the edges more than the middle Wink ) will probably be sticking with the Avon storm 2 ( I think )

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