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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2019, 06:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
I am saying nothing!

Stewie, I have to say I am a bit disappointed.  I thought you were braver than that...   :015:

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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2019, 06:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]
Stewie, I have to say I am a bit disappointed.  I thought you were braver than that...   :015:

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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2019, 07:23 PM »
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the oe tyres. They just don't last all that long, which tells me, that they must be doing a good job.

Forgot all the fancy dan all singing superdupper, stick better than anything else, overpriced new stuff.   Just stick some  Avon Storm 3D XMs on it.  A great tyre, for not a lot of money.
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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2019, 08:49 PM »
Thanks everyone,

Using the OE tyres to run her in and then change, seems to be the way to go.

Iíll have a look at the Avonís too, appreciate the advice!
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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2019, 07:57 PM »
FWIW, I hated the Dunlop D201 (whatever they were called). Front end felt loose, unpredictable and the rear wore out quicker than one of Stewie's jokes...which turned out to be a positive in the end as I could swap them for something better. I ended up going for Bridgestone BT23 and ended up going back to them after experimenting with Roadsmarts and Avon Storms.

Tyre choice is always a bun fight but given my recollection that there was an instant improvement in front end feel and subsequent level of confidence I'm pretty sure it wasn't entirely psychosomatic.

Most might disagree, but I thought the stock tyres were a travesty but at the time I was on a budget so couldn't pony up for new rubber. In hindsight I should've had the suspension adjusted immediately and that may have compensated enough.

PS - I didn't notice if you're talking 650 or 1000, my comments refer to the Mk2 650 so may not apply to yours.

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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2019, 04:39 PM »
Hi ya,

Thanks for the reply, Iím referring to a new 2019 650 GT.

I think theyíll have to do whilst running in as I canít afford to change them either. Will wait until 1st proper service and then look at alternatives.
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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2019, 04:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
Hi ya,

Thanks for the reply, Iím referring to a new 2019 650 GT.

I think theyíll have to do whilst running in as I canít afford to change them either. Will wait until 1st proper service and then look at alternatives.
If you're like me and not a suspension expert, I can highly recommend MH Suspension in Chippenham. He set my stock suspension up for £35, took 10 minutes and made more difference than any tyre choice I've made.

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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2019, 05:01 PM »
Wow! Thatís a good price, I had someone at Brands Hatch sort my SX suspension for £100!

Youíre right itíll change the bike and something I plan to look into soon.

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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2019, 05:48 PM »
I did my own setup: set the rider sag to about 25% of travel, snugged up the rebound a bit and it feels perfect. I trust the bike's behavior now and haven't had to touch it in months... other than to run up rear preload a couple of clicks when my lissome wife climbs on behind me.  :celebrate:
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Re: Are the Stock Tyres Any Good
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2019, 07:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
Wow! Thatís a good price, I had someone at Brands Hatch sort my SX suspension for £100!

Youíre right itíll change the bike and something I plan to look into soon.
It's a decent ride to him from Kent but would be worth a tank of fuel in my opinion. If you decide to go with it tell him you were recommended off the forum, he's done work for a fair few of us on here so might look after you a bit more than usual.

This is the best advice I can offer you, if I had done it straight away it would've saved me a couple of years fannying around aimlessly wasting cash on tyres, wittering to myself etc.