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Offline Shandy

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Lockdown Tyres!
« on: Mar 25, 2020, 01:14 AM »
Can't beat that new tyre feeling!

Fresh rubber connecting you to the road, steering you through each corner and the refreshed feeling of enjoyment again.
Added benefit of finally getting rid of the OEM tyres and the reassuring added sense of confidence from aftermarket rubber!

Thanks to Watling Tyres in Swanley, Kent. For stepping up, despite the lock down!

I ordered my tyres from them a while ago and despite my best efforts, not managed to get them fitted. Finally got there on Saturday but their computers had gone down so couldn't take payments and we're closing early!
Concerned about the lockdown, I was worried I wouldn't be able to get them changed and I was now right on the wear markers.
I phoned today and They were absolutely top guys, open to support their contract with local emergency services and fleet services. They were supporting key worker's too and thankfully agreed to change my tyres for me!
And even waved the fitting charge!

Got a lovely set of new Michelin PR4's and the feeling is superb!  :37:

They warned me I'd need new rear break pads soon but unfortunately didn't have any in stock, so I do have to take it easy until after the lockdown there.

We both agreed she needs a clean and deserves to be treated better, but ultimately she's a workhorse for me and puts up with the punishment well.  :152:



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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2020, 01:37 AM »
Send me your address again... I need a new set of tyres... 😉🤣

Lucky git though! Iím jealous.
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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2020, 04:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by NIVersysOwner [+]
Send me your address again... I need a new set of tyres... 😉🤣

Lucky git though! Iím jealous.

LOL

don't bother, these wouldn't fit your bike anyway, there not Irish spec...

These ones go forward  :2:

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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2020, 08:11 AM »
Nice tyres, they will look after you well!
Only niggle I found here is that it looks like the garage positioned the jack so that the exhaust is supporting the weight of the front of the bike. Probably not a huge amount of weight, since the Abba stand's pivot is very close, but still, not something I would have done, considering that very area is a weak spot in the Versys.
Splitting hairs here, but interested to hear if anyone else had noticed this.



P.S.: the picture is not 100% clear, so I am also open to the possibility that there is something I'm not seeing.

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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2020, 09:29 AM »
Hi Shandy
                  With the year round riding that you do surprised you have not got a hugger fitted.

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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2020, 10:03 AM »
Even better would be a large rubber flap just behind the shock, it would keep it spotless.
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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #6 on: Mar 25, 2020, 10:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by NIVersysOwner [+]
Send me your address again... I need a new set of tyres... 😉🤣

Lucky git though! Iím jealous.
I think these may be over rated for you Jay. They can be used for speeds over 50mph.  :027:......Just saying.  :015:

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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #7 on: Mar 25, 2020, 12:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by whiskydave [+]
I think these may be over rated for you Jay. They can be used for speeds over 50mph.  :027:......Just saying.  :015:

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I donít think they would suit you either. The air goes IN-side these tyres. :008:
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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #8 on: Mar 25, 2020, 02:37 PM »

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Re: Lockdown Tyres!
« Reply #9 on: Mar 25, 2020, 11:15 PM »
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