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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #10 on: Jul 06, 2021, 10:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Boggs [+]
Buy british and go for Avons,over the years I've put thousands of miles on various offerings from them and they are brilliant tyres.


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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #11 on: Jul 06, 2021, 11:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kwakvers650 [+]
The original fit tyres managed to be wood screw magnets!! The replacement Michelin's seem to be equally attracted to wood screws!
Ahh a good old tyre discussion, never gets old. Thanks to grumpy i managed to find myself an Avon trail rider for £50 on ebay, as yet i havnt worn the old tyre quite bald enough to justify fitting. However, collecting woodscrews sounds like either a road positioning thing, or you work as a carpenter and have holey  pockets?
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #12 on: Jul 20, 2021, 05:50 AM »
if one does not go off-road, dual compact tires last long time.  I am really happy with Pirelli Angel GT.  I have them also on V1000.  After 10k km, they did not show any wear. 

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #13 on: Jul 20, 2021, 05:58 AM »
10K on a rear tire? You are not riding hard enough if that is on the 650, let alone the V1K...   :whistle:

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #14 on: Jul 21, 2021, 12:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]
10K on a rear tire? You are not riding hard enough if that is on the 650, let alone the V1K...   :whistle:

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I don't know yet on 650, as I just fitted them.  But on 1000, after 10k km (or more), the tires were not worn.  I did change them, but the reason was that they developed some strange small cracks all over, as if they become too dry or something after 5 years.   I don't know what constitutes hard riding.  I use these bikes only for touring, and I ride pretty fast.  With 1000, 180km/h.  Another option is that these are just good tires :) 


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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #15 on: Jul 23, 2021, 12:29 AM »
Yes, it's exactly that, old rubber in tires dries out and starts cracking.  If you those types of cracks, it's definitely time to replace them. 


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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #16 on: Jul 23, 2021, 12:53 AM »
I read somewhere that Angel GT won the competition in Europe for longest lasting tires.

and here is this, but from Pirelli website, so maybe biased:  The new Pirelli ANGEL™ GT II, in addition to being the most appreciated by non-professional travellers, obtained the maximum score in all measured tests carried out both on dry and wet surfaces, resulting also in the tyre with the lowest wear after 7000 kilometres.

1) Pirelli ANGEL ™ GT II - score 10/10
2) Metzeler ROADTEC ™ 01 - score 8.9 / 10
3) Bridgestone Battlax T31 - score 8.5 / 10
4) Continental Road Attack 3 - score 8.1 / 10
5) Dunlop RoadSmart III - score 7.5 / 10

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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #17 on: Jul 23, 2021, 12:19 PM »
No Michy Pilots   :lostit:
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Re: Tyre Choice
« Reply #18 on: Jul 23, 2021, 06:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Krisnow [+]
I read somewhere that Angel GT won the competition in Europe for longest lasting tires.

and here is this, but from Pirelli website, so maybe biased:  The new Pirelli ANGEL™ GT II, in addition to being the most appreciated by non-professional travellers, obtained the maximum score in all measured tests carried out both on dry and wet surfaces, resulting also in the tyre with the lowest wear after 7000 kilometres.

1) Pirelli ANGEL ™ GT II - score 10/10
2) Metzeler ROADTEC ™ 01 - score 8.9 / 10
3) Bridgestone Battlax T31 - score 8.5 / 10
4) Continental Road Attack 3 - score 8.1 / 10
5) Dunlop RoadSmart III - score 7.5 / 10
I'm currently using the Metzeler Roadtechs I really like them, I had Mitchelin PR4 before and hated their twitchyness over uneven road surfaces or white lines