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Offline Paulhere

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Re: 2016 XRX feels "flighty"
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2019, 10:39:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
The Tiger is marketed as an all roads bike. The 100/90 cross ply tyre is less susceptible to sidewall damage and sidewall punctures than a radial tyre is so from the design intent of the bike point of view is better suited.

Got a point there, but the XR is only a lookalike imo hardly fit for unsurfaced roads with its cast wheels, nor are those tyres. But then, unsurfaced roads in the PDNP can be thick mud or rocks & boulders. I wouldn't dream of taking my XRx on the roads we take our traillies.

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Mind, in the Pyrenees a tarmac road turned into this for a couple of miles with no warning of re-surfacing work. Two up on a ST955 shod with BT020's & fully loaded with camping kit. It came to no harm. Maybe I worry too much. The XRx would be fine on this easy stuff.

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Offline planetpeckham

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Re: 2016 XRX feels "flighty"
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2019, 10:44:05 AM »
Ha!
That 2nd pic looks like the road where I live!
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Re: 2016 XRX feels "flighty"
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2019, 12:13:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by markymark11 [+]
...has anyone just changed the front to a 110/80 Tourance?

Not quite, but I did change the horrible bias-belted Tourance Next (TN) on my 2018 XRT to a Michelin Road 5 Trail in 110/80 size.
The TN just did not inspire confidence in the wet on broken road surfaces.
By stark contrast, the Michelin in concert with the rear TN is excellent in all conditions
Just my two penn'orth.

Offline hoggyf

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Re: 2016 XRX feels "flighty"
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2020, 09:09:54 AM »
Been a while since I visited this thread but finally got round to changing the tyres this weekend and went for Michelin Anakee 3 with a 110-80 on the front and what a difference, only did about 15 miles last night but the flightiness is gone.
I'd love to do a test and try a Tourance Next 110-80 crossply on the front and see if the size makes a difference then try a radial Tourance, then a Anakee 3 in 100-90 then finally what I've got now, I've never known such a difference in changing tyres in all my riding days.

Offline Paulhere

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Re: 2016 XRX feels "flighty"
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2020, 09:42:28 AM »
The OE Tourance next on my XRX went off after several k miles, the back really squared off at 10k.

I fitted a pair of Metz R01's with 110/80 front. Turned the bike into a real fun machine on the twisties. Far better feel than the std PR4's fitted to my T1050.
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Re: 2016 XRX feels "flighty"
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2020, 03:16:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
I fitted a pair of Metz R01's with 110/80 front. Turned the bike into a real fun machine on the twisties. Far better feel than the std PR4's fitted to my T1050.

I had a pair of R01's (110/80R front) fitted last week, totally transformed the bike. After 1 year of ownership and using the stock Tourance it now feels like I have a brand new ride, great stuff.

 


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