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Offline Trickytiger

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NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« on: October 06, 2019, 03:45:11 PM »
 :001:  Hello everyone I have just bought my first tiger 800xc 2013 and it's ready for a new pair of tyres. It's currently on square Pirelli's which are down to the limit. I know tyres are a real personal preference but I have not had adveture bike before so looking for some advice. It's on 90 90 21 front and 150 70 17 rear both VR rated. I am having to change the dog bones to drop 40mm as I'm only 5'6". It will be mainly road and some light off road. Any guidance much appreciated thanks. Also any gentle green lanes for West Yorkshire would help

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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 05:18:37 PM »
M&P were doing a deal with a freebie of a Optimate4 or lock & chain.

I got these for my XR
https://www.mandp.co.uk/products/metzeler-roadtec-01-110-80-r19-150-70-r17-tyre-pair-mettp-0010

Dropping the bike 40mm via the dog bones will likely need side & centre stands altering to suit. You may get away with it without altering on 25mm lower but it'll be a good pull to pop it on centre stand or need a run up plank.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 05:22:01 PM by Paulhere »
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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 06:19:23 PM »
My XRT is on Metzler roadtech 01's as well. Brilliant in the dry and wet.
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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 06:28:02 PM »
Sell the cc and get a roadie then put the standard seat in the low position. Lowering an xc by 40mm means dropping the front at least 20 to keep the geometry right ISH. There will be little travel left and ground clearance will be poor.
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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 06:33:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Silverstripes [+]
My XRT is on Metzler roadtech 01's as well. Brilliant in the dry and wet.

Looking forward to trying them. I was reasonably happy with the Tourance next but they've gone off badly since my recent mainly motorway trip to Sweden/Denmark rallies squared the back one, the front is worse, following every ripple. Plenty of tread left but they've done 10.5k miles so owe me nowt.

My new tyres should be here t'morra.
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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 09:08:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by Silverstripes [+]
My XRT is on Metzler roadtech 01's as well. Brilliant in the dry and wet.

Mine too  :0461:
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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 01:28:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Silverstripes [+]
My XRT is on Metzler roadtech 01's as well. Brilliant in the dry and wet.
No use for the OP's XC though!

Michelin Anakee 3 working well for me, still good with over 9000 miles of gentle use.

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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 05:20:12 PM »
Malc at Bolly fitted my new Metz R01 tyres today, 30/pair ride in/out. Luverly nice round tyres, had to go scrub um in. Now we know new tyres alluz feel better than the worn out square ones we took off, but these R01's really suit this bike, none of that tramlining, on over-banding, white lines & ripples in the hardtop. Had so much fun, 98 miles, didn't want come home..til the rain came down.

I went for the R01's over the Mich PR4 or Road5 'cos the latter are the trail version for 19" wheels & imo shouldn't be mixed with std rear, each to their own on that. The R01's AFAIK are same compound in 19" as they are in 17". Unless anybody knows different for sure. Anyway, they are the dogs danglies in my book.

The Tourance Next we took off had plenty of tread left but had really gone off after 10,500 miles. I found them ok for the first few thousand miles, handled fine.

BTW mobile Plod with a scamera in Chapel-en-le frith, opposite the old copshop. The speed limit drops from 50 to 40 to 30 where he was, easy to miss that 30 sign.


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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 10:11:35 PM »
I changed from pirellis to Michelin anakee adventures on my 15xcx, the flatter profile means the front feels much more stable. 3k on them so far, would highly recommend (not brilliant on wet grass or mud though!).
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Re: NEW TYRES REQUIRED
« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:27:52 AM »
For mainly road use Michelin Anakee 3, I've had five sets on two XC's and they average 12k miles. The standard tyres, Pirelli Scorpions and Bridgestone Battlewings only lasted 8k miles and went off badly at the end. Michelins may cost a bit more up front but cost per mile is much lower.   

 


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