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Offline Alfie boy

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Tyre choice
« on: August 13, 2020, 01:32:36 PM »
Hi guys and girls, my 2015 xrx has covered 3K in five years the OEM Metzelers are pretty awful i gather not a popular tyre for the Tiger and mine are squared off and the front is perishing so i intend to replace them with Michelin Road 5 for the front that will mean going up to a 110/80/19 Trial and from what i have read on the forum no problem, my question is all about the rear i would like to go up a size and fit a 160/60/ZR17 (69W) this will be the normal road rubber as opposed to the trial and again my understanding from information found on the forum is it simply has a slightly stiffer rubber in the centre and as the nearest i expect to go off road is to bump up the occasional kerb wont be a problem, does anyone have any experience of that tyre size? there looks to be plenty of room so my main concern is will it adversely effect the handling? (from previous experience a wider tyre could make the bike turn slower), i could fit the Road 5 150/70/R17 trial so the sad truth is its all about aesthetics it just looks a little lost sitting in there, thanks in advance.

Offline Djairouks

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2020, 03:03:08 PM »
Other than the slower turn in, as you correctly assumed, is that the larger the rear tire,
the longer and "flatter" the cross curve which means you would need more lean, for the
same speed in a corner.
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So in my opinion on a adv bike like the tiger, that's tall, I'd rather not need more leaning
and also I allready scrape the shorter 15mm peg thingies I swaped without much effort,
the Triumph chassis leans "too easily".
« Last Edit: August 13, 2020, 03:06:26 PM by Djairouks »

Offline Alfie boy

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 04:26:46 PM »
thank you for a quick and educational response! it makes sense to stay with the original tyre size.

Offline Paulhere

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 05:42:06 PM »
Try Metz R01 with a 110/80 front, you won't believe the difference, handling is fantastic. Totally transforms the bike. The Road 5's might be as good I haven't tried them but the Metz are better than the PR4's. Just my opinion of course, each to their own. Enough people on here done the same & will vouch for the Metz R01's.
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Offline Rtwo

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 05:55:42 PM »
Go on, try the Dunlop Mutant and let us know what it's like  :001:
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Offline Tallpaul

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 06:18:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Try Metz R01 with a 110/80 front, you won't believe the difference, handling is fantastic. Totally transforms the bike. The Road 5's might be as good I haven't tried them but the Metz are better than the PR4's. Just my opinion of course, each to their own. Enough people on here done the same & will vouch for the Metz R01's.
Include me as a person who vouches..................

Offline Djairouks

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 06:42:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
Go on, try the Dunlop Mutant and let us know what it's like  :001:

What in hell are these things, when marketing tells that something can do everything,
usually it means it excels at none, the grooves look kind of Harley teritory  :164:.

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 07:33:11 PM »
They have updated the Metz 01 now but the original is still a top drawer tire.

Offline Paulhere

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 07:48:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
They have updated the Metz 01 now but the original is still a top drawer tire.

Anybody tried the SE?
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Offline PapaTom

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Re: Tyre choice
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 09:01:42 PM »
Recently moved from 01's to the PR5's.
01 the better tyre for grip and feel, but not by much.
The PR5 feels a little stiffer, but at 60 less for a pair 👍

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