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Offline spellytheman

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tyres
« on: September 02, 2020, 07:10:11 PM »
Looking to change tyres to Michelin PR5s but not available in 100/90 size. Would a change to 110/80 be a problem ?
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Re: tyres
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 07:14:57 PM »
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Re: tyres
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 07:36:00 PM »
no i have a 110 on my xrt :001:

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Re: tyres
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2020, 10:23:14 PM »
I put 110/80 radial  on my 2015 XRT as soon as the OEM tyres needed replacing. Matched to the radial rear it transforms the handling .... for the better. Originally had PR4'S but when they discontinued them currently run R5's (they dropped the 'Pilot' designation on the 5s).  :028:
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Re: tyres
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2020, 10:52:13 PM »
This is much coverered in many a thread but in short...

Triumph themselves say 110/80s are OK in markets where 100/90s are not available. Road 5s are not available in 100/90s in the UK (nor anywhere else I suspect) therefore 110/80s are perfectly acceptable. https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/services/tyre-selector

And as already said by others, you'll probably find them an improvement and either way, the PR5s are a great tyre on the Tiger.

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Re: tyres
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 07:49:06 AM »
I'm running Metzeler Roadtech 01s on my XR, they have transformed the handling and the front is a 110/80

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Re: tyres
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2020, 12:39:03 PM »
If any of you every go off the pavement this review could be worth a look. I ran Motoz GPS on my 800 XCX and Motoz Adventure and now Rallz on my Scrambler. All rate really well in this comparison.
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At 4,000km Ive just swapped out the OEM Bridgestones on my 900 Rally Pro for Dunlop Trailmax Mission. Without hyperbolising about how theyve transformed the bike, I will say that these tyres are every bit as good on road as any road tyre Ive used. Worth noting the OEM Bridgestones consistently placed last in the review of 80/20 tyres and the 50/50 Motoz and Dunlop leave them for dead on road and best them by a monumentally huge margin off road. Id happy put them on an XR or GT, especially if I thought Id be hitting some dirt.

By the way, I went from the stock Metzeler 100/90-19 to the Motoz 110/80-19 on my Scrambler and totally agree with the positive comments about that size swap.

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Re: tyres
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2020, 01:10:47 PM »
Just a heads up, Metzeler are offering 40 off a fitted pair. I had a pair of Roadtechs fitted on Tuesday. I applied for my 40 refund yesterday morning and it came through today. It's a prepaid credit card, use within 12 months.

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Re: tyres
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2020, 01:18:16 PM »
Any radial front matched to a radial rear is a night & day change over the crossply front originally on the roadie.
My present PR5 trails are possibly the best tyre I've had on the Tiger. Should be as they are the newest as well. But I'd recommend them, Dunlop, Avon.  All good.
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Re: tyres
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2020, 01:22:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Aussie Tiger [+]
At 4,000km Ive just swapped out the OEM Bridgestones on my 900 Rally Pro for Dunlop Trailmax Mission. Without hyperbolising about how theyve transformed the bike, I will say that these tyres are every bit as good on road as any road tyre Ive used.

second that - came from Roadtec 01's on a R1200R and still think they are the bees knees on the road but the Dunlops are working out very well on the Tiger for both on- and off-road - rainy season starting up here so will get to test wet and mud performance in the very near future :-)
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