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Offline Petstep

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Change rear and front together??
« on: October 28, 2020, 07:33:30 PM »
A bit of advice please.

I've got original Metzler Tourance on my Tiger, but the rear tread is down to the limit and squared off, whilst the front still has a 2-3 thousand miles in it.

Would you change the rear only, or always do front and rear together? On my old v-strom I always changed them together, but the difference in wear is more marked on the Tiger.

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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 07:43:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Petstep [+]
A bit of advice please.

I've got original Metzler Tourance on my Tiger, but the rear tread is down to the limit and squared off, whilst the front still has a 2-3 thousand miles in it.

Would you change the rear only, or always do front and rear together? On my old v-strom I always changed them together, but the difference in wear is more marked on the Tiger.

Thanks!

On another better tire I would just change the one that is shot, on my yami with T31 fronts die before and
I swap when they do.
Though those Metz are not really good, you have much better tire offerings nowadays, Conti TA2 or RA2,
Michelin Anakee adventure, Dunlop trailmax meridian to name a few favorites, so I'd advise you to just swap
both Metz you'll have a better experience !

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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 07:54:58 PM »
With so little left on the front you may as well get a good set.  :493: Dunlop, Michelin etc
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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 08:30:00 PM »
Mitas Terra Force R? good grip good price good mileage
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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 10:45:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
With so little left on the front you may as well get a good set.  :493: Dunlop, Michelin etc

 :0461: ... particularly as winter is coming and the leaves are currently falling. Also, if not already, change to a 110/80R-19 radial front tyre to match the radial rear.  :028:
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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 02:09:27 AM »
Thanks all - I'm convinced!

Keep the tyre recommendations coming!

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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 08:55:12 AM »
Michelin Pilot Road 5 Trail.
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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2020, 09:48:59 AM »
Metzeler Road Tec 1's  :047: :152: :031:
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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2020, 11:33:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Michelin Pilot Road 5 Trail.

*Originally Posted by Tigermainia [+]
Metzeler Road Tec 1's  :047: :152: :031:

For pure road use these 2 are probably the current most popular tyres for the XR models. I ran Michelin Pilot Road 4s (after the OEMs), then/currently Road 5s and soon contemplating Roadtec 01s next, though more expensive than the Michelins but want to see if the 01s are quieter regarding road noise than the Michelins. :028:
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Re: Change rear and front together??
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2020, 11:38:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
For pure road use these 2 are probably the current most popular tyres for the XR models. I ran Michelin Pilot Road 4s (after the OEMs), then/currently Road 5s and soon contemplating Roadtec 01s next, though more expensive than the Michelins but want to see if the 01s are quieter regarding road noise than the Michelins. :028:

I'm still saying it's smarter to get the Anakee adventure, it's technically the same counpund as the road 5, but you get more thread life and tbh the big grooves don't really compromise road riding, it's even better in rain.

Next tires for me will be continental TA3, these have 8mm thread depth on the rear, so less tire changes for me through the year, one pair instead of 2 sport touring pairs, is better for my budget.
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