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Offline Eman

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Recommendation for tyers
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:19:04 AM »
My bike has just gone in for its MOT, mechanic suggesting new back tyre as its only just legal and suggesting Michelin5s quoting a possible 500 for a set of tyres and fitting.  This is my first triumph, past bikes cost half of this and feeling a little twitchy about the quote, any advice/recommendation for tyres? Tiger 800 zrx low 2015.

Offline matt748

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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 08:38:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by Eman [+]
My bike has just gone in for its MOT, mechanic suggesting new back tyre as its only just legal and suggesting Michelin5s quoting a possible 500 for a set of tyres and fitting.  This is my first triumph, past bikes cost half of this and feeling a little twitchy about the quote, any advice/recommendation for tyres? Tiger 800 zrx low 2015.

Michelin road 5s are very good tyres and work well on the 800. My rear wore quite quickly though.
The quote is high. 250-300 for a set fitted is more realistic.

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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 09:26:42 AM »
Thanks, when you say that your back tyre wore quickly, how many thousand miles did you get out of it?


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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 12:07:53 PM »
Just had a pair of Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE's fitted on Thursday, 282 ride in/out. That's on my 1050, went for them 'cos they're brill on my T800 XRx which have now done over 4k miles & now at 3mm/4.5mm f/r eg 1/3 worn. They start at approx 4mm/6mm f/r. I doubt that means they'll do 12k miles. I'd be happy with 8k.
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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 02:27:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by matt748 [+]
The quote is high. 250-300 for a set fitted is more realistic.

Although about 2yrs ago my set of Michelin R5's cost about 240 fitted to loose wheels (I use Pro-Tyre/GupaP). Ride in Ride out extra 18 per wheel .... certainly no way in excess of 300. The rear (for me) lasted approx. 8k miles. Fantastic tyres and if you're not already aware from the hundreds of posts in the actual 'wheels and tyres' section then if not already changed, whatever tyre you pick, put a 110/80R-19 radial on the front and ditch the 100/90 Bias belted OEM fitted size, transforms the handling.

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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2021, 07:37:43 AM »
I always buy my tyres online from Oponeo and get them fitted locally to loose wheels - have bought dozens of tyres over the years and never a duff one or old stock etc  :002:

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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2021, 08:33:04 AM »
Eman,
If you're anywhere close to Falkirk, Jim Allan M/Cs has always done good deals for me regarding tyres , I usually take in loose wheels and collect them back with new tyres fitted.

Also I believe "Strathearn Tyres" Creiff do good deals on tyres,
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Strathearn+Tyres/@56.3694911,-3.8477387,20z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48889b9c04323d21:0x19438a83378adf43!8m2!3d56.3695269!4d-3.8475835

Offline 2wheelstony

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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2021, 08:49:10 AM »
Recently paid 275 for a set of Conti Sports fitted, massive improvement over the old original tyres

Offline Sputnik

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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 04:41:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
Eman,
If you're anywhere close to Falkirk, Jim Allan M/Cs has always done good deals for me regarding tyres , I usually take in loose wheels and collect them back with new tyres fitted.

This. :460: Prices can vary quite a bit from place to place but 500 is bonkers. I've used Jim Allan for years and the prices are usually decent to the point that I barely bother phoning round othet places for prices now. As far as I can recall the last set of Road 5s I got were somewhere around 260 ride in - ride out. I generally get a bit over 10k from a set (and have done with all of the last Michelins and Pirelli's on my Tiger and previous bike) with moderately spirited but not full-on mental riding. The rear is usually pretty square by the end though. 

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Re: Recommendation for tyers
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2021, 05:09:39 PM »

Just fitted my second set of Avon Trailriders
Cant praise these tyres high enough - and if you follow threads on here come  highly recommended.
Lasted rear 7k miles and that's mainly 2 up fully loaded.
Great price too - and you can usually get 10% off if you open an account with m&p.



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