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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => Tyres and Wheels => Topic started by: Eman on September 12, 2021, 08:19:04 AM

Title: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Eman on September 12, 2021, 08:19:04 AM
My bike has just gone in for its MOT, mechanic suggesting new back tyre as itís 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.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: matt748 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 itís 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 5ís 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.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Eman 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?

Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Paulhere 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.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Stevie.P 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.

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,28871.10.html
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: markymark11 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:
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: mcinlb 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
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: 2wheelstony 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
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Sputnik 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. 
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: kbar800 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.



https://www.mandp.co.uk/products/avon-trailrider-tyre-pair-110-80vr17-150-70vr19-k24208
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Kevh on October 08, 2021, 10:55:13 PM
how does the avons ware on the front?  i got scorpions2 on my xc800 and the fronts seem to ware out quicker then the rears dont think i would get  them again as the grip is not the best either.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: K1W1 on October 08, 2021, 11:26:02 PM
*Originally Posted by Kevh [+]
how does the avons ware on the front?  i got scorpions2 on my xc800 and the fronts seem to ware out quicker then the rears dont think i would get  them again as the grip is not the best either.

My last front Avon Trailrider did 27,000 km.
I usually get 14-17,000 km from the rears.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: kbar800 on October 11, 2021, 12:20:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Kevh [+]
how does the avons ware on the front?  i got scorpions2 on my xc800 and the fronts seem to ware out quicker then the rears dont think i would get  them again as the grip is not the best either.

Rear lasted 7000 miles - centre of tyre at limit  -  due to mainly 2 up touring  .
Front currently done 8000 ,  and plenty of tread all round the tyre still  so will easy get another 3k i reckon   :300:
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Kevh on October 11, 2021, 09:44:59 PM
I Think I will try the Avons next time I dont think my scorpion2 front has has done 3000 miles and it's nearly worn out.  Would it be ok to mix the Avon front with a Pirelli scorpion rear?
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: fac191 on October 12, 2021, 07:24:29 AM
Am using Dunlop Trailmax Meridian on the Super Tenere at the moment and they are a really good tire.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: K1W1 on October 12, 2021, 09:25:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Kevh [+]
I Think I will try the Avons next time I dont think my scorpion2 front has has done 3000 miles and it's nearly worn out.  Would it be ok to mix the Avon front with a Pirelli scorpion rear?

No issues with mixing brands but you should be careful about compounds.
You can have
Radial front and rear
Radial rear crossply front
Crossply front and rear

You should not have
Radial front
Crossply rear.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyres
Post by: CliffJ on October 13, 2021, 05:47:00 PM
I've used Mich 5 Trail for years on Tiger 800 (14 plate); rear does about 11,000 each time! Squared off by then but legal. QUESTION - my regular supplier says he cannot get hold of the Trail version but OK to now fit the Road 5. Is that ok with a Trail version still on the front? Cost inc fitting about £150. Comments please.
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: Stevie.P on October 13, 2021, 08:43:34 PM
No problem I had 2 rear standard R5's matched to my last R5 Trail front as each time my dealer only had the standard version on the shelf.  :028:
Title: Re: Recommendation for tyers
Post by: CliffJ on October 13, 2021, 09:50:21 PM
Thanks for that - comforting, Cheers