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Tyres for Touring

Discussion in 'Touring Issues' started by TANK0700, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

  2. 57grant

    57grant Registered User Read Only

    Avons newer 3D tyres are a better bet, been using them
    for a couple of months now and they were faultless chasing ian robbo when he was in a hurry. Good tread depth, should last well

  3. AV8TOR

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    Ah you only chased him but did you continue to follow him when he got lost miles & miles from the group ride out ? NO......I did on Pirelli Angel GTs great grip & tread depth Oh & funny to hold back & watch him squirm 8rfl@8rfl@
  4. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Lost me there Kenny?? squirm!! ME!! 8rfl@ I don't think so after the Wallet episode!! dream on mofo!! :-0)

    Hadn't even realised I was lost see!! :dunno:
  5. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    BTW did you video me enjoying myself on the bike though?? :dunno:
  6. AV8TOR

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    8rfl@ bugger they've all fooked off ? So the drop off idea was a great success p0pc0rn41 OK so which fooking way now ? Fook it I'll just follow Av8tor he knows where we are.
    Still was fun watching Ian enjoying wobble & weave from apex to white line Ooo watch the verge........F1sh1ing :-0)
  7. ianrobbo1

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    :-0) more bait required Kenny!!:-0)
  8. AndyBxx

    AndyBxx Registered User Read Only

    Touring with extra weight than normal

    Would it be an idea to consider the Mitchelin pr4 gt rear with a standard pr4 front when touring with pillion and luggage (wing rack panniers and top box?
  9. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Still kickin' it! Club Sponsor

    Just stick a pair of Michelin PR4's on and go and enjoy yourself.

    Michelins have always been in a class of their own and so much better than the shit-slow-steering-slippy-squared-off-after-a-mile-crap that Bridgestone have always pushed out.

    ..In my opinion...:-0)
  10. Lloydie

    Lloydie Registered User Read Only

    Pilot road 2s 2ct are great on the bird ,wet ,dry they just stick , knee down ,track days with them it's all good ????
  11. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    As I have said before - put on what the tyre maker says should be on it. Mixing tyres might have insurance consequences.
    Heard of case where cops were proposing to check tyre pressures after accident.
  12. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Been out on the 3dm's with a LOT of weight on the bike, it handled faultlessly, and at 3k still showing very little sign of wear, I will continue with these on and keep everyone updated!! @tu*
  13. ScottyUK

    ScottyUK Filtering Through Club Sponsor

    Ian - you're not THAT heavy! :-0)
  14. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    @tu* THANKS pal!! :-0) @tu*
  15. Jaws MC Gary

    Jaws MC Gary Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    Definitely Avon Storm 3D X-M these are on a special deal at selected dealers with ?25 of a pair nearest to you tank, Bike Tyre Services, Manchester speak to Matt, oh and I get commission on the sale being UK sales manager for Avon Win win.

  16. bmwdumptruck

    bmwdumptruck Come on you Hatters Read Only

    Sorry Squig but that's rubbish, the only legal requirement is ZR rating. Stick to the correct sizes and there's nothing the law or your insurance can say unless they're worn out.
    And yes, after a crash, the police will always check pressures, cos they'll be looking for contributing factors. They'll look at a shit load of other things too if it's serious.

    Personally, after all the crap Avons I've had in recent years I'll be sticking with Michelins for the foreseeable future. Pilotroad3's being my choice, as I just can't see any benefits from the 4's for the extra cost.
  17. Ocatoro

    Ocatoro Registered User Read Only

    Seems thread has gone old...

    What is the current thinking for touring tyres?

    Any hard wearing low cost options?

    Looked at maxxis supermax sport touring but looks like they are only lasting 2500 miles... That won't even see me one trip!
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  18. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Avon Storm 3D X-M Bollox to any other "opinions" as they are wrong :eek::D
  19. Squag1

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