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Post  Sloth_27 on Sun 27 Sep 2009, 11:35 am

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Can anyone with feedback about the different tyres they've run on their bikes post some info here. I dragged 6000km out of the originals but should've chucked them at 5000km. They seem to go good then all of the sudden start falling apart...

I put on a set of Michelin pilot road 2's (front and back) and they seem pretty good. Unfortunately I already got a puncture after only about 1000km and had to get it repaired. It was a big hole (part of a hacksaw blade went through the rear) and the repair job is good but it losses a few PSI each week.
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Post  jaba01 on Mon 23 May 2011, 9:50 pm

I've done just over 2000km on my set of Bt023s.

So far they seem pretty good........I've only had them break lose once but I was being a egg & cranking it on big time on a very slick wet piece of roadway.(Big fish tail)

They seem to stick pretty good in the dry & so far wearing well though it's early days.

I'd buy another set no problem but I think I'll go with a BT016 on the front & a 23 on the rear.

I reckon they're great value for $.
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Post  dmann on Tue 24 May 2011, 10:00 am

Thx Jaba, how much u pay for em? Wot tyres have u had on ur bandit b4 and how do they compare?
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Post  jaba01 on Tue 24 May 2011, 1:20 pm

try the infamous Jake.wilson.com.........

You'll usually have a set within 7 days or so to the door. Very Happy
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Post  dmann on Tue 24 May 2011, 4:10 pm

@jaba01 wrote:try the infamous Jake.wilson.com.........

You'll usually have a set within 7 days or so to the door. Very Happy

they don't ship "tires" internationally anymore, rather buy em in Australia anyway Smile
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Post  jaba01 on Wed 25 May 2011, 9:36 pm

by dmann on Tue May 24, 2011 2:10 pm

they don't ship "tires" internationally anymore, rather buy em in Australia anyway


Since when????

I checked last night & there didn't seem to be a problem? Question
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Post  dmann on Wed 25 May 2011, 9:53 pm

@jaba01 wrote:
Since when????

I checked last night & there didn't seem to be a problem? Question

"Items that include, but are not limited to: Chemicals, Batteries, Attack Graphics, Oversized and Heavy items such as: Tires, Fenders, Full Chassis Skid Plates, Loading Ramps, Nerf Bars, Bumpers, Trunks, Snowplows, etc. are excluded from international shipping."
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Post  Mpottsy on Thu 26 May 2011, 1:07 am

@dmann wrote:
@jaba01 wrote:
Since when????

I checked last night & there didn't seem to be a problem? Question

"Items that include, but are not limited to: Chemicals, Batteries, Attack Graphics, Oversized and Heavy items such as: Tires, Fenders, Full Chassis Skid Plates, Loading Ramps, Nerf Bars, Bumpers, Trunks, Snowplows, etc. are excluded from international shipping."

Very interesting i purchase a set of PR3's 4 weeks ago from JW and they were delivered in 3 days.....

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Post  jaba01 on Thu 26 May 2011, 11:08 pm

MMmmmmmm....I ordered some more today no problems?? confused
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Post  gus on Fri 27 May 2011, 7:45 am

There are tyres for Prime Movers (big ) and tyres for bikes (small and light ).
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Post  dmann on Fri 27 May 2011, 8:54 am

How much do u pay to get a set of tyres fitted n balanced? Question


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Post  Masterblaster on Fri 27 May 2011, 11:17 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:That's interesting. I don't think a 190 is a common mod on Bandits. It usually means a slower turn in. Keep us posted.

Only if it is a 190/50, go for the 190/55 and the bike will tip into corners better and the speed shown on your speedo will be more accurate.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 29 May 2011, 10:58 am

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@2wheelsagain wrote:That's interesting. I don't think a 190 is a common mod on Bandits. It usually means a slower turn in. Keep us posted.

Only if it is a 190/50, go for the 190/55 and the bike will tip into corners better and the speed shown on your speedo will be more accurate.

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Post  Masterblaster on Sun 29 May 2011, 7:39 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
@Masterblaster wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:That's interesting. I don't think a 190 is a common mod on Bandits. It usually means a slower turn in. Keep us posted.

Only if it is a 190/50, go for the 190/55 and the bike will tip into corners better and the speed shown on your speedo will be more accurate.

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Post  Four40 on Mon 30 May 2011, 7:09 am

@Masterblaster wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
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Sorry you lost me, what is a pissing contest?
Pissing contest, usually starts at school. A contest to see who can piss the furthest up the wall. Or who can stand back the furthest from the trough and still get in. Yes, high brow stuff Laughing

As it relates to the choice of what size tyres you use, I used to run a 170-180 I think on my 650, never had an issue with tip in. Now days I run standard rears on the bandit and the 1400, both tip in pretty well, but the bandit has the edge in clearance.
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Post  dmann on Wed 01 Jun 2011, 5:22 pm

How much do u pay to get a set of tyres fitted n balanced? Question
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Post  Mpottsy on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 6:27 pm

@dmann wrote:How much do u pay to get a set of tyres fitted n balanced? Question

I payed $80 for tyre fitting and for them to install my Dynabeads at the same time. would normally only be $60.

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Post  kewwig on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 6:49 pm

I fitted a Pilot Road 2 to the rear last July, and 8,000 km later it is still looking pretty good. I ride in all weather and it sticks. I had a Pilot Road (just the ordinary one) on the front, which has just been replaced after about 12,000 km. It still had about 2.5 mm on it, but was wearing on one side, and the rain is here in a big way. I was going to fit a PR2 to match the rear, but the shop only had PR3s in stock and said the 2s were getting hard to source and I'd have to wait a few weeks.

So, I now have a new Pilot Road 3 on the front, which I scrubbed in today (it's not raining for once). The advice I had from the shop is to expect similar life to the 2, but a better wet weather tyre. The tread pattern is quite different and acts like a squeegee. The horizontal bands evidently force water out each side as they flex together under load.

I am normally fairly oblivious to tyre type, but the new tyre allows me to turn in faster, and is very responsive. Almost felt like whole new suspension! I am actually hoping for the rear to wear out so I can get one on the back (how sad is that.....)

Anyway, here is is with the odd tread pattern that looks like someone has gone mad with a hacksaw. I like it.

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Post  Boatz on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 7:42 pm

Looks like it might be a tyre that makes a bit of noise. Have you noticed any?


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Post  kewwig on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 7:45 pm

@Boatz wrote:Looks like it might be a tyre that make a bit if noise. Have you noticed any?

Nothing at all. Certainly nothing over the induction noise of a Stage II kit and a Yoshi!
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Post  grumpy60 on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 8:10 pm

can't pick any noise with mine......................Grumpy clown

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Post  Mpottsy on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 10:29 pm

@Boatz wrote:Looks like it might be a tyre that makes a bit of noise. Have you noticed any?

1000km's in two days and all i can hear is my stage one and exhaust noise nothing from the tyres. I have pr3,s front and rear. I have to say rear grip is amazing scared the crap out of my yesterday as the nose started to point sky wards in second pale HAHAHAHAHAHA

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Post  jaba01 on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 5:22 pm

For a company that doesn't ship tyres, JW did it good. 6 days to the front door.

Another set of BT023's (you can never have enough spares) $275 AUD.

I've got my static balancer & fitting jig so it'll be a cheap exercise this time round.


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Post  Fossil on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 5:42 pm

Hey jaba any pics/info/links on your balancer and fitting jig - I'm interested in doing my own tyres too.

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Post  Reardo on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 6:25 pm

@Fossil wrote:Hey jaba any pics/info/links on your balancer and fitting jig - I'm interested in doing my own tyres too.
Look up static balancer on youtube. a couple of good "how to do's", and sellers too.
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Post  jaba01 on Mon 20 Jun 2011, 6:33 pm

I'm a JW whore so i just got a balance & bead breaker from them. Look under tyre accessories.

I think a few of the local suppliers do them at a reasonable price.
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