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    Ignore me guys. I'm on the iPad which crashes all the time. I need to load then edit to finish, but the edit options gone!!

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    Where to buy?

    My GSA tyres are naffed, (I've just touched 10k BTW) so where should I buy my next set of Trail Attacks, I need them in time for a bimble ten days time

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    F 110/80 R19 MC 59V
    R 150/70 R17 MC 69V

    The best I've found is from Oponeo (WTF?)
    £73 front
    £99 rear

    Total £172 incl vat and del
    Anyone beat that
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    Try Busters. Or round and black google them

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    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldrat View Post
    My GSA tyres are naffed, (I've just touched 10k BTW) so where should I buy my next set of Trail Attacks, I need them in time for a bimble ten days time

    Sizes
    F 110/80 R19 MC 59V
    R 150/70 R17 MC 69V

    The best I've found is from Oponeo (WTF?)
    £73 front
    £99 rear

    Total £172 incl vat and del
    Anyone beat that
    I recently used the same company who provided excellent service.
    06 reg Varadero XL1000

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    Never heard of them before

    So

    Thanks to all who contributed

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    If you fancy a bit of a ride, then I'd recommend Micheldever. I've never managed to beat them on price.

    http://www.micheldever.co.uk/bike_tyres.html

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    Ah, it's here... been looking for this thread.

    I got an 1100GS just about a year ago. It came fitted with a 3/4 worn something on the front, and an Anakee in similar state on the back. So... I had a pair of Trail Attacks on the 'old' GS, from three years ago. Front had done about 800 miles, rear was unused, so I put them on new GS.

    About a year and seven thousand miles on (I know it's not a lot, but I've got an FJ and a car to keep happy as well...) I'm quite impressed, especially with the rear. The front, with it's extra 800 miles, and probably taking more 'treatment', is getting to the 'I'll have to keep an eye on this' stage, but the rear is still only around half worn.

    No sign of uneven wearing, i.e. flanks wearing faster than centre, or vice-verca, it's looking like I'll beat the 10-11k I used to get from a Tourance.

    Grip wise, no sign of any 'wibbles' from either, wet or dry, even when my toes touch down in a bend.

    I put a Road Attack on the front of the FJ. About six months and one MoT later, I discovered the rear was a Cross-ply. I can't get a sixteen inch Attack, so I got a cross-ply for the front, and the Attack ended up on the front of my biking buddie's CB1000F. She's had no problems with it, and it's matched with a Brigestone on the rear. I've had no complaints when I've ridden her bike.

    So, when it comes to change time, I'll definitely be going down the Trail Attack route again for the GS. And if I ever convert the Yam to FZ1000 wheels, it'll be Road Attacks for that.

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    Smile I've bought them, its your fault ...

    Well after reading through this fine thread, i've bought some for £155.50 delivered from http://www.btyres.co.uk/ .

    Still got a trip left in my Tourances but will need them when i come back from Belgium next month prior to going to the route napolean in July for two weeks, so I'll get back to how they fared two up with camping equipment...



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    Mine came with Conti trails on, fantastic grip on the twisties in the mountains in Spain (most of my riding) and good on the motorway, defo fit same again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Master View Post
    Ah, it's here... been looking for this thread.

    I got an 1100GS just about a year ago. It came fitted with a 3/4 worn something on the front, and an Anakee in similar state on the back. So... I had a pair of Trail Attacks on the 'old' GS, from three years ago. Front had done about 800 miles, rear was unused, so I put them on new GS.

    About a year and seven thousand miles on (I know it's not a lot, but I've got an FJ and a car to keep happy as well...) I'm quite impressed, especially with the rear. The front, with it's extra 800 miles, and probably taking more 'treatment', is getting to the 'I'll have to keep an eye on this' stage, but the rear is still only around half worn.

    No sign of uneven wearing, i.e. flanks wearing faster than centre, or vice-verca, it's looking like I'll beat the 10-11k I used to get from a Tourance.

    Grip wise, no sign of any 'wibbles' from either, wet or dry, even when my toes touch down in a bend.

    I put a Road Attack on the front of the FJ. About six months and one MoT later, I discovered the rear was a Cross-ply. I can't get a sixteen inch Attack, so I got a cross-ply for the front, and the Attack ended up on the front of my biking buddie's CB1000F. She's had no problems with it, and it's matched with a Brigestone on the rear. I've had no complaints when I've ridden her bike.

    So, when it comes to change time, I'll definitely be going down the Trail Attack route again for the GS. And if I ever convert the Yam to FZ1000 wheels, it'll be Road Attacks for that.

    Dave.
    I fitted a thundercat front end to mine and a fazer fzs1000 swingarm with a thunder ace rear wheel.



    Changed the rear brake as well!


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    I did the same thing to an 1100 a few years back. Makes a hell of a difference?


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    I managed to get 9800 out of the rear of the conti 1 on my GSA 1200, i did do a trip on them in July/August last year, two up and heavily overloaded, in my opnion. i must say out of the tyres I've used they are the least inspiring in the wet, frankly no feeling at all from the front and had the TC coming on from the rear a few times when running late to work!

    I do half my mileage up the motorway going to and from work.

    I fitted Michelins pilot trail 3's and holy cow my GSA handles like a bloody sports bike!! i have never dragged my boot in the wet before!! only downside, squared off like a car tyre and down to legal limit after 5800, not good for a daily ride bike.

    So ive now fitted the new Conti 2's in the rear until the front pilot 3 has worn out as is still on 3 mm. not a great combo but then again its not a flighty stroppy sports bike.

    If your only doing small mileages, which you shouldn't be on a GSA? then go for the pilot road trails 4 as the 3's were mental in how much grip and feed back you get and the 4's are apparently better??

    I don't like the Conti 1's in the wet and if pushing on but i need the mileage now so i've had to use head and not heart in choosing the Conti 2's. That's after some advice from Bob at FWR in Kennington Londonium, he's got more knowledge and experience testing tyres than most of us can dream of.

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