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    new rubber!!

    I have metzeler tyres on my 04 GS and they are about knackered! I have been looking at new ones and need a steer.

    Does anybody have a strong views on tyres. I am 90/95% road and use the bike on longer journeys in the main.

    The sizes are 110/80/r 19 front
    150/70 r 17 on the rear.

    I don't ride like a looney! Help please.

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    metzler tourance for your 95%
    bridgeston bt020 100% road
    have ridden down a fair few sets of each good sound predictable shoes imho

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    Thanks for that. I got the bike 2nd hand and they were on it. Have no base of reference but I had not heard of the brand before.

    For such a big/tall bike it can really take a high angle in corners and I have never felt that its going to let go. Bit hesitant in the wet as I am still new on bikes!

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    It`ll ride much better on fresh rubber too

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    I've got Bridgestone 020 front and 021 rear and these give great grip and feel

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    try roundandblack on ebay they do pair deals of tyres good prices as well

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    I have got prices from black circles - about £150 for the pair fitted..

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    Can`t go wrong for trhat money

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    Stickier (and a LOT quieter) than them Tourance rubbish on the road. - but still aimed at the same market - road and gentle off road.


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    Quote Originally Posted by motobiker View Post
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    Stickier (and a LOT quieter) than them Tourance rubbish on the road. - but still aimed at the same market - road and gentle off road.

    I`ve got those but I didn`t want to confuse the guy with a best tyre rant

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    Had a set of Trail Attacks last time.. just gone back to a pair of old style Tourances.... Both good tyres, Tourances last a bit longer

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    Have had 2 sets of Bridgestone battlewings. They're a cracking tyre too
    blobbs

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    rubber

    im on the avon distanzias,cant comment on life yet but they give a confident feel to the bike

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    Pilot roads

    Im not going offroad anytime soon due to ankle injury so fitted michelin pilot road
    instant smiles and stickyness dont throw you in to corners like some other road tyres I have tried
    good luck
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    Tourances not good in the wet!

    I was on a recent rideout 2 up in wet conditions recently on my 2010 GSA. The rear stepped out twice and the front once. I'm an IAM Observer so I like to think that my cornering technique is OK! The Tourances are fine in dry conditions but certainly do not inspire confidence in the wet! I'm thinking of putting a set of road tyres on as I don't do any off roading (yet). This is my first 'duel purpose' bike having had many sport, sport tour and full on tourers. I found Pilot Road 2's to be the best all round tyres, unfortunately, they don't this tyre fitting for a 19" wheel! any recomendations?

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