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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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    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 had a pair of these on my GSA12 since the spring - am impressed with them. Great in the dry, done some light lane work & all good, been thru les fords and very secure in the seriously driving rain....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWMotech View Post
    Up for new tyres shortly, very disappointed to see still no 19 on the pilot roads 3's :-(

    Tourances again for me I think
    Why go from wanting a road tyre to a pseudo off road tyre?

    Other good road tyres are Roadsmarts or (what I use) Avon Azaro/STs. The Avons work very well on the GS. They smooth out the ride, grip is very good wet and dry and,well, they just work well with the bike. They are a bit old hat now but consistently came out as the best road tyre for the GS in reviews at the time.
    You'll get good prices on them which is a bonus and Avon still offer their puncture guarantee.

    Andres
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    Just fitted a pair if Pilot Road 4's to my 1200 gs ,just done a gentle 10 mile bimble and spotted my mate coming home from work , pulled up at his house , told him about the new tyres at he said "shit your have already got within an inch of the edge !"

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    An inch? He`s easily impressed

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    I have used Tourance on both the standard GS1150 and the 1150Adv for the last 8 years and 150,000 miles between them. I ride right through the winter and they have stayed rubber side down wet, dry, snow and ice. I get around 13,000 miles out of a set, but having seen some of the tyres parked at the airport I change mine way earlier than many riders out there.

    How do you know the tyres are noisy? I can't hear a thing over the exhaust and the radio blaring in my ears. I am perfectly happy with the ability of the Tourances, solo or loaded. Far more important, has anyone noticed a difference in fuel consumption? An extra 2mpg from a particular tyre would pay for itself over the life of the tyre.

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