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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:03 pm    Post subject: What tyres? Reply with quote

Ive been happy on Conti road attacks 1&2s for years on other bikes. Back in the day I found the Pirelli Dragon Corsas were the go to tyres for the Exup (the 90s lol!) what are you guys using now? I need a pair- not too sticky or radical and not too costly?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelin pilots seem to be the popular choice, for the Thunderace.
not particularly cheap, but i really dont think, you should skimp on tyres, for a high performance machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm into Bridgestone's S21s. I've just had a new Bridgestone rear tyre fitted last Saturday. The old tyre did over 7,000 mile. The rear tyre cost me 140 which includes fitting to a loose wheel and balancing etc. big grin




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive always ran Pirelli on the EXUP

Give good feedback and confident grip

Wouldnt say theyre cheap or last particularly long but thats not a factor in my situation
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="nuggitt"]




Nice chainguard 👍
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris. 👍 Only the best for my baby. 😁😁👍
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive always been a battlax guy. 22r's on the fazer and 20r's on the rgv, they do just fine for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:48 am    Post subject: Tyres Reply with quote

for spirited riding the Bridgestones are very good but don't last very long, 1200 miles for the rear on the exup, for all round riding I find the michelin pilot roads are great and give great mileage, but you have to be sympathetic
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1200 miles for a rear tyre is shocking.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcr wrote:
1200 miles for a rear tyre is shocking.

Id be more than happy at 1200 miles in fact Id consider Id done well 👍
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stig wrote:
jcr wrote:
1200 miles for a rear tyre is shocking.

Id be more than happy at 1200 miles in fact Id consider Id done well 👍

Errrr am I missing something here?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stig wrote:
jcr wrote:
1200 miles for a rear tyre is shocking.

Id be more than happy at 1200 miles in fact Id consider Id done well 👍


do you sit in car parks doing burn outs or something?
the Pilot on my Ace still has loads of tread on it after 1000 miles. eek
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laugh laugh

Only when theyre already knackered cool cool
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