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honda transalp xl700

I am ready to renew both front and rear tyres, they are the original bridgstone's.the owners manual either list these or Metzeler tourance but as I only ride on road can I use road only tyres and if so will the tyre pressure be the same?ThanksMichael

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  • 10 September 2014

Tyre pressures

I've just bought a new Honda CBR650f with Dunlop Sportsmax D222 fitted as standard. Having had the bike a few days I checked the tyre pressures and found the front to be 34psi and the rear to be 38psi.  This was below the recommendations in the handbook so I pumped them up to 36psi ans 42psi as quoted.  At these pressures the bike doesn't handle as well and the back wheel seems 'skittish' and harsh over bumps.  I've dropped the pressures back down to 36psi front and 38psi rear and the bike feels much better.  Am I safe to do ...

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  • 02 September 2014

Tyre choice for older bike

Hi, currently restoring a 1985 Kawasaki GPZ400R.  Like many other things, it's tyres were shot & someone had had a go at carving them up. Given old bike/newer tyre technology debate, what tyres would you recommend for general leisure riding/UK touring on this bike? Thanks 

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  • 27 August 2014

Tiger 800 road tyres 2011 model

I am looking to replace the standard Scorpion trail tyres with something hopefully a bit longer lasting as 7,400 miles has destroyed 2 rears (squared) and 1 front.The problem is the original size front is 100/90-19V limiting the choice. Could I legally fit an H rated instead of V as it still exceeds the bikes top speed or could I legally fit a 110/80-19V front as this opens up the likes of Michelin anakee 3 or pilot road 4 and Dunlop roadsmart. The rear is no problem as it seems a common size. Thanks for any advice.

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  • 26 August 2014


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