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Product advice: Are valves changed with tyres?

MCN, 25 May 2010 13:41

Q. I bought a VTR recently that still had the original, 12-year-old tyres fitted. I decided to replace them due to age and signs of perishing. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I have had the tyres replaced but today the rear valve failed in quite a spectacular way.I have realised that the valve was not replaced when the tyre was. ...

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The best tyres for a 12-year-old Fireblade

MCN, 29 March 2010 14:52

Q. I own a 1998 Honda CBR900RRW FireBlade which needs new tyres. Which would be best for road riding and one or two trackdays in the novice group, as my first ever track day is at Croft in May?Kurt Graham, email Save cash on motorcycle tyres A. Our own Adam Child was very impressed by the new Bridgestone BT-023s. They ...

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Pirelli Angel ST: "planted and smooth"

MCN, 16 March 2010 16:27

Q. I'm thinking of fitting Pirelli Angel ST touring tyres to my Suzuki 1250 Bandit. How good are they?davegsxr1000, MCN tyre forum Save £££s on motorcycle tyres A. A Speed Triple rider on the forum thinks they are great, gripping to the edge and good in the wet too. Other members report that the profile stays constant through the tyre's ...

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Best tyres for a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST 955i

MCN, 09 March 2010 16:46

Q. I ride a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST 955i and can't afford to change it, so I have lowered the gearing to give it a bit more stomp. It's a great bike but I would like it to steer a bit quicker with some more feel from the front so I can hang it out more. I'm currently running the ...

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Product advice: Are 190- and 200-section tyres interchangeable?

Marc Abbott, 15 February 2010 12:59

The Suzuki B-King comes with a 200-section rear tyre profile but it can apparently take a 190-section tyre. Can someone explain this to me? If a 190 is used will the profile be less sharp? Forklift, MCN tyre forum   Bridgestone’s technical department have the answer to this one: “When tyre companies make tyres we can legally make them +/- 4% ...

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Best tyres for a Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD

Marc Abbott, 12 January 2010 14:46

Q. What are the best tyres to use on a Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD? My Pirelli Dragon Supercorsas need replacing in time for the first sunny day of next year. Save money on motorcycle tyres I got 5000 miles from this pair, but mileage isn't an issue ­- grip is.R12LA600, MCN tyre forum A. If you were on the Supercorsa Pros, you ...

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Tyre advice: Can I fit tubeless tyres to my bike?

Marc Abbott, 02 December 2009 12:02

Q. I am about to replace the Metzeler ME22 on the front of my MZ250, with an apparently identical replacement. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I say 'apparently', because the current tyre says, in tiny letters, "Tube Type", whilst the replacement tyre has an equally tiny "Tubeless " marking. My bike has spoked wheels, leaving me with no choice but ...

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Best tyres for wet weather grip

Marc Abbott, 04 November 2009 16:48

As I commute through winter on my bike, I'm interested in fitting a rear tyre that will cope with all the rain, slush and snow and still give decent grip when the weather is fine. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres I've got the OE Bridgestone BT016's front and rear now, but the rear is due for replacing in the next ...

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Tyre advice: Which tyres for track days and fast road riding?

Marc Abbott, 16 September 2009 16:08

Q. I'm due a set of tyres on my Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres It's running Bridgestone BT016s at the moment. I am looking for a tyre that grips well in the dry, and is capable of the odd track day. I was thinking of Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3S or Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs. I'm not too ...

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How to make sure your tyres are legal

Marc Abbott, 16 July 2009 09:42

As well as inflating them correctly, the Law says that the grooves of the tread pattern must have a depth of a least 1mm throughout a continuous band measuring at least three-quarters of the breadth of the tread and round the entire outer circumference of the tyre. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres As quite a few bike tyres have grooves ...


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