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Tyre review: Michelin Pilot Road 3

Andy Downes, 26 November 2012 11:15

Michelin Pilot Road 3 tyres, £235 (approx)Miles covered/time: 1000 miles/six months What’s good: I tried a set of these Michelins on a Honda CBF1000 that I was running over winter a while back and they were amazing. Sticking them on my old 1998 Honda CBR600F has transformed the braking, handling and wet grip. The bike is so much better than ...

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Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR1400

MCN, 24 September 2012 15:53

Q. I am currently using Avon Storm 2 Ultras on my Kawasaki ZZR1400 but fancy trying Bridgestones what should I try, BT023 or S20s? I’m not a track day loon but I like to get a move on. But I want them to last a bit!Ninja12, MCN forums A. The problem with the 1400 is that is a bit of ...

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Why is my front tyre wearing unevenly?

MCN, 01 June 2011 16:52

Q. I have a Kawasaki ZX-10R with a Metzeler front motorcycle tyre which has worn around one side only, similar to tracking wear on a car tyre, with the wear starting from the centre of the tyre. Tyre balance perhaps?Neil Reece, email A. If the bike handles predictably and you haven’t had a spill it’s unlikely to be a kinked chassis or ...

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Best all-round tyres for Triumph Street Triple R

MCN, 14 December 2010 09:28

Q. I have a Triumph Street Triple R, I'm 43 and passed my Direct Access two and a half years ago. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I ride back lanes for fun and do the odd trip to the coast and back, but my current tyres feel like I have a puncture or there’s diesel on the road when it’s ...

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Best tyres for a Triumph Bonneville SE

Marc Abbott, 01 December 2010 12:40

I recently purchased an Avon Storm tyre for the front wheel for my Triumph Bonneville SE, which is a 110/70 x 17, and I’d like to fit a matching rear. Avon only makes a 150/70 x 17. Could I fit this size of tyre on the rear rim?  John Berry, email Gte the best price on motorcycle tyres in the ...

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Can I use tubes with tubeless tyres?

MCN, 27 October 2010 12:27

Q. I'm looking to replace the rear tyre on a Ducati GT1000 which has a spoked wheels and inner tubes. Can tubeless tyres be fitted, but with tubes, to broaden my choice or am I really limited to the original Michelin Pilot Classics?Hovercraft, MCN tyre forum A. You can fit tubeless tyres with tubes, but there are caveats. The first is ...

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Best tyres for a Triumph America

MCN, 10 September 2010 15:38

Q. I don't have much confidence in the tyres fitted to my 2007 Triumph America. They are a fairly new Metzeler Lazertec front and Marathon rear. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The front tracks any road imperfection and the rear slides really easily in the wet. I am an experienced motorcyclist aged 50 and ride smoothly but fastish. Grip and ...

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How best to scrub in new tyres

MCN, 26 July 2010 14:55

Q. I'd just got a set of new tyres fitted and was taking things as easy as I could when the rear just slipped away so fast and without warning, I wanted to talk to someone at the importer to better understand what I had done wrong or if this was I common thing with new tyres. I was told ...

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Best all-round sports tyre

MCN, 22 July 2010 18:58

Q. I bought a Suzuki GSX-R750 K5 about three months ago and I’m coming to the point where I need some new tyres. I am currently running Michelin Pilot 2CTs which feel really good under me, but I wondered what else is out there? The bike is used for daily running to work, does the occasional track day as well ...

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Advice: Are my tyres causing vibrations?

Marc Abbott, 09 June 2010 11:49

I have a 2000 Honda Varadero 1000 with only 7000 miles on and it’s developed a vibration. I've checked the tyre pressures and they are spot on. I have slackened the chain off a bit more, but to no benefit. Both sprockets are fine.Pauldid, email The wheels could be out of balance, especially the front one. There are balance weights on ...

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