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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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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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Perfect track day tyre pressures

MCN, 29 March 2010 16:44

Road tyres have to work from the minute they start rolling from the garage, when they are cold, so industry advice is to check the pressures when they are cool. How long they take to become cool after a ride takes depends on the ambient temperature, but a good rule of thumb for a typical British summer day is about ...

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Best tyres for a Triumph Speed Triple

MCN, 23 February 2010 13:22

Q. I’ve just bought a new Triumph Speed Triple for very spirited riding on the roads (well, it’s what it was built for!) and for fast group track days. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres As I bought second hand, the tyres on it are almost shot. What do you recommend I fit that will do road and track work with ...

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