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Yamaha YBR 125 G block tyres, good for winter?

Hi, I am a new biker and purchased a yamaha ybr 125 g to learn.  The g model is the on/off road model that comes with block tyres.  I've heard that the tyres may not be good for use during winter on the roads.  Is that true? If so could anyone advise which tyres would be most appropriate for winter road use (live in Cumbria so roads can get icy and cold)? 

  • Created 11 October 2014 15:10 by lukethompson
  • Last comment 5 days ago ago by smidget
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Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC

I'm looking to change the standard pirelli diablo supecorsa sp's (200 on the rear). I'd like something more suited to our mixed weather in the UK, ie good in dry + wet, and warm up quickly. The bike can recalibrate itself to 190, 50 or 55. I've used Dunlop Sportsmarts before on other bikes, but looking for advice. Thanks

  • Created 09 October 2014 12:15 by Mike P
  • Last comment 7 days ago ago by Mike P

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supermoto tyres

HiI have a Honda XR650R supermoto with a 3.5x17 front rim and 4.25x17 rear.Can you recommend a choice of tyres for the current British weather.Grip is more important than longevity, although at least 1500 miles out the rear would be nice.Regards Mark Peatfield 


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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

  • Created 10 September 2014 16:43 by msturzaker
  • Last comment 72 days ago ago by jaffa90

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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 ...

  • Created 02 September 2014 08:16 by Tulstyman
  • Last comment 80 days ago ago by bryfor59

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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 

  • Created 27 August 2014 18:57 by Ninja650
  • Last comment 86 days ago ago by jaffa90

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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.

  • Created 26 August 2014 00:49 by kram64

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I need a set of tyres for my ybr125 I need them tubeless. The sizes are 2.75-18 front and 90/90-18 Rear. I have seen two models online. Metzler me22 and the Michelin pilot street. I saw the pirelli city demon but I don't like the look of that tyre. Do they need a tube or I can fit them straight to tubeless rim.

I need a set of tyres for my ybr125 I need them tubeless.  The sizes are 2.75-18 front and 90/90-18 Rear. I have seen two models online. Metzler me22 and the Michelin pilot street. I saw the pirelli city demon but I don't like the look of that tyre. Do they need a tube or I can fit them straight to tubeless rim.

  • Created 13 August 2014 10:30 by dexterford
  • Last comment 100 days ago ago by jaffa90

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Correct Tyres For Rims

I have a classic Ducati 900 with rims of 2.15 x 18 front and 2.50 x 18 rear. The optimum tyres for these rims, according to the tyre companies are 90/90 x 18 front and 110/90 x 18 rear, BUT, all the tyre companies specifically recommend for this bike tyres of 100/90 x 18 front and 120/90 x 18 rear, which would probably result in a smaller contact patch than the smaller tyres. What gives?Colin

  • Created 11 June 2014 20:35 by duccman
  • Last comment 160 days ago ago by mirloXXbob

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Matching tyre

Got dunlop D204s on my 02 ZZR600 can I fit a D209 on the front as the rear has loads of life left in it.

  • Created 17 May 2014 14:59 by mfactor
  • Last comment 188 days ago ago by jaffa90


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