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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 11 days ago ago by jaffa90
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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

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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 42 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 50 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 56 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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Fireblade Tyre Advice: Commute All-Year, One Track Day & Alps Road Trip

Hi AllCan you please give me your thoughts on new rubber for my 2010 Fireblade?I commute 140 miles a week into central London, all year round except if there's heavy snow.I usually do one track day and go on a minimum three day road trip on the continent ...

  • Created 10 April 2013 14:48 by OrangeSpoon
  • Last comment 62 days ago ago by pacman1

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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 70 days ago ago by jaffa90

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Whitewalls for Triumph America

Hello Forum,Newbie here, so hi to everyone!I own a Triumph America and want to fit whitewall tyres.  The only whitewalls I can find are Avon Venoms.  My front tyre size is 110/80-18.  Trouble is Avon only make the Venom in 120/90-18.  My question is: would this slightly larger tyre be OK?If not, does anyone know of any other whitewalls in 110/80-18?Thanks very much for any advice.


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Speedmaster Tyres

Hi, I have a 2008 Triumph Speedmaster with Metzeler Lasertec tyres, the front tyre was replaced about 1500 miles ago but now the tyre has worn uneven and the steering wobbles at 40 mph, I have spoken to other Speedmaster / America owners with the stock Metzeler tyres and they have the same problem.Any ideas?Cheers, Kelvin

  • Created 14 October 2009 19:23 by kellyt
  • Last comment 72 days ago ago by congey2002


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