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46vale46

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46vale46 says:

Mixed make

I have an 08 Blade which had a new rear tyre fitted when I bought it, the front is the original Bridgestone but the rear is an Avon azaro ST46. I have no issue with the way it performs and I only intend to use it on the road, and hopefully I will get a few more miles from it than the original (1600miles!)

My only concern is the legality of it, although i'm sure its ok I thought I would ask. 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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:unsure:If their both radial and zzr rated,I can`t see a problem.:biggrin: 

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46vale46

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46vale46 says:

mixed make tyres

Jaffa90 the exact marking is Avon Azaro AV46ST 190/50/ZR17 and it has A-VBD))) on there as well haven't a clue what that means though!

I had a trawl around the net to find what bikes these were recommended for and they appear quite common on hedgeabuser's and blackbirds, so I guess the speed and weight rating shouldn't be a problem. Doesn't say radial on them though?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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Hello again vale,I was thinking of kawasaki`s when i stated ( zzr ),:lol: I mean zr and the r = radial. I can`t see a problem with your tyres,:biggrin:

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46vale46

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46vale46 says:

Thanks Jaffa

:smile:smile

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m1ks

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m1ks says:

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As Jaffa says, all fine.
Ask any tyre manufcaturer or seller and they'll say 'aaah no, you must run same front and back'
essentially it's generally a good idea to not mix brands at least and ideal to run same brand front and rear.
the mixed thing is related to upredictable handling but i've often used mixed front and rear because of costs at the time but will try to use same make front and rear when I can.
Unless you ride like a GP rider then it won't make much difference to you.

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46vale46

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46vale46 says:

thanks

That's as i thought, but its good to get confirmation from someone else.

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bonjolino

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bonjolino says:

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hi vale 46.

There are no legality issues regarding mixing tyres as long as they meet the bike manufacturer's spec: size & speed rating, exactly as it is with cars.

What is important is to keep to similar typre tyres front & back. I have mixed sport/sport-touring for fast road use without any issues

If you deviate from this (like putting a lower profile) then you could potentially come unstuck with any insurance claim; best to advise them before any mods.

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