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View Poll Results: Which tyre is the best for grip and cornering?

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  • Michelin Pilot Road 3

    48 34.29%
  • Michelin Pilot Road 2

    17 12.14%
  • Z6 Interact

    4 2.86%
  • Z8 Interact

    11 7.86%
  • Pirelli Angel

    18 12.86%
  • BT - 023

    28 20.00%
  • AVON Ultra storm II

    1 0.71%
  • Other please state

    16 11.43%
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    Re: Which Tyre????

    So, what you're saying, Dan, is that you like the Metzelers?

    LOL!

    What 'model' tyre, so I know what to look for?

    Those blessed Shinkos aren't cheap either. ('bout $360 for a set)

    Any recommendations on retailer?

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Holy Crap I pay less than that for a set of Pilot Roads :/
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    Re: Which Tyre????

    Quote Originally Posted by Downs View Post
    Holy Crap I pay less than that for a set of Pilot Roads :/
    Alas yes, that's because you apparently live in the land of low fuel prices, and lower wages.

    Thus it doesn't cost much over there to make and/or ship.

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    Our fuel costs are lower cause we pay way lower taxes
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    2004 Yamaha FJR1300A (Totaled)
    2005 BMW R1150R (Traded)
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    2004 SV650 (ex-wife)
    2000 Suzuki Bandit 1200 (Sold)

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    Re: Which Tyre????

    Quote Originally Posted by mave2911 View Post
    So, what you're saying, Dan, is that you like the Metzelers?

    LOL!

    What 'model' tyre, so I know what to look for?

    Those blessed Shinkos aren't cheap either. ('bout $360 for a set)

    Any recommendations on retailer?

    Cheers,
    Rick
    I love them mate

    Im using the new Z8 Interact , which replaced the Z6 Inter (there are still some of these in stock around the place).. I cant vouch for any dealers in South Oz but you can find the local dealers here Metzeler Motorcycle Tyres (Aust) Pty Ltd or you can buy them from the place I get mine in QLD , they will ship interstate everyday Two Wheel Tyres - Motorcycles, Parts, Accessories, Servicing
    No longer a fan of the brand....


    Daniel
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    Re: Which Tyre????

    Quote Originally Posted by mave2911 View Post
    So, what you're saying, Dan, is that you like the Metzelers?

    LOL!

    What 'model' tyre, so I know what to look for?

    Those blessed Shinkos aren't cheap either. ('bout $360 for a set)

    Any recommendations on retailer?

    Cheers,
    Rick
    I've been running Z8's for a while now - they are friggin awesome.

    Come rain and shine, they stick to the road like glue.

    Metzler Z8s are fantbulous

    And Dan, he knows the love of a Z8
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    Re: Which Tyre????

    I've had 4 different tire brands on my bike. Now I ride fairly aggressively and longevity is not important to me.

    BT-020 original tires that came with bike. Lasted over 10,000km but but felt unstable

    Metzler M3 - great when they were new but the front started cupping after 5,000km. They did feel smooth with very good traction,

    Michelin 2CT - stick like glue. The only thing I didn't like was their tendancy to turn too quickly in corners. The turn in problem wasn't quite so pronounced after I had the front forks upgraded with intiminator valves.

    BT-016 - current tire and my favourite so far. Sticks as well as the 2CT and very smooth transition from side to side in the twisties. I've ridden to the edge of the tires (on a track) and felt very confident.

    Next will be pair of Dunlop Q2's.

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    Re: Which Tyre????

    I wonder if that's the old Two Wheel Tyres, formerly operated by Alec Speyers, that was in Yamanto?

    I used to go there in 1994 on my GT250X7. (Alec recommended Dunlop ArrowMax tyres for it)

    Gees, seems like an age ago.....

    (Alec was the ONLY bike tyre proprietor that buffed the mould shine off your new tyres, before you left the store)

    Ahh - the memories!

    LOL

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Re: Which Tyre????

    Quote Originally Posted by mave2911 View Post
    I wonder if that's the old Two Wheel Tyres, formerly operated by Alec Speyers, that was in Yamanto?

    I used to go there in 1994 on my GT250X7. (Alec recommended Dunlop ArrowMax tyres for it)

    Gees, seems like an age ago.....

    (Alec was the ONLY bike tyre proprietor that buffed the mould shine off your new tyres, before you left the store)

    Ahh - the memories!

    LOL

    Cheers,
    Rick
    Thats the same place , it has just moved to the other side of town into a bigger shed Alec no longer owns it though The bloke that owns it now (Dave) is an old customer of Alec's & he has returned it to the service that he used to know so well

    It is still the only shop that removes the mould shine off your tyres

    Its one of my regular haunts because he always has great specials on tyres & riding gear
    No longer a fan of the brand....


    Daniel
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    Re: Which Tyre????

    Quote Originally Posted by Humperdinkel View Post
    Alec no longer owns it though
    Before I moved up to Townsville in about 1996 or 1997, I remember seeing him and he saying he was thinking of selling. I had my Z750 twin by then.

    Dave is an old customer of Alec's & he has returned it to the service that he used to know so well
    That's good - I used to go and see Alec all the time. Top bloke, excellent service etc.

    You'll have to ask Dave for a price on the Z8s (120/70ZR17 & 180/55ZR17) for me please! (tell him I was a former customer of Alec's, it's a small world!)

    Its one of my regular haunts because he always has great specials on tyres & riding gear
    Well, I'm in the market for new riding gear (see what specials he's got on, ahem, larger pants)

    LOL!

    Cheers,
    Rick

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