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PostSubject: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2019 1:53 pm

Hi Guys,

Just looking for any tips on tyres. I’ve got the Bridgestone hoop tyre on the back and it’s in need of a change.

The cheapest ‘big brand’ I’ve found it the Avon viper.

Any input would be appreciated.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2019 4:28 pm

You'll get a lot of different views on this one but here's my tuppence worth.

I've stuck with the hoops back and front and they've served me well in all riding conditions, solo and pillion, in the last three years. I'm sure the more experienced riders here can offer more detailed advice if you need it. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2019 5:21 pm

Based on well over 90,000 SilverWing miles with 2 new SilverWings----Michelin Power Pure SC, worked best for me as the wear ROUND.

Hoops never worked well for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2019 6:14 pm

New Bridgestone Hoops were a transforming improvement on the ride and handling of my Silverwing over the previous IRCs (?). They seem to be lasting ok, but I don't do the sort of mileages that John G does. I've confidently had the bike leaned over far enough to ground the stand (left) and fairing (right), and I'm a scaredy cat rider.

Perhaps the previous tyres were simply hardened with age - the bike was about 6 or 7 years old and 6,000 miles when I got it.

I'd happily have the Hoops again, but I don't have the experience to say something else wouldn't be better.
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2019 8:27 pm

Almost any new tire will feel great compared to a used tire.
Front IRC gets noisy in turns but they wear well. Mich.Power Pure likes to follow road grooves and do strange things on some road surfaces. MY opinion.

I'm liking the newer Pirelli tires mounted now. Diablo Rosso rear dual compound . Center is a longer lasting compound and sides are softer. Tire lasts longer center is harder sides are softer for grip.

Never tried a Hoop but use Bridgestone tires on another bike and they are also good tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2019 6:56 am

Ditto Seadog. john grinsell has a point regarding the Hoop tyre wear. It does seem to wear out along the middle while the edges always look rather unworn, despite my attempts to wear them out! But for the price they serve me well
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2019 9:16 am

Thanks for your input everyone.

The hoop on mine has done exactly that, just worn down the centre. I mean I’ve only had the bike 4 months so can’t comment on the tyre really as if need to see the lifespan and so on.

I’ve got for the Avon Viper. Mainly as I’ve got Avon’s on my car with no complaints and they were a decent price also.

Thanks again for the input

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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 16, 2019 3:37 pm

The Vipers are supposed to be OK, I love the City Grips on the back and make the ride very comfy and wear very evenly etc and do about 5K. ( Hoops about 8 I believe ).

I personally find the Diablo Rosso`s a bit hard, but not tried the Angel yet ?

Hope the Avon is good for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 11, 2019 9:49 am

Still on the fence with the Dunlops, they grip well, but as I'm used to riding on Radials I don't yet trust them. And it will soon be winter too. And my foot is broken...
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 11, 2019 2:29 pm

I'm finding my Michelin City Grip on the back are wearing very well after 2000+ miles. The tire has Ride On added instead of weights and ride very smooth at 70-80 mph.
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Sad but Michelin City Grip is not available in proper front size for SilverWing. They work ok. I have one mounted on my Kymco XTown 2019 300I ABS rear---performance is fine, but when it and OEM front wear out, will replace with matched Pair Michelin Power Pure SC.....had good luck with them on SilverWings.….and they wear ROUND!
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2019 9:57 pm

One thing to consider about the Diablo Rosso is that being dual compound they may not be ideal for riders who are aggressive in the corners.

My last tire choice was the Rosso, and while the rear wear was fine, the front had lots of edge wear. The profile had become almost triangular.

You could see the division between the two different rubber compounds and the handling became quite bizarre, even worse than Power Pure front on snakes and stripes.

Probably great for touring where your highway/twisty ratio is 80:20 or better.

Currently I'm on yet another set of City Grips, and after 4 sets of them, five sets of Power Pure and a couple sets of Shinkos...and over 80,000 SW miles in the last 4 years I still see no detrimental handling from the 70 aspect ratio front.

However, next time I'm giving the "regular" Diablos a go.
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2019 10:32 pm

I have stuck with IRC's on my 2012. Not the best handling I suppose but they wear like iron. Also if $$$ is important, your Honda dealer can order them in as OEM tires and the prices are incredible. My last rear one, bought that way was less than $90.00 INSTALLED!
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PostSubject: Re: Any help on tyres    Any help on tyres  I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 13, 2019 2:10 pm

I agree with Glenn. My IRC original tires went to 15k. As a matter of fact I still have the original front tire at 16k and will possibly go another 2k. New replacement front tie waiting in storage.
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