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PostSubject: New tires 2004   New tires 2004 I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 27, 2015 10:27 pm

Has any body had any reports on these tires I had hoops no like had Metzlers great ride poor miles. I thought I would try a set of Dunlops how about some feed back guys. Thanks Tony C. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New tires 2004   New tires 2004 I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 28, 2015 1:29 pm

Michelin Power Pure SC is my latest set=ok

Previous combo OEM IRC front (lasted over 25,000 miles) Michelin Power Pure (Rear went over 10,000 miles) =ok handling


If you do own tire work, Dennis Kirk has good price on Michelin in proper size and speed rating, otherwise I would only buy from dealer and let them mount and Balance.

Maxi-Scooter tires are not cheap.

Last: I use Ride On as balance aide. But have balance stand & weights.....Ride On is better and easier to use and does seal small hole/leak. not cheap @$15 a bottle

Next: my left over 2013, I plan to ride out to 50,000 miles----I will need 2 more new rear tires, going to try Kenda as I have had good luck with them on slow motorcycles.
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PostSubject: Re: New tires 2004   New tires 2004 I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 29, 2015 8:39 am

Also you might do a search. There is a ton of information on here regarding tires that might be helpful! Good luck.
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PostSubject: New tires, how long should they last?   New tires 2004 I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 29, 2015 6:07 pm

Hi, I mentioned yesterday that I will soon have to replace the " original" Michelin tires on my 2007 SW. Didn't ring true with me, so I had a closer look and found that the Michelin rear, which is bald now in the centre, is a 2010 and the Michelin front with 4mm left is a 2009. So they are obviously not the originals, but at 11000 km already gone throught two rear tires? Even if the previous owner was a speed demon, that seems excessive to me. I do accelerate fairly fast on take off, but have not been able to spin a wheel yet. I understand that the small scooter tyres wear fast, but that seems a poor mileage to me.
Have always loved the Michelins on my cars, but if they wear that fast I might have to look for a more durable brand.
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PostSubject: Re: New tires 2004   New tires 2004 I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 29, 2015 7:10 pm

Tony, my 2007 has the original IRC tires on it. I have over 12,000 miles on them and the rear tire will need replacing within the next 2,000 miles or so. I have a heavy throttle hand, and riding in city traffic I do heavy braking often. At least one of the people I ride with gets even more mileage out of a set tires than I do. I'm surprised Shocked  how few miles some people get out of a set.
I usually use Bridgestone Hoops or IRCs because that's what my local dealer has in stock.

gremlin, wow 11000 km is 6835.08 miles on two sets of tires.  Shocked I usually get twice that from a set of tires.
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PostSubject: Re: New tires 2004   New tires 2004 I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 30, 2015 1:15 am



gremlin, wow 11000 km is 6835.08 miles on two sets of tires.  Shocked I usually get twice that from a set of tires.[/quote]

I agree, and I cannot understand why. How can some riders get more than 3 times the mileage out of a drive tyre on a scooter? We have speed limits of 100km/h in most of Australia; and with the automatic drive you can't do wheelies as on a motorbike.
On a positive note; I have looked at prices for a Pirelli Diablo rear tyre on Ebay; and for the cheapest price I could find there my Honda dealer will supply, fit and balance for Aus $ 119.00 ( US $ 87.00), inclusive all the work to remove the rear wheel. :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: New tires 2004   New tires 2004 I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 30, 2015 3:55 pm

I hear a lot about how expensive stuff cost there but it looks like at least you got one heck of a deal on your Pirelli Diablo rear tyre. applause
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