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Offline TLPower

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2020, 18:40:26 »
That's very impressive for Roadsmarts. :thumb:
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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2020, 21:31:21 »
18,816 miles on these Dunlop Roadsmart 3s now... pics below.

I was going to fit them again however the local tyre shop doesn't have them in, though do have Roadtec 01s for £229 (loose wheels), or with Metzlers offer for fitting costs = £234 (ride in/out) or Michelin Road 5 trail £245 (ride in/out) bike with Michelin's offer. Dunlops would be  £239 loose/£274 on bike (they were £216 loose wheels in July 2017).

I think I may go for the Roadtecs and see how I get on...




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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2020, 05:28:55 »
 :bow-blue: 18.8k is excellent, my front lasted 7.5k, rear just over 5k. I replaced them with more of the same.
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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2020, 00:49:50 »
No one mentions the Metzeler Roadtec 01 as a suitable road tyre on the Vstrom which surprises me after the performance of my current set which replaced Michelin PR4s.

The rear has done 12,300 km and should make it to 14K at least with the front at 11,000 with expectations of 15K at least.
Truly excellent grip wet or dry and they will be replaced by the newly released upgraded version when required.

My friends Ducati ST4s has Michelin PR5s and their life has been short with the front especially bad.

I think I read somewhere that the Roadtec 01 are made in China, they are probably fine but I'd prefer a tyre made in Europe.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2020, 22:56:18 »
My new rear Roadtec 01 put on last week is stamped Made in Germany. The old one did 14880km just nudging the wear bars.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2020, 09:46:31 »
And the next one might well say somewhere else as the bigger producers will have multiple plants. The Pirellis on the KTM are Brazil front & Germany rear, and the Continentals that came off the TS are Korean.
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2020, 13:25:29 »
Was pleased to see the Avon Trailriders I fitted are made in the uk. They seem good to me.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2020, 14:48:48 »
I'm having Michelin 5GT's fitted next Monday( well liked on the Kwack forum) recommended by someone on here I will take advice from !!!!!     I believe they are the Road PR5 upgrade, bit pricey       I'm on 120/70 190/50  or they are made for the heavier bikes..  I get confused  :old: :old: anyway they are ordered..

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2020, 17:10:36 »
Don't forget to have 90 degree valves fitted at the same time. :thumb:
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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2020, 17:20:19 »
well reminded !!! I'd  :dl_ninite: :dl_ninite: since,,   thanks TLPower :thumb:

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2020, 19:18:13 »
Nearly came a cropper after fitting 90 degree valves... it certainly made inflation a much easier task. However the valves must have leaked after I discovered tyre pressure had fallen to 18psi during a 70 mile ride. I spoke to my local MB shop contact who fits tyres and he commented they should only be used for inflation and removed when completed. I may have not tighten them sufficiently in the first place or did something incorrectly but that was my experience of them. Stay safe.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2020, 19:39:53 »
Adamsale,, think we are talking two different things,, 90 degree metal fitments attached whilst you blow tyres up then should be removed and actual 90 degree valves fitted into the wheel ...

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2020, 22:27:52 »
Ah thanks for putting me right on that one. You live and learn👍

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2020, 23:18:56 »
Graham62 will be along soon to explain the dangers of leaving the 90% adapters on  :thumb: (Devon trip)
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