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Offline Iceman247

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Tyres for DL 1000
« on: October 27, 2018, 08:16:05 »
Tyres for DL 1000 just about to replace Tyres are looking for recommendations for what tyre and a good place to get them replaced I live near Port Talbot in Wales, 70% road use.

Thanks all
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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 08:47:55 »
Have a nose through the Tyre section further down the forum menu in Oily Rag. That should give you some info/ideas........
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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 08:48:41 »
Had 3 sets of Annakee3 on two storms now and will soon fit another set soon. Coping well with unpaved roads and wearing well with over 10k on current set

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 11:57:54 »
Annakee 2 for me.  :thumb:
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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 21:58:16 »
Oh god not another tyre thread...

80/20 road/off road - or at least looks offroad. won't get you very far in the ruff stuff:
Anakee 2 or 3
Tourance (original not exp or next)

Pure road:
Road 5 trail
A40/41 adventure

Take your pick. Any of the above options are accepted good fitments for the Stroms. Anything other than the above starts to get into niche options or personal preferance away from the norm.  :shrug:




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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 21:40:16 »
Our persistent quoter must be near his quote quota by now.....

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 06:46:12 »
He's been had, I did wonder how long it would take. Do you think they smell a multi quote like a sharks smells a drop of blood?
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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018, 19:26:36 »
Road 5 trail, cope well with green laning too, great grip on the road, wet or dry.

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 19:45:47 »
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Hello need some advice, I use my DL1000 every day on motorway to work and want some advice for best high mileage road styled tyres. I had same style Bridgestone tyres replaced every year and get about 8500 miles out of them but feel they don't let me really push the bike on bends. Any suggestions?

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 19:47:47 »
Road 5 trail, cope well with green laning too, great grip on the road, wet or dry.

how well do they last- resist squaring off?

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 14:37:51 »
The trail on the front is good  on the rear they wear faster than the road version, I'm referring to 4's, but don't imagine the 5's will be much different.

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 11:46:46 »
Their not Wurzel! My rear pr5 will be lucky to see 4k, the sides wear like mad, back to adventure style tyres for me next time.

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 11:33:40 »
how well do they last- resist squaring off?

They are not squaring off that bad but then I'm riding a 650, 6k miles now and looks like they should last another few thousand no problem.

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2018, 10:16:49 »
Porter, that is weird. My PR 4 Trail rear already reach 10k and I still have over 1mm thread left.
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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2018, 18:57:18 »
Not DL1000 really,but DL650,they both have tyres.Not many agree with me,but I really recommend Tourance Next tyres.I am on my third set now and just cannot fault them.Great all round handling and totally brill in the wet.It rained every day last June in Spain.Not even a whisper of a slip and the N260 (where our hotel was situated) is MEGA twisty.They square off on long distance touring,but I don?t know of a bike tyre that doesn?t.The only downside is that they are more expensive that the more popular makes.Just my two pence worth.I do prefer a tyre I can trust and which gives confidence,if it costs a few quid more,what?s a few quid compared with feeling uncomfortable in the rain.

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2018, 21:32:08 »
Ianmc this forum always gets a little weird all year round  :thumb:
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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2018, 07:08:14 »
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And that's what we like about it!

There has to be a reason I've stuck around 4 years  :shock: after selling my :-Strom- or everyone is too polite to tell me to sod off  :shrug:

As far as tyres go on hefty bikes with a bit of torque, The Anakee 2 were exelent on my 650 and a few friends with 15 plate DL1000's highly rate the Anakee 3's though I've never used the 3's.
Personaly the Anakee 2 or Tourance (original) would be my choice for the crap roads covered in mud and a little garvel I tend to ride in summer months.
Winter riding the same roads means something a little more knobbly just incase as I tend to be billy no mates and don't fancy getting stuck.
If I wanted a pure road tyre with good handling, good lifespan and high levels of grips I'd be looking at the Bridgestone A40/41.
Tyres is a personal chioce and others on her will atest, what's right for one person won't be right for the next.

The K60/E-07+ combo I have is not going to work for 95% of riders out there, but it works for me. It's about what works for you on your bike.
Eg Anakee2 on my DL650 was exelent, but Anakee 2's on the Varadero didn't inspire the came confidence in the feel of the front wheel but I would fit them again:shrug:

Most of the new tyres are all made to such high standards you're not likely to find a bad quality one, but you may find one you don't gel with.
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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2018, 12:23:23 »
The pilot road 4 (non trail) lasted me 5k and was replaced with a 5(non trail also).  It's wearing fast,  it'll do 4k maybe 4.5k. I must be turning that wee thing in my righthand to much! Might try the Met tourance next or anakee 3's next to see if I can get more miles. Did try the A40's twice and though I did get 6.5k out of the rears I never liked them, side walls to hard giving a harsh ride.

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Re: Tyres for DL 1000
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2018, 12:53:40 »
I like a stiff sidewall  :shy:




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