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New shoes!
« on: 23 February 2019, 03:47:00 PM »
Hi all,


I find myself needing a new pair of tyres after only around 6000 miles, pretty pissed off! they are the BT016 and i have been doing a fair bit of motorway travelling the last thousand miles or so.


I was wondering if any of you lovely foccers had any advice on which tyres to go for next. Something with a hard middle compound and soft sides for all the cornering i so love to do.


I hear Michelin tyres are a good recomendation???


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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #1 on: 23 February 2019, 05:27:22 PM »
Angel st are damn good. My wingman has run em on a tuono factory that he rides pretty quickly on the road. Good wear and excellent grip all year round.


And 6k for a rear sporty tyre is pretty respectable if you ask me!
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« Reply #2 on: 23 February 2019, 05:36:17 PM »
Michelin pilot road 4 are a good all rounder but if it's corners you live for the pilot power 3 are streets ahead of anything else out there.
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« Reply #3 on: 23 February 2019, 07:24:00 PM »
Angel st are damn good. My wingman has run em on a tuono factory that he rides pretty quickly on the road. Good wear and excellent grip all year round.


And 6k for a rear sporty tyre is pretty respectable if you ask me!


Had t30 evo and angel st on my mt09. T30 were decent but shedded to bits and I only got 1800 ish miles out the rear. St were very sticky in wet and decent mileage. Just got my fzs1000 and they have a set of nearly new angel gt on. These are fantastic also. Been raping it in these greasy conditions last couple of weeks and I cannot fault them. I will be going angel gt next time as well
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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #4 on: 23 February 2019, 08:40:40 PM »
Yep, I’ll be getting a set of Angels on the thou next.


Whatever you do, do not get Avon Storm XD on a thou, they’re not very well suited to the big bike! They work well on others, but didn’t work well for me on the big Fazer
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« Reply #5 on: 23 February 2019, 08:51:06 PM »
Storm 3D xm were awful on the 800 too.
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« Reply #6 on: 24 February 2019, 09:24:51 PM »
ditto my cb1300..

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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #7 on: 14 March 2019, 05:19:28 PM »

Michelin PR3s are a good match for the FZS600. They’re lighter, which means the steering feels different if you’re used to Bridgestones.
There is anecdotal evidence that the Michelins are more prone to punctures as the kevlar cords are not as good at deflecting nails.

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« Reply #8 on: 14 March 2019, 06:43:43 PM »
I only get 3000 out of my 016s but I would t use anything else. At £140 a pair I still think they are good value,utterly superb tyre in all conditions

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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #9 on: 14 March 2019, 07:35:52 PM »
From the 150 miles or so I've done on my first pair of BT 016's, I have to agree with Ogri.
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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #10 on: 14 March 2019, 07:40:44 PM »
I only get 3000 out of my 016s but I would t use anything else. At £140 a pair I still think they are good value,utterly superb tyre in all conditions







£140 a pair!! was that in an offer?
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« Reply #11 on: 14 March 2019, 07:43:53 PM »
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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #12 on: 15 March 2019, 02:19:23 PM »

Road pilots --best for your bike.


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« Reply #13 on: 17 March 2019, 08:07:37 AM »

Road pilots --best for your bike.


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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #14 on: 17 March 2019, 12:30:16 PM »
I had PR4s for the last two sets of boots but changed to BT016s on Ogri's advice.
PR4s were a great tyre, long lasting and good in the wet, but I hardly ever ride in the wet and the 016s are in a different class regarding grip & feel.
But they would be I guess as they are a sport tyre.


If I take up more serious touring in the future I would be happy to go back to PR4s but, for now, 016s give more fun  :D
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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #15 on: 17 March 2019, 12:53:15 PM »
I went for a set of Metzeler M7 RR last year but are not touring long lasting tyres but I don't do a lot of miles per year or commute.   
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« Reply #16 on: 17 March 2019, 01:21:47 PM »
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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #17 on: 17 March 2019, 11:55:09 PM »
Another vote for Michelin PRs, especially if you're doing motorways. You should double or treble the mileage.
Your profile doesn't show which Fazer you've got, but if it's a FZS600, the PR4 doesn't come in the front tyre size, but the PR3 does. Mixing PR3 front and PR4 back works well.

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« Reply #18 on: 19 March 2019, 11:12:02 AM »
Had some PRs fitted a couple of weeks ago, they seem to suit the bike really well compared to the dunlops i had on before.

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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #19 on: 31 March 2019, 08:24:43 AM »
I need a new pirelli for the rear of my Fz1
Which is better for face paced, Short trips in all weather riding? the Angel ST or GT?

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Re: New shoes!
« Reply #20 on: 31 March 2019, 11:13:24 AM »
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I find myself needing a new pair of tyres after only around 6000 miles, pretty pissed off! they are the BT016
That's a lot of miles out of a sports tyre.  I can just squeeze 6000 miles out of the harder PR3's.
So yeah if you want more miles from yer tyre use a sports touring tyre rather than the sprots tyres you are using.

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« Reply #21 on: 31 March 2019, 03:38:40 PM »
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I find myself needing a new pair of tyres after only around 6000 miles, pretty pissed off! they are the BT016
That's a lot of miles out of a sports tyre.  I can just squeeze 6000 miles out of the harder PR3's.
So yeah if you want more miles from yer tyre use a sports touring tyre rather than the sprots tyres you are using.





That don't sound to bad 6000miles,when I used to tour on a Honda Pan 1300 we used to be pleased if we got that,you'd get it out of a front but after 5ish you'd be looking to change a rear,always squared off with motorways,then again 2up on a Pan is really going to test a rear,these were the old Bridgestone 020's,I don't know about more modern stuff because I stopped touring 5years ago,but I wouldn't have thought you'd get much more than 6 out of even a sports touring tyre would you ?
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