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Old January 27th, 2015, 03:14 AM   #31
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I've switched to a bridgestone T30 tyre on the rear, seems pretty decent so far but its been very cold since it was fitted so not been able to push it too much yet.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 12:11 PM   #32
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I took my P3 to the edge before winter and still felt I hadn't found the limit. That was actually scarier than how the Scorpions let me know when I was getting too crazy.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 06:48 AM   #33
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Putting a wider tyre on the rear will certainly make turning in feel slower, this is why on the 916,996 most people went from the standard 190 to a 180 same as the 748.

I'd check with your insurance too, as it may make you insurance invalid??
Absolutely right about a larger rear tire slowing the turn-in. But if my insurance company objected to this minor change, I'd switch companies. How would this affect liability or loss from, say, theft? I guess things are different in the UK. Gatsos, long term bans for speeding, and MOT inspections...!
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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:07 AM   #34
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Putting a wider tyre on the rear will certainly make turning in feel slower, this is why on the 916,996 most people went from the standard 190 to a 180 same as the 748.

I'd check with your insurance too, as it may make you insurance invalid??
Insurance companies over here will do anything to get out of paying for a claim, the 190 tyre would be deemed as none original spec!!
You can fit different tyres, but changing the profile and therefore handling Characteristics they would argue.
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Old February 1st, 2015, 03:31 PM   #35
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Just put on a pair of Michelin Pilot Road 4
StefanR, are these the Trail 4s? If so how have you found them?
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 01:59 AM   #36
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Just put on a pair of Michelin Pilot Road 4
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StefanR, are these the Trail 4s? If so how have you found them?
I'd say by reading the post they are most likely the Road 4ss rather than the Trail 4s!
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 10:27 AM   #37
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Just passed 9200 miles on the factory tires. Will most likely to with Dunlop Roadsmart II. Had those on a 2001 Triumph Sprint ST and they worked very well. Since the Hyper is a lot lighter, I'm expecting a much longer tread life.

Question, for those of you who purchase tires online.

How confident are you with receiving a max two (2) year old from online purchase?
The sellers are guaranteeing max 2 years old or return free of charge. Not sure. Local pricing is outrageous.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 09:06 PM   #38
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I just picked up a set of Pirelli MT60R in our stock tire sizes.

Luckily the Scrambler was cause for Pirelli to make some new sizes for the MT60R, including the 180/55/17 for the rear. They already made the 120/70/17.

Look forward to using them for dual sport (ish) riding.

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Old March 3rd, 2015, 03:59 AM   #39
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I just picked up a set of Pirelli MT60R in our stock tire sizes.

Luckily the Scrambler was cause for Pirelli to make some new sizes for the MT60R, including the 180/55/17 for the rear. They already made the 120/70/17.

Look forward to using them for dual sport (ish) riding.
Interesting to see your thoughts.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 06:08 AM   #40
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Interesting to see your thoughts.
Yes, I too would love to hear some riding feedback on the new Pirelli's.
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