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Offline Tommo2

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #30 on: 19 October, 2020, 09:12:17 AM
Bridgestone's were the original fitment. They were ok, but I found the front was a bit vague. Changed to Michelin Pilot 4's, amazing grip feed back, wet or dry, excellent mileage, really suited the bike, and didn't square off like the Bridgestone's. I was nearer the edges of the tyre with the Pilot4's than the Bridgestone's without even trying.

Now have Pilot 2's, because Pilot 4's could not be sourced due to lockdown, could have had 5's but they were about £50 dearer. I thought I would try the Pilot 2's as there were good reports on the Forum. They are ok, but not as good as Pilot 4's. I find Pilot 2's very hard as well, I had to alter the rear suspension to a softer setting due to this. So I assume the sidewalls are not as flexible as the 4's. Next change will be 4's or even 5's if the price becomes sensible, which usually happens after a new model tyre is released.

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #31 on: 19 October, 2020, 01:22:40 PM
Just put another set of Bridgestone BT0-23's on, I ride in all weather and can't fault them, good price and I got over 8.5k from the old pair.  :001:

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #32 on: 24 October, 2020, 10:16:18 PM
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Trying out Avon Storm 3D, done 5000 miles so far on them and still lots of tread on them, very good in the wet. Since bike being new have had Michelin PR2s, PR3s, PR4s and Road 5s. I am going to stick with the Avon. :152:

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #33 on: 01 November, 2020, 08:18:48 PM
I have ridden all sorts of bikes over the years and find tyres are like oil  :015: :015: depends on what magazines you read and who your idol is !  Like i ride a ducati 916  just like carl fogarty so i use michelin rubber and castrol oil etc etc get my drift !!

Now lets get to the real world we dont all ride £20,000 bikes we don`t all earn £50k  some of us ride 20 year old bikes (probably better than the modern day power rangers) so we need 20 year old tyres that are suited to the bike !
Yes tyres are suited to bikes so putting modern day rubber on older bikes won`t necessercelary make it handle like a GP bike

So maxxis ST touring tyres are what i`m trying ??  yeah good enough for stalker walker   fitted and first ride in the wet to scrub in  hmmm well yeah a twitch here and there like all new rubber but then ang on a minute things are settling in yeah goes where i point it stops when i hit the brakes  let you all know how things progress :028:
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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #34 on: 02 November, 2020, 11:08:01 PM
Iíve just fitted Bridgestone bt023 due to the positive reviews these tyres get

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #35 on: 03 November, 2020, 07:19:31 AM
Just fitted a Bridgestone BT-023 to the front having covered 10,749 miles, in time for tomorrows MOT

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #36 on: 03 November, 2020, 07:21:43 PM
Put a rear PR 5  on my 2009 Biffa recently. Front PR 5 wlil be following soonest! Ed. :123:
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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #37 on: 09 November, 2020, 01:59:46 PM
Michelin Power 5. Like them.

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #38 on: 18 November, 2020, 11:32:38 AM
Currently on Avon Storm 3D XM's, had Bridgestone, Michelin and Metzler 01's before,. the Metzlers were better in pouring rain, but they tear when punctured due to the thin fast warming carcass, so I won't use those on the UK's debris covered roads. I see further up someone was considering the Trail-Riders, I've been thinking the same, as I already use those on a BMW GS.
Formerly an EMT (1), now a Superintendent, not that makes any difference, still just as crazy...
I ride for pleasure, commute mostly by PTW, do most of my own spannering.
Started to do my IAM, having done the RoSPA version years ago, seems I'm not fast enough, unlike the Chief Observer I'm not prepared to do 50+ in a 40 limit, so I've given it up as a bad job, 'too slow to pass, too old to care'!

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Re: Everyone - What Tyres do you have on your CBF1000
Reply #39 on: 20 February, 2021, 03:40:52 AM
Installed a set of Bridgestone T31s just before storing the bike for the winter. Haven't got enough kilometers on them to really get a feel for them just yet.

 


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