Touring tyres


Got any tips on touring or looking for advice for upcoming trips

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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:19 pm

Touring tyres

Any recommends on some touring tyres? going over to France next year round trip of about 3000 miles, only ever bought sticky gone in less than 1000 miles tyres before and i know fook all about touring tyres, ideally looking for something that will last the trip but will also give enough grip and confidence to have a bit of fun.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:39 pm

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Dunlop sportsmax roadsmarts mate !! Good for a few thousand miles, and work from cold, don't square to quickly either !!!

There is a review somewhere on mcn website.... Can't find it for ya am at work no Internet :pc:

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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:52 pm

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My mate used racetecs and had loads of fun and surprising amount of mileage.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:56 pm

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Think it depends on how you ride, how long tyres last, used Bridgestone,maxxis,pirelli and Michelin and rarely get more than 1000-1200 out of a rear, so risking using a sport orientated tryre is out, deffo needs to be a tyre aimed at touring as i dont want to be looking for a new tyre whilst in France.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:02 pm

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Image .... Just an idea... This way you could carry some nice soft, grippy rubber... :D

Sorry Nick, couldn't resist...

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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:12 pm

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Cheers Kev LoL
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:37 pm

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you do go through them rear tires :lol:
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:24 pm

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Carlos wrote:you do go through them rear tires :lol:

But having said that if your touring you wont be doing as much scratching? and giving the rear an easier time, maybe?
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:42 pm

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^^^But probably 2-up and luggage, tyres will square off faster, and that equals fucked tyres.

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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:46 pm

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Avon Storm 2 Ultras last well on the Busa. Pilot Road 3s are supposed to last.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:52 pm

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Maxxis diamonds are supposed to be good wearing tyres, I believe Charlie works for them, so give him a shout!
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:56 pm

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I've always liked that pic of Nick Saunders... what an adventurer.

Pirelli strada's make a decent touring tyre OP.
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Post Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:52 pm

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Go Dunlop dude !!!!!


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Post Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:21 am

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Second that! I managed to squeeze 12000 miles on the rear and 9000 on the front - Dunlop Sportmax - admittedly yes I had them on the RS125 so was a light bike but still high mileage, great in the wet, even better in the dry, highly recommend.


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Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:52 pm

Re: Touring tyres

Nix wrote:Any recommends on some touring tyres? going over to France next year round trip of about 3000 miles, only ever bought sticky gone in less than 1000 miles tyres before and i know fook all about touring tyres, ideally looking for something that will last the trip but will also give enough grip and confidence to have a bit of fun.


Avon Storm Ultra's, absolutely blinding tyres.
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