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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2018, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Any Consensus on new tyres ?

Done less than 4000 mls on my stock Dunflops and very close to the limit of wear already.
Really donít like them as they follow every groove in the road surface and the bike wobbles when I cross the central white line in the road.
Canít decide which to buy next .Obviously want better mileage but also want to avoid the groove following and be decent in the wet. Ok I am asking a lot but maybe itís possible.
So I would like to hear what people are using and are happy with , and see if any one tyre stands out.
What have you got and are they good or bad ?
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Yes, when wears out, those Dunlops do such things (I'm on third bike with those tires- two Yamaha Virago 250 and now Rebel, well over 70000kms in total!). When new, they're very nice, but after 5000kms or so slowly become complete different animals. I'm now on Michelins and will see if they will approve price difference vs handling and longevity.
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I fit Bridgestone tyres on all my bikes . The softest ones I can get .Am only after good grip in wet and great handling in dry . And I replace them when 6 years old and usually plenty of tread left and still grip well
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I have about 500 miles on my new Michelin Commander II tires and I am satisfied with them.

I noticed for the first couple days the foot print is larger than the Dunflops. After a couple of days I was used to it.

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Six years. Soft rubber. Tread left. I'm going to take a guess that you don't commute!
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I fit Bridgestone tyres on all my bikes . The softest ones I can get .Am only after good grip in wet and great handling in dry . And I replace them when 6 years old and usually plenty of tread left and still grip well
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I have about 500 miles on my new Michelin Commander II tires and I am satisfied with them.
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Me, 3000kms and counting, they're doing good on dry and reasonably good in wet, so far good on me
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Another thumbs up for the Commander 2ís.

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I'm on Shinko 777s. Softer than the Dunlops and grippier. I'm happy with the handling and ride. I know they probably won't last as long as the Dunlops but they're a little less expensive and it's a trade I'm willing to make to have tyres that hold on. Oh, and they don't follow lines/cracks in the road.
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[QUOTE=Shanfara;133233]Six years. Soft rubber. Tread left. I'm going to take a guess that you don't commute!

I do between 15,000 to 20,000 kl on them before I change them
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How good in the wet RupertC
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