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Offline bougy

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New Tyres
« on: March 30, 2014, 02:47:00 PM »
Any of you guys fitted new tyres yet?

I was eyeing up some Michelin Pilot Road 4s but it looks like they don't make them in 140/70 for the rear :230:. They do make them in 150/70 though, I'm not too familiar with how tyre sizes work but would these fit on the Inazuma?

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Re: New Tyres
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 03:04:07 PM »
With a quick search it is difficult to find the size of the zuma :084:
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Re: New Tyres
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 03:20:05 PM »
I found this in the service manual.

Front tire size .......................................................................... 110/80-17 M/C 57H, tubeless
Rear tire size........................................................................... 140/70-17 M/C 66H, tubeless

Offline cgblueman

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Re: New Tyres
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 03:58:47 PM »
I have heard that Metzeler are one of the best for motorycle tyres. Although they are expensive I have heard very many positive reviews. Search on their site and it will tell you which tyres match.
You can find dealers for your relevant country.

https://www.metzeler.com/site/com/

Any of you more experienced bikers have any particular experience with Metzeler?

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Re: New Tyres
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 04:16:28 PM »
Yes I only use Metzeler tyres, have used them for years have never had any problems and will be using them on Moist when the time comes.
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Re: New Tyres
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 04:46:07 PM »
Looks like the stock rear tyre size is a bit awkward and the higher end tyres I've looked at don't come in it's size.  I'll ask at my local tyre shop next time I pass to see how well a 150/70 would fit on the rim, there shouldn't be any clearance issues with the swing arm or chain.

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Re: New Tyres
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014, 04:55:47 PM »
tbh, there are more opinions than tyre manufacturers, but if you can, I'd stick with the standard profile

Never tried Metzelers, but I have used Dunlop's, Bridgestone's, Avon's, Michelin's, over the years

None make bad tyres these days.
Plenty of tread left on mine, I won't be changing till I need to

Just doing a quick internet search, Avon Roadriders look to be a reasonably priced option :

140/70V17 Roadrider AM26 Rear Avon Motorcycle Tyre. Avon ...£77.99.

110/80V17 Roadrider AM26 Front Avon Motorcycle Tyre. Avon AM26 ...£64.99.


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