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Author Topic: Tyres - availability & experiences  (Read 14761 times)

GlennF

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2011, 10:51:08 PM »
Another 19" tyre for the list ...

KENDA K268F STANDARD STREET in 3.50/19 and 3.25/19
http://www.motosportxperts.com/kenda-k268f-standard-street-p-869.html

absolutely no idea what they are like.

The other tire worth considering is the Avon 100/90H19 Super Venom AM18 which I believe is no longer made but you can occasionally track down left over NOS stock.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2011, 01:46:10 AM »
In terms of tires with a bit more off road capability:

Shinko SR241 Front/Rear Dual Sport 3.50/19"

It uses same tread as the old Dunlop Trials Universal. Unfortunately does not come in 3.25 for the front.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2011, 04:31:54 AM »
I just ordered the k70 3.50 x 19 front and rear for my G5.  I like the look of the bigger tire on the front and the convenience of running the same tire all around. I figure if I don't like it I can swap the front for the stock 3.25 and save the 3.50 as a spare for when the rear wears out.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2011, 04:50:28 AM »
I just ordered the k70 3.50 x 19 front and rear for my G5.  I like the look of the bigger tire on the front and the convenience of running the same tire all around. I figure if I don't like it I can swap the front for the stock 3.25 and save the 3.50 as a spare for when the rear wears out.

I wish you could have seen the 4.00 on the rear of my bike. It is taller but no wider than the 110 Avon I took off.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2011, 05:43:58 AM »
Another alternative for front rubber:

IRC GS11 available in 3.25/19 and 3.50/19


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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2011, 06:56:39 PM »
I had the gs11s on my 1970 BMW r75/5. Cheap, average wear, average grip, followed rain grooves. Fairly ho-hum but economical and serviceable.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2011, 11:04:14 PM »
I do like the rounder profile and tread pattern. Kinda retro fer the Enfield.
when you say average wear; is like the 4,000 miles that the K-70 is given
or better?

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2011, 12:51:05 AM »
Probably about the same as the K70s or a bit better.  I only had the bike for another 1000 miles after I switched to the IRCs but in that time I'd say they probably wore about 1/6th of the tread. Sorry about the vague info.  ::)

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2011, 10:31:50 PM »
More Road tires:

Cheng Shin.
Seems Cheng Shin make a 3.50-19 .

MRF.
The Indian forums regularly recommend the MRF 3.50-19 57P Nylogrip Plus however not sure if they are available or approved outside India.

Offroad:

Enduro/Duro
This tire appears on German sites ... DURO HF-311 Enduro 3.50 - 19 4PR

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2011, 01:55:13 PM »
Just want to add that I have a few hundred miles one the K70s now and am pleased enough,no bad habits.Do notice rain grooves but can now put up with them for the most part,26-28 psi.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2011, 04:56:14 PM »
I've had the K70s on my G5 for about 1000 miles now and have started to push them a bit. They are everything I could've asked for in a tire. They are very neutral and precise steering. They stick very well. They handle well in the dirt. They don't push the front end like the Avons did. Frankly, I think the Avons that come on the G5 are garbage.
I don't notice the rain grooves, but my front tire pressure is a bit lower (24 psi ) than Single's. 
They are my choice for a tire. they have given me confidence in the Bullet that I never had with the Avons. They may not last as long as some of the others, but my experience with some of the Cheng Shins and such would not cause me to buy them. They are too hard and and don't stick particularly well. Granted most of you guys don't appear to ride like I do, so it may not make a difference to you, but I prefer performance to long mileage. Ya know the old adage, How fast do you want to go? How much money do you have? Fortunately though, the K70's are a steal.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2011, 01:21:18 AM »
I've had the K70s on my G5 for about 1000 miles now and have started to push them a bit. They are everything I could've asked for in a tire. They are very neutral and precise steering. They stick very well. They handle well in the dirt. They don't push the front end like the Avons did. Frankly, I think the Avons that come on the G5 are garbage.
I don't notice the rain grooves, but my front tire pressure is a bit lower (24 psi ) than Single's. 
They are my choice for a tire. they have given me confidence in the Bullet that I never had with the Avons. They may not last as long as some of the others, but my experience with some of the Cheng Shins and such would not cause me to buy them. They are too hard and and don't stick particularly well. Granted most of you guys don't appear to ride like I do, so it may not make a difference to you, but I prefer performance to long mileage. Ya know the old adage, How fast do you want to go? How much money do you have? Fortunately though, the K70's are a steal.
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You are using 3.25 front and 3.50 rear ?

How is the rear going with regard to wear ? I have heard stories of K70 rears needing replacing after less than 2000 miles.

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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2011, 04:04:11 PM »
I've had the K70s on my G5 for about 1000 miles now and have started to push them a bit. They are everything I could've asked for in a tire. They are very neutral and precise steering. They stick very well.

So you find these tires to be super sticky on the pavement?  Are these the tires for knee dropping (or my best impression of it)?  I'll probably never see a lick of dirt, but I want something that will make me confident to tear up on/off ramps.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2011, 05:27:46 PM »
3.25 front, 3.50 rear.
They stick quite well, but I'm not ready to put them up against 190 sized Superbike tires. I used to drag my knees with those, I don't quite think K70s will do that. I never saw Surtees or Hailwood do it, either! We just don't have the surface area here. I was riding pretty hard Sunday in the mountains and they didn't slip.
No particularly discernible wear yet. I expect to get at least 4000 miles out out them. I'm fairly easy on tires generally, but I can get ripping in the mountains, but to look at the percentage of my riding there the tires usually last me awhile. My Superbike tires would usually give me about 5000 miles. I know some guys who could burn up a set of tires in a couple of thousand miles. I didn't ride with them. They were obviously nuttier than I. But they lived in one section of mountain road and that was their racetrack. They spent every weekend running up and down the same section of road and knew it intimately. I spread myself out all over SoCal from Julian to Santa Maria. Even throwing in some track days, I never really spent enough time at any of the tracks ever to feel 100 percent confident through every corner.
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Re: Tyres - availability & experiences
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2011, 09:11:03 PM »
I just got about 150 miles on the k70 3.50 front and rear on my G5.  Rode dry pavement, dirt, gravel, and some slightly technical rocky stuff and they exceeded my expectations.  The steering is maybe just a tad heavier with the 3.50 k70s than the 3.25 speedmasters but the k70s are way more grippy and the steering is still neutral.  They are very stable at freeway speeds and don't seem to "push" like the Avons wanted to.  The k70s don't get as squirrelly on the rain groves as the IRC GP11s did on my BMW but squirm a bit. I'm running 24psi front and 28psi rear.
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