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Author Topic: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.  (Read 609 times)

trimleyman

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tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« on: October 06, 2012, 09:17:11 PM »
Well having clocked more than 8400 miles now I see the front Avon speedmaster is down close to the 1mm min depth of tread and the rainy season is approaching. The rear sm mk2 is looking good for another 100k miles (barely worn). Any suggestions for a good replacement tyre change (front only and or both)? What seams to be the best all-round combination?
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Re: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 11:46:36 PM »
Both front and rear switch to AM26.   90/90 front 100/90 rear

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Re: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 12:06:14 AM »
many thanks will check them out .
Now 2011 Royal Enfield G5 and just added 2014 Continental GT
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Re: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 07:01:46 PM »
Dunlop K-70s work very well, too. Very sticky. And the price is right. Anything has to be an improvement on the SkidMasters.
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Re: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 09:16:17 PM »
Thanks , Barenekd,
Had K70s on a bike back in the '70s and was not overly impressed at the time, they were as hard as sm and speedmaster back in those days. Must be using a far better compound now. Have ordered a pair of am26 for now and will see how they perform on the ground-up surfaces they call pavement round the bay.
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Now 2011 Royal Enfield G5 and just added 2014 Continental GT
Then:-
1978 Ducati 900 GTES
1969 Ducati 350 Desmo Racer
1972 Mototrans Ducati 250 24 Horas
1965 Triumph Tiger Cub 200
1967 BSA Bantum

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Re: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 10:52:28 PM »
Well thanks for everyones help. AM26's as recommended by Ragmas arrived and were fitted last weekend. Having pinched one tube for the rear and replacing it all went well (not complaining , only the second tube I have pinched). Took it for a test ride on I880 which must rate as one of California's best ground-up freeways and the handling was much improved , no more wagging of the front end on every rut and seam. Actually inspires some confidence when driving among the coffins.
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1969 Ducati 350 Desmo Racer
1972 Mototrans Ducati 250 24 Horas
1965 Triumph Tiger Cub 200
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Re: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 11:08:46 PM »
Actually inspires some confidence when driving among the coffins.

That was the feeling I got when I first put them on.  A world of difference.

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Re: tyre change for 2011 G5 in California.
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 12:26:54 AM »
Had K70s on a bike back in the '70s and was not overly impressed at the time, they were as hard as sm and speedmaster back in those days.
New Dunlop K70's are actually really good....similar tread pattern as the 70s, but vastly improved ride and handling.....huge improvement over the Avons AM26s.
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