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Old 04-03-06, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default Commuting Tyres

I need to get a new rear (and probably front too)

Just done 8,000 miles on the original D220s. Didn't think too bad of them - a little unnerving in the cold (a cold start in -5 Celsius is a bit scary)

I do 16,000 miles a year mainly motorway stuff and looking for a reasonable tyre to last around the 9,000 mile mark. Any ideas? The D220s squared off at about 5,500 and are knackered at 8,000 ml

I really need to squeeze a minimum of 8,000 miles out of a set of tyres to get the cost to where I want it.
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Old 04-03-06, 08:58 PM   #2
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Metzeler Z6 Road Tecs.


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Old 04-03-06, 09:07 PM   #3
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Metzeler Z6 Road Tecs.


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Have to agree, two bits of advice:-

1./ weekly check on tyre pressure
2./ don't really rag the tyres until they have some heat in them.

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Old 04-03-06, 09:13 PM   #4
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I don't think I rag the D220s until they are really warm - they just have no cold grip at all. I find they take a good 5+ miles to heat up, then they are fine (until they square off that is!)

Stopped at the lights the other day thinking about my really squared tyres and a guy on a CBR600 pulls up with the opposite problem - warn ALL the tred from the sides and little from the middle, perhaps tyre swap I thought!
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Old 09-03-06, 12:01 PM   #5
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Stopped at the lights the other day thinking about my really squared tyres and a guy on a CBR600 pulls up with the opposite problem - warn ALL the tred from the sides and little from the middle, perhaps tyre swap I thought!
Would it be Scoobs by any chance?
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Old 09-03-06, 02:59 PM   #6
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If you mianly ride on motorways, then no matter what tyre you chcuck on, they will square in around the same ammount of time.

Agree with the Metz's though
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Old 09-03-06, 04:40 PM   #7
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Stopped at the lights the other day thinking about my really squared tyres and a guy on a CBR600 pulls up with the opposite problem - warn ALL the tred from the sides and little from the middle, perhaps tyre swap I thought!


Would it be Scoobs by any chance?
I doubt it

Another vote for roadtecs - 3500 miles on my SV1000 on them so far, and the rear shows no real signs of any wear.
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Old 09-03-06, 07:02 PM   #8
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My D220's looked OK still at 5,000 miles, but then rapidly lost it through to 8,500 miles.

Z6's being fitted tomorrow morning
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Old 09-03-06, 09:30 PM   #9
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Z6's all the way, best thing i ever did was getting them put on,
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Z6's all the way, best thing i ever did was getting them put on,
Seconded - awesome rubber on the SV
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