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Old 18-05-18, 03:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: AL7 tyre recommendations for large mileage?

One more vote for PR4s for commuting. I had an emergency braking situation in the wet and they proved that they are easily worth their premium.
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Old 18-05-18, 06:41 PM   #12
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Road 5's have replaced the PR4's. I've seen people rate PR3's higher than the PR4's too.

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Old 18-05-18, 07:33 PM   #13
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Last August I got a good deal on a pair of PR4 tyres from a well known specialist fitter in Aberdeen.
Ride in ride out, 230ish as far as I recall.
Pays to shop around the local guys as well as looking online.
The local guy fitted them cheaper than I could get them via the interweb.
Have been well pleased with the PR4s so far.
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Old 19-05-18, 09:11 AM   #14
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All of the above tyres are great recommendations but if you are strapped-for-cash and need some fresh rubber on the bike I can recommend,"Maxxis" budget tyres.They are nothing exceptional but have never let me down in Wet or Dry and about average mileage.

Reviews on here,

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/moto-tyre/maxxis-m6029

My SV came with Metzeler Z6 front and back but the front was past it's sell-by-date and had been squared off and after a few thousand miles I couldn't live it it so fitted a Maxxis 6029 to the front(55).Instant better cornering etc.

The rear Metzler is still doing a great job and plenty of tread but when it's time to replace I'll fit a Maxxis 6029 to the rear as well.

Tyre makers will tell you you shouldn't mix brands but I've never had any trouble so long as they play-nice with each other and you ride within their envelope but do prefer,"Matched" tyres.

I'm not a mad fast rider but I do ride,"Spirited" on the right roads.My,"Chicken-Strips" are 1" on the rear and around 3/4" on the front

I am fortunate inasmuch as my local Bike Mech does a Tyre change and balance for a tenner(Wheel off).I used to do my own but at that price I can't be bothered.

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Old 19-05-18, 09:45 AM   #15
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buy British, buy Avon Maxxis are Cheng Shin Rubber which doesn't sound too British.
Heh Heh.There aren't any,"British" tyres as we don't have,"Rubber Trees" here
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Heh Heh.There aren't any,"British" tyres as we don't have,"Rubber Trees" here
Germans and Italians don't have rubber trees either
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Germans and Italians don't have rubber trees either
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Ah no.
Although they are the last company making motorcycle tyres in Britain, Avon are owned by Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. of the USA.
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Ah no.
Although they are the last company making motorcycle tyres in Britain, Avon are owned by Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. of the USA.
They do make tyres here though and Cooper invested money in UK. Local jobs for local people.
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They do make tyres here though and Cooper invested money in UK. Local jobs for local people.
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