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Tyres What are the best road handleing and braking tyres for the front and rear of a 1998 Softail Custom..many thanks

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Hi .... Tyres are one of those things that every rider you speak to will have a different favorite. Depending on your riding style try Avon Super Venoms, Avon RoadRider or a dual compound rear like a Bridgestone BT45 ............... Let us know how you get on.

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I have a 2003 yamaha ttr 125 i need to know the tire pressure for the front and back stock tires


Depends on how it's loaded and what you are using it for, on or off road and what tyres you have
As a rough guide
On road psi
F= 25-29 ( higher for more load)
R= 29-32 ( higher for more load)

Off road opinions vary according to who you believe
front and rear anywhere between 14 to 25, depends how it handles on the terrain you are on.
Caveat, I don't have a manual, I would double check with a tyre fitter to be sure

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Front tyre continuously having flat tyres? After 2 or 3 hours driving appears to brake the stem of valve ? Happened 5 days in a row? Thanks


If you are using it for its' designed purpose, then this is going to happen. Off road riding has its' drawbacks, and you have found one of them. This is why most off road riders use tubed tyres and bolted tyres (to the wheel). You may need to adjust the tyre pressure to stop the tube creeping in the tyre. It will be trial and error to get the pressure right for your style of riding.

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I have a Yamaha 900 TDM 2002, it requires a pair of new tyres. Question 1. Can you recomend what will be the best tyre to have fitted, and what pressure would be required for two up touring with luggage ....


Hi, I bought a new TDM 900 in 2005 and it was furnished with front and rear Mezzler Tyres. After a heap of kilometers the tyres turned to a hexagonal shape and I had to change both tyres for my summer tour, last July. I changed thye tyres in May, with another set of Mezzlers, and when I returned home after 2700kms ride, I discovered that the rear tyre is back to a hexagonal shape and the non slip grooves almost vanished. I would not dare purchase Mezzler tyres in the future. I think Michelin tyres would be my next choice.

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Tyre pressures


hi,general rule of thumb for most big road bikes is 34psi rear and 32psi front,generally if pressures are to low the outside edges will wear and it will handle like an old horse and cart,if the pressures are to high,the centres of the tyres will wear really bad,and it will feel very skittery on the road due to the low contact area...hope this helps...cheers ian

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Steering problem GSXR600 SRAD


A couple of things... are the tyres matched? You said you have changed the rear and the front is worn - this will definitely have an effect on handling, as will tyre pressures. The correct sizes for your tyres are: Front 120/70 ZR-17, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
You should ALWAYS use matched tyres - even differences between models in the same brand will be different and you shouldn't mix and match unless you are an expert - and I mean a real expert - pro racer or similar.
Tyre pressures for your bike are : 36psi front and rear. Unless your tyre manufacturer says different, use that figure. Unless all those things are right, you can't begin to diagnose handling issues.
Good luck!

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Diferent size tyres front and back is this normal?


That is normal, most motorcycles run different size front and rear tyres. My BMW has a 21" in the front and a 17" in the rear. The tyre you buy should match your riding style. Don't get a race tyre if all you do is communting, the tyre will wear out too quickly. Expect to pay $150 or so for a rear tyre, perhaps a little less for the front. Mounting & balancing is normally $20-$50 per tyre. Many shops will not mount a tyre you bought somewhere else, keep that in mind if you order tyres from the internet.

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My bike is has just done over 4000 miles and due a service. however, i am getting a slight wobble from the front and rear wheels. what could be causing this?


what tyres are you running ? do you do lots of commuter miles or is the bike used for fun ? id hazard a guess that the tyres ae past there best and either stepped or feathered ,run your hand across the tyre from side to side is there a flat spot ? or does it feel like it is stepped if you start at the centre of the tread and run your hand to the side of the tyre .. a new set of tyres should have your bike back and handling at its best , you will be amazed what a difference it will make .
hope this is of help
kind regards
bert31000

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Tyre choice


I found the OEM tyres awful on the road in the wet, and changed them for Metzeler Tourances at around 1000 miles from new. I got Laguna's Maidstone to fit them and they cost @ £130 for the pair. I got standard sizes fitted, ie. 130 rear and 100 front, but the rims will accept a 140 rear and a 110 front so may try that next time. The tourances are excellent on the road, and are more road orientated - but lets be frank here, at 205 kg dry this is basically a Bonneville with frillier knickers - not really an off road tool. I ride in kent and Sussex too, so will keep my eyes open.
All the best
Dave.

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Tyres and pressures


The Cali' Special tyre pressures:- --------------- 1 RIDER.---------------------- 2 RIDERS Front ...... 2.3 Bar(33.5psi) ................... 2.3Bar(33.5psi) Rear ....... 2.5Bar(36.3psi) .................... 2.9Bar(42psi) I use BT45's on mine but I have the ordinary tubed rims. I find the ride harsh but this may be down to suspension rather than tyres. People recommend running the BT45 at a slightly higher pressure than the book. I got 8500 miles from the front and 4700 from the rear. Although the rear was changed slightly early due to a puncture. I will probably try a different make next time.

Nov 10, 2008 | 2002 Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV Touring

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Tyres and pressures


The Cali' Special tyre pressures:- --------------- 1 RIDER.---------------------- 2 RIDERS Front ...... 2.3 Bar(33.5psi) ................... 2.3Bar(33.5psi) Rear ....... 2.5Bar(36.3psi) .................... 2.9Bar(42psi) I use BT45's on mine but I have the ordinary tubed rims. I find the ride harsh but this may be down to suspension rather than tyres. People recommend running the BT45 at a slightly higher pressure than the book. I got 8500 miles from the front and 4700 from the rear. Although the rear was changed slightly early due to a puncture. I will probably try a different make next time.

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