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tyre choice help

hey all
im looking for some new tyres for my rrv blade , its been off the road now for 2 years was running dunlop d208's front and back rang around to get some new ones but everyone is telling me its hard to get hold of them these days the bike still has the 16 inch front wheel which im told is restricting my tyre choice, cannot afford 17 inch swap and 2 new tyres so
can anyone recomend a decent sticky set of tyres for my rrv ???????

thanks in advance

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Re: tyre choice help

Hello mate, i'm running pirelli diablo/Strada which work for me! on my rrv

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cheers for that , ill check em out
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Re: tyre choice help

There are quite a few 16" tyres available, most of the major brands do one although they tend not to be the latest rubber available nowadays. I think the Avons and Dunlops might be the newest designs but I'm not certain of that. By way of example, the tyres below should fit our bikes:

Pirelli Diablo
Metzeler M3
Bridgestone BT016
Michelin Pilot Sport
Avon VP2 Sport (I think)
Dunlop Qualifier 2
Conti Sport Attack

I use Pirellis, Diablo front and Diablo Strada rear for a few more miles!
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Re: tyre choice help

raggedyandy. the michelin pilotpower2ct.front_ and the pilot power rear is what i recommend. you can feel the traction like a new bball sneaker on parkay wooden floor.
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raggedyandy. the michelin pilotpower2ct.front_ and the pilot power rear is what i recommend. you can feel the traction like a new bball sneaker on parkay wooden floor.
I don't think they do the Pilot Powers of fit the 16" front though, do they?
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Re: tyre choice help

The man to ask is Jazzy
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Re: tyre choice help

thanks everyone for your input very helpfull
ive just been looking at a pair of Dunlop Qualifier 2 's on ebay ,
****...decisions decisions am spoilt for choice now
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Re: tyre choice help

BT016 are great. However he rear wont last long if you commute. I run Pilot Road 2 on the Rear and a BT016 on the front. Plenty of grip for hitting the curves and the PR2 will easily last 6-8000 miles even if you have to run the slab to work.
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Hello mate, i'm running pirelli diablo/Strada which work for me! on my rrv
You using a Strada rear as well?
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Re: tyre choice help

metzler m3's... great tire for the $
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Re: tyre choice help

I have just put a set of Bridgestone BT 023's on my 09 Blade and have to say that if you are not into loads of trackdays that they are a brilliant road tyre.
Well worth checking out if they come in your bikes size.

My bike came new with Dunlop Qualifiers and I have never really got on with them and only lasted about 3000 miles they also felt as if the bike dropped too quickly into corners which was a bit unsettling at times.

Cheers

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I have just put a set of Bridgestone BT 023's on my 09 Blade and have to say that if you are not into loads of trackdays that they are a brilliant road tyre.
Well worth checking out if they come in your bikes size.

My bike came new with Dunlop Qualifiers and I have never really got on with them and only lasted about 3000 miles they also felt as if the bike dropped too quickly into corners which was a bit unsettling at times.

Cheers

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sign of a good tyre that dude if it drops in to corners dunlops can feel pointy thou 3000 miles outta back tyre thats good goin i only got 2200 outta my qualifers....just about gettin 1900 miles outta pilot powers2ct thats on hard drivin on back roads.
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sign of a good tyre that dude if it drops in to corners dunlops can feel pointy thou 3000 miles outta back tyre thats good goin i only got 2200 outta my qualifers....just about gettin 1900 miles outta pilot powers2ct thats on hard drivin on back roads.
Sorry Iceman I meant the front tyre as I only got 1900 miles out of the back Qualifier II as I had a puncture and had to replace it.

Youre right about the Dunlops they are a good tyre and they have quite a pointy profile but I still fell more comfortable with a set of Bridgestones underneath me.

Suppose if you find a tyre that you get on with then stick with it.

Cheers

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