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Old 11-27-2012, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool T100 tire choice

Looking to put new skins on my 2004 T100. Any opinions about the following tire selections, all are available in 100/90/19 Front and 130/80/17 rear:

Michelin Pilot Activ
Michelin Anakee
Pirelli Sport Demon

Not too enamored with the factory supplied rubber. Not concerned with tire life, want a good grip/handling.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The sports demons give very good grip, but dont last long[3500-4000mls]

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I switched over to Michelin Pilot Activ's and I am very pleased...they handle well in all conditions dry and wet. I am on my third rear tire since switching and I get about 8,000 miles on the rear and roughly twice that on the front. Certainly worth considering in my opinion...

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm running Trail Wings, same tires as on the Scrambler. I've got them balance out with these.......http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php

Runs like it's on rails, good grip wet or dry and does fine on back roads. (not a trail bike but will give a decent ride on gravel).
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the Avons and I dont like em. get a wobble about 70 to 75, right where i dont want it. Im glad they dont usually last too long, I am goin back to the Metz when they weat out.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My OEM front Metz has dry rot. Not thrilled how the front tracks grooves.

Also they appear to be the most expensive of the replacement tires available.

Surprised to hear about the Avons as they seem to be generally well reviewed
by many forum riders.


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Old 12-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll be going to Michelin Activs on both of my bikes the next time I need tires. I've been using Bridgestone BT45s, but have been underwhelmed by their wear characteristics (cupping, short tread life).
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I am on Bridgestones they do all I ask of them they are old designe and cheap here, been using them for six years now they dont seem to upset the handeling of my Thruxton or my Bonnie, just right for me....
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have had both the Michelin Pilot Activ and the Pirelli Sport Demon. The Demons are sticker then the Pilots. The Pilots wear like iron...my front was put on at 38K...Im pushing 55K and the tire still has 5K left in it. The rear was changed at 12K not because it was worn out...because I had to relace the wheel and I wanted everything new going foward back there. The Demons rear were pulling cords at 8K. General Ride quality was good in both tires, the Demons inspired more confidence dry...the Pilots were better in the rain. The Pilots were better cold (below 40 degrees F)the Demons were evil and greasy. Depending what and how you ride should determine your choice. For me..Its Michelin Pilots...

The Factory Bridgestones are garbage.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not had wear, grip or any other problem with Bridgestone BT45s. Might try Avon Roadriders or Pilots when the time comes to change them after reading so many good user reports on here.
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