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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Great thread

I've spent most of this day looking at tires. I have just over 14k on the stock Metz. You have all mentioned the tires I've looked at. I'll keep an eye out for updates, but I'm thinkin Pirelli will get my money.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #182 (permalink)
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I've spent most of this day looking at tires. I have just over 14k on the stock Metz. You have all mentioned the tires I've looked at. I'll keep an eye out for updates, but I'm thinkin Pirelli will get my money.
Thanks for the info.
14K?!? Wow! I hadn't heard of that kind of longevity.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Yeah, I had it serviced last March at 12,791 miles and they told me the tread was good for another 2,500 or so. I'm at 14,300 now. The tires have squared off a bit. I plan on changing them on the next service. I gotta call to make sure they'll mount what I bring in.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #184 (permalink)
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Yeah, I had it serviced last March at 12,791 miles and they told me the tread was good for another 2,500 or so. I'm at 14,300 now. The tires have squared off a bit. I plan on changing them on the next service. I gotta call to make sure they'll mount what I bring in.
I have to ask if you bought this motorcycle new and if so, if you don't mind me asking, what do you weigh?

At 5000 miles my front tire is not wearing evenly and the back is squaring off at an alarming rate.

Even my buddy who weighs in at 135 with gear, who rides his Bonnie like he' driving Miss Daisy around, has noticed his rear squaring off at just 3000 miles.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Even my buddy who weighs in at 135 with gear, who rides his Bonnie like he' driving Miss Daisy around, has noticed his rear squaring off at just 3000 miles.
Same here. Except for the 135 pounds. I'm at 165 with gear and my rear tire (at just north of 4,000 miles) has been looking worn and square for awhile already.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #186 (permalink)
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I bought it new in June '09 and am 215lbs naked. My tires did square off, butthe dealer didn't seem alarmed. I am trusting their advice when they said I didn't need to replace them yet. It's a small Triumph shop run by a family that all put more miles on their bikes than me so i figure they know. The wear I have is all even with no cupping. I don't ride hard, but I'm no granny either. The first 8k miles were commuting in NYC.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:58 PM   #187 (permalink)
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On the motorcycle superstore I see the Diablo Rosso II 110/70-R17 for the front. However I only see a 140/70HR-17 for the rear. From what I've read the size of that rear tire is ok for an 09 Bonny. Is the R up front and the HR in the rear ratings for speed? Must they match?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:00 PM   #188 (permalink)
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And to be honest the Pirelli website doesn't even list an "HR" tire for the rear... Neither does it list any options for my Bonny when I try and search their site by make and model.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #189 (permalink)
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R means it's a radial tire. H is the speed rating. Even if the front is not marked, it is also probably an H-rated tire. It doesn't matter though, as long as both speed ratings are above the speeds at which you're planning on piloting that thing.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:09 PM   #190 (permalink)
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R means it's a radial tire. H is the speed rating. Even if the front is not marked, it is also probably an H-rated tire. It doesn't matter though, as long as both speed ratings are above the speeds at which you're planning on piloting that thing.
Thanks! :0) I'll take a quick look again at The Motorcycle Superstore.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

for the front
110/70ZR-17

for the rear
140/70HR-17
or a...
150/60ZR-17

Stock rear is a 130. For the 140 the speed rating doesn't match. Would the 150 work? I apologize for asking the question because I know there are a lot of tire threads including this one. But from what I've read sticking to stock sizes is recommended. Is that 150 on the rear going to work? s the 140 HR speed rating ok with the ZR speed rating on the front?

I really have my heart set on these tires but I need to make sure I install the proper tires. I have no need to change from stock sizes. I like the handling of the bike with the stock size tires. I just need to lose the Metz.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.
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