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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Softest tires for t100

I have an 05 Bonneville T100 with stock wheels. I'm looking for the softest most sports like rear tire available, what do you guys recommend?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 11:06 AM
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I have an 05 Bonneville T100 with stock wheels. I'm looking for the softest most sports like rear tire available, what do you guys recommend?
Go to any web site that sells motorbike types, find what is in your size then read reviews, there is a lot more information on those site about how a tyre delivers than on here.
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From what I've read Pirelli's are the softest.

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From what I've read Pirelli's are the softest.
I have the Pirelli Sport Demons on my 2016 T100, in stock sizes.

They are great compared to the stock rubber. I am completely happy with them. I have about 700 miles on them so far, all on dry pavement.

I haven't used them in the rain yet.

I got them because they are "sticky" and I was more concerned with grip than long life.

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And just to confuse the OP, I have a set of sport demons on my bike right now and cant wait to get them off. I dont find them the least bit "sticky" - while up in the mountains last fall I felt that I couldn't depend on them in the sharp turns, they didnt seam to grip and often times the rear end slid just enough to make me uncomfortable.
I've put about 4500 miles on them and they're spent, I'd like to think I could get more mileage out of a tire but...
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I've tried sport demon on a few different bikes, they are fine but I really want something more sporty. Might have to wait until I get wider rims
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I’ve only had the stock tires and the Pirelli Sport Demons, so I don’t have a wide basis for comparison. I do live in Florida and it’s usually hot when I ride. I use the stock pressure with the Pirellis.

The stock Metzler rear tire would lock up when braking hard. The Pirellis have not had that problem.

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I'm running Bridgestone Battlax BT45 front and rear and like them. I don't think stock T100 sizes are available but I'm running 110/80-18 and 140/80-17. Going to go up to a 150/70 when the rear wears out
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 04:22 PM
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Just had Michlen pilot activ's installed yesterday,front and back.Big difference over the stock Metzlers,ride and handling.
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i personally like the sport demons on my 05 thruxton. that is the only tire i've put on my bike since 2009. i went up one size in the rear i love the feel they give back. only down side for me was they don't last as long as some of the others.
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