Z6/Strada you can't go wrong. Anakees were my choice on the Tiger.
On 2006-12-17 21:09, jeffster wrote:
Hello all. Been reading the posts re: tires on this section and in the tires sticky also. Will reduce my tire pressure from 35/41 to about 34/38 per your recommendations. Hopefully that should cure some of the handling ills. Have little tread left on the Michelin Pilot Roads that were on the bike when I bought it, will need tires soon. Not crazy about the Pilot Roads, this gives me a chance to change. I have heard (here and elsewhere) great things about the Z 6s and BT 014s. Here I can ride year round, and we are now in rainy season. I also ride on back roads, which often have poor surfaces. Now through March or April, there is a lot of sludge, muck, gunk, slop, ****, leaves, twigs, branches, trees, sand, gravel, mud, mudslides and general debris on the roads. So, due to 1.) poor roads, 2.) rainy season debris, in addition to the usual assortment of sport / sport touring tires, I was thinking about tires such as the fairly new Dunlop D 616 or the Pirelli Scorpion Sync, which are both marketed as dual-sport tires, with an emphasis on road performance, both of which seem like they could handle less than optimum road surfaces. Anyone have any experience with these two tires or similar or recommendations ? Or should I just be the guinea pig for the D 616 or Scorpion Syncs as my contribution to this forum?
I was really young when I was born.
:lollol:On 2006-12-28 07:44, bobw3592 wrote:
jeffster, your killing me! Buy some tires and ride your flippin bike! At this rate you'll have carpal tunnel from typing all your posts here making a synopsis of all the other sites you read and write about/to and never get to enjoy a ride. You have a ton of excellent references from manufacturer sites as well as input from a wide range of enthusiasts on this and the other sites you referenced. I now ride a Bonnie America, but have ridden/ raced a little of everything over 40 years. Todays tires are great, find a quality brand and scrub them in. Spinning any tire at 1/2 mph uphill in gravel with 100+ hp will result in a loss of control. The rider has to learn to work with a two wheeled vehicle much more than your 800+++++ miles in a car ever required. Take it slow, get SMOOTH and speed and enjoyment of new skills will follow. BTW, I ride in the mountains on tight two lanes all the time. It rains, there are dirt roads, wet leaves and "shitzle". Don't ride fast around blind curves in poor conditions and assume what you can't see will be gravel, an animal, four wheeler etc. Prepare for worse and and hope for the best and you will react as you practice! Ride safe and enjoy!