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Hi Guys,

I did a search and couldn't find the answer.
Using the B020's one up, no luggage do I really need to use 36f/42r? That seems really high unless you're carrying a load.
Also, can I safely switch to B02's or Pilot Powers on my '07 ABS Sprint? Is the ABS calibrated for the exact diameter of the 020's and Metzler's?


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I think the numbers quoted in the books are the maximum and not what we need to ride every day.

Over the past few months I've settled on 35psi front and 37psi rear. With this I got over 19000K out of a pilot road and over 10000km out of the rear. To me, with reasonably hard riding, this is unheard of kms previously and I put some of it down to improved tyre tech, and some done to a good mix of pressures for my weight (about 120-130KG fully laden).

On 2006-12-17 13:30, Ara wrote:
It's the owners manual that strated this rumor. The owners manual states "Use BT020 or Metzler Roadtec Z6 only".
Like I said, unless the ABS is some how pre-programmed for those 2 exact diameter tires and any other diameters (same size tires from different manufacturers can vary quite a bit) screws up the ABS.
I'd hate to be stuck with just 2 tire combos.
I'll see if Triumph NA has other ideas. I already complained about the stupid seat attachment to them.


Ara considering tyres lose diameter and therefore circumference as they wear there is no programming for them. Also, the ABS is activated against the ABS sensor disk on the wheel, not the tyre.

The reason Triumph, or any other manufacturer, recommend only a few brands of tyre is very simple. They either have a commercial relationship with the, or have only "tested" with that subset of the market and won't therefore endorse anything else.

The important point from a safety and legal perspective is the tyre specs, i.e. size, speed rating etc. As long as you match these changing brands is not an issue.


[ This message was edited by: ruscook on 2006-12-17 15:42 ]
BMWK100 personally I think that's too high.

I weigh about 120-130KG when loaded up with kit and I'm running 35/37psi on the Sprint with reasonably fimly set suspension. This seems to give good feel on the road and good tyre life on sport tourers (not sticky sports ones like DaveM loves).

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