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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,

The front tyre on my 2015 Tiger Explorer is getting very thin on the tread front.
It currently has Metzeller Tourance front and rear. I have had a few slides with them and the bike feels very vague in fast bends.

I have looked at the "Tourance Next", which I believe are fitted to the newer Explorers and also more road biased tyres like Michelin Road 5 and Dunlop Roadsmart 3.
The rear tyre has very little wear on it, so I'm thinking that if I go down the Tourance or Tourance Next route, I can get away with just the front, but if I go for a road tyre, I will need a pair.

What are you guys and girls using?

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Go with the Road 5's if you are doing highway miles. You wont regret it. Just put a set on my tiger 800 XRX.
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If you can deal with the front tire noise the Anakee IIIs are real good, too.
They handle reasonably well and look like they're going to be very long lasting (36 front/38 rear is what I'm running on my old 955 Tiger).

First 1000 miles might drive you crazy, though.
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The front Tourence Next on my 1200 is pretty noisy. It seems to ride good and grip is good though. I wouldnt recommend it if noise will bother you.

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I hated with a passion the tourance next. pilot roads if you stay on the pavement mostly.

too many options if you like dirt.
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A few of you have commented about tyres being noisy.
I had never thought about tyre noice on a bike as I would have thought the wind noise (particularly on the Tiger) would have been worse than any tyre noise.

As I have never taken the Tiger on dirt, I'm thinking the Pilot road is going to be the best option.

Thanks for your advice guys.
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The Anakee 3 rear is noisy but I got almost 14k miles out of it. The front was done at 10k.
I like having a 90/10 or 80/20 set on my XRx as I do find myself on dirt occasionally.
I tried a Shinko 705 rear but it's about done with 6k miles, so I'm looking at a replacement but it won't be another Shinko. (I have a K60 on the front that hardly looks worn). I'm not sure yet whether to put an E-07+ on the rear, another A3 or something else. The front already hums, not sure if I want a whole chorus.

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A few of you have commented about tyres being noisy.

I had never thought about tyre noice on a bike as I would have thought the wind noise (particularly on the Tiger) would have been worse than any tyre noise.



As I have never taken the Tiger on dirt, I'm thinking the Pilot road is going to be the best option.



Thanks for your advice guys.
The tourence next front on my 1200 sounds like a dump truck....haha. Womp womp womp womp at speed.

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I decided since I wear earplugs on the Tiger, to go with another Anakee 3 rear. I got 14k miles out of one on a DL650, best wear of any rear tire I've tried.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 06:01 AM
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Bridgestone A41

Just fitted A41 ( 110/80/19) front 150/70/17 rear on my xrx low , very good feeling and stability. I think they have fast crown, which feels good.
the only thing that i noticed is that the front is noisy. i don't know if it is the thread or something else.
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