So, my review of my previous set of tyres - Metzeler Z6s - is here: https://netrider.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=105062 Similarities are interesting: the old ones were slicks last time as well! Gotta stop being skint around new tyre time! So, as I was pulling out of home on the way to go get new tyres I pulled across the wet grass, the back spun up and the Bandit lay down for a little rest. Very softly and gently. Picked it up again and it spun all the way up the hill to the drive. Hmm, grip isn't useful on dry tar, but kinda good on wet grass. I won't have too much trouble knowing how many km the new tyres have done: the odo in the big Bandit was sitting on 80,000.6 when I pulled up at Two Wheels Tyres in Blacksoil. I'd pre-ordered a set of Z8s, the replacement for the superseded Z6s. The old ones, I see from the old review, cost me $475 for the set, and these cost me $485 (fitted) - not bad. As usual, quick and easy service - finished off my overdue library book, an Iain Banks, while I waited. Headed out and immediately, at low speeds the bike felt a bit odd. Wondered whether it was the tyres, but figured out that it seems to be that they tightened the headstem. It hadn't been wobbly loose, but very light to turn - probably better tighter. It'll just take a little getting used to, and may have masked any handling changes with the new tyres. It was wet here today and drying, so patchy wet on the roads, and with brand-new tyres as well I was going easy. Will do for the first 150 km or so, but between slaking my sudden yen for spirali calabrese at Redbank Plains and returning the library book at Indooroopilly I've already done 56. More soon, but they feel good so far.