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new tyres for my hornet 250?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by the.forsaken, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. hey guys, new rider here (done about 1500k...), after a bit of reading I think I might need a new set of tyres (or at least a new rear..) on my recently acquired Hornet 250. The rear seems to have a bit of a flat spot...! :(

    I am not sure if it has been caused by the rear tyre or road surface, but sometimes the rear of the bike feels a bit .... kinda... wiggly/wobbly around some corners. is this a symptom caused by a squared center section, or just me noobing it up?

    the bike has a weird tyre combination on it (especially for a 250?)... 180/55 17" rear, 130/70/16" front. The fat rear tyre looks awesome but I am guessing it will be exxy to replace!!

    Is it critical to replace both at once? should I get the rear replaced ASAP? can anyone recommend a good bike tyre place on the north side of melbourne who I could call up?

    Generally the bike is used for weekend riding, but has a bit of commuting thrown in and occasional long trips on the highway.

    roughly how much would I be up for a new set?



    cheers :)

    pics!
    rear
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    front
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    flat section:
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  2. Bridgestone BT021

    around $300

    on a 250, should last over 12,000 kms
     
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  3. hey :) thanks for the suggestion... how do you think the front looks? should I do them both at once?
     
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  4. They both look pretty squared off to me, my vote is for a set of Pilot road 2's you should get great k's out of them, awesome bike too a Hornet 250 was my first bike!
     
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  5. You can only get a Bridgestone BT016, a Michelin Pilot Sport or an Avon VR2 for your front wheel. I've just gone with a BT016 to match my rear BT021....
     
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  6. yeah I understand front choice is a little limited due to the 16" rim... I hoped to not spend much on this bike before upgrading, but if I need to buy tyres then so be it... :D better safe than sorry.

    how do people find Bob Janes on Elizabeth st melb? Will take the bike in there on saturday and see what they think.

    yeah I really like the bike bamm-bamm... looked at a few hyo's/cbr's/zzr's etc, liked the high revving 4's a little better than the twins, and the hornet seems to have a bit more usable delivery than the cbr rrrr rr r (enjoy revving the crap out of things for once, after driving a falcon around for awhile...lol), found a nice looking one pretty cheap and well, thats that... hope it does me for my restrictions and then prob sell it again and upgrade!

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  7. THAT'S im.on.it's old 250 Hornet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. hahaha, after a bit of forum searching... potentially!!! its the same color, same twin pipes! however in the few pics I found, im.on.it's bike had round mirrors and a netrider number plate surround... mine has a ray quincy surround and square mirrors (which I need to change, prob the only ugly bit on the bike... these massive square mirrors haha). crazy small world if it is hahah :D

    i bought it off a guy in sandringham!

    sweet little bike tho!
     
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