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Tyre selection advice

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Fabes, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Looking for some advice on tyre selection.

    I am riding a Honda NT650 Bros. The bike is mainly used for weekend rides with fellow netriders, mainly twisties very little highway runs.

    I am experiencing high frequency vibrations through the handle bars, leaving my hands numb after a 300-400k ride. Close inspection of front tyre tred reveals the trailing edge lower then the leading edge, with minor separation deep in the main tred. So I am looking for a suitable replacement for the front tyre.

    The current tyre setup is
    Front Bridgestone Battlax BT39F 110/80-17 57H
    Rear Metzeler ME550 150/70-17 M/C 69V

    Any suggestions on bred and type of tyre for front?


     
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  2. Metzler m3s :grin:
     
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  3. These are not available in my size would have to change to 110/70-17.

    What effect would this have on the ride?
     
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  4. for future reference it's called 'cupping' and can be caused by all sorts of things, but generally keep an eye on your tyre pressure to reduce its incidence.
     
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