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Offline Brian675

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Re: Original tyres
Reply #50 on: 08 Nov 19, 04:22:19
So I replaced the OEM tyres with S20R after 12000kms as both had worn down to the wear bars at the same time and the new back one is a 190/55. It feels a little different initially with the "higher" rear tyre, so we'll see how they go in the rain this weekend,

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Re: Original tyres
Reply #51 on: 08 Nov 19, 09:10:40
You got 12k out of the OEMs  :087:
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Re: Original tyres
Reply #52 on: 05 Mar 20, 09:26:55
Changed my originals today.After 2010 miles. I did not like them at all. The sx is the first bike I have ever had problems with the tyres .
I'm not enjoying this bike because of these original tyres- Bridgestone Hypersports.  Yeah you expect a slight slip at times  on any bike going over a wet white line,manhole cover etc but mine in the wet, is  something else, so I've changed them for Michelin PR4s.
Since the original tyres only have 2010 miles on them I'll put them up on Gumtree. Like most of the forum members, i had to buy a 14mm hex key and while  taking the wheels off, i thought why didn't Kawasaki make both front and back wheel nuts the same size?
In my OEM toolkit there is a 12mm allen key, so why aren't both wheels 12mm?. Seems odd to me.

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Re: Original tyres
Reply #53 on: 06 Mar 20, 03:36:26
Almost finished the second set of s20's and got 9000 Kms but they are a lot better in the wet than the OEMs and wonderful in the dry. I really like the 190/55 size as compared to riding my brother in laws bike in the UK it seems a little better in the corners. The dealer has T30 Evos in the same sizes on sale so I going to give them a try.
The bike has 21000 Kms now on after purchasing it in Aug 2019 and hasn't missed a beat, except...for that darn gear position sensor :004: :004:

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Re: Original tyres
Reply #54 on: 06 Mar 20, 09:35:36
I have the Michelin 5's on mine and think that they are fantastic all rounder. I have never been on a track day where some of the faster riders comment that they are a bit squishy on the higher speeds but for normal road riding i find them ok
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Re: Original tyres
Reply #56 on: 06 Mar 20, 05:44:08
New rubber today . 2000 miles on stock tyres and couldn’t stand them any longer .
Went for Metzeler M7RR
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Re: Original tyres
Reply #57 on: 07 Mar 20, 05:29:57
After changing my OEM's for Michelin PR4s I went for a 40mile spin. I can honestly say its a different bike!.More sure footed, not a twitch, totally rock solid performance, even after taking it easy to scrub them in, I could feel the difference. The temperature was around 7C yet even at this coldish ride I was impressed.

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Re: Original tyres
Reply #58 on: 13 Mar 20, 11:09:58
michelin are the only tyres ive not bought again on my gtr1400 (big heavy lump) and my zx6r and zx9r
used to use bridgestones till i learnt how to lean right over then only pirelli diablo rosso corsas (pick one out of that lot) gave me confidence to brake hard while cranked over
front end weave under heavy braking which the bridgestones didnt have and the michelins seemed worse.
in fact my michelins were blistered right past the edge like on a track day on my gtr1400 on a midweek bimble to the local cafe.

ive never had a tyre last me more than 1500 miles, rears always go bald in the middle and fronts go v shaped and bald at the sides.

i wish with these multi compound tyres they would make the middle of the rear out of concrete and only use very soft on the last half inch of the front and more durable the rest of the tyre
they could do that but they wouldnt sell as many as they'd last longer.

rant over


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Re: Original tyres
Reply #59 on: 06 Apr 20, 07:02:07
In 2017 I put up with the oe tyres for 1500 miles before switching to Angel ST's (budget GT's). The handling was vastly improved, and as a result I kept the bike. Not a good start to new Z1000SX ownership tho' but.
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