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Offline Steve58

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Returning Member (Tyres)
on: 11 Sep 20, 05:00:08
Hello Everybody.
I imagine the subject of tyres has been done to death so I wont drag it out .
My previous SX was a 2011 model and I had to have the suspension set up and all kinds of adjustments made in order for the bike to handle in the bends as it used to tuck under and you had to fight with it to get it to tip in,in the end it was found to be more a case of tyre choice and I went for Pilot 4 at the time they seemed to be the go to tyre of choice and the whole bike was a total differant machine to handle,all this was nearly ten years ago now,so can I expect more of the same or will my new Ninja 1000 as they are now called be a better set up bike with better stock tyres.
I pick it up in two weeks time so it will be interesting to see :002:

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Offline Darseyno1

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Re: Returning Member (Tyres)
Reply #1 on: 11 Sep 20, 08:59:46
i think that the new bike has had some tweaks to the front angle of the forks which has done away with the feel of tipping the front in or a roundabout of the likes. I have the 2019 model and had pp5's fitted to it from new and also a 55 on the rear which really trasformed the bike. My privoious sx was 2016 so i know what you are talking about. Some of the guys on here with the new Ninja will be able to sort you  out. Safe riding and welcome back
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Re: Returning Member (Tyres)
Reply #2 on: 12 Sep 20, 10:03:54
Steve58 have a look here. The OEM tyres this time are very good! You'll still need to fettle the suspension for your own weight and riding style, but it is better.

https://www.z1000sx.co.uk/index.php/topic,12286.0.html

https://www.z1000sx.co.uk/index.php/topic,12398.0.html
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Offline Steve58

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Re: Returning Member (Tyres)
Reply #3 on: 12 Sep 20, 02:04:38
Thanks for that I will have a look.
I'd rather not start swapping tyres if I don't need to :828: