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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #20 on: 06 Dec 11, 10:05:38
*Originally Posted by audioTom [+]
Sadly you can't choose from all tyres....Pirelli has no homologation for the SX

Crikey, I had no idea. So do manufacturers have to get their tyres tested on each bike in order for them to be pernissible?

I guess this what we should be looking forward to all over Europe if the bureaucrats in Brussels get their way, if changing tyres is allowed at all, that is!
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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #21 on: 06 Dec 11, 10:30:53
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So do manufacturers have to get their tyres tested on each bike in order for them to be pernissible?

Exactly.
And for the SX, we have only these tyres to choose from (for the moment):

1. Dunlop Roadsmart

2. Bridgestone BT003 F Street (Front) und BT003 R Street (Rear)

3. Continental Contimotion

4. Continental ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance

5. Michelin Power Pure A (Front) Power Pure (Rear)

6. Michelin Power Pure D (Front) Power Pure (Rear)

7. Bridgestone BT016 F Pro (Front) und BT016R Pro (Rear)

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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #22 on: 06 Dec 11, 03:28:07
Hi Tom , can I ask were that information comes from? Is it an EU directive? I am running on Michilin PR2's and I know a lot of folk are running on the newer PR3's. Suppose if one has an off your insurance company will find some loop hole and refuse to cover the claim stating the bullshite rules from possibly Brussels.
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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #23 on: 06 Dec 11, 03:55:19
No Lew,

this comes directly from Kawasaki Germany in combination with the german rules. The problem is: if the manufacturer names explicit tyres in the "certificate of approval" then u are bind on these ones. If the tyre-manufacturers want to get a "permit" for the SX, they have to do some tests... Such if the bike is high-speed-stable with these tyres and so on.
If kwaka would give the advise "120/70 in front and 190/50 on the rear" then we could choose from all aftermarket-tyres  :019:

Idiotic german rules in my oppinion. But in return, we got the autobahn  :305:

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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #24 on: 06 Dec 11, 06:43:41
I believe in the UK as long as the replacement tyres fitted are rated the same as OE or better we are ok with the insurance, SX is ZR rated, the same goes for cars, if your car will do 118mph the tyres you run must be rated accordingly you should not put on lesser rated tyres because you don't go fast, thats where the insurance catch you out.
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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #25 on: 06 Dec 11, 07:45:02
How tyring!
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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #26 on: 07 Dec 11, 09:15:47
I'm now on to my 3rd set of tyres.

6500 kms out of the BT016 set.

8400 km's out of the Conti Road Attack 2 set.

Onto PR3's now so I had the suspension setup up by a specialist prior to fitting these so I'm hoping to get >8500 km's out of this set.
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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #27 on: 15 Dec 11, 01:48:51
I gate 18000km!!! from my PR3 on Versys so I thing 10000km on SX will be no problem.

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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #28 on: 27 Dec 11, 11:11:51
My oem rear BT 016 is at 4600km and do not think it will last one more thousand KM's so will probably go to BT 023's. The front 016 has a bit more left so is there any problems with running a new BT 023 with the oem BT 016 still on front?

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Re: replacement tyres
Reply #29 on: 27 Dec 11, 11:46:27
no worries Kiwi, you can indeed use a bt016 at the front and a "harder" tyre at the rear i.e. BT023. Many people use this combination when the weather gets colder here in Europe i.e. soft @ front and hard @ rear (some of my friends even use a rain tyre at the front...true!) they got the feeling of a better feedback given the poor riding conditions.

However as it is mainly the case when regarding tyres, we will all have a different opinion so best thing to do is to try it and if you are not happy, put the complete set of bt023. But again, there is nothing wrong nor dangerous using different type of tyres on a same bike, as long as you respect the tyre' size and dimensions for the bike.