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Bagonne

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on: August 06, 2020, 10:41:25 pm
These tires are , uh, fine.  I mean they hold air for at least half a day, they ride pretty well in a straight line and on tight corners they don't slip out from under me.  In wet conditions they don't hydroplane. Yet.

Still, yesterday while on an especially curvy and high road with what the US calls "road repairs" which amounts to someone with a caulk gun pumping goo in all the cracks that heats up and moves underneath you like an oily spiderweb on the road (american exceptionalism)  my confidence was again stunted.  My last bike was a cornering beast.  It was a totally different kind of ride altogether but it stuck to the road like glue.  I feel any bike should be able to feel stuck to the road.

I'm shopping for tires and I don't want to repurchase the same nonsense.  I realize the Interceptor will never be the bike that nearly killed me hundreds of times, which is why I bought it but I do want a better tire that will give me more confidence on my ride.

What are people moving to when it's time?


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Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 04:43:25 am
These tires are , uh, fine.  I mean they hold air for at least half a day, they ride pretty well in a straight line and on tight corners they don't slip out from under me.  In wet conditions they don't hydroplane. Yet.

Still, yesterday while on an especially curvy and high road with what the US calls "road repairs" which amounts to someone with a caulk gun pumping goo in all the cracks that heats up and moves underneath you like an oily spiderweb on the road (american exceptionalism)  my confidence was again stunted.  My last bike was a cornering beast.  It was a totally different kind of ride altogether but it stuck to the road like glue.  I feel any bike should be able to feel stuck to the road.

I'm shopping for tires and I don't want to repurchase the same nonsense.  I realize the Interceptor will never be the bike that nearly killed me hundreds of times, which is why I bought it but I do want a better tire that will give me more confidence on my ride.

What are people moving to when it's time?
I think I’ll be going for the Continental RoadAttack 3’s.
Would have liked to go a little bigger but that option’s been deleted.
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Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 07:43:11 am
I think I'll try the Continental Classic Attack next time I buy tyres. There's nothing wrong with the Battlax though.
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Reply #6 on: August 07, 2020, 10:17:07 am
German motorbike magazine MOTORRAD, who have the Interceptor in a 50000KM long time test, reported very positive about the Bridgestone BT45. I think I'll try the successor, the BT46 soon.
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Reply #7 on: August 07, 2020, 01:52:10 pm
I've had Bridgestone BT45 on several bikes (OEM tires)...the fronts always got "cupping"....


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German motorbike magazine MOTORRAD, who have the Interceptor in a 50000KM long time test, reported very positive about the Bridgestone BT45. I think I'll try the successor, the BT46 soon.


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Reply #8 on: August 07, 2020, 08:10:41 pm
Anyone have experience with the Metzeler Lasertec?

https://www.metzeler.com/en-us/products/tires/lasertec
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Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 08:57:22 pm
I've had Bridgestone BT45 on several bikes (OEM tires)...the fronts always got "cupping"....

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that's not encouraging.  Too bad as they seem a perfect fit otherwise


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Reply #10 on: August 07, 2020, 09:58:58 pm
Anyone have experience with the Metzeler Lasertec?

https://www.metzeler.com/en-us/products/tires/lasertec

I do and I like them a lot. I used them on a BMW airhead some years ago and my daughter uses them on her BMW R65LS.
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Reply #11 on: August 07, 2020, 10:16:49 pm
Anyone have experience with the Metzeler Lasertec?

https://www.metzeler.com/en-us/products/tires/lasertec

I have them on my Ducati Pantah. They look old school but are very grippy. Only downside is the rear has worn out incredibly quickly. Less than 5000km and it's done. I'll get another because it matches the front and it's an occasional use bike but I wouldn't on my daily.
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Reply #12 on: August 07, 2020, 10:45:36 pm
Many people really like them....and don't mention cupping


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that's not encouraging.  Too bad as they seem a perfect fit otherwise


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Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 10:54:15 pm
On the other tire thread I said I was likely to go for the Avon RoadRider. I'm still likely. I've been shopping in the Avon isle for some years now. They have earned my trust.
I am now also considering the Avon TrailRider. They are a 90/10 tire and for 4-6 months of the year the roads I ride on are 90/10. The TrailRiders may get some fringe fashion snarks but I'm on my 3rd set on my DL1000 and I no longer pucker up when I have to cross a sand patch in a turn or gravel or running water, etc. They just never give me that  awful feeling that my anus is about to pass my shoulders. I get about 6500 miles from a rear and usually change both at the same time.
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Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 11:00:04 pm
Bridgestone BT45'S: I love them on my Morini,  but that is a 160kg lightweight when compared to the Oilfield. Never any 'cupping' and there are no chicken strips on the tyres (has a pair of road chamfered footrests to go with that as well).
I run Metzeler Roadtec 01's on my Norton 650 and they are very good. Prior to those I ran Lasertecs on it and the Roadtecs are, to me, superior.
Amazingly, I am warming to the Pirelli's on the Enfield after not liking the poor feedback when new. They seem to have improved with mileage and are good enough for me to want to spend money on better suspension first.
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