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post #1 of 20 Old 01-04-2007, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Replacement??strictly For Hard Top Use.brand,size,
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-04-2007, 11:07 AM
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I'm a couple of hundred miles into a set of Bridgestone Battleax BT020's and love them. They handle like street tires ought to. I have also used Metzler's Lazertec tires. They were okay but low on the wow factor. These BT020's are really nice. Other people have been saying good tings about the Michelin Pilot Road tires as well. And Bridgestone just released the Battlewing tires here in the States, but I don't know anyone who has used these yet.
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I just installed two Michelin Anakee's on my 650 this past weekend. I went with the "H" rated models in the stock sizes. The bike handles much better than that stock trailwings. It seems to turn into corners much smoother and not follow road ridges.
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Can't go wrong with a set of Tourances!!

I've got my new rear scrubbed in nicely and it's a substantial improvement over the stockers.

I think I'll be running the BT020's next, since I'm 98% street. I've heard nothing but good about them.

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I run Avon 45/46's in stock size and love em.

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post #6 of 20 Old 01-04-2007, 07:37 PM
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Add my vote for the 020's. I've on my third rear in 25K+ miles (1 1/2 fronts) and have thrashed eraah ridden them in a pretty wide variety of weather/pavement/not so paved conditons. Very predictable at or slightly beyond the limits of traction with the added bonus of superior wet weather traction and control.

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post #7 of 20 Old 01-04-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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I have a BT020 on the front and a Bridgestone Exedra on the rear, slightly oversize at 160/70, and the bike handles much better than on the Trailwings. The taller profile of the 160/70 raises the gearing a little as well, and I hardly ever scrape the pegs anymore either. Just some food for thought. Looking at the other responses to your question, it would appear that pretty much all the decent brand tyres work well on the Strom.
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I have to submit my vote for the Metzler torance. They are like velcro!

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post #9 of 20 Old 01-05-2007, 05:41 PM
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Tire Replacement??strictly For Hard Top Use.brand,size,
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I think the Bridgestone Battlewing tires might be the hot set up.



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B020's and Metzler Z6's. Both are good tires for all pavement use.

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