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Author Topic: Tyre Question  (Read 121 times)

Offline Tony Smith

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Tyre Question
« on: December 25, 2022, 02:21:09 AM »
I really do pick poor times to buy tyres, there is a bit of a shortage of old sizes on Australia.

Anyway I have bought Metzlers for the wife's R65/80.

Specifically a ME22 front and a ME77 rear.

Will this be a happy combination? If not , why not?
1978 R100RS| 1981 R100RS (JPS) | 1984 R65 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA |

Offline georgesgiralt

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Re: Tyre Question
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2022, 12:26:26 AM »
Hello Tony,
Today, we have to use what we find and pray it will be good and suitable...
The last ME77 I bought was made by Heidenau and was good.
Can't speak about the ME22....

Offline Matt Chapter

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Re: Tyre Question
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2022, 10:35:13 AM »
if metzler had to be the brand, those are the tires i'd choose.  I don't love the tread pattern on the me77, but they don't make an me22 for the rear size.

i'm running avon roadriders at the moment and like them pretty well, but like you say, availability is a concern.
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'86 R65 / '84 motor ~70000 miles. SS lines, Spiegler rotor, Progressive monoshock, Keihan silencers, a piece of Pichler fairing.
'76 CB400F ~26000 miles. non-runner!

Offline Tony Smith

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Re: Tyre Question
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2022, 05:13:06 PM »
Thanks.
Yeah, forces choice is a bitch
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Offline Tony Smith

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Re: Tyre Question
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2022, 11:39:56 PM »
Matt I am running Avon's on the R100RS, they were also a forced choice as no tyres were available in my favourite brand (Pirelli) to suit the 19" front.

I have recently had to opportunity to run 600km up on them over 2 days. They do not react the same way as the Pirellis but I guess they are OK.

Let's get real here, at 65 years old I am not up to scratching to anything like the extent I once did, I would call myself "brisk" these days rather than "fast'.

So, whilst not as confidence inspiring as I might like they will stay on untill they reach their useby date and then I will see what else is available. I really do not do many Kilometers on the old bikes these days, in fact over the last 12 months I have probably done 3 times as many miles on the DRZ as I have on the ready of the fleet combined. Of the runners next would be the KLE, then the GSA, followed by the R100RS. I am a little embarrassed but it more than a year since I last rode the R65/860.

Hmm, New Year resolution, improve health and ride more.
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Offline Matt Chapter

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Re: Tyre Question
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2023, 11:25:09 AM »
After shoulder surgery, I haven't ridden any of my stable in almost five months.  But I can tell I'm getting close, perhaps in February I'll be getting the bikes out again.
'04 R1150 RT ~30000 miles
'86 R65 / '84 motor ~70000 miles. SS lines, Spiegler rotor, Progressive monoshock, Keihan silencers, a piece of Pichler fairing.
'76 CB400F ~26000 miles. non-runner!