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New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« on: March 21, 2012, 06:49:33 PM »
Today I had the new continental tyres fitted along with the R&G crashbungs & oil cooler cover. Sadly the bar end protectors that I had were the wrong ones but R&G have agreed to replace them.
i have only ridden the bike on the new tyres from the dealers to home but already I feel that they make the ride seem much smoother and the bike seems to change direction much easier. This became 9almost painfully) obvious when a car in lane 1 of the M20 that I was about to overtakedecide that she really preferred lane 2 causing me to swerve into lane 3. All I need to discover now is how well they perform in the wet and how much mileage I get from them. I changed the OE tyres just short of 7000 miles
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 07:10:17 PM »
I found the contis were spot on in the rain. As I've said before and you Will realise, when the bike doesn't feel like your riding on super grip, the roads getting slick

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Re: New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 07:39:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rocker66 [+]
I changed the OE tyres just short of 7000 miles

How much thread you had left after 7000 miles?

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Re: New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 07:02:28 AM »
Tread was leagal but the tyres felt as though they were going off. I was never impressed with the OE tyres anyway but they did last well
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Re: New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 01:42:36 PM »
I'm getting along well with the OE tyres now the weather warmed up a little but I agree that they didn't inspire much confidence over the cold season.

Out of interest, what made you go for the Continentals and not choose the "mighty" PR3s which a lot of people seem to praise lately.

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 03:03:04 PM »
its a shame I couldn't find the motorrad dry test Andy. 
the contis have a good rep on vfrd forum and the UK forum.
overall the conti won because of its all round abilities and handling. 
the biggy for me when I put them on the vtec was they were tested in cold temps, and most importantly when u approached the tires limits they started to tell you.  if you read between lines of the test of the pr2 there was no warning when they let go.  that's high side territory.
I Will either stay with the pirelli or conti ra2
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Re: New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 06:05:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by maxincuk [+]
I'm getting along well with the OE tyres now the weather warmed up a little but I agree that they didn't inspire much confidence over the cold season.

Out of interest, what made you go for the Continentals and not choose the "mighty" PR3s which a lot of people seem to praise lately.
Whilst I'm impressed with PR3s on Sue's CBF1000FA I thought that I would give the Contis a try considering that Nick sanders uses them on his road trips. Yes I do realise that he is sponsored by them.
Strangely back in my BMW riding days in the '70s the bikes came fitted with either Contis or Metzelers and just about everyone wanted the metzelers as they were considered far superior
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Re: New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 08:41:43 AM »
Hi,

any new experiences with your new tyres.
I guess it is very interesting for all of us,because the CR is almost new on the market and not very much tyres reports are existing  :002:.

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Re: New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 10:24:08 AM »
I have only done a few miles since fitting the new tyres as I have been using my NC700 to commute to work. However the bike seems to handle better and turn quicker than it did on the OE tyres. I will report back when I have a few more miles on them
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Re: New tyres & R&G bits fitted today
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 10:09:40 AM »
Hi,

in a German Motorcycle newspaper,they tested the Crossuner over 10.000Km with different tyres an accessoires.

About he tyres...the Crossrunner seems to be a bike,which has a excellent handling on all tyres,bute here some examples:

Pirelli Scorpion Trial (Original)
Michelin Pilot Road 3 (best in the rain)
Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact (seems to be the best chose for the Crossy)
Dunlop Sportsmart (sport tyre,also very good)

During 12000 Km test distance no drop of additional Oil was needed :152:.

If I interprated right,the Test Journalists like the Crossy very well and they fight for a ride in the evening or on a bigger travel  :008:

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