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    Continental Tyres one problem
    on: June 02, 2012, 10:35:10 am
    June 02, 2012, 10:35:10 am
    As I mentioned in another thread I have been very pleased with my Continental tyres up until my trip to Scotland this week. I found that in exposed areas such as on the M^ going over Shap & the Erskine bridge they made the bike feel slightly unstable. This never felt dangerous or unnerving but was definitely noticeable. I suppose this the trade off for the fact that they quicken the steering
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    Re: Continental Tyres one problem
    Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 02:58:09 pm
    June 02, 2012, 02:58:09 pm
    As you said rocker, its down to the profile.  The contis certainly speed up the steering and give lovely feed back.  Ive got to admit on the vtec 800f I never noticed any instability issue.  I read in mcn the other week, yes I bought an issue cause it was all about the history of hondas v4 that there was a brief tire test.  The conti ra 2 still proving to be a very good tire against the competition.  What did surprise was the new metzler bettered the new pilot road 3.  And at least mcn admitted the pilot road 3 slowed the steering.

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    Re: Continental Tyres one problem
    Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 03:07:05 pm
    June 02, 2012, 03:07:05 pm
    I was going to go for the PR3 next but maybe I will consider the new Metzeler. Having recycled my copy of MCN can you remember what the Metzelers were called?
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    Re: Continental Tyres one problem
    Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 08:30:40 pm
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    Thanks for the link
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    Re: Continental Tyres one problem
    Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 01:36:49 pm
    June 05, 2012, 01:36:49 pm
    I agree that PR3's I now have fitted do slow the steering down but not to an extent which worried me and maybe this is the trade for good grip? What I liked in recent all weather distance trip was the confidence they gave in wet conditions - particularly when very wet.

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    Re: Continental Tyres one problem
    Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 04:35:07 pm
    June 05, 2012, 04:35:07 pm
    Last week I got new tires (After 15.000 Km the original tires, Pirelli, had been at their end - especially the front wheel).

    I have now the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact. After about 500 Km I must say, that the feeling is very good and safe (dry and wet streets).

    Link to Metzeler: http://www.metzelermoto.co.uk/web/products/newproducts/roadtecz8/default.page

    In the German magazine "Motorradfahrer" has been a big 10000 km test about the Crossrunner. They checked some tires, too. The Metzeler had the best result.

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    Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 04:10:38 am
    July 07, 2012, 04:10:38 am

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    Re: Continental Tyres one problem
    Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 07:40:45 am
    July 07, 2012, 07:40:45 am
    What tyres come standard on the CR in UK / europe?
    Over here they come with Pirelli Scorpion trails.
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    Re: Continental Tyres one problem
    Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 11:36:34 am
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    Scorpion trails here as well.  They performed really well for me in Scotland, all dry riding.  A mate I was riding with kept commenting that the little Scorpions on the edge of the tire were worn away  :008:  I did have some twitches from the rear end with the Scorpions in the wet.

    After a puncture I have just fitted PR3's so far seem good, but not had a chance to work them hard yet.

    The fitter I use had fitted Metzeler Z8, to a couriers bike, the guy who used it wouldn't have another one fitted when it wore out.  Couldn't get any info as to why or what bike it was.
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