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  • Offline sweep   gb

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    Tyres
    on: September 17, 2023, 02:50:59 pm
    September 17, 2023, 02:50:59 pm
    Hi Guys,
    If youíre not to Tyred ca you help in anyway? Itís a subject that has been of concern for sometime for me.  The owners hand book states tyre pressures for the bike, but, for who & for what?
    36F 42R ??? Weight of rider? Luggage? With pillion? Speed?
    Personally I always have my wife with me, I always have my top box & panniers on board, (panniers empty) except when on holidays, top box has rain gear, tyre pump & bits.
    Btw I have lowered bike by 35mm (as I did with my first Versys) & also added a hyperpro rear spring.
    Thank you for your time.👍😎Paul.

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    Re: Tyres
    Reply #1 on: September 17, 2023, 04:38:32 pm
    September 17, 2023, 04:38:32 pm
    Hi Paul, I've enjoyed the ownership of 3 Versys 1000's a Mk1 and two Mk2's.

    90% plus ridden with my wife on-board, with a top box carrying easily 5kg of stuff and between the three have covered about 60k miles.

    Tyre pressures have always been as the recommended 36 front, 42 rear.
    Checked on the day as they can vary due to the temperature of that day.

    Those pressures have seemed fine, but I have found different makes of tyre have worn very differently.

    For example;
    Avon 3dXM's have lasted around 6000 miles and in those miles performed very well and wore out 'round', where as a set of PR4's on the front managed less than 4.5k and were shaped like a 50p piece by then and the rear was equally poor. 

    I have also happily used Bridgestone 023's & T30's that have remained in good shape till the end of their life.

    But, like yourself still do ride with a pillion, with a combined suited and booted weight easily 190 kg, and if this is you then you may need to empty the piggy bank and invest in a better quality rear shock with the correctly rated spring. It is a vast improvement.

    I tried the Hyperpro and standard shock and found little difference over stock with the Versys carrying such a load.

    Regards Vern

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    Re: Tyres
    Reply #2 on: September 17, 2023, 05:50:03 pm
    September 17, 2023, 05:50:03 pm
    Hi Vern,
    Many thanks for your prompt reply, I am surprised at your remark regarding P/Rd 4s, this is a make that Iíve always used.
    I just have complete faith in Michellns, but I have taken on board what you have said & will digest.
    Once again thank you for your time, itís much appreciated. Ride safe, Paul.

     



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