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    ??Tyres for old blokes

    Wye aye, Lads.

    It seems that choice for 80's bike tyres is getting ever thinner.

    I'm needing an 100/90r18 up front.

    Until now I've used Pirellis as they were factory stock - but apparently they are no longer making that size

    I may have found them on Michelin's list. - anybody know any others?

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    Bridgestone BT45, might be a BT46 now, I ran them on some old Italian Bevel drive shitter I had, an MHR or something
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    I have same front on my old XJ900 .
    Using BT46 at present nice tyre wearing very well and keeping profile well.
    I want to try the new Michelin classic tyre but not able to find any in stock.

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    I have a Pirelli Phantom in that size.
    It came off my Triumph Street twin after about 4000km so still plenty of tread.
    Yours for fifty dollars plus courier costs.
    PM me if interested.
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    i used bt45's in the past, how different are the bt46's ?
    are pirelli sport demons no longer avail in 18" 19" etc?
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    I have used bt45 and bt46 not much difference from my perspective. Bt46 has meant to have better wet grip but never had any issue with bt45.
    I have also used metzelers and pirelli before on the same bike but lost profile early.
    My favorite was Michelin pilot activ but they are now discontinued in favor of the new Michelin road classic I will try next.
    I average 15000kms a year so change at least once a year

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    thats a decent annual mileage on an older bike mate!
    'the stickiest situation since sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun'

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridayflash View Post
    thats a decent annual mileage on an older bike mate!
    Yes still enjoy riding my older machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggo View Post
    Bt46 has meant to have better wet grip but never had any issue with bt45.
    Better wet grip ? I won a pre82 race at Teretonga in torrential rain on them, it would be hard to get better wet grip
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Scraped knees on Yoko 110s on pissing rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Yoko 110s .
    You must be really really old
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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