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JohnAlways

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2018, 10:17:26 AM »
They don't seem to do ZV7 tyres less than 195. My Jazz has 175/65 x 15 so had to go for ZT5, only on the back at the moment soon to try on the front as well.

auntyneddy

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2018, 10:34:34 AM »
Approaching 20000 miles on my Michelins and they still have a fair bit of tread. Back ones obviously more than the fronts. Last time I checked it was 5plus mm on the fronts and 6mm on the backs and that is with enthusiastic driving. I will concede that this winter with the copious amounts of rain we have had, that the grip is not quite as good as it was on 'pigging' metal covers. Perhaps BT/et als cable covers that always seem to be four together in a line on a bend and are more polished than they were.
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culzean

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2018, 03:23:19 PM »
Approaching 20000 miles on my Michelins and they still have a fair bit of tread. Back ones obviously more than the fronts. Last time I checked it was 5plus mm on the fronts and 6mm on the backs and that is with enthusiastic driving. I will concede that this winter with the copious amounts of rain we have had, that the grip is not quite as good as it was on 'pigging' metal covers. Perhaps BT/et als cable covers that always seem to be four together in a line on a bend and are more polished than they were.
Horses for courses.

I found Michelin ES long lasting but wanting for grip on damp / wet roads, I am not so worried about long mileage these days so went for grippier tyres.

If you think manhole / BT covers are bad news in a car try hitting / avoiding them mid bend on a motorbike :o
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 04:01:47 PM by culzean »
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auntyneddy

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2018, 12:20:24 PM »
One thing I DO NOT miss from my M/C days.
Looking at the state of our roads, I have noticed that where two lanes are joined and the road surface is breaking up a trench about 3 inches wide and as deep as the layer of tarmac appears which must be very dangerous to M/C riders. I thought the dangers of tram lines and bicycle wheels were long gone now it is even more dangerous.
Yes I am old enough to have fallen foul of tramlines.
 I of course should  remember that we have modern trams with their dreaded lines.

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