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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 20th, 2008, 11:20 am Thread Starter
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K75s tyre advice

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Firstly, what a wondeful site. i can se im going to be spending hours wasting time at work reading this.

I've recently returned to biking after a very long absence due to a lovely car driver. I got myself a K75s which i find amazing in every respect except handling which is why im pestering the experts here for some advice.

The bike was standing for a very long time before i bought it so i decided to run it for a few months before i started thinking about spending more money on it. Im going to start with the tyres since they are old, starting to show minor cracks in the sidewall and the front has a wonderful scalopped pattern. Im hoping a new set will solve my current problem of crap handling and feel whilst driving at speed and more importantly when cornering.

My question is this

I have currently fitted continentals front and back tkv11 & mt90. crap in the dry , scary in the wet.

What i need are tyres with amazing grip in all weather conditions and confidence inspiring handling. Mileage isnt as important to me. Primary use will be around town with a bit of motorway work every now and then

thanks for your time

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post #2 of 7 Old Aug 20th, 2008, 11:24 am
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Re: K75s tyre advice

I'm going to move this the the "Other K bikes" Forum. Hopefully you get some good advise...

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Re: K75s tyre advice

I had a 75 LT and prefered Bridgestones to Metzlers. i have heard good reports about Avon. I think anyhting would be an improvement if it has been standing for a while.

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Re: K75s tyre advice

Metzeler list the Lasertec in their fitment guide for the K75S.

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Re: K75s tyre advice

the 'wonderful scallping' is probably caused by under inflated tires. We run 42/48 on the front/rear on the LT. I'm not sure about the recommended preassure for the K75.

Someone will provide the correct answer and it is probably higher than any book will tell you.

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Re: K75s tyre advice

Michelin Macadam 50s are good tires for K75s. Good wet and dry handling and decent wear. (Get the 50E for the front - it lasts longer.)

I always ran mine at 36-38 front and 38-40 rear.
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Re: K75s tyre advice

I agree with the Michelin Macadam and 50E recommendation. I have them on my K75RT and like them alot under all conditions. I run my rear at the same pressure (39) but run my front a little softer (32).
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