FOAK: Tyres for an -85 CBX 750 F

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by job, May 15, 2005.

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    job Guest

    What would be the best choice of tyre when I ride sedately along in the
    norwegian geography? Wet weather!
    job, May 15, 2005
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    Cab Guest

    Rubber ones.
    Cab, May 15, 2005
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    John Bilberg Guest

    Well, yes - at least that's what I assumed.
    I bought it two days ago and the ones currently fitted do not
    correspond with my ideas of how rubber tyres behaves on the road.

    I was, perhaps foolishly, looking for advice of a rather more
    specific nature, e.g. brand names, types within the brand and
    so forth.
    John Bilberg, May 15, 2005
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    wessie Guest

    John Bilberg emerged from their own little world to say

    Front IPC :

    Front dimensions : 110/90 - 16 59V TL

    Front Profile : BT45

    Front Pressure : 2.5 bar

    Rear IPC :

    Rear Dimensions : 130/80 - 18 66V TL

    Rear Profile : BT45

    Rear Pressure : 2.8 bar

    A mate runs them on his ER500 and rates them highly. He lives in the
    Forest of Dean which has predominantly rural, nadgery roads.

    There's a tyre selector at but I can't recommend
    any particular tyre as I only know about their off road ones.
    wessie, May 15, 2005
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    sweller Guest

    I rate them highly on my T3 - similar spec to a 85 CBX. Only get about
    ~4500 from a rear and ~8000 from a front though.
    sweller, May 15, 2005
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    John Bilberg Guest

    Thank you both.
    John Bilberg, May 15, 2005
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    Tim S Guest

    What would be the best choice of tyre when I ride sedately along in the
    I ran Macadam 50's on mine last year[1]. No probs in the dry, but could get
    twitchy in the wet when on paint & metalwork[2]
    That 16" / 18" fit can make getting pairs of tyes difficult.

    [1] Gone to the dead-engine scrapyard in the sky
    [2] The rear span up loverly on a wet cattle grid when the 2 dead cylinders
    suddenly started to fire again

    Tim S
    Tim S, May 15, 2005
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