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Postby DevonCbx » Tue May 12, 2009 11:22 pm

I need new tires. Would it be best to put on the stock tires. Are they still available? What brand and where can I obtain them? :shock:


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Postby alimey4u2 » Wed May 13, 2009 6:21 am

Bridgestone Battleaxe here, not run in as yet but come highly recommended by others...
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Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Wed May 13, 2009 6:49 am

Duane, if you are not buying your tires locally, www.petes-superbike.com in Montreal has the best price/reputation/selection in Canada.
Bridgestone S-11 for all round performance.
Bridgestone BT-45 for more sporting riding.
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Postby Don #6141 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:26 am

alimey4u2 wrote:Bridgestone Battleaxe here, not run in as yet but come highly recommended by others...
The BT45's are a great performance tire, but they may not be the best choice for everybody . . . . especially not for those who are looking for lots of miles from their tires. I got less than 5,000 miles from my first rear BT-45 and while I may be riding it a little more . . . . 'aggressively' than some others, I've also heard that 5,000 to 6,000 is about all one can realistically expect - Which is fine with me, because it's a great, sticky tire - But others might not be happy with that sort of mileage

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Postby EMS » Wed May 13, 2009 11:35 am

Unfortunately, the required sizes for a stock CBX severely limit the choices. Many tire manufacturers do not make a 19" bias ply front tire that features their latest technology. The Bridgestones are among the most economic choices. The Continental Sport Classic is another alternative. George had excellent experience with the Kendas.
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Postby alimey4u2 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:38 am

Don #6141 wrote:
alimey4u2 wrote:Bridgestone Battleaxe here, not run in as yet but come highly recommended by others...
The BT45's are a great performance tire, but they may not be the best choice for everybody . . . . especially not for those who are looking for lots of miles from their tires. I got less than 5,000 miles from my first rear BT-45 and while I may be riding it a little more . . . . 'aggressively' than some others, I've also heard that 5,000 to 6,000 is about all one can realistically expect - Which is fine with me, because it's a great, sticky tire - But others might not be happy with that sort of mileage

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Thanks for that additional advice Don, as you say, some may also be looking at the economics..... :thumupp:
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Postby EMS » Wed May 13, 2009 2:15 pm

While we're kicking tires.... I have to get new tires on three of my bikes on Friday. Here is the set with the most abnormal wear. Don't know, if you can see in the pic, both front and rear are severely worn and cupped left of center..

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Postby alimey4u2 » Wed May 13, 2009 2:36 pm

Normally, axial cupping is under inflation, radial scalloping is wheels out of balance. The obvious is to check wheel alignment, especially for wheel offset Mike but that is a strange one. Unless of course you live on a roundabout... :lol:

I can understand the possibility on one tire doing it but both ???

Monoshock bike or dual shocks ??
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Postby EMS » Wed May 13, 2009 3:02 pm

Monoshock, Larry, single sided swingarm. It looks like I am leaning left all the time... :D :D
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Postby Terry » Wed May 13, 2009 3:08 pm

Hmm, never had a rear tire wear unevenly. :o
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Postby EMS » Wed May 13, 2009 3:18 pm

The older Metzelers (this is a Z6) have a tendency to show a strange wear pattern, if you run them on the low pressure side. Part of it is shown on the rear. It is a "trapezoidal cross section" wear pattern. But the cupping on the left is sure a weird one.
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Postby alimey4u2 » Wed May 13, 2009 4:47 pm

EMS wrote:Monoshock, Larry, single sided swingarm. It looks like I am leaning left all the time... :D :D


Had the same idea here too.... As a man, do you "dress" all on the left or one on the left & the right ??....:lol: :lol:

Seriously, it's got me scratching my head but I would check your swinging arm bushings/linkages but surely that would also show up in handling ??
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Postby Don #6141 » Wed May 13, 2009 5:18 pm

I suspect you have an alignment issue - The rear wheel isn't running in the track made by the front wheel

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Postby Terry » Wed May 13, 2009 6:16 pm

alimey4u2 wrote:
EMS wrote:Monoshock, Larry, single sided swingarm. It looks like I am leaning left all the time... :D :D


Had the same idea here too.... As a man, do you "dress" all on the left or one on the left & the right ??....:lol: :lol:

Seriously, it's got me scratching my head but I would check your swinging arm bushings/linkages but surely that would also show up in handling ??


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Postby cbxtacy » Wed May 13, 2009 9:49 pm

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