Tire and sprocket replacements

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Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Cozakdenni » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:05 pm

Hello,
First of all, sorry for posting something that undoubtedly has been posted before but i couldnt find the posts for the life of me. :oops:
Im a (relatively) new 2011 SMT owner, and about to have the tires replaced, as well as the sprockets, and am hoping for a bit of advise on this, since im going on a few thousand km tour after the service.

My first question is;
what tires do you guys recommend? At the moment i have Pilot Road 4 GT fitted, and I like them, allthough i havent ridden them in the wet yet.
(i know this is fairly subjective, but all input is welcome)

And the second question is;
Should i change from the standard sprocket setup that is on the bike now? I would love to fix a bit of the twitchyness on low speeds/rpms, but dont want to go overboard and have something uncontrollable in the wet :roll:

Thanks in advance,
Dennis

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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by bigred » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:54 pm

Dunlop sportmax Q3.- very happy.

16T front sprocket helps low speed smoothness

Look up Kevs smt modification thread


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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Muppet » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:56 pm

I've got PR4's on mine, but not the GT's, just the standard ones. Thought the GT's were for the bigger bikes, like an RT or Pan? Good tyres, although I find the fronts go pointy well before they're worn.

I guess it depends on what type of riding you do as to whether you should change sprocket size. I haven't, don't see the need really, my bike is almost standard and works well for me like that. No twitchiness here.....
This is what I do with mine....

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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Nordic09 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:42 am

Metzeler Roadtec 01 is very good tire, front and back. Feel and grip is exceptional and works also in cold and wet.
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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Cozakdenni » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:01 am

Muppet wrote:I've got PR4's on mine, but not the GT's, just the standard ones. Thought the GT's were for the bigger bikes, like an RT or Pan? Good tyres, although I find the fronts go pointy well before they're worn.

I guess it depends on what type of riding you do as to whether you should change sprocket size. I haven't, don't see the need really, my bike is almost standard and works well for me like that. No twitchiness here.....

Your right actually, its just the normal pilot road 4's i have, woops! :oops:

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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Gimlet » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:07 pm

I used Metzeler M7RRs on my SMT. Suits it down to the ground. I went touring on mine and got just over 3000 miles from the rear.

I've just fitted Roadtec 01s to my 1190 Adv and they are very good. Different tyre altogether from the Z8 which I found didn't suit the SMT at all. The 01s would probably be a very good choice for touring. Doesn't take much to get them onto the edge of the tread though, as with all sports-touring tyres. For general larking about the extra scope of the M7s really allow the SMT's chassis to shine. They would be my choice.

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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Magic Wand » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:27 pm

990 SMT 2010 soon up to 50 000 km.

My bike now has Metzeler Z8 Roadtec Interact mounted, front and rear. I have tried them at touring in both wet and dry conditions and have no problem at all.
Also at 2 track days in sunny and dry conditions, no problem.

Actually, I find them to be quite good.

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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Cozakdenni » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:01 am

Update: went for +1tooth on the rear sprocket, wich is really Nice in town and slow manouvering.
For tires i went for a roadtec 01, and im loving Them so far!
Went on a 2800km trip two weeks ago, with a bit of rain but mostly dry twisty roads. I had about 15 kg of luggage with me (including the trax panniers) but had nog problems getting the pegs on the ground with a great feelings.
They cost a pretty Penny but are defenetly worth it die me!

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Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

Post by Thiben » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:47 am

Nordic09 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:42 am
Metzeler Roadtec 01 is very good tire, front and back. Feel and grip is exceptional and works also in cold and wet.
Totally Agree with Nordic & seems to be lasting well too. Highly recommended.

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