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Offline SteeleRD

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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 10:07:05 AM »
Dunlop got back to me today :) K82's come in the correct sizes for the 250C (TT100 Replicas) anyone got any experience with them from a riding point of view.

Had a very long conversation regarding the 1.60 rim fitted by Yamaha

Narrowed it right down to those an the Metzler Me77
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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 04:42:49 PM »
I have k82s on all three bikes, cant vouch for the 350, havnt finished resto yet. Cant fault them, excelent in all respects although bridgestones (bt45) just have the edge in my opinion, but they wear so quickly! you may want to look at michilin pilot in the imperial sizes, had them on the 650 before and had no fault with them, good allrounder, fairly boring tyre, good but not outstanding in any way!
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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 04:52:49 PM »
Thanks Barnett no found anyone using the ME77's yet :) Dunlops are probably gonna be the way to go been super helpful today. I'll check the Michellin's out deffo gonna stick to imperial sizes.

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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2019, 05:36:03 PM »
I have just bought a set of the Dunlop replicas as you call them for one of my 250 C's but not been out on them in anger yet as I am in the middle of a full refurb. I had them back in the day and they were great.

However on my other 250 C I inherited a Pirelli City Demon on the front and an Avon Supreme on the back fitted by the previous owner (McIver on here)....... Now I know you shouldn't mix makes and I am not shy of decking it over but I have been amazed at how good they are. They grip really well and it seems really easy to go from the vertical to full lean really quickly.....in fact they handle so well you have to be careful with how quick the steering is.......

So, why didnt I buy these instead of the Dunlops ? The only reason I have is that they are what I had on back in the day and I love the look / tread pattern / performance (albeit back in the day)..just hope they perform as good and dont turn out shite ha ha....

By the way I have enjoyed your thread. I miss my Dad so much he was my resident mechanic ha ha and I now have to do it all myself, but Im just a pen pusher and not very good......We loved going to the big race meetings together.......and he bought me my popsicle purple Fizzie and then my first blue RD250C so I can understand where you are coming from on your thread...

All the best with it regards Kerry

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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2019, 06:02:00 PM »
Hi Kerry, Just want to say I really appreciate your reply great reading about you an your dad an the bikes. We are pretty much joined at the hip know I'm lucky to have that relationship with him so totally get you.

Main thing is ur getting stuck in an attempting it:) life is always about learning how to do new stuff

Metzler/Pirelli actually mentioned those sport demons when I contacted them never really used Pirelli before though although I've used tons of Metzlers on the modern bikes an the Norton's.

Shall be interesting as its been years since I've used Dunlops :)
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Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 06:55:39 PM »
I had Pirelli Diablos on my Ducati Hypermptard (bit off piste here) but They were very soft, little tread and I had zero confidence in wet weather as a result due to the tread issue.  They resembled slicks and when I went for an MoT it nearly failed on the tires ha ha till I pointed out the tread thats there goes all way to the edge and of requisite depth....I wont be going back there again.

I now have Michelin Pilots and after scrubbing in for a while they give a similar feel to what I said on my previous post RD post You feel you can deck them over for ever and I was suddenly full of confidence again.....result.....I guess you pay your money and takes your choice....hope the Dunlops go well for you ........
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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 07:30:56 PM »
Totally get you ya can't beat what gives you confidence the m7rr's on the modern bikes have always given me superb feeling :) An the Avons on my elise is an unstoppable combination.
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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2019, 05:12:43 AM »
Anyone used Dunlop K82's :) they come in the right 3.00 an 3.50 size just remembered I've got them on my commando

Got them on my 250A.



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Re: Avon tyre sizes 250c
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2019, 09:06:40 AM »
Dont they look great. The only conflict I had back in the day was running Dunlops but having the must have Michelin fork leg stickers as well at the same time...ha ha
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