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Post by Robby on Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:57 am

ok so got friday and next monday booked off work so with a long weekend i was planning on having the first ride of my new to me bike which has been sat waiting since december.
First ride out is to get a pair of tyres fitted as the rear is as square as a square thing so Michelin Pilot Road 3s or 4s are to be fitted.
I was set to go to bike tyres in leeds as they have them on their website at £222 + fitting and they have a voucher on their home page saying £25 off a pair - this voucher has expired and fitted to the bike their £248  Shocked  - last ones i bought last year (previous bike) were £200 fully fitted.

Can anyone recommend somewhere localish to Hudds, Wakefield, Halifax, etc

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Post by Jimbob on Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:17 am

Give them a call and see what price they can give you over the phone as they will try get best deal possible for you. I'm in middle of trying to decide what to get and might have a run up with mine this sat to get some new boots fitted. I dunno what to choose either!!
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Post by Robby on Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:00 am

I fitted Pilot road 2s to the street tripple R last year and they were great - the 3s are supposed to be better still and great in wet - the 4s are supposed to be improved further.

I've emailed BLD in Brighouse for a price as they are supposed to be cheap at £181 a pair of Road 3s + fitting - http://www.bldgroup.co.uk/service-repairs/motorbike-tyres/

Biketyres said their price included some discount which is still £12.65 more than BLDs online prices fitted
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Post by Bobtra69 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:38 am

Don't forget Jordan Bikes at Gildersome, give them a bell.

Do you not fancy something a little sportier than Pilot Roads, your CBR/RR is different beast to the Street Triple.

Pilot Power if Michelin, Pirelli Rosso Corsas or Dunlop Sportsmarts?? 

ZX10R needs new tyres, I will probably go for 2CTs or maybe if I really want to be daft Power Ones (used to use these on the race bike).

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Post by Jimbob on Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:07 am

I have got 2cts on the gixer at the min and love them couldn't fault them. I'm tempted to try the power 3s this year as they meant to be better than the 2cts
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Post by Robby on Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:14 am

Bobtra69 wrote:Don't forget Jordan Bikes at Gildersome, give them a bell.

Do you not fancy something a little sportier than Pilot Roads, your CBR/RR is different beast to the Street Triple.

Pilot Power if Michelin, Pirelli Rosso Corsas or Dunlop Sportsmarts?? 

ZX10R needs new tyres, I will probably go for 2CTs or maybe if I really want to be daft Power Ones (used to use these on the race bike).

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I've emailed Jordans so hope for a price from them tommorow

I'm not really clued up on bike tyres but have heard good things about the pilot roads - want something that will last 5k, give good grip when i try to get the knee down but will wear evenly in the centre when i can't  Embarassed 
Are the 2CTs as good on the road as pilots or more of a track tyre? how many miles did you get out of yours?
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Post by paul65 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:46 pm

woosters just down the road from LBT give them a bell  0113 2733556
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Post by Jimbob on Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:47 pm

I've done about 3500 on them and they got a tiny bit of life left. There were used on track on hottest day of year I think it might of been hottest weather earth has ever experienced that day... Or it felt like it. So will of lost a bit of rubber on the Tarmac that day. Should be able to get 4-5 out on just road riding
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Post by JACKO71 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:33 pm

read the reviews of the ones you are thinking of and then decide, but i wouldnt worry so much most are all great these days, i wouldnt have a pair of tyres that will only cover 3500 miles, dont forget sport touring tyres are very good all rounders.....
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Post by Jimbob on Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:50 pm

3500 is a year tho (roughly) as dont use it for work anymore so i dont mind if i have to buy a new set each year its just like a service cost which i expect each year
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Post by Robby on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:44 am

well had a reply from Jordans -
PR3 (inc fitting) - £286.75
PR4 (inc fitting) - £312.00
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Had a call from BLD in brighouse who said their prices had gone up so advertised price has changed but agreed to do them for that price - PR3 £235 fitted - booked in for friday
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Can't belive the price changes from last year?
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Post by Jimbob on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:01 am

312 wow that's a bit pricey!!
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Post by Robby on Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:58 am

[quote="Jimbob"]312 wow that's a bit pricey!! [/quote]
Yep - i only paid 3200 fully fitted for the PR2s last year  Shocked

Asked at DC motorcycles and they're too busy for the next month to fit a pair?????????
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Post by JACKO71 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:53 am

Robby, speak yo donna at biketyres Leeds and tell her Darren Jackson said to give you some discount and a free fleece, i paid £210 ffor pirreli angel gt the new ones and i cant fault em...
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Post by Jimbob on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:01 am

ask her to save me a fleece in XL too Wink I might be going this  weekend or next to get some new rubber fitted
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Post by JACKO71 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:09 am

I think tbh i got a fleece when i shouldn't have. Lol...
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Post by Bobtra69 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:11 am

well had a reply from Jordans -
PR3 (inc fitting) - £286.75
PR4 (inc fitting) - £312.00
  

Wow! don't bother with Jordans then!!

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Post by Robby on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:25 am

Called at BLD in Brighouse today and had the PR3s fitted at £235.25 
 Was the 1st ride on the bike since i had it delivered in December, little rough at 4-7k but might be down to the fuel that's been sat or maybe it just needs a proper blast? felt quick but tiny compared to the STR

roll on the nice weather now so i can have a play
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Post by JACKO71 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:38 am

good news old boy, you coming out sunday then.....thatll give it a blast....
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Post by Robby on Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:49 am

JACKO71 wrote:good news old boy, you coming out sunday then.....thatll give it a blast....
What's the weather forecast?
only ridden the thing 7 miles so not confident on it yet  Neutral  - where you going?
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Post by Jimbob on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:20 am

Might be worth changing the plugs if its been sat around a while.
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Post by Robby on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:23 am

Jimbob wrote:Might be worth changing the plugs if its been sat around a while.
too technical for me to do  Embarassed

just felt a bit rough (vibrations from engine via tank) at lo/mid revs - felt ok when giving it some?
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Post by JACKO71 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:41 am

not sure where we are off but maybe hawes pal, dont worry about confidence pal at all it comes with riding the dam thing, never any pressure to go fast anyway, always ride at YOUR pace....
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Post by Jimbob on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:47 am

stay behind the blue blade and you wont have to worry about going too quick  Sad


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Post by Robby on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:22 am

what time are you all meeting and where?
i should know tommorow so will post on here
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