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Last post 06-14-2011 06:47 PM by ansur. 13 replies.
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  • 06-12-2011 03:16 PM

    • sam77
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    Michelin

    Can anyone recommend a Michelin scoot tyre. I ride a 150fly and rarely in the wet and most riding is inner city runs with no commute. I like the turns...I was looking at these three; Pilot sport SC, City grip and Pilot City...I read somewhere on this forum that the Pilot sports SC have no grip which seems strange. I kinda like the look of the pattern. The city grip look good but may be loud also they dont make a rear 120-70-12 so will a 130-70-12 fit the back 12" rim and be suitable with a 120-70-12 on the front ? So just interested in any comments...Cheers

     

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  • 06-12-2011 05:34 PM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: Michelin

    I have always liked the Pilot Sport which I thought was probably a good choice for the FLY. Would suit the Fly I reckon as for me it felt great on that size wheel. Not sure about the grip complaints as on the scooters I have ridden the tyre has performed well and pretty much suited a 12 inch rim.

    Did come standard fitment on scooters like the Peugeot Speedfight which was a real buzz to ride>

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  • 06-13-2011 11:38 AM In reply to

    • jonners
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    Re: Michelin

    Just curious - why does it have to be a Michelin?

    Do you know something that we don't? Cool

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  • 06-13-2011 12:01 PM In reply to

    • Greg
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    Re: Michelin

    The best I used on my Suzuki Burgman 250 was Pirelli GT23/24 quite, good grip and mileage, had Michelin Gold Touring on the rear before that didn't last that long.

    Greg

     

     

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  • 06-13-2011 12:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Michelin

    We predominantly use Pilot Sports on the Fly too. 

    The GTS 23/24 combo is a good one, but the Fly is 120/70-12 front and back as standard, whereas the GTS 24 is a 130/70-12. 

    Gold Touring normally last a long time, but aren't very grippy in the wet. 

    City Grips are gaining popularity because they are nicely round in the centre, but the 120/70-12 is definitely a front tyre and they don't make a rear one in this size.



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  • 06-13-2011 12:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Michelin

    michelin pilot sc is a good tyre, grips very well.

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  • 06-13-2011 12:36 PM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: Michelin

    steve@ace:
    the Fly is 120/70-12 front and back as standard, whereas the GTS 24 is a 130/70-12
     

     

    Can you fit a 130/70/12 on the rear of the Fly ? , i know with the 250/300 Vespa it is possible to go to a 140/70/12 rear without any hassles.

    In my opinion , not that i'm an expert but after having gone through what seems like 5,227 rear tyresBig Smile on the GTS , i started out with the std Sava , then a couple of Michelin Pilot's , then a Continental or two , then a GTS 24 Pirrelli  which is what i've used ever since as they have given me the best wear by a good 2000 to 2700 klms {dependant on conditions eg summer/winter} , the one which i'm yet to try is the Bridgestone Hoop which according to Pete Gailey give very good life , i think his 250 Vespa is doing mainly commuting these days except for the odd w/end blast ?, i'm going to make an extra good effort to obtain a Bridgestone next time {they are a bit hard to obtain at times apparantly} & see how much more life i get from it , i didn't really notice any better/worse handling etc from brand to brand but then again i'm not really a daredevil , with a more adventurous rider i expect could tell one against the other as far as handling , i ride mostly country but  sometimes in wet / greasy/ diesel contaminated mountain rds and all brands seemed to handle that sort of stuff quite well so i figure that would be comparable to city wet/ crappy conditions.

     

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
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  • 06-13-2011 01:25 PM In reply to

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    bradr:

    steve@ace:
    the Fly is 120/70-12 front and back as standard, whereas the GTS 24 is a 130/70-12
     

     

    Can you fit a 130/70/12 on the rear of the Fly ? , i know with the 250/300 Vespa it is possible to go to a 140/70/12 rear without any hassles.

     

     

    Yeah you can.  We've done it in the past with no problem.



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  • 06-13-2011 08:23 PM In reply to

    • sam77
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    Re: Michelin

     thanks for the info guys...

  • 06-14-2011 12:08 AM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: Michelin

    sam77:
     thanks for the info guys
     

     

    Wow , now that we've all put our two bobs worth in , your'e probably totally  confused now heh ? lolYes

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 06-14-2011 01:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Michelin

    bradr:

    sam77:
     thanks for the info guys
     

     

    Wow , now that we've all put our two bobs worth in , your'e probably totally  confused now heh ? lolYes

    Hehehehe!  Too much choice is almost as bad as none at all.

     



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  • 06-14-2011 01:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Michelin

    Get back to work Steve!

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    Bought a ducati, missed scootering so now riding a Vespa 300 super. Polini variator, PM tuning exhaust, Malossi clutch springs jettin bar ends with mirrors, heated grips and still an SX appeal cup holder.
  • 06-14-2011 02:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Michelin

    adamtassell:

    Get back to work Steve!

    Just cos your scooter is in the workshop!  But this is my work!!  I call it "marketing".

    Bill is replacing your pump as we speak, as well as fitting the right nuts for your pipe.  Will let you know when its ready.  Your rollers are in need of changing, but we don't have any for the Pollini.  You may want to order some more as these ones need to be changed!

     



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  • 06-14-2011 06:47 PM In reply to

    • ansur
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    Re: Michelin

    steve@ace:

    bradr:

    steve@ace:
    the Fly is 120/70-12 front and back as standard, whereas the GTS 24 is a 130/70-12
     

     

    Can you fit a 130/70/12 on the rear of the Fly ? , i know with the 250/300 Vespa it is possible to go to a 140/70/12 rear without any hassles.

     

     

    Yeah you can.  We've done it in the past with no problem.

     

     Ok, I'm coming up to have to change my tyres soon. I'm confused. What is the advantage of putting a 130/70/12 on the rear of the fly? I was going with the michelin sport pilot sport. But now there are too many choices.

    Help please

    Ansur

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