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How many KM's off a set of Tyres

Last post 04-10-2014 10:39 AM by Elmaco. 9 replies.
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  • 03-30-2014 03:20 PM

    • radar
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    How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    Hi All

    Just wondering if I am worrying over nothing, but my scooter has been feeling funny funny lately,  feels like I occasionally lose grip when I shouldn't.

    The original Cheng Shin Tires are about 4 years old and done just over 7120 KM's. Kymco Super 8 125.

    I do about 70 Km a week riding to and from work on mostly 50 KM back streets. 

    The CST tyres are front 100/80-14 and  rear 120/80-14.

    I check the pressure regular like the mechanic told me but they just don't feel right,  I am tempted to replace them next service in May but is there anything I should check before getting that done?  What brand should I look at getting?

    Also does anyone know if you can get angled valves so I don't have to use as 90' adaptor to pump them up?

     

    Thanks Jeff

    Radar


  • 03-30-2014 09:04 PM In reply to

    • TRA
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    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    Are they flay in the centre, ie squared off due? This affects handling. Also, tyres often wear with a bias toward the camber of the road. Not sure abut your particulare tyre, but the softer compound tyres might only last about 4000-6000kms depending on how you ride, where as some of the hard or dual compound tyres will last as long as 15000km. My little 50cc bike would only do about 6000km, where as my 250cc scooter would do 10000km.

     

    and yes, you can get angled valve stems.

  • 03-31-2014 07:39 AM In reply to

    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    Im doing 70ks per DAY to work and back mostly BORING highway at 110kph, my fronts last twice to 3 times as long as my rear but at $65 fitted so what! 

    My current conti twist is stuffed at 3200ks as the tyre was sitting around for 3+ years and prior to that used for burnouts! Surprise

     

    My favourite all rounder is the michelin city grip range of tyres. Great in the wet and really good on the twisty bits too.

    Derbi GP1 250i a properly fun scooter. Now totally renewed, rebuilt, run in, run Hard and now sold.
    Its name...The Flamenco Dancer by SOLD

    Now on a brilliant Yellow Suzuki SV650 NUDIST crumbs it don't half shift!

    Oh

    And remember boys and girls,

    Stock is BEST!
  • 03-31-2014 05:43 PM In reply to

    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    I get 6-8 thousand from a rear, and about 10 from a front - that's the Maxxis stock ones for the SYM VS150

    4 years and 20,000 K's later, I'm still scootering, and you guys are stuck with me!
  • 04-03-2014 05:39 PM In reply to

    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    Cheng Shin and Maxxis are the same company. You should get a good run from either.

  • 04-04-2014 01:34 PM In reply to

    • radar
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    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

     Hi All

    Just contacted my local service agent and he quoted me $345 for both front and rear supply and fit for a set of "Fathers"?  Anybody heard of or experienced these?

    Thanks Jeff

    Radar


  • 04-05-2014 11:52 PM In reply to

    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    $345!!!??? Pluck a duck! Are they gonna replace your drive belt change the oil and chrome plate the rims too? 

    That sounds like profiteering to me.

    A local scooter shop... not naming any names... quoted me $120 fitted front or rear for Michelin or pirreli, thats $240 for both, recently i was quoted $65 fitted by a "team" member of a large "moto"cycle chain for the same choices!

    My advice....

     Stay calm

            &

    Keep LOOKING!

    Derbi GP1 250i a properly fun scooter. Now totally renewed, rebuilt, run in, run Hard and now sold.
    Its name...The Flamenco Dancer by SOLD

    Now on a brilliant Yellow Suzuki SV650 NUDIST crumbs it don't half shift!

    Oh

    And remember boys and girls,

    Stock is BEST!
  • 04-06-2014 08:38 PM In reply to

    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    lead runner:

    That sounds like profiteering to me.

    A local scooter shop... not naming any names... quoted me $120 fitted front or rear for Michelin or pirreli, thats $240 for both, recently i was quoted $65 fitted by a "team" member of a large "moto"cycle chain for the same choices!

     

    LOL..very creative.

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  • 04-06-2014 09:41 PM In reply to

    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    Thanks Vlad i had a giggle writing it ComputerSmile

    Derbi GP1 250i a properly fun scooter. Now totally renewed, rebuilt, run in, run Hard and now sold.
    Its name...The Flamenco Dancer by SOLD

    Now on a brilliant Yellow Suzuki SV650 NUDIST crumbs it don't half shift!

    Oh

    And remember boys and girls,

    Stock is BEST!
  • 04-10-2014 10:39 AM In reply to

    • Elmaco
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    Re: How many KM's off a set of Tyres

    i run Metzlers on my 650 Burger and Metzlers on my wife's 250 Burger. Very happy with them. Have also run Metzlers on Majesty 250  again very happy with the grip and ride

     

    2006 Burgman 650- heated grips, Givi top box and screen, Leo Vince exhaust
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