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  1. Transalp
    im running metzler tourance at the moment they seem ok , whats the tyre of the moment that suits the 700 transalp Neil
  2. Africa Twin
    Well, those who know me, will know I'm on my seventh Honda Africa twin, third RD04, also four RD07's, over 100k miles on XRV750 Hondas! Just love those V Twins! I decided to take on an old Ducati powered Cagiva 705e Elefant that had been in storage for over eight yrs and reinstate it to the...
  3. Varadero
    What I think happened is that I had a slow puncture (thanks to the visible 'dig' in the tread) and because I was running slightly flat the tyre wore more on one side. Any ideas? This is the tourance which was new for my Morocco trip last year and has done exactly 10k.
  4. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Check these out, look quite promising. A Tourance replacement maybe??? Continental Tyres UK
  5. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Just ordered a set of Metzeler Tourance despite the Chinese worries. I went with these again as they gave great mileage last time (10,000mls). I've got K60's on and to be honest I'm not that impressed. Only got 7,500 out of the rear tyre. Squared off very badly. Also Oponeo as good as they are...
  6. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    ok, selling the gal to fund another project. Details are: Transalp 650 V1 (51 plate), silver, all paperwork, both keys, 13900 miles, new filters / oil etc at 13750 Metzler tourance front and rear (250 miles on each) scotoiler bagster tank cover high screen (and original low screen) Honda low...
  7. Varadero
    "Oh no", I hear you all moan! :-D Serious question though... I am 75-25% likely to go on the HISS in Spain late next week, cos there are no Spain ferries available, it'll mean a long old ride down over nearly 3 days from Telford/Caen/St Malo to Albarracin. The bike has a new Tourance (old...
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    Hello all ! I have for sale a 2007 XLV650 Transalp. Registered in October 2007, I am the second owner, taxed and Mot'd until October 2014. There are 32,000 miles on the clock (See pictures), never been used off road. Accessories include Oxford Heated Grips, Auxiluary lights, Givi Topbox and...
  9. Africa Twin
    The Michelin Anakee 2 needs replacing on the rear, phoned up to order one today and low and behold they can only get the Anakee 3 which I don't really fancy. Is the Tourance a good match for the Anakee 2 and will it be ok with the Anakee 2 front (as there is plenty of life left in that) or is...
  10. For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale: Honda XL1000 Varadero Rear Wheel COMPLETE Having a clear out of all my surplus items, and we have here a COMPLETE rear wheel assembly for the XL1000 Honda Varadero. By complete I mean: - Wheel itself - Brake disc rotor - ABS ring - Sprocket (almost new) with cushdrive -...
  11. Varadero
    As i am driving along I decided to check if steering was in balance on my 2007 Vara, well it is not. Letting go of the handles the front starts to ocsillate and I have to grab the handles again to control it. Is this normal ? The front wheel is fitted with Bridgestone tyre, will Metzler tourance...
  12. Varadero
    I have a been getting a little unhappy of late with my 2005 FI Vara. I know, I know, sacrilege...!! Just gone through with a clean on the MOT, again, coming up to 25K now :-) The bike on the whole is great, but I feel that the handling has recently lost the planted feel you normally get with...
  13. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    OK Folks, Here it is. I'm living in Vietnam and I have a NX 650 Dominator and I'm looking for new tyres. The issue is I have to take them from the UK to VN to I want a LONG LASTING 90/10 road/off tyre. I've been doing some research and the Anakee 3 or Tourance seem to be the way forwards...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi, I have just bought a 2001 AT that I am planning to use it for a two up year long trip in either Asia or the Americas. The bike has Trail Wing tyres that need replacing and I would like some advice on whats best to replace them with. I want to ride it on the road but also practice on some...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hey Gang, Took my first tumble in the rain last month and broke the pillion footpeg on the right side. Wondering if anyone knows where I can find a replacement as I can't locate one on any of the parts sites. The right side is formed to go over the exhaust making substitutions a little...
  16. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi all, just bought XR400R (my previous bike was an XR600), I only ride on the road, I don't want to change the rims, I love hard cornering. Can you recommend which tyres will work best (21" front, 18" rear)? The new Michelin Anakee and Metzeler Tourance appear to offer 17" rears only, I have...
  17. Varadero
    I was having lunch the other day and sat down on the gutter beside my bike in the sun to eat lunch.. Just happened to look at the front tyre and realised it had some cracks in it. Firstly from most of the tread blocks towards the centre of the tyre, but also around the circumference of the...
  18. Transalp
    Just to double check Gentlemen, I am due to change my tyres and shall be going for TKC80s. I usually run 130/80 on the back wheel for the tourance tyres. can I do this for the TKC80s as well. I know the official specs for the 650 dictate the 120/90 size, but I have always preferred the...
  19. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    The rear tyre on my bike is on its last leg, so I need a new set. I might as well change the front too. Given the fact that there are a lot of knowledgeable members on this forum, and that a lot of you travell far distances on twisty roads at high speed, an advice would be appreciated. If your...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi I have a pair of tyres for sale, done about 700 miles. Off a transalp 650. Metzler Tourance 90/90/21 54S about 4mm in the center 120/90/17 64S about 6mm in the center Anyone interested, make me an offer and I will look into postage costs. RickSkye
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