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  • Telly Posts: 21
    West Gippsland
    Stock Poster Telly
    19 Jun 2017 08:28 PM

     Since 2015, I,ve had an Iron, stage three Screaming Eagle kit etc, love the bike, back tyre is shit, every year we go around Tassi, best part for us is the trip from Struan to Hobart, so from Strahan you head to Queenstown , then up this bloody big slippery mountain, last year it rained the night before, going up the mountain was a night mare, no grip a little and I mean a little throttle and I was going sidewise, my tyres are crap, I mean they are ok  in the dry but, anyway, can some one recommend a decent tyre for the rear, at the moment rear is Mechlin, were going back to tassi one last time, (im ill, say its my swan song, and fuck it im only 67) so you guys whot do you recommend




























  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 292
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    19 Jun 2017 08:52 PM
    Scortchers aren't much good, never liked mine. At the moment I have a Pirelli Night Dragon front and Pirelli ND GT on the back. The Pirellis have been the only ones I've has confidence in. Could light the Scortcher up in fifth in the wet and ME880's were a little bit better. Can get the bike over quite comfortably with the Pirelli's on, have used almost the whole surface of the tyre and only seeing a little surface tearing on the mid lean section.

  • chriso Posts: 2034
    south canberra
    Motor Head chriso
    20 Jun 2017 06:36 AM
    Yep pirelli night dragon.Problem solved
  • JFE Posts: 725
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    20 Jun 2017 07:04 AM
    Just put Avon Cobra's on mine last weekend so too soon to comment on their performance. $500 fitted. 

    Came down to them or Night Dragon's ... more blokes raved about Cobra's being better in the wet but will have to see. Most reviews of the new Trumpet Bobber, which comes standard with the Cobra's, rate the rubber well too.

    Don't care so much about mileage; wanted the stickier tyres.
  • Telly Posts: 21
    West Gippsland
    Stock Poster Telly
    20 Jun 2017 05:10 PM

    Thanks guys , will now go on the search for Pirelli night dragon gts, or even the avons,

    Telly

  • Adrian1200CA Posts: 91
    Stock Poster Adrian1200CA
    21 Jun 2017 11:24 AM
    Posted by JFE on 20 Jun 2017 07:04 AM
    Just put Avon Cobra's on mine last weekend so too soon to comment on their performance. $500 fitted. 

    Came down to them or Night Dragon's ... more blokes raved about Cobra's being better in the wet but will have to see. Most reviews of the new Trumpet Bobber, which comes standard with the Cobra's, rate the rubber well too.

    Don't care so much about mileage; wanted the stickier tyres.

     Done about 1000 k's on my Cobras and I now have confidence in the wet.  Unless I give it full throttle it doesn't slip whereas the Commander 2 would light them up at just over 1/4 throttle.

  • Broke Posts: 73
    WA
    Stock Poster Broke
    21 Jun 2017 01:48 PM
    So it was not my imagination that I thought I was going to die when I got caught in a downpour on the Mitchell fwy in Perth, near Osborne park and I got the feeling that I was floating on the water ( I have Scorchers). There was only a slight bend in the road but I slowed down to 80kms per hour then got off the fwy. I have not ridden this bike much and that was the first time in the wet. Only 7000 kms on the tires.
  • JFE Posts: 725
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    21 Jun 2017 03:05 PM
    Hell, sure they weren't Dunlops? That's how mine were in the wet. Useless.
  • Adrian1200CA Posts: 91
    Stock Poster Adrian1200CA
    21 Jun 2017 03:08 PM
    Posted by Broke on 21 Jun 2017 01:48 PM
    So it was not my imagination that I thought I was going to die when I got caught in a downpour on the Mitchell fwy in Perth, near Osborne park and I got the feeling that I was floating on the water ( I have Scorchers). There was only a slight bend in the road but I slowed down to 80kms per hour then got off the fwy. I have not ridden this bike much and that was the first time in the wet. Only 7000 kms on the tires.

     Yeah mate take it easy in the wet.  The commander 2 was a slight improvement over the stock but not by much.  The Avon Cobras are a big improvement and although I'm still careful in the wet I can at least do the speed limit and take corners without worrying about the back letting go.  Bad new is you probably got at least 10K more to go for the back and 20-30K for the front. so best you ride a lot in the dry or do some really big burnouts...lol

  • Broke Posts: 73
    WA
    Stock Poster Broke
    21 Jun 2017 03:30 PM
    My Dunlops were okay, I was never scared in the wet on them
  • noctm Posts: 281
    WA
    Stage 1 Poster noctm
    21 Jun 2017 04:54 PM
    i use shinko 777's. i haven't tried some of the other suggestions in this thread yet, but i don't think i'll bother. they're cheap, and are far better than the metzeler and dunlops i've used previously. they increased my confidence in the wet heaps (and i ride every day year round) and if it wasn't for the fact the metzeler i have on the front still has heaps of tread i'd be switching it for a shinko too. i've got about 12k on my shinko rear now and it is due for replacement, and i'll be putting another shinko on in its place.
  • Sprocket Posts: 260
    Bungendore NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Sprocket
    22 Jun 2017 06:34 AM
    I am currently running night dragons on my 08 custom. Every one raved about them in the wet but to be honest they are not as good as I expected. I will try the cobras or shinkos next time. 
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