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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:26 pm

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And, ugly or not, even tho I have but 100 or so miles on those, so far, mighty fine on twists and turns of local back roads.  Mighty.  Taking it to the Ohio Guzzi rally next week, and will get more anecdata.

But, thanks; had not realized how ugly that dangling reflector is, so it'll be off soon.  Wink

Bill

Hey Bill, just take out the "middle man" on that reflector.  If you remove that mounting strap you can retain the little reflector directly on the base of the rear fender.  That's what I did and it improves the looks yet still retains the little reflector.

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FWIW I HATE Metzeler tires. The profile on every one I've ridden turns in slowly, the tread wears unevenly on these heavy bikes, and cannot wear out soon enough. I've had good luck with various Pirellis, but have found my favorite in the Pilot Road offerings from Michelin.

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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:55 am

For me on this heavy bike, it's Dunlop.
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:10 am

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Crap photo, but here's my PR4, after 5k miles.  For reference.  Still another 5k left?  Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:14 am

Steak wrote:

it improves the looks yet still retains the little reflector.

FWIW I HATE Metzeler tires.  The profile on every one I've ridden turns in slowly, the tread wears unevenly on these heavy bikes, and cannot wear out soon enough.  I've had good luck with various Pirellis, but have found my favorite in the Pilot Road offerings from Michelin.


I didn't really notice the low-hanging reflector before but now of course I have to move it up Smile  [Charlie: They said you was hung. Bart: And they was right.]

re: Metzeler: I noticed that right away when I replaced the front with a Michelin; suddenly the bike turns much quicker with the pointier profile as opposed to the "lazy" feel with the stock tire. Silver lining to having to unexpectedly get a new front. I might actually lower the forks back a notch to slow down the turn-in a tad.
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:16 pm

Any suggestions as to what tires to use on the GRiSO for some off road and gravel touring?
For the road I've been happy with the Bridgestone Battlax 30t GT.
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:11 pm

Add a Stelvio to your garage.

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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:01 pm

Omnis wrote:
Any suggestions as to what tires to use on the GRiSO for some off road and gravel touring?
For the road I've been happy with the Bridgestone Battlax 30t GT.
Thanks

Steak wrote:
Add a Stelvio to your garage.

Omnis wrote:
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Before getting the Stelvio I used to hit the occasional fire (dirt/gravel) road on the GRiSO.  Never had anything but straight up road-touring tires.  While not the best option for off-road touring, the GRiSO can do just fine in "non-technical" situations.  Meaning well maintained forestry service roads and the like.

If you plan on hitting the dirt more than every once in a while, you might want to try a hybrid tire like the Michelin Anakee III.

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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:20 pm

Thanks for the tip Steak, I'll check'em out
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:11 pm

Omnis wrote:
Thanks for the tip Steak, I'll check'em out

You'd have to settle for a 170/60 R17 instead of the spec'd 180/55 R17 or pick up a Stelvio rear wheel...

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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 pm

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He replied. "Really?"
"Google it." I said "Or the rear wheel will fall off."
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