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PostSubject: I'm gonna need new tires.   Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:11 pm

I'm new to Grisos and need some advice. I just bought an '07 with only a few miles on it (13 miles to be precise) and it's sat in a warehouse for the last decade. The original tires look brand new but I have to assume that 10+ years in storage has dried them out so I'm looking for suggestions. I like to ride "enthusiastically" but I wouldn't call my riding style — super aggressive. And I'd like to get a decent amount of miles out of the tires if possible but grip and comfort is more important to me than longevity. Thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:51 pm

BB,

Do a SEARCH in the menu bar up top - there's been a ton of discussion on this topic and I'm sure you will find more information and more opinions than you know what to do with. By the time the ice clears in Columbus you'll have some new shoes for your GRiSO!

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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:53 pm

Michelin Pilot Road 4/5 GT - say no more.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:23 am

Hmmm. I looked but I guess not hard enough. Let’s write it off to new and still trying to find my way around the ghetto. Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:55 am

Most people seem to favour the Road Pilots. I've got Bridgestones on mine and they seem fine. The OEM tyres are shite on the GRiSO (but fine on other bikes), BTW.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:42 am

Love the Roadtec 01's especially in the wet, Angels were great too but wore out in half the time.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:11 am

G'day BB
Welcome ......
Just wondering, how could a new GRiSO just sit in a warehouse for 10 years , I struggle to get my head around this ... how could someone fork out good dollars to buy it off MG and just leave it ....
Did the seller explain .... would like to know the story ....
stay safe
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:21 am

Searching forum doesn't find much if you take the default which just looks at the topic headings ......you need to go advanced search for content and you'll get much better hit rate OR search at google level eg GRiSO ghetto tyre as that finds all posts containing word tyres

PS Michelin PR 4/5 GTs for me too......
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:56 am

I just mounted a set of Pirelli Angel ST's on my 2013 that I bought Dec 21st with 9,150 miles on it. So far I have been able to get 140 miles on it. Rolling Eyes The weather has been horrible in Savannah GA
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:59 am

wardentm wrote:
G'day BB
Welcome ......
Just wondering, how could a new GRiSO just sit in a warehouse for 10 years , I struggle to get my head around this ... how could someone fork out good dollars to buy it off MG and just leave it ....
Did the seller explain .... would like to know the story ....
stay safe

I'd love to know the whole story too. It was part of the Larry Klein estate auction a couple of months ago in Ann Arbor. There are a few threads out there talking about that auction and Larry Klein. There were several great bikes with barely any miles on them. Four V11's all with very low miles, Brevas, a Centauro, and several older bikes too. The GRiSO was perfectly in tact (several of the others had been pilfered for parts). But I'm honestly not too sure why, if he had them and planned to hold onto the bikes, he didn't ride them — any of them, ever. It came without a title and so I'm working through the details and red tape of that but it also had old gas, oil, tires, etc. so I need to give it the once over before I ride it anyway. Blair
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Thanks Blair
Guess if your loaded and a buyer your thrill is just the purchase, imagine that ......
But for me, how could you buy, get it home and just leave it there ...
Perhaps he was an investor ...... but these bikes would not, you would consider, be in this category ..
Anyway, enjoy your 1100, I have one with now some 67,000 ks on and a thrill every time I get it out
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:35 pm

wardentm wrote:
Thanks Blair
Guess if your loaded and a buyer your thrill is just the purchase, imagine that ......
But for me, how could you buy, get it home and just leave it there ...
Perhaps he was an investor ...... but these bikes would not, you would consider, be in this category ..
Anyway, enjoy your 1100, I have one with now some 67,000 ks on and a thrill every time I get it out
Stay safe

Thanks. will do. I put over 32,000 km on my V7 Racer in the first two years. Can't wait to start tearing it up on my GRiSO now.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:33 pm

I bought my 07 brand new in 2011 from my dealer at the time...It was basically a left over stock that they snatched away from the importer in NY.
Didn't plain to buy it but the wife went nuts when she saw it and didn't want to hear about a freaking Bonneville after that! lol
So I loaded it in the truck bed and took it home to keep company to the 09.
She put about 15K miles on it and I put another 15K and this thing has been absolutely flawless so far
The wife is no longer around but the bike is. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:21 pm

Here are a couple of tyre (tire) topics:

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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:11 am

Grisonut wrote:
I bought my 07 brand new in 2011 from my dealer at the time...It was basically a left over stock that they snatched away from the importer in NY.
Dah dee dah etc
The wife is no longer around but the bike is. Very Happy Very Happy



Sounds like a story lurking around there
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:13 am

I too have been using pirelli's, the stickier front tyres dont suit the weight of the bike, the wear out in weird ways, so i have gone back to using Angels, where the profile stays the same until the end, vcertainly on the road they are more than sticky enough. The rear Diablo's last the same length of time as the Angels! Which means the rear Angels wear far too fast. I am tempted to try the Michelin's but i have in my 70 odd bikes and hundreds of thousands of riding miles had two sets and both were unridable and were replaced by Michelin with another manufaturers tyres. I guess i have been unlucky!!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:07 am

I went with Pirelli Scorpion IIs. Similar to the Angels but with thicker tread to deal with shitty NJ roads. I don't ride much past 7/10ths and they have plenty of stick for me.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 am

Reviews:

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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:00 pm

Thanks. I ended up with the Angle GTs for this time around. I’m going pretty easy on her for now since I’m still breaking it in. But 450 miles and already love how the GRiSO is handling. And the tires are great. Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:50 am

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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 pm

Any experience with Dunlap road smart 3 tires?
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:05 pm

Grisonut wrote:
I bought my 07 brand new in 2011 from my dealer at the time...It was basically a left over stock that they snatched away from the importer in NY.
Didn't plain to buy it but the wife went nuts when she saw it and didn't want to hear about a freaking Bonneville after that! lol
So I loaded it in the truck bed and took it home to keep company to the 09.

The wife is no longer around but the bike is. Very Happy Very Happy

I also traded a bike for my wife, it was the best deal I ever made!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 am

I am a tight git (cheap) and buy whatever ebay has at the right price, so get to try some weird and wonderful tyre combinations. At present I have a Maxxis Diamond MA-3DS on the front and a ContiRoad Attack 2GT on the rear. The tyres are always a well known brand and sport touring biased.

I ride on some of the worst medieval roads England has to offer and don't hang about and can honestly say for my type of riding any good make of tyre will do. I am impressed with the Maxxiss Diamond which at the cheaper end of the spectrum holds it's own against anything I've tried. Combined with a Stelvio shock the front end feels far better and the understeer which I felt the bike originally  suffered from when I bought it has disappeared.

My buying habits have saved hundreds of pounds over the last few years. I take the tyres to a local tyre fitter that charges £15 to fit whatever I bring him and are still quids in on the deal.
I never bother having the rear balanced and I do my own balancing on the front with a converted paddock stand.

All this bollocks about matching tyre pairs might apply for super bikes and track days but here in the real world common sense prevails.


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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:23 am

Dave, you are a man after my own heart :-)

It must be we both live in Lincolnshire!!!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm gonna need new tires.   Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:30 am

I have Maxxis tyres on my Jimny. Now a Jimny isn’t a performance vehicle and they are horrid! They have a huge out of balance problem in the carcass. You just can’t balance them and they set the steering wheel dancing at 80kph on the over-run, especially going down hill. I’d hate to have a similar issue on a bike. We don’t get Maxxis bike tyres here though.

Some cheaper tyres are fine. I actually really like the Conti’s on the Stelvio and recently stuck a set of Sport Attacks on the GRiSO and they are BRILLIANT but they’ll not last more than 5 or 6 Km! If I’m lucky!

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