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#1018340 - 09/03/18 01:53 PM Re: Wethead - sensitivity to tyres [Re: AndyS]  
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Originally Posted by AndyS
Hi Roger.
Yes, I have now been on the set of Z8's for 6000 miles. They are now starting to 'white line' and feel secondhand, BUT they still feel head and shoulders better than the PR4's did at half this distance.
Also, they are considerably cheaper. I am picking up a set of Z8's for £208 whereas the Metzeler Roadtec 01's and Michelin PR4's are up in the £280 area.
If I thought the Roadtec 01's would give me proportionally better enjoyable miles I'd pay the extra, but at present, I'll stick with the Z8. Unfortunately, I can't say how long the Z8's will last because I am doing a Scottish Highland tour and want to do it on new rubber. So, another set of Z8's are going on the bike this week and I will sacrifice the old tyres.

Are you riding up the Bealach Na Ba?


2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Met.)
Once Upon a Time........
1963 Norton Dominator 650 SS
1960 Triumph Bonneville
1960 Triumph Thunderbird
1952 Triumph Thunderbird
1932 Tr. Tiger 500
1952 BSA Goldstar
#1018345 - 09/03/18 02:28 PM Re: Wethead - sensitivity to tyres [Re: PadG]  
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Hi Pad. I've done that road many times and no doubt, yes, I'll do it again this time. Sometimes it is just zero visibility because you are riding in cloud all the time. Other occasions it is glorious.

#1018426 - 09/04/18 02:03 PM Re: Wethead - sensitivity to tyres [Re: AndyS]  
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That is a nice road! I want to get back there again, sometimes in the next few years, This time I will rent the RT from London area and do the UK as well.


2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Met.)
Once Upon a Time........
1963 Norton Dominator 650 SS
1960 Triumph Bonneville
1960 Triumph Thunderbird
1952 Triumph Thunderbird
1932 Tr. Tiger 500
1952 BSA Goldstar
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