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Replacement rear tyre

Post by pompeybiker on Sun 18 Dec 2016, 11:21 am

looking to replace the rear tyre of my CBF500 and you can't seem to get Bt45's anymore so are Maxxis tourmax M6029 tyres any good?
I only use the bike for commuting to work  so any recomendations would be helpful
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 18 Dec 2016, 11:52 am

You certainly can get BT45 for CB500, sadly they don't seem to still make them in the 120/70 and 160/70 sizes for CFB500.

The internet (well some tyre manufacturers websites) say that these will fit:

http://www.metzeler.com/site/uk/products/tyres-catalogue/Roadtec-01.html?version=1055846

https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/motorcycle/all-tyres/sheet/angel-gt


I've used Maxxis Promax on a different bike and have been perfectly happy with their performance - I 'd be quite happy using Maxxis for something else.
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by pompeybiker on Sun 18 Dec 2016, 12:14 pm

OK Thanks
thats why I didn't find any for my bike.
There is a Metzezeler fitted to the front (pilot road 2 on the rear) not sure if different makes of tyres front and rear are a good idea but can't afford 2 tyres
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 18 Dec 2016, 6:25 pm

metzeler roadtec 01 are very good apparently, as are dunlop road smarts are also very well rated
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 19 Dec 2016, 2:26 pm

pompeybiker wrote:OK Thanks
thats why I didn't find any for my bike.
There is a Metzezeler fitted to the front (pilot road 2 on the rear) not sure if different makes of tyres front and rear are a good idea but can't afford 2 tyres


It won't kill you, at least not instantly :)  I'm sure that it is *different* to having two from the same manufacturer, but other than that it very much depends.  Let's put it this way: there are probably far more important things that you should be concerned about on your bike.

Are the two existing tyres both fairly worn?  If so I would just keep using them until they are mostly worn out, by which time you might have had time to save up for a pair.
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by pompeybiker on Mon 19 Dec 2016, 11:33 pm

eternally_troubled wrote:


pompeybiker wrote:OK Thanks
thats why I didn't find any for my bike.
There is a Metzezeler fitted to the front (pilot road 2 on the rear) not sure if different makes of tyres front and rear are a good idea but can't afford 2 tyres

It won't kill you, at least not instantly :)  I'm sure that it is *different* to having two from the same manufacturer, but other than that it very much depends.  Let's put it this way: there are probably far more important things that you should be concerned about on your bike.

Are the two existing tyres both fairly worn?  If so I would just keep using them until they are mostly worn out, by which time you might have had time to save up for a pair.

The front tyre is pretty new with loads of life in it and I only use the bike for commuting so hopefully should be ok :-)
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 3:56 pm

pompeybiker wrote:
The front tyre is pretty new with loads of life in it and I only use the bike for commuting so hopefully should be ok :-)

I would just replace the rear with one that matches the front, if you can get it. With some bikes/tyres the fronts last twice the distance of the rears - this isn't quite the same on the CB500, but the rears do go first.
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by pompeybiker on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 9:05 pm

Found a metzeler roadtec Z6 on ebay which is similar to the front so I will get that Very Happy
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Re: Replacement rear tyre

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 9:21 am

Cool. That's almost certainly the best way forward.

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