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CST tyres - any issues?

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CST tyres - any issues?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 27 May 2018, 5:12 am

Hi, so, I'm changing the rear tyre, the garage is anyway. They've offered a CST tyre which is 10mm smaller than the current tyre.

Is that size difference to be worried about? The mechanic thought not. And is CST a good enough brand do you think?

Thanks a lot
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Re: CST tyres - any issues?

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 27 May 2018, 10:00 am

In which way '10mm smaller'? I assume the width.

The 'original' tyre sizes are 110/80-17 front and 130/80-17 rear. Lots of people put bigger sizes on the front and rear, so it is possible that you have a 'bigger than original' tyre on the rear and the CST is the correct size.

CST - cheng shin tyre, I think. Probably fine, but you shouldn't be paying Pirelli prices for them, if you see what I mean.

Anyway, are you talking about these ones : https://www.csttires.com/int/tire/c6501-c6502/ ?

They seem to come in 110/70-17 and 130/70-17, which would probably fit.
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Re: CST tyres - any issues?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 27 May 2018, 6:57 pm

great knowledge, hats off. I'll proceed with the CST.

Interesting that ebay has £57 and amazon has £88 - we shall see. thanks agian.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maxxis-CST-Motorcycle-Rear-Tyre-for-KAWASAKI-ER-5-ER-130-70-17-C6502/391432273026?hash=item5b232e7c82:g:ui4AAOSwjMJXDOb2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CST-Maxxis-Motorcycle-SINNIS-Apache/dp/B01HD4OCHW
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Re: CST tyres - any issues?

Post by fgclark123 on Tue 29 May 2018, 6:57 pm

£70 was the score on the door... plus 30 labour. not bad.

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