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Old 22-Oct-2005, 12:35 PM
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which tyres please?

hi..i have a 1998 900ss (classic shape - carbed) and want to swap the squared off off bridgestone bt10's to something a little more sporty/sticky.

any suggestions please? also...any advantage to sticking a 180 section rear tyre on as opposed to a 170 section?

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Old 22-Oct-2005, 02:28 PM
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Diablos seem to work well on almost any bike. You'll have to be very brave to need more than the standard Diablo on the road.

I've got a 180 on my ST instead of the 170 it came with. Swapped so long ago I can't remember, but I'm sure that I didn't notice any difference

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Old 22-Oct-2005, 06:29 PM
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As per jools, go with the diablo's.


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Old 22-Oct-2005, 09:15 PM
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anyone got a link to a reputable place to buy them from online....cheap as possible please! ta.
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Old 23-Oct-2005, 11:44 AM
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Here you go

http://www.busters-accessories.co.uk/

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Old 23-Oct-2005, 02:57 PM
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cheers Chris...they seem really good value...be suprised if they can be had cheaper tbh...but dont mind if someone suprises me!

as my bike is off the road i am gonna get them fitted over the winter....what should i be looking at re cost of fitting if i take wheels in to fitters? this might seem stupid...but would kwik fit and the like be able to fit bike tyres?
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Old 23-Oct-2005, 03:03 PM
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dont think kwik fit will do bike tryes but if you have a ring round the smaller tyre fitters in your area you should be able to get them done
i pay 10 per wheel to have tyres fitted and balenced
but if you go to club meets you can often get it for 5 per wheel

it's always worth mentioning that there are no scratches on the wheels and you'd like to keep um that way
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Old 23-Oct-2005, 03:06 PM
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and you could also try mike davis at http://www.robsomracing.co.uk/superbiketyres.htm
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Old 23-Oct-2005, 09:59 PM
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Or if you want somewhere in Lincolnshire,try Holbeach Tyres.
www.holbeachtyres.com
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Old 24-Oct-2005, 07:41 PM
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thanks lads...some good links there. acutally was in Hi-Q in Lincoln today getting tyres fitted to my car and they said that they dont touch them...think i overheard the manager say that they can be damaged to easily!!!! yikes!!! so, quite suprised to see Hi-Q in Holbeach doing bike tyres...interesting...

what is the likely hood of more damage on a bike wheel as opposed to a set of car alloys when doing a tyre change anyone? thanks again.
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