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    lorbobo Guest

    Thumbs up TYRES: All you should ever need to know :-)

    I have had my 2002 883R for a few months now and it has 5000 miles on it.
    The tyres are Dunlop H - D, which are the originals i think.
    The back one seems a bit square so I`m thinking of getting a new pair.
    What is the usual milage in a pair of these tyres?
    Any other tyres recommended?
    How much for 2 tyres, H - D dealer fitted?
    Cheers

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    Re: Tyres needed ??

    DIY if you can, I was quoted £190 for a back tyre at my dealer, got an Avon fitted to loose wheel for £68.
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    Re: Tyres needed ??

    That is pretty steep.
    But I`m hopless with a spanner.

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    Re: Tyres needed ??

    Dave Millington Motorcycles had some cheap 5.00x16 (MT80-16) Avons Venoms a while back they were somewhere near preston and they were about 45 quid a piece u had to fit them yourself mind. Maybe worth checking out on the internet???

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    Re: Tyres needed ??

    search for tyres, there is loads of info on here! i had my hd dunlops on my sporty when i got it last year, and i put 7500 miles on them. i just got some conti tours which are very good, and cost £190 fitted. the dealers charge way over the top for an inferior tyre, and then charge a whole lot more for fitting!
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    Re: Tyres needed ??

    Quote Originally Posted by lorbobo
    I have had my 2002 883R for a few months now and it has 5000 miles on it.
    The tyres are Dunlop H - D, which are the originals i think.
    The back one seems a bit square so I`m thinking of getting a new pair.
    What is the usual milage in a pair of these tyres?
    Any other tyres recommended?
    How much for 2 tyres, H - D dealer fitted?
    Cheers
    Where are you in the country? Then we might be able to pin point a supplier near to you.
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    Re: Tyres needed ??

    A guy, who is in a high position in this club, recently offered (in the pub) to put some details of a very good ride-in ride-out tyre service that he uses....

    still waiting...........

    (Wonder if i'll get in the sh1t for this) :s:


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    Fatboy Tyres

    Having now been recommended to after the rear was getting down along with a puncture, I have just replaced my standard Dunlops
    with Avon Venoms.

    Front MT90 B16
    Rear 150/80 B16
    Both none white walls.

    Manuals for my model show 36psi in both for the Dunlops

    The dealer who fitted and balanced says Avon show 44 psi in rear with 38 psi in front.
    Avons web site does not show this info.
    Does anybody have any links where this can be seen/confirmed or can anyone actually confirm this is OK.

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    Re: Fatboy Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Topefisher View Post
    The dealer who fitted and balanced says Avon show 44 psi in rear with 38 psi in front.
    Avons web site does not show this info.
    Does anybody have any links where this can be seen/confirmed or can anyone actually confirm this is OK.
    Go to the Avon site on this link, just enter the details of your bike and it will show the recommended tyres and the pressures
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    Re: Fatboy Tyres

    Hi

    contact them direct and ask for thier tech department. They are very helpful and will tell you their recommended tyre pressures and even give you adjusted figures for you wieght, pillion etc.

    Cooper-Avon Tyres
    Bath Road
    Melksham
    Wiltshire SN12 8AA
    Telephone: + 44 (0)1225 703101
    Fax: + 44 (0)1225 791301
    email: avonmcycle@coopertire.com

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