Gt750L tyre options

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Gt750L tyre options

Postby Jacobscreek » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:26 am

Hi again all. I'll be shopping for tyres for my bike soon. What type and modern sizes do you guys use or recommend. Obviously the tube situation limits my options and thought you fellas would be a goldmine of experience and could point me in in the right direction or steer me clear. Apologies if this has been discussed a million times and I've been too lazy to search.

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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby stevewharton » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:30 pm

Hi Jacob, you're right it has been discussed many times, ;) but most kettle riders, myself included prefer Bridgestone Battlax BT45's. I pay around £68 for the front 3.25x19 and £85 for the rear 4.00x18 from my local Suzuki dealer with free fitting. They have excellent grip giving plenty confidence. Well worth the money.
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".

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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby Roger Ackery » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:37 pm

Absolutely go with the BT45"s
Great tyre,in the wet & the dry
Confidence inspiring :idea: :arrow:
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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby Jacobscreek » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:40 pm

Are they tube fit tyres you use or do you put tubes in a tubeless tyre?

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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby Roger Ackery » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:16 pm

Hi, just put tubes in the tyres :idea:
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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby Jacobscreek » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:58 pm

Is running tubeless tyres with tubes a common occurrence with people on here. I always thought the profile was different between tubed and tubeless. Apologies for persisting but it's all new to me is this malarkey. :shock:

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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby mizzytheman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:00 pm

Hi Jacob,

I’ve gone with Avon roadriders as have a few other members. They have a harder compound in the centre of the tyre compared to the outside. Think the BT45’s have a similar type of compound but it all comes down to preference.
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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby stevewharton » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:34 pm

No matter what tyre you go for you'll have to have a tube in spoked wheels.
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".

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Re: Gt750L tyre options

Postby Jacobscreek » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:18 am

stevewharton wrote:No matter what tyre you go for you'll have to have a tube in spoked wheels.

Of course but I believe tubed tyre profiles have slightly deeper sidewalls than tubeless ones. I read that only certain spoked rims and certain types of tubeless tyres can be mixed

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