Tires CB 400

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  1. Chino

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    So Pikey was almost right. Though my tires still have profile, they seem too old & dry.
    Can anyone advise me what tires I should get for my CB 400 1998? I need soft rubber compound, good city grip and occasionally on the highway.
    Dunlop GT 501 seems to be the choice.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Klaus

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    Yep, happened to me, too - good profile, but the tires were three years old and "dry". Usually I ride that much that I run out of rubber, but some stock tires here last forever. Talked to a guy with a Phantom 200 who got over 25K km out of his REAR tire, and it looked as if it could go another 5K. It's dangerous to think the tire's good since it has lots of profile left...
     
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    Dunlop GPR100 soft rubber compoud is the good choice
     
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    Michelin M45s are a great tyre in that catagory. An easy way to make tyres keep is to use a spray on/wipe on tyre shine. A good product would have a high UV rating. The other thing to do to stop your tyres going "brown" is to keep your tyres out of the direct sun and clean. The tyre companies are yet to make a cheap, freely available UV stable tyre as far as i know. Tyres hate the sun, especially in high UV zones. The "brown" can also be sanded off the tyre surface if the bike has been out of action for a really long time
     
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    I use Bridgestone Battlax tires on my CB1, and I feel OK with them!
     
  7. Chino

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    Thanks for sharing your views, but has anyone experience with the Dunlop gt 501's ? Pure Motor in BKK advised me these tires.
     
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  9. Chino

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    Thanks Mike, I guess you're right 'bout riding style. Mine's all day routine and once a month on a ride on the highways with the Thai guys. I'll follow your advice and check out some dealers around Hua Lompoong station. Pure motor seems knowledgeable.
     

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