- Nov 5, 2017
I wanted to say that.
But decided not too?
But decided not too?
So I finally found my preferred tyre for my Crf, Dunlop 605 at the Kawasaki dealer in CM. But to my dismay they said a big and loud NO to take off the old tyre and put on the new tyre that I had bought there since I have a Honda.
So now I am wondering if there is a place in CM that can change my tyre?
Let me see if I got this right..... You bought fresh Dunlop Tires at a Kawi Dealer in Chiiang Mai, and because its going on a Honda, They will not mount. balance or reinstall on the bike because its not a Kawasaki.....????? What???
I say we all boycott Kawasaki in Chiiang Mai! Who owns the dealership? Motoholic, Enterprise or Real? maybe none of the above?
Anywho, Return the Tire to them and get it from BKK and have it shipped! Thats ridiculous. Sorry to hear that news.
Honda Bigwing in Chiang Mai won't hook you up, because you bought the tire somewhere else I presume?
Hi,To our Himalayan rider, not unless the manufacturer ( in this case Royal Enfield) calls out for multiple tire sizes....you are stuck with the OEM size.
You will have to import. I know, it sucks. I cannot buy a tire in Thailand for my rear tire..... 180/50/17. Metzeler says next summer.... Michelin laughed....don't trust Perellis but for a RE.... on off road might be ok.
If I buy the 190/55/17 I will throw the bikes geometry off by raising the rear axle 9mm. ERGO. WEIGHT TRANSFERRED TO THE FRONT AND SHITTY HANDLEING AND HIGH SPEED CHATTERING.
Good luck. Keep us informed.
The Vee Rubber MT60 copys are terrible on Highway at Speed. I had them on my CB500X for a while and had a rear on my Versys when I bought it. Very cheap yes. Pirelli's are a bit over priced here but the Technology that goes into the tire might just save your life and the ride comfort is far superiorHi,
From what I gather there are two alternatives available in the same size, I'm not really looking into changing the size though. VeeRubber and Matis E07 are the available options. I'm not sure about the VeeRubber tires, never used them for a bike but I once bought a set for my bicycle here and they were.. not too good.
The issue is that the stock tires, Pirelli MT60s are not sold here nor can they be ordered by RE. I find it odd that RE sells a bike but then doesn't have the stock tires that they ship with internationally not in stock. I asked RE and basically they gave me an address in BKK to source it myself and said they refer people for tires to other places. Huh? OK.
Anyhow, I read the comment below by Dodraugen as well so I'll perhaps wait it out a bit to see what happens with short trips and if the crack gets worse. From what I have observed so far it does and I have tubed tires. There are also all sorts of dry cracks on the sidewall of the rear tire. I'm really surprised that these tires are worn out so quickly with only 6,500km and two years.
I've been riding motorcycles for 20 years but for some reason never long enough on the same bike to really have had the affordance of trying out different tires on the same bike. So this is a bit new territory for me.Those cracks are nothing to worry about. I have had tyres with far bigger cracks. Of course - keep an eye on them in case they get a whole lot bigger.
Tyres and what different riders prefers are very very subjective. What one rider loves another rider hates. So to say anything onjective about tyres are difficult.
Metzeler Tourances - I had a couple of sets of them on a Triumph Tiger 955i. I was reasonably happy with them but they are more road oriented than the MT60s. So if you plan to ride much on gravel roads I wouldnt have gone for those.
Mitas 07 - had a couple of sets of them on a Tenere 660 - very good 50/50 tyres - imo that is. They will be a bit rougher on smooth pavement than the MT60s, but better of gravel and rough surface.
What about the Dunlops, 604, 605, 606? The 604s are 80/20 on/off, the 605s are 50/50, and the 606s are for really offroading. I have a set of 605s on my Crf and I love those tyres. But that doesnt mean you will. Dont know if theyre in Himalayam sizes though...
Thanks for sharing. That's what I thought and I wasn't too interested in them when the sales person from 29tire mentioned them. They were really cheap though front and rear for around 4,500 thb.The Vee Rubber MT60 copys are terrible on Highway at Speed. I had them on my CB500X for a while and had a rear on my Versys when I bought it. Very cheap yes. Pirelli's are a bit over priced here but the Technology that goes into the tire might just save your life and the ride comfort is far superior
I saw this one but forgot all about it. I remember saying to myself, nah this doesn't happen to my bike. I got genuine Pirelli MT60s on mine....Here is a video from FortNine.
I think Ryan is explaining this very good.