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Replaced rear Sirac with Tourance - now no grip

 
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Colin
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 19:25 pm    Post subject: Replaced rear Sirac with Tourance - now no grip Reply with quote

Hi - my XT660R handled great and had plenty of grip on tarmac with the OEM Sirac tyres, but the rear didn't last very long.

I've had bikes with Tourance tyres and always found them to have good grip and handling combined with long life, so I replaced the rear Sirac with one.

Went out yesterday and the back wheel was locking up on braking and stepping out on acceleration. The roads were wet but this was never a problem before.

Suspecting the tyre fitter had overpressured them I checked and there was 26psi in the rear (should be 29). I don't think that would cause the problem though.

Anyone else had this problem?

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 19:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wife has got Tourance's on hers i dont think she has issues i never have when i have ridden it (when it was blue , pink aint my colour)
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 19:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parker wrote:
The wife has got Tourance's on hers i dont think she has issues i never have when i have ridden it (when it was blue , pink aint my colour)


I've always used Tourance when replacing tyres previously but never had the problems I had yesterday. Maybe the roads were particularly greasy, but it knocks your confidence a bit - not looking forward to 3000 - 5000 miles of tha, I'll have to learn how to hang the back out!

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 19:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long have they been on, i don't know how long they need to get scrubbed in, but i can about scrape the footpegs on it, definatly can on mine but they are seriously sticky tyres ( conti road attacks)
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 19:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brake cleaner and on a rag works well to help remove the mould release agent from tyres. I've found that a careful wet ride works well as the surface water tends to drive the stuff out of the tyre
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 18:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parker wrote:
How long have they been on,


Only fitted it Saturday, by the time I got back it had done about 180 miles but the release agent was well worn off when I was getting the lock ups and stepping out. I wasn't particularly cranked over or anything.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 18:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nerd Boy wrote:
I've found that a careful wet ride works well


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 21:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 23:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my opinion is that tourance are for heavier bikes !!!

had them and they were crap !!!

best solutions for thr R are :

Anakee for town mostly use

Sahara for more off road use !!! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just put Avon's on mine but they have had just enough time to be scrubbed in and now she is in the garage for the winter, will let you know what they are like when I get her back out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for Anakee too!

However, there seem to be different kinds of Tourance tires:

The ones my bike had as OEM had as tread carcass 3 nylon (if I remember correctly). On identical (same size) Tourance tires fitted on a bike parked next to me I read tread: 1 steel + nylon or rayon (I don't remember).

My Tourance were acceptable for the first 10 monts - 10000Km and crap afterwards.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tassos wrote:
I vote for Anakee too!



yep , nice tyre but as i was looking it i realised that it has no profile on its side !!

what about the leaning ??

i know that golis and cretan driver have them on their XTRs
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 14:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In comparison with the OEM Tourance, I feel much more confident with the Anakee when leaning. Perhaps because the tread blocks at the end of the tread are larger in the Anakee than the Tourance and therefore deform less.
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