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OfflineB787MECH

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    Re: Poll of Tyre Options - R 1200 RT, K26 (2012)
    « Reply #75 on: 2017-07-06 12:47:12 »
    I think the idea is you fit them as a matched pair, as per normal.l wouldn't feel happy otherwise but at the end of the day it's personal choice I suppose.


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      Re: Poll of Tyre Options - R 1200 RT, K26 (2012)
      « Reply #76 on: 2017-07-06 12:58:52 »
      I think the idea is you fit them as a matched pair, as per normal. l wouldn't feel happy otherwise but at the end of the day it's personal choice I suppose.

      The Metzeler fitment guide recommends a standard version 01 for the front & a HWM 01 for the rear.

      "HWM front tyre version has the same 2-ply construction as the standard version, but benefits from stiffer carcass material and sidewall construction plus a slightly different compound recipe."

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        Re: Poll of Tyre Options - R 1200 RT, K26 (2012)
        « Reply #77 on: 2017-07-06 14:26:49 »
        Yes, strange indeed! Could that be a typo on the website? As the bike was supplied with Michelin PR4 GT's which are heavy weight type tyres I fitted the equivalent Metzelers (HWM's). Quite happy with that, not going back now!


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          Re: Poll of Tyre Options - R 1200 RT, K26 (2012)
          « Reply #78 on: 2017-07-06 15:26:09 »
          Yes, strange indeed! Could that be a typo on the website?

          Probably not, with the pre-LC RT's, Metzeler listed Z6's & Z8's before the 01's became available.
          In both cases, the front was a standard version with the rear being a 'C' version.
          Now they are listing 01's as a standard version on the front & HWM on the rear of an LC.
          The HWM front is an alternative to the standard version, again, down to personal choice.

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            Re: Poll of Tyre Options - R 1200 RT, K26 (2012)
            « Reply #79 on: 2017-07-07 06:06:03 »
            The Metzeler fitment guide recommends a standard version 01 for the front & a HWM 01 for the rear.

            Yes, but my motorcycle tyre dealer/fitter (well regarded and in business a long time) advised me to get the HWM front and rear on my RT.
            I took that advice and have had no reason to regret or question it.
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              Re: Poll of Tyre Options - R 1200 RT, K26 (2012)
              « Reply #80 on: 2017-09-22 19:35:54 »
              Avon Spirit ST added to the poll.

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                Re: Poll of Tyre Options - R 1200 RT, K26 (2012)
                « Reply #81 on: 2017-10-11 14:06:50 »
                Avon Spirit ST fitted a couple of weeks ago now with over 2000 miles covered nothing but good things to report. Having just got back from a trip to Provence these tyres proved faultless. Of course we all know that French roads are vastly superior to the low grade crap we have to contend with here in the U.K. and no doubt any tyre will feel better on such surfaces but having quite a lot of experience riding in France these new Avons are very good. My journey south was mainly on N and D roads with lots of bend swinging. The drop down the Ardeche valley off the Auvergne plateau to Aubenas with a multitude of steep descending bends mean quite heavy braking and a lot of front end loading. No cause for concern in that department and no loss of grip on hard 2nd gear acceleration when well cranked over. My return journey was all Autoroute from Montelimar to Calais so a good test to check for any "squaring" off. On checking the rear this morning I can see no visible signs of flatness forming at all.
                In a nutshell, very pleased with my purchase. And they are of course, British !!. Recommended.
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