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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 06:27 #879266

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I'm looking to fit my '79 750 Twin with some stickier tires but the 19" front is limiting my options. I did find Metzeler lasertec in a 3.25H19 which is billed as a Sport Touring tire, but I'm wanting real Sport rubber.
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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 06:36 #879267

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Pirelli Sport Demon is the yardstick for sticky tires. 
Avon Roadriders are excellent too.  Look for the MK II version, since they are the current model.  

I helped a friend install Lasertec tires on his bike and they checked/cracked very badly after only a year or so.  They are expensive too.  I don't recommend them for those reasons.
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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 07:22 #879273

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Dunlop TT100's take some beating for all weather use and were the tyre of choice "back in the day" originally developed for Isle of Man racing

 
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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 07:35 #879275

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Roadrider 2's on all my Z's.
Best I've found in 40+  years of looking n trying. 

Z1000J2 somewhat modified!


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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 10:41 #879284

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We have Avon Roadrider II's on 8 of our 13 bikes. We have them on small and big bikes with no complaints. I had to put Dunlop 404's on the KZ 1000 LTD because the Avon's were out of stock.
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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 11:06 #879285

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I like my Shinko's. Free shipping. 
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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 12:39 #879287

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Johnny's Vintage Motorcycles in Wadsworth, OH always seems to be pushing the Kenda Retro Active tire.  
Nice looking tire (made in China)
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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 13:10 #879290

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Roadrider 2's on all my Z's.
Best I've found in 40+  years of looking n trying. 
Just out of interest Warren have you tried "TT100's" (my old CB250T would deck the main stand on left handers in the wet without letting go) These were the first road legal tyre to achieve a 100MPH lap at the TT (hence the name)
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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 13:30 #879292

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Not recently Guy, they were the go to boots in the 70's as I recall. I don't recall any real issues with them other than maybe being a bit firm, as in hard rubber, although they do have a good "retro" tread pattern. Just thinking things have evolved since then but don't know if TT's have evolved with the times or are they still the same as the 70's ones?
I guess it's just down to what gives you confidence. 

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Sportier Tires 25 Jan 2023 14:16 #879296

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Pirelli Sport Demon.  Ed
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Sportier Tires 26 Jan 2023 07:35 #879317

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Another vote for the Avon Roadriders. I have them on my cafe bike and will be using them on my GPz (If I ever put it all back together). 
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