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les2012



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PostSubject: JS2 Tyres   Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:47 am

Hi All,
I would appreciate advice on current thoughts on what tyres are in use within the Bantam racing fraternity, I've always used Dunlop but I have noticed different makes on bikes today, What is the most common tyre in use, what is the make most would recommend ect?.

JS2 is well on the way and making good progress, I'm hopeful to be at Lydden
at the end this month but time will tell.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Les2012.
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PostSubject: Re: JS2 Tyres   Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:25 am

Les
I would stick with Dunlop KR825 950 compound.
Some 18" runners are on Avon AM26 Road Rider which is a road bike tyre but made in a race compound. I don't run them because they are heavy compared to the Dunlops..

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PostSubject: KR825s   Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:39 am

So Mike, are you using a soft compound tyre front and rear ? I thought of doing this next time as the medium doesn't seem to warm up enough, even with 24-28 degrees air temperature.
I have the AM26s on my 175, the soft front is very sticky even at 8-14 degrees at Taupo. But similar experience with medium rear, even running lower pressures.
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PostSubject: Re: JS2 Tyres   Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:00 am

Hi John run 950s front and rear. My bike is front light so run a low pressure on the front(24)and a high pressure on the rear(30) generally? depending on other factors..
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PostSubject: KR825s   Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:52 pm

Thanks for that info Mike.
You may well have a good point about the weight difference between AM26 and KR825, must weigh the next time they are off.
Out of interest, I have just fitted an IRC tubed type tyre to my Bantam Trials bike, it is 1.9Kg lighter than the Dunlop Radial tubeless I took off. Just riding round the garden and up the driveside walls it makes a big difference !
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PostSubject: JS2 tyres   Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:25 pm

Thanks Mike, sound advice. I was hoping to have JS2 at Lydden but things have not worked out due to problems on the barrel front.

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