New Thruxton 900 Tyres

Discussion in 'Tyres' started by ThruxtonLew., Mar 22, 2019.

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  1. ThruxtonLew.

    ThruxtonLew. New Member

    Feb 21, 2019
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    Just had some Conti road attack 3s fitted to the Thruxton 900. 110/80 & a 150/70 rear. So far very impressed.
     
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  2. Thruxton_Mviveiros

    Thruxton_Mviveiros New Member

    Nov 29, 2019
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    Did you use the original rims, does it rides fine?
    I Plan to do the same with my thruxton!
     
  3. johne

    johne Senior Member

    I know its ten months old this thread but I was wondering if you were still happy with the Contis?
     
  4. Terry

    Terry New Member

    Apr 29, 2015
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    I've got Conti Road Attack 3' s fitted stock sizes & love them ! I would be interested to know how the larger sizes compare.
     
  5. swampy61

    swampy61 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2020
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    ThruxtonLew hasn't been around for over 18 months not sure if we will find out how the bigger size Contis feel/perform
     
  6. Baza

    Baza Member

    Jul 25, 2020
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    Back in the summer one of my lads fitted Continental Conti Road Attack 2 to his 2012 Thruxton 900.

    150/70 ZR17 69W Rear

    100/90 R18 56V Front

    He finds that the bike more readily tips into corners and is very pleased with them compared to the OE tyres that were on the bike.
     
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  7. Chris Wise

    Chris Wise Active Member

    Mar 9, 2017
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    I had chanced my tyres on my 900 Thruxton for Avon Road Runners .If I was honest they are not has good has the tyres I had before .I always replace the tyres with the same make that Triumph fitted when I brought the Thruxton new in 2013 .I think they were Pirelli laser or something like that .I now want to go go go back to those tyres but not sure what they where .Anyone tell me what Triumph fitted to the 900 Thruxton when they where new
     
  8. Chris Wise

    Chris Wise Active Member

    Mar 9, 2017
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    I have just found out they where but Meltzer Laser but Meltzer do not make them anymore and do not show an alternative .So cam anyone recommend a good tyre for my 2013 Triumph Thruxton ?
     
  9. johne

    johne Senior Member

    I got a Lasertec rear for my Thruxton last Autumn to match the one on the front, but I didn't realise Metzeler no longer made them, so I guess it's NOS.

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  10. Chris Wise

    Chris Wise Active Member

    Mar 9, 2017
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    Not sure what is going on .I went on the Meltzer site ,put in Triumph Thruxton 900 and the result came up " No Match " .Tonight I have gone on the Meltzer site put in Lasertec and they have come up >so they still do them
     
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  11. johne

    johne Senior Member

    Hi Chris. I rang my local tyre fitters and gave them the size details of the tyre I wanted. They asked me what was on the front and rang me back about half an hour later to say they could get the matching Metzeler rear, so I just went ahead and bought it. Don't quote me, but I think it cost about £95 fitted and balanced to a loose wheel.
     
  12. Chris Wise

    Chris Wise Active Member

    Mar 9, 2017
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    It seems there must be a cliché on there web site .They still do the Lasertec tyres .So that is what I will go with. Do not know why I changed to Avon road runner .They are not has good has the Lasertec tyre
     
  13. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning!
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    Mar 25, 2020
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    Burned a lot of those on my BMW in the 90s (180 000 km, yes , a lot of tyres).
    Those were really good at the time but were designed in the 80s.
    Don't know id Metzeler upgrade the make, but new rubber compound are much better nowadays.
     
  14. johne

    johne Senior Member

    They do seem to suit the 900 Thruxton, It depends of course on how you ride and I do tend to bimble around on mine these days and enjoy the view from the saddle rather than explore the limits of adhesion available. I'm lucky enough to have other more sports orientated bikes if I want to do that. If you ride the bike harder than someone like me I'm sure there are better (read stickier) options out there, but for a combination of longevity and safe, but not spectacular road riding. I find they are hard to beat for the price.
     
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  15. Robert Broadbent

    Robert Broadbent New Member

    Mar 18, 2021
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    Hi, I was about to do the same (change the stock Metzelers) and wondered if anyone has had experience or opinion with Pirelli PHANTOM sportscomp found on the latest Bonneville. The rear is a 150/70/17 though??
    Thoughts?
    Thanks,Rob
     
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