tyres with silica..

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tyres with silica..

Post by Tramp » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:42 pm

Okay ive jyst ordered some k60 silica for winter....then come spring its back to normal tyres....who else changes over to winter tyres?

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Re: tyres with silica..

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:03 pm

I've got 3PMSF (alpine) four season Kleber Quadraxer all-season tyres on my car all year round, and they are excellent in winter conditions, but I've yet to try motorcycle winter tyres.

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Post by Tonibe63 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:21 pm

I change them when they are worn out but always keep the same tyres for all year round ........ do we really have the winters that need special tyres?
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Re: tyres with silica..

Post by Tramp » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:23 pm

For winter riding when its cold ,sunny and wet they are excellent....heat ip very quickly like car winted tyres and have the same temp range..

For me it means i can ride safely when its cold....more riders should enjoy winter and have 2 or 3 :o sets of tyres..

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Post by Jak* » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:11 pm

I bought some silica K60s. I can’t say that I noticed that much difference except my back tyre on my K60s on my Himmy lasted about four thousand miles whereas my mates normal K60 on a R100GS lasted nearly ten thousand.
In the past I have dropped the pressure by about five psi when the weather is icy or there is snow. That helps a bit.
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Post by bowber » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:34 pm

Often wondered about it, I have winter tyres on my van all year and they transformed it in snow, it's now a transit that doesn't get stuck in snow.
In winter I've normally gone for knobbly tyres but they won't be a winter compound.

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Post by zimtim » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:20 pm

Are winter tyres really worth it in the south of the UK.
I just stick to my EO7 all winter,and never had any issues
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Post by dubber68 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:27 pm

I used to use the K60 winter tyres and on those cold mornings they did seem better. From my research they supposedly outperform normal tyres below 5 degrees. You do lose mileage but not horrendously. I ran them all year round with no problems. For those really bad days I use winter tyre grip on my commute if I need to get home from work after being caught out by snow or bad ice.
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