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    Need to replace the rubber on both the DRz400SM and BRP asap.

    The DRZ is running Dunlops with a 140 rear at the moment and i'm assuming that a 150 can be dropped in without issue?

    Anyway:

    Lots of people appear to be running a wet (?) front and different rear. Is this right? How much wear am I likely to get out of the front? Mis-matching tyres is ok?

    Any recommendations btw. I was thinking about running Distanzias or proextreme rain on both the fronts and something harder on the rear like a Michelin pilot road 2. That sound ok? Riding for the DRZ will be a fair chunk of dual carriageways, riding for the XR will be bendy stuff.

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    I don't think you'll get a 150 in the DRZ without it fowling the chain slightly, Continental ContiForce SMs are a cheap option, grippy, quick steering but don't expect to have any high speed stability, but there's nothing wrong with the tyres you suggest.

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    Default Re: Tyres (sorry)

    Nothing with a wet-style front, alot of us used to run that kind of combo. The front end stability thing seems to affect the "heavier" SM's more.

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    I ran a Avon PX Rain on the front of my DRZ with a 150 Distanzia rear. No clearance issues, good life and enough grip to deck out the peg sliders. A very, very good combo for the DRZ.

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    I used to run Avon PXR (pro xtreme rain) on the front and whatever on the rear on my Duke II and 625SMC. Fucking good tyre that sticks like glue and goes forever. Recommended

    I know a few folk who used to run the above with Avon Distanza rears (SM spec ones think they are the H rated, not the ones for Beemers etc), they all raved about that combo. I used AV50 pro series, not bad but lasted 1400 miles max, Diablo's not bad and lasted about 2500 miles, BT020 I had lying about - not good in wet and cold as I don't think the bike was heavy enough.

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    I ran Pirelli Diablo H 150/60H17 on my DRZ400SM. (with the diablo front too). Fitted fine. The drz is pretty light and not much power so I wouldn't worry about the tyre life too much. they last ages anyway.

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    2 x SXV550 - 120/160

    Run Avon PXRs in the front, they last forever.

    Like PXR's in the back, loads of grip, but blink and they're shagged.

    Have some SM Distanzia rears for general use, not as nice as the PXR's but last OK.

    Not found any other rears that I'd rate - most won't get enough heat in them with supermotos ...

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    the best combo I found on my drz for fun ride is maxxis6118 med compound for front (120/70)and Bt92(150/60) for rear
    stock drz will fit 150 no problem, with 160 there will be slight tyre rub+you wont use the full tyre(wont loose the chicken-strip) unless you have a 5"rear rim

    go for 150, it will grip better and more stable in corners

    however for more motorway use go for a set of michelin pilot, they warm up slower but better for staying on constant speed

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    Default Re: Tyres (sorry)

    Quote Originally Posted by irie View Post
    2 x SXV550 - 120/160

    Run Avon PXRs in the front, they last forever.
    But does the front tyre touch the ground at all on the SXV550?

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    Default Re: Tyres (sorry)

    Don't like to waste rubber

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    Default Re: Tyres (sorry)

    I ran a race wet or pro rain on the front and about anything that fitted on the back, bt92s etc.

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