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My FT is approaching 3k miles now and the rear is showing signs of wear (don't get me wrong as I believe there's at least another 1k left in it) but as all my riding has been on tarmac, I am looking at ideas for a more road orientated tyre.
I really like the handling of the bike and feel that a suspension upgrade along with different rubber can bring out the best in this wonder machine.

So folks, what would you recommend rubber wise?

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My next set in a couple of weeks is going to be Pirelli Angel GT´s, hopefully I will get more Mileage out of them than the MT60´s.
 

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I got a good 5000 miles out of the first MT60 on mine. The front is still going at 7000 miles but is coming towards the end of it's life.

I almost went with switching both tyres to Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2's. (3's were not yet available for the front size)

I decided against it though because the MT60 RS has really impressed me. It looks like a compromise but I've yet to feel like it's at any disadvantage on the road... It holds beautifully and I haven't felt any flex that's common with knobblier tyres.

It's also excellent in the rain and makes me less scared of gravel or mud on the road. The tyres have also been very resistant to squaring off, a problem I have with commuting a lot. Much better than the Dunlop Roadsmart 2's I had on my last bike!!

I'm going to stick with the MT60's for at least the length of this rear and if I keep the bike beyond that, a set of Diablo Rosso's may fit well with the little compact muscle bike vision I have for my FT.

The MT60's get a lot of attention though and add a unique look to the bike I think.
 

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Any word on the Angel GT's, Slaine? I'm fixin to need tires, and thinking those may be the way to go.

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I fitted Angel GT's they made a huge difference to the handling which was a surprise as I didn't expect such a big difference. One issue is at 36psi the Scrambler now feels every small bump in the road.. being such a light bike could I drop tyre pressures to improve the road feel without impacting the tyre?

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Just ordered Bridgestone BT023 tyres to replace my OE MT60s. My rear MT60 has worn down to the carcase in the centre at 5000 kms so I am replacing both with something that hopefully will last a lot longer. I only ride on bitumen and the odd gravel road so we will see!
 

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I posted somewhere else that I had just fitted Scorpion Trail 2s, including an undersized 100/90 front. For the record, so far so good - and I'm much happier. Also for the record I do ride gravel roads regularly.
 

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Just ordered Bridgestone BT023 tyres to replace my OE MT60s. My rear MT60 has worn down to the carcase in the centre at 5000 kms so I am replacing both with something that hopefully will last a lot longer. I only ride on bitumen and the odd gravel road so we will see!
Update, the BT023 has been discontinued here in Australia so I ended up with the new Battleax T30 Sport Touring Evo tyres. Bridgestone have recommended pressures of 32/34 psi Front and 36/38 psi Rear. Testing to be done!
 

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I fitted Angel GT's they made a huge difference to the handling which was a surprise as I didn't expect such a big difference. One issue is at 36psi the Scrambler now feels every small bump in the road.. being such a light bike could I drop tyre pressures to improve the road feel without impacting the tyre?

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Hmmm. I'm going to need a new rear soon and a set of Rosso 3's is so tempting. I've almost destroyed an MT-60 in less than 4k miles... Last one lived over 5k but it didn't have to contend with autobahns and Swiss mountains I guess.

a few PSI either way should be fine. I'm actually going to start using 33-34 at each end, see what difference that makes.
 

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Hmmm. I'm going to need a new rear soon and a set of Rosso 3's is so tempting. I've almost destroyed an MT-60 in less than 4k miles... Last one lived over 5k but it didn't have to contend with autobahns and Swiss mountains I guess.

a few PSI either way should be fine. I'm actually going to start using 33-34 at each end, see what difference that makes.
Do they make the Rosso 3's in sizes suitable for our bikes?

My OEM MT-60's have done 2500 miles and the rear is pretty much shot now.

I'd happily replace them with another set of MT-60's as I think they are a hell of a tyre, but as my riding is pretty much 100% road riding, I am considering giving a set of more road oriented rubber a go.
 

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Do they make the Rosso 3's in sizes suitable for our bikes?
My OEM MT-60's have done 2500 miles and the rear is pretty much shot now.
I'd happily replace them with another set of MT-60's as I think they are a hell of a tyre, but as my riding is pretty much 100% road riding, I am considering giving a set of more road oriented rubber a go.
I thought I'd briefly seen somewhere that they now do but I was wrong. The only Pirelli street rubber you can get to fit is the Angel GT. A decent sport touring tyre but I was hoping for something a bit more aggressive. The MT60's compound is based on that of the Diablo Rosso II, so I'd be very happy with a set of them but again... won't fit the front wheel.

Akrapovic do use a FT fitted with a Diablo Rossi II on the rear as a model for their exhaust, so I'm hoping there is a front tyre that will fit!

Alternatively, could get Michelin PR3's but again, sport touring tyres...
 

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Alternatively, could get Michelin PR3's but again, sport touring tyres...
They may be sport touring tyres but they have far more grip than your Scrambler will ever need.I have run PR3's and PR4's on my MTS 1200 for years, with twice the power and a lot more weight behind it and never had any cause for concern.
 
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Has anybody tried the Avon Storm 3D X-M? Have got good reviews but dont now how it will behave on the scrambler...
I really like the look! Wish the diablo rosso would fit the scrambler tho...
 

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I have an Avon Storm 3D-XM on the rear. It's only done a few hundred miles so far but good grip and no problems. I will be fitting a matching front one soon.
 
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I have now done just over 100 kms on the new Bridgestone Battleax T30's to scrub them in. I can't fault them on handling, braking or finding the outer edges. Wear rates TBA.
 

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Well the chicken strips on the rear are down to about 10mm. The original rear tyre only lasted 2,700 miles. Need I say more :)
 

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What is chicken strips? :cool-28: Hehe. Well, my thought is that the mt60 has a softer compound? Since it don't last to long. Is it logical that it can be more sticky than the Avon? Or am I all wrong? :ambivalence:
 
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