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Old 01-18-2007, 10:13 AM
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Re: Tire Poll.

I just learned that Avon has updated the Azaro St 45/46 to the Storm-ST 55/56. Lets hope they have improved what is IMHO the best sport-touring tire out there. Check them out at.
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Re: Tire Poll.

Try this link for info on the new Storm STs.....I couldn't get to the motorcycle ones using the other link....YMMV!
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Thanks for the update. Looking forward to the New 1's
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Maybe " Avon...Storms " need to be a give away for THC Roundup.
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is that nautical miles???

Are they longer???
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Had the Avon Storms put on my bike this morning! So far I have only ridden them a few miles around town. Heading to Daytona on Tuesday....it will be some back roads and some slab. I look forward to testing them in the North GA mountains soon. Will let you know my thoughts then.
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Re: Tire Poll.

I also ordered the Storms today,hope to have them on soon.Will be 6700 miles out of the Avons(1500 more than the R/A's).Well pleased with the old Avons,stuck to the road right to the end,if the Storms are better what a plus thats gona be.Even if they are only as good as the old ones i'll be sticking with Avons for now.
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Re: Tire Poll.

I just had a set of Storm's put on this past weekend... I got 5200 miles on the Avon's I retired. After about 350 miles, I can say they're grippy, seem to be wearing evenly and should be just what I need for the THCR!
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Re: Tire Poll.

I just ordered a pair today also. Headed for Daytona on Thursday.
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Re: Tire Poll.

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Are they longer???

I think they're deeper.
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Which tire do you swear by?
New poll needed soon ....
  • 020 has been replaced by 021 (currently installed. Only 118.8 miles so far. Same turn in (very good. very stable, just like the 020. Going to Daytona Friday, but no use reporting that mileage.)
  • Avon 46 replaced by Storms. (currently on shelf, ready for THC in April. Yep, new 021s off and Storms on. We love going, but also have to consider getting back!)
  • Pilot Roads are now Pilot Road 2 (I said I'd never put Roads on the S. Not enough grip. But maybe for a long trip? THC 2008 anyone?)
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:21 AM
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New poll needed soon ....
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If I was voting again I would vote for a diffrent tire.
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i like metselers on my sport tourer

like michelins on my bimota

like pirellis or michelins on my ducatis
depends which one im riding

can roll with dunlops on my harley/buell

different bikes different rubber
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Re: Tire Poll.

Put 235 mi. on today with the new storms.They seem to ride a little less harsh than the 46's did,almost as good as the road attacks.Maye a little more grip than the 46 also,but they are new.Rode twisties,sweepers and about 15 miles of interstste.No rain ridding though.
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Re: Tire Poll.

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If I was voting again I would vote for a diffrent tire.
They've released 3 new ones just in the sport-touring category.

BT021 (same feel as the 020. Too soon for mileage report)
Avon Storm (almost same feel as the 45/46. Slighlty less mileage, but one set doesn't make a review, so...)
Pilot Road 2 (not used. Maybe THCR next year. Roads were GREAT rain tires.)

Will be wearing out the 021s this weekend at POO.
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If I was voting again I would vote for a diffrent tire.
Yep, so would I.

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Maybe " Avon...Storms " need to be a give away for THC Roundup.

I just used up a rear Avon Storm on my trip through Mexico and then up to the BRPR and back to Tallahassee. I just made it back and would have stopped if rain had developed. I took it real easy on these tires and tried to keep my highway speeds down. Being alone I did not push it through the curves in Mexico. Long story short...I got 7,200 miles out of it. I like this tire and will order another set as soon as I use up all the tires in my garage that have 1,500 miles on them.
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z6 are great tires
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Yep, so would I.

Rusty

From what to what guys???

I won't be ordering for awhile as I have some (2 sets) sitting around and expect less riding time then normal this summer
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From what to what guys???

I won't be ordering for awhile as I have some (2 sets) sitting around and expect less riding time then normal this summer
I voted for the Pilot Roads as I had them on my 03 K12GT. Since then I've ridden 2 bikes (ST1300 rental and my current 07 K12GT) with the Bridgestone BT020s and am much more satisfied with the handling and grip of the 020s. Flame suit on!!

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From what to what guys???

From Z6s to Avons
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I voted for the Pilot Roads as I had them on my 03 K12GT. Since then I've ridden 2 bikes (ST1300 rental and my current 07 K12GT) with the Bridgestone BT020s and am much more satisfied with the handling and grip of the 020s. Flame suit on!!

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Rusty,

Even though you have your flame suit on, you won't hear it from me. I like the 020's a lot myself but have yet to try the newer 021's.

I originally voted for the 020's actually. I have to admit that I've never run the "favorite" which appears to be the Z6's nor the Avons

In order:
Michelin Macadams (on it new)
Pilot Roads
Dunlop 220
Bridgestone 020
Bridgestone 020 Front / Pilot Road Rear
Metzler Z4
Conti Road Attack

To date, the Conti's might just be my favorite, but I have no idea how long they might / might not last. They're NOT looking good right now, but all their miles have been "good ones"... I have two sets of wheels and so far the Conti's have about 2200 miles on them which encompassed flying down the BRP on the way to DGR 06 and then a similar return trip. I've heard that they last longer then it looks, but right now it doesn't look good. After that trip I pulled them and put the worn Z4's back on.

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Hey Matt,
Which of these were you running when the cords started showing during triple digits on I-81??
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Which of these were you running when the cords started showing during triple digits on I-81??

Which time

The "incident" that you are referring to on the way home from DGR 05 was??? I'm not really sure, I want to say that it may have been the Bridgestone 020.

The shitty Dunlop 220's disappeared quickly as well. I was two up down in Roanoke (180 miles from home) and remember thinking these tires will need replaced when I get home. I was in a hurry, jumped on I-81 and ran nearly double the posted speed for 120 miles before stopping for gas. I looked at the tires and the cords were in full effect at only 3400 miles Last time I've been found on the 220's as I didn't really care for them otherwise either.
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Avon Storms on now ( only 700 miles so far )
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My K-Sport came with the 120/190 Pirelli Diablos. Today I passed through 5,200 miles. These tires have another 2,000 miles left on them. A lot of my miles were "getting there" Interstate miles (i.e. I rode to and from the Dragon from New Orleans, I rode from Orlando when I bought the bike). About 2,600 miles were Interstate, the rest were cutting up on any curvy, winding roads I could find.
I have ridden through rain about 10 times on these tires and have not had any scares. There are NO chicken strips and the rear is slightly center-flattened.
I can't see any reason to change when the time comes in October.
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My K-Sport came with the 120/190 Pirelli Diablos. Today I passed through 5,200 miles. These tires have another 2,000 miles left on them.

My K12S came with the same.

At 6,528 miles I put my FOURTH Pirelli Diablo REAR and my SECOND FRONT (getting 2:1 Front to Rear). No chicken strips. Belts are close to showing in the center and the edges show much wear and some balling up.

I have about 80 miles to get to the good stuff when I ride with Doug (shorter if not), so, in a typical 350 or so mile ride with Doug, about 1/2 is highway and the other 1/2 is the North GA Mtns.! Other rides are closer to 1/3 highway, 2/3 twisties!

Highway speeds are typically 80mph +. Tire pressure per the manual. Suspension on SPORT most of the time. I am no feather weight.

How in the hell do you get 7K out of the same tires? It is hard to imagine 2,000 miles left after 5,200 miles when I barely get over that from new
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I have a new bike since I voted in the poll last Spring. I loved Avon 45/46's on my KRS, but the KS seems to enjoy PP's., I'm at 3700 miles on my rear 190 PP and I think I can stretch it to 4000 miles. The front is pretty well used up as well.

If I can get a season (NH) out of a tire and a half, I guess I can live with it.
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depends on the bike.....

& the anticipated riding

& how extreme

on my Rs i find the Z6's to be adequate
bike is toooo heavy to really scrape & push
more traction to a point is Not a good thing

otherwise i prefer Michelin....only when warm
pirellis when you really need outright grip
& dunlops on my HD & Buell

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I just wore out a set of Perelli Diablo Corsa's and wow do they stick !! Low mileage though. I got less than 2,500 miles before replacing with Perelli Diabo's. I usually get 6,000 miles or so from the Diablo's . I have tried the stones 020's that came on my scoot, Avon 45-46's ( they make the bike set lower as the Corsas do too), and the Pirelli's. Best mileage for me was the stones, but the Pirelli's won me over with overall best performance !! The 45/46's were good from 300 to approx. 3,000 miles. I found them quite slippery in mildly cool weather after that. I know all tires get harder and more slippery in cold weather, but I found the Avon's quite problematic for me. The Diabo's run about the same in cool weather as warmer climes. IMHO Perelli's ( both compounds)are also hard to beat in the rain...They seem to track and stay on the pavement much better than the Avons and Stones for me in a rain storm and/or one of those never ending long ass all day rain rides.
Judging strictly by "feel" I think the Avon's 45/46's and Corsa's let my scoot sit approx. 1/2" lower than the Stones 020's and reg. Diabo's do. This may or may not be useful to you short legged folks ? I have an 32" inseam and damn sure don't need my scoot any taller !

I keep daydreaming about a m/c tire that will have a hard/thick 1" to 1 1/2 " wide center( more milage plz ) for getting to the Dragon, but nice sticky sides like the Corsa's when one arrives !! I am now sliding the Diabo's after being spoiled by the sticky Corsa's. And yes it makes one pucker the first few times !!

Anyone got an recommendation for a good mileage tire that has some good stick to it too ? How do the Pilot Roads do ? Any others out there you can swear by ?

btw I ride an '04 KRS Capri Blue which is the fastest color, not RED as some would have ya believe !! :>))
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My K12S came with the same.
How in the hell do you get 7K out of the same tires? It is hard to imagine 2,000 miles left after 5,200 miles when I barely get over that from new

I got 5,720 miles out of the rear. I couldn't believe how fast that last bit wore down or how badly I misjudged the remaining life. The cords are not showing, but the center has a strip of different colored rubber. I came back from an early 6,000 mile service and nearly fell over when I looked at the rear again. The service manager and I had looked at the back tire together, then I rode it 90 miles home.
I bought a Pirelli Corsa III DC for the rear and left the front alone (OEM Pirelli Diablo)for the time being. I love the wet (and dry) grip of the Diablo's. Zero chicken strips, and with the ABS, I've been emboldened to see just how hard I can stop in the rain. The grip has been amazing.

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Tire of choice is Michelin Pilot Power.
Pilot Power or Pilot Power 2CT, Rick? The 2CT has a 20% softer compound in the tread shoulders of the tire for better grip while leaning.

The survey is somewhat limiting in that it includes the older single compound versions of the Michelin Pilot Power and Pilot Road but neither the Pilot Power 2CT nor the Pilot Road² which are completely different, dual compound tires.

My '07 K1200 GT came with Bridgestone tires but a nail picked up in a San Antonio construction zone forced me to replace the rear tire at about 5,000 miles.

Now at 10,000 miles, I just replaced the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT with a new Michelin Pilot Road² and put one on the front as well. I'll be better able to report on the Road² after I ride it to Monterrey, Mexico this week but I found the Pilot Power 2CT to be very "confidence inspiring" and not overly expensive. I had ordered a new set of Pilot Power 2CTs but purchased a new set of Road²s last week when I took the KGT in for brake pads and Wild West Honda/BMW (Katy, TX) sold me a set of the Road² tires for the same price I paid for the Power 2CTs.

Michelin's Pilot Power 2CT web site at
http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/front/index.jsp?codeRubrique=2092004103725&codePage=2092004103725_ 07092004135921&lang=EN, reflects Michelin's highest ratings for "dry grip", "wet grip" and "handling" on this tire. To me, those three attributes equate to higher safety (as well as performance).

The Pilot Road² Tire (seen at http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/front/index.jsp?codeRubrique=2092004104045&codePage=2092004104045_ 13032007105938&lang=EN) has the highest "wet grip" rating like Pilot Power 2CT and scores only 1 notch lower in "dry grip", "handling" and "price" while scoring one notch higher in "durability." Since my Pilot Power 2CT showed the most wear in the tread center, I decided to try the longer-wearing compound and see how I liked its cornering "feel".

The dual compound design of both tires give better cornering due to a softer compound on the sides with longer life due to a harder compound in the center of the tire. The Pilot Road² tire simply has a longer life than the Pilot Power 2CT due to the harder compund used (at the sacrifice of some ''stickiness'' if there is such a word).

Incidentally, wet grip and durability testing was performed in 2006 by CERM (Centre d’Essais Routiers Mécaniques) on the Michelin Pilot Road² and five leading competitors' equivalent tires, using the exact same sizes (120/70 ZR 17 and 180/55 ZR 17) as used on the BMW K1200GT.


With respect to the recall on the French-made 120/70ZR17 Pilot Power 2CT front tires, just keep an eye out for tires bearing DOT number 6UCW-980T (made in France). Those tires bearing the same DOT number made in Spain are OK.

If you want more information about the recall, call Michelin at (800)-847-3435 (just as I did) and select options "1", then "6", then "0".

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Pilot Power or Pilot Power 2CT, Rick? The 2CT has a 20% softer compound in the tread shoulders of the tire for better grip while leaning.

The survey is somewhat limiting in that it includes the older single compound versions of the Michelin Pilot Power and Pilot Road but neither the Pilot Power 2CT nor the Pilot Road² which are completely different, dual compound tires.
Welcome to i-bmw Wood. Good first post.

I have used the Pilot Power exclusively. I have never gotten close to 10,000 miles from a set, closer to 5,000. Next tire change I will try the Pilot Power 2CT.

Poll has been edited to add the new Pilot Power choices.
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My LT has Metzler 880's that seem to handle very well. Not on the poll. Maybe it's just an LT thing.
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My LT has Metzler 880's that seem to handle very well. Not on the poll. Maybe it's just an LT thing.

Yep, sorry. I left truck tires off
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A 10,000 mile Metzler tire that sticks in the turns, runs smooth at high speeds. But oh... it's on an LT, I guess an upgrade qualifies as a "truck tire".


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I've run Metzler 88's and 880's until the K12S and I found them to be great tires. I haven't checked but if I can get them for the K12S that's what will replace these horrid Michelin Pilots.
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Which Pilot - Pilot Power or Pilot Power 2CT, Salty? The 2CT has a 20% softer compound in the tread shoulders of the tire for better grip while leaning.

The older single compound versions of the Michelin Pilot Power and Pilot Road cannot hope to approach the same performance level as either the Pilot Power 2CT or the Pilot Road² which are completely different, dual compound tires.


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I am running a pilot power front and a Pilot Road2 on the rear. So far they are working well together. The wear rates appear to be similiar meaning I could change both hapily at the same time. The grip from the PR2 is fine and the wear is acceptable. Without running out and checking the ODO, I have around 4000klms so far on them which has been mostly in the twisties with two largeish highway jaunts.

I have also just done the first 3000klms on the Sonti Sport Attacks fitted to the ZX9R. They are a damn good tyre! It would be interesting to see how the harder compound touring version would go on the Beemer. If I can find them when the time comes, I may try them.
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From what to what guys???

I won't be ordering for awhile as I have some (2 sets) sitting around and expect less riding time then normal this summer

want to sell a set??
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Had Michilen Pilot Road on the S and those tires were crap on cold days, never felt like they had any grip, the bike would squirm going straight again in the cold. And they weren't much better in the wet. I had a Z6 rear tire put on three days ago and rode for two days in hard rain and was very pleased. I wanted a Pirelli Diablo Strada, but the Z6 was 50% off.
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Well, here we go ..I'm running Dunlop 220's and so far so good. only have 1600 miles on so, we'll see about wear..? I've run C/A's great feel ..no wear. Gone in 3900/4100 miles. We ride a bit aggresive, very little slab. So fwiw... I'll let you know how the 220's do this season..... think Spring!!! 98' krs "The Dolphin"
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Well, here we go ..I'm running Dunlop 220's .....
Dunlop is finally replacing the 220 with the "Roadsmart". This new tire doesn't require close study to deterine center tread wear. Hopefully it will be a decent tire. I haven't ran Dunlop's in many years, but with Avon taking a step backwards with the new the Storm, and Bridgestone with the 021s, the choices are few. Dunlops maybe, Conti Road Attack maybe, Pilot 2 unlikely unless more reading convinces me they're worth the extra 80 to 90 bucks a set. Dunlops info is here.

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Pilot 2 unlikely unless more reading convinces me they're worth the extra 80 to 90 bucks a set.

I think you mean the PRoad2. I've got them on the GT now and they've been doing ok...until today. Riding at a moderate pace, I had two front slips on tight corners for no apparent reason. No road debris, gravel or other outside influences. Thought that to be strange since the tires were up to temp and had good a/p. Not necessarily confidence inspiring. The tires are still in great shape with probably about 1000 miles on them. Go figger...
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I think you mean the PRoad2. I've got them on the GT now and they've been doing ok...until today. Riding at a moderate pace, I had two front slips on tight corners for no apparent reason. No road debris, gravel or other outside influences. Thought that to be strange since the tires were up to temp and had good a/p. Not necessarily confidence inspiring. The tires are still in great shape with probably about 1000 miles on them. Go figger...
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I think you mean the PRoad2. I've got them on the GT now and they've been doing ok...until today. Riding at a moderate pace, I had two front slips on tight corners for no apparent reason. No road debris, gravel or other outside influences. Thought that to be strange since the tires were up to temp and had good a/p. Not necessarily confidence inspiring. The tires are still in great shape with probably about 1000 miles on them. Go figger...
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DEFINATELY meant Roads. The P Sports Rock. for about 1800 miles
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Quite some interesting posts.
A little worried that the Conti Road Attack didn`t deliver better mileage.
I have almost set my mind on Conti RA but had some questions on the A-B-C codes, so I called the Norwegian Conti importer and had him look it up.
After some calls to Germany he said that BMW has approved the Conti Sport Attack C as tire for K12S.
So my question would be, has anybody any good comparison on mileage between Road and Sport attack?
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a side comment:
..ref your above post.. and a reminder if you do not know or have forgotten it...

You dont need to have an approval of the Tires from BMW, to mount on a Beemer in Norway, even if you drive through Germany on vacation....

It is only mandatory for a German registered bike! (BMW and I think even TUV have to say 'go' there)
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Hi Kjell!!
Almost ready to start the season?

Concerning the tires.... I know I don`t need approved tires on my bike
But my curiosity got the better of me and I had to check.
If i understood them correctly, the C class tires has a "harder / stiffer / sturdier " belting in the side walls.
I just thought that might help preserve the profile of the tire when riding 2 up with luggage and in that way make it more predictable?

I really don`t have any knowledge on tires so I`m just going by physics in a remote hope that I`ll get it right

May I as what kind of tire you use, as we have the same whether and road conditions?


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Hi Trond

Season has started, February 24th .. and presently I am 'riding bitch' with my wife on the F800ST.... (she is to have her license early this season...training..training and 'bitching' )

..as of Tires:
I tend to go 'soft-front' and 'hard-aft'... this has made me choose Metz M1-front and Metz Z6 aft...
Though today M1 aint available so I go M3/Z6.... though I have not yet decided on which one I shall choose as a new one aft this year, (usually I wear two fronts for each aft tire), as I need it. Maybe I will try M3 even aft....as I will not do a long distance tour this year...(they do discount them presently you know)

But I have used the Z6 as aft, for several years even on my two previous KRS's and now on the KS...and find them very suitable as a long-distance tires....two up! Going at the Autobahn as I recon you will this summer.. you will tend to 'square' your tire with a 'softer' choise if you ask me...

Good Luck with your choise Trond....

PS! Pleier du å dra til Tyrigrava om onsdagene Trond? Det pleier vi å gjøre, er været noenlunde drar vi nok førstkommende og er der i fem-seks tiden. Passer det så ta med kona og kom da vel, så kunne vi ha truffes?
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