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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 08:20
Guys on the American forums suggested the Scorpion Trails.  I run 36 rear / 32 front.

I also had a problem with the original Sport Demon front tyre splitting....Pirelli refunded 25% of cost.

I softened the front end with lighter fork oil - and put the same volume in each leg as one had too much in it!

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Originally posted by Tony-C Tony-C wrote:

Hello Red Leader One . . . At my last MOT, it was noted that the rear tyre on my 2015 V7II, was on its way out . . . It has always worn Pirelli sport demons since new . . . This next one will be the fourth. . . and on average I only get 4,400 miles from each one . . . Mr Mot tester got me a very fair price for a Battlax, and said the dual compound will be more resistant to "squaring off" the centre. . . However, this Sunday, on a ride-out with a friend, and fellow V7 owner, he told me that when he put a Battlax on his bike. . . That 4,400 miles was all he got out of his tyre . . . Sadly, I feel in a bit of a quandary. . . what to do for the best ..? Regards, Tony


Ah, the old  "one man's meat is another man's poison".

I can only say what I will put on mine and only you can decide what you put on yours.

It's the same with oil.
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Yep, ask 20 people what tyre is best and you get at least 20 different answers.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 22:15
Define ‘best’.
......or read Robert Pirsig / Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance!

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I put Avon RoadRiders on my V7 II, really happy with them. Turn in feels a touch stodgy compared to the Sport Demons, but once used to that they feel more grippy and inspire much more confidence especially in cool/damp conditions.
They're MUCH happier on white lines etc, it was really tricky filtering on the Pirellis.

NB. My front Pirelli also delaminated, I could feel a slight 'bump - bump  - bump' through the bars on smooth surfaces.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2019 at 20:17
+1 for Avon Roadriders fitted to my Nevada this year. Vast improvement I found same benefits as motopete 
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