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Since in Hong kong there literally is no where to go offroading - or dirt trails even...



everywhere is paved = ok the odd odd rare single track lane - which is definitely made of tarmac,



yes it's sad but true - of course I love a bit of bumpety bump road - but sadly not here!



Sometimes - ( ie rainy day ) the standard bridgestones arent great in the rain..



but my wife wants the big tire look - but i worry about her - since i took her bike in the rain the other day and frankly ended up with a foot down here and there...



I have Bt16 on my hornet and they dont slide around in the wet liek the TW does...



her tires are gettign lowish - so I would like to investigate the options!



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Shinko, Bridgestone, and Michelin all make street tires for the TW.
 

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well its taken me a while but my hornet 600 ( honda 599 to you guys across the pond ) blew its head gasket so now I am on the TW for a while - actually I do love it - the wide bars, the curb jumping in the super city snarl ups.. and the light weight and turning circle!!!!! GEREAT!



anyway the rear is on its last legs - so what to get ,,



all I ever will do is street riding as its illegal here to ride anywhere that doesnt have tarmac and lines...



my mechanic fixing the hornet said the only tires I can get for the TW are 203 /204's



this seems like B$!!




could any of you kind ladies and gentlemen give me some recommendations - maybe I can get something shipped over from fleabay!



I would love road tires - yeah dirt tires are better than street on dirt - but after losing the front end a few times in the wet I wouldnt mind trying some others



( i see a lot of Suzi DZ400 and KTM with some city slickers on...



anything out there ?



thanks guys!
 

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I like the Bridgestone 203/204's but you could try Dunlop K180's, they look like flat tracker tyres.

I have never used them but something to consider.
 

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I've done a lot of research on this and the strong vote for street-only goes to the Bridgestone 203/204s.
 

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Shinko SR428 may work for you.
 

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thanks guys - so it seems there really isnt a "pure" road tire that will fit?



actually its the front that concerns me,



i hand a foot down to rescue it a few times - I just dont think my wife is there yet - I did a fair bit of offroading when I was younger..



if I got a road front and stuck with the 204 on the rear ?



just thinkin aloud here....
 

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thanks guys - so it seems there really isnt a "pure" road tire that will fit?



actually its the front that concerns me,



i hand a foot down to rescue it a few times - I just dont think my wife is there yet - I did a fair bit of offroading when I was younger..



if I got a road front and stuck with the 204 on the rear ?



just thinkin aloud here....
It is better to have a stickier front than rear. Pushing the limits results in a slide, which is easier to ride out than tucking the front.



Have you considered slowing a bit more for the turns?
 

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It is better to have a stickier front than rear. Pushing the limits results in a slide, which is easier to ride out than tucking the front.



Have you considered slowing a bit more for the turns?
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yeah I guess I have! for sure -especially after that!!


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I guess I am a confident rider rider and the sliding back isnt a massive concern, it was a wet 270 degree highway turn off that scared me when the front started slipping away, i didnt think I was going that fast and it had been raining for a couple of hours..



what about the mismatch argument? how does that affect a bike? what tire would compliment a Bridgestone rear end?



sticky front does sound better for pivoting around corners



I did notice my wife has dropped the bike a few times and the bars aint quite stright
 

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Tell the truth, I'm running a TW203 on the front with over 20,000 miles on it. I sometimes drag the pegs in corners. What more could a person want? I figure in China there are no pollution regs and all those 2-stroke scooters and mini-trucks have to leave a coat of oil on eveything. I'm not sure any tire will be faultless under those circumstances. Maybe slow down some more?
 

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yep I could see that - I guess It was an oil slick - but I didnt see any rainbows floatin on the road surface..



I guess I have had the pegs down in the dry..



its insane fun the TW -



all it needs is a bit more power -
 
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