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Old April 24th, 2014, 04:20 AM   #1
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tires

Hi,
I bought a second hand caponord 1200 2 months ago. I am very happy with it.
The bike had 7000 km.
Can anyone tell me how many km's (or miles) the OEM tires last?
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Old April 25th, 2014, 12:47 AM   #2
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Can't say yet but I don't think they will last that long as the Dunlop Q2 is a sports tyre and very soft. I like them so far.
Having said that I love the Conti Road Attack 2 and have had them on a ZZR 1400,and KTM 950 SM. they have a dull skin and feel run in straight from the start.

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Old April 27th, 2014, 10:14 AM   #3
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in the meantime i drove 8300 km with the OEM tires.
But i must say that the little blocks (i don't know how you call them) are almost equel with the rest of the tire. Maybe it rests 0.5 mm.
I hope I can drive another 1500 km before they are completely worn.
So 9800 km with these sports-tires is not bad at all I think.

Excatly the conti road attack 2 are very good tires. I had them on my previous motorcycle a triumph tiger 800. I think when the dunlops are finished i will put conti's on my caponord.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:21 AM   #4
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so i'm back from my trip to France, Alsace, Voges,
the tires lasted 10.000 KM
the fronttire can handle maybe 2 or 3000 km more
the rear-tire is completly worn.
I would say, not bad for sport-tires :-)
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Old May 7th, 2014, 11:28 AM   #5
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Especially soft sports tyres
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Old January 4th, 2015, 06:20 PM   #6
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I've got 5000km on the OEM Qualifiers and reckon the rear has maybe 2000km left in it(plenty left in the front). Too many straight sections in between the twisties in Oz means that there is already a noticeable flat spot in the centre of the rear.
Does anyone have a strong opinion on the best replacement? I've had good reports about Michelin Pilots and Pirelli Angel GTs, and was more than happy with Metzeler Z8s on my old BMW K1200. 95% of my riding is on tarred roads of varying surface quality (other 5% on good gravel)
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Old March 24th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #7
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I Ride: Caponord 1200 touring (but I kept my CBR1100XX - to good to part with)
G'day all,

I have had excellent results with PR3 (now PR4) Michelin's on my 120,000km old Blackbird.

Can you trust a newbie, when he says he gets 20,000km out of a set before he then replaces them along with fork oil - and there's more tread left - but who cares at that mileage? They wear evenly, have great grip until 15,000km then drop to only good grip as they grind on to 20k. Seee, told you you won't believe a newbie....but that's what I've been doing on my Blackbird for many years, and I hope the Caponord will be similar!

I run them at 35psi Front and 37psi Rear and as they get great life there is no need to put higher pressures in to keep them cool in our climate. They are not like Metzler Marathon's of yesteryear where they lasted 50 million km's but caused crashes at roundabout's! Cheers.
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Old July 11th, 2015, 02:30 PM   #8
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Hello,

Recently purchased a Capo 1200 Y2013, bike fitted with a 180/55 rear, wish to increase to a 190/55, does anybody know whether there are any issues with this.?

Checking the new bike apes indicate this size tyre, not sure why size reduced to 180?

Thanks...
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Old July 16th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #9
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I Ride: Caponord 1200 touring (but I kept my CBR1100XX - to good to part with)
Thumbs up 190/55 is Brilliant

Hi Matto. Go forth and fit 190/55....you will be pleased! I put a 190/55 PR4 on at 8100kms and have 9600k on the clock now. It is the right tyre! The OEM Dunlop was to the centre indicators but I could have ridden with it for another 2000k (maybe) but we seem to have a safety drive on and could get fined for tread depth, so I bailed early and fitted the big tyre......totally pleased....it flogs round corners and doesn't scrape!

Cheers
Ps 32psi front Dunlop and 36psi rear 190/55 (if you fit PR4 you can expect 20,000kms unless you do burnouts or track days).
Pps Speedo error now 5-6% (ie 105 Capo=99kph Garmin)

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