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Here are the variables in play:
-->LX150
-->2800 miles out of the first Parilli ( looks a lot like this : https://modernvespa.com/forum/topic45524 -- maybe warn a bit more than that )
-->7 mile commute with 4 turns that is about 70% of my miles
-->a few 50 or 60 mile highway trips from time to time - no freeway
-->I ride in the rain
-->live in a city where we use lots of sand and salt and I ride all year if there is not ice on the ground. That sand still shows up in summer at intersections
-->other than the junk on the roads, we generally have pretty good roads and not too rough, very litle grooved pavement, some cupping and cantered surfaces
-->199.99 pound rider, usually with 20 pound pack, and occasionally as much as 30 or 40 pounds of groceries
-->have never gone 2 up further than about 4 blocks

Let me know if there are any missing pieces of data.

I have seen people talk about the Zippys and the Mich Pilot City, but am not tied to either. Any guidance would be appreciated.
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2007 Vespa GTS 250
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Re: Recommendations for LX150 Rear tire.
OnePrairiePiston wrote:
Here are the variables in play:
-->LX150
-->2800 miles out of the first Parilli ( looks a lot like this : https://modernvespa.com/forum/topic45524 -- maybe warn a bit more than that )
-->7 mile commute with 4 turns that is about 70% of my miles
-->a few 50 or 60 mile highway trips from time to time - no freeway
-->I ride in the rain
-->live in a city where we use lots of sand and salt and I ride all year if there is not ice on the ground. That sand still shows up in summer at intersections
-->other than the junk on the roads, we generally have pretty good roads and not too rough, very litle grooved pavement, some cupping and cantered surfaces
-->199.99 pound rider, usually with 20 pound pack, and occasionally as much as 30 or 40 pounds of groceries
-->have never gone 2 up further than about 4 blocks

Let me know if there are any missing pieces of data.

I have seen people talk about the Zippys and the Mich Pilot City, but am not tied to either. Any guidance would be appreciated.
Not sure how good Zippy's are in the rain...never rode in the rain before...great on dry pavement though...I had the Michelin Pilot City's on my rear and just replaced with Zippy's...can't go wrong either way...some people feel more comfortable with the name "Michelin" though...because they it is more familiar to them...
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I bought a set of Heidenaus for my LX150.
I got about the same mileage out of my first set. My riding habits and
weight is about the same. Alot of the MVers have liked them, one of the
reasons I bought them. Here is the link for MotoAmore the distributor
for Heidenau.
http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/index.html

Cheers,
Rob
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I just got a set of Heidenaus from Moto Amore and the difference between them and the Pirelli's my scooter came with is quite noticeable. However, I have only had them on the scooter for about 2 weeks so have not formulated a solid opinion just yet. So far, so good.

I got the K62 rear tires and k58 for the front. However, we have particularly bad/lumpy roads here ... so you may need something different for your riding conditions. Just ask Dave what his recommendations would be. His email is Moto Amore <motoamore>
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I just replaced mine with the City's. Motorcycle-superstore.com has a sale on tires and the Michelin Pilot City's are selling for $34.99. Click Here
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TrafficJammer wrote:
I just got a set of Heidenaus from Moto Amore and the difference between them and the Pirelli's my scooter came with is quite noticeable. However, I have only had them on the scooter for about 2 weeks so have not formulated a solid opinion just yet. So far, so good.

I got the K62 rear tires and k58 for the front. However, we have particularly bad/lumpy roads here ... so you may need something different for your riding conditions. Just ask Dave what his recommendations would be. His email is Moto Amore <motoamore>
Count me in as another endorsement for Heidenau tires. I have the K61s, which might be more of a "summer/dry weather" tire, but there are certainly other offerings in their lineup that should suit you well.

FWIW, I think TrafficJammer must be getting too much of that Caribbean sun, because the owner of Moto Amore is John, not Dave! Laughing emoticon 8) Nerd emoticon
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Masala wrote:
TrafficJammer wrote:
I just got a set of Heidenaus from Moto Amore and the difference between them and the Pirelli's my scooter came with is quite noticeable. However, I have only had them on the scooter for about 2 weeks so have not formulated a solid opinion just yet. So far, so good.

I got the K62 rear tires and k58 for the front. However, we have particularly bad/lumpy roads here ... so you may need something different for your riding conditions. Just ask Dave what his recommendations would be. His email is Moto Amore <motoamore>
Count me in as another endorsement for Heidenau tires. I have the K61s, which might be more of a "summer/dry weather" tire, but there are certainly other offerings in their lineup that should suit you well.

FWIW, I think TrafficJammer must be getting too much of that Caribbean sun, because the owner of Moto Amore is John, not Dave! Laughing emoticon 8) Nerd emoticon
+1 on the heidenaus

I replaced my stock rear mich pilot city with a heidenau last year. Rides much smoother in the curves, on the freeways, etc.

+1 that his name is John too
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Not sure how good Zippy's are in the rain...
Never had a problem in the rain with a Zippy. Of course, I drive a bit more carefully on wet roads, which should be the rule for any tire.
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Masala wrote:
FWIW, I think TrafficJammer must be getting too much of that Caribbean sun, because the owner of Moto Amore is John, not Dave! Laughing emoticon 8) Nerd emoticon
I had just gotten off the phone with a client named Dave when I was composing the message. Sorry John!
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Heidenau

I just took off my rear Heideau. With over 5,000 miles it still has life left in it. It is strarting to square off, but has plenty of rubber left. I only removed it becuase I am going on a 2,500 mile trip and want a fresh tire.

I got the K61 which is the sporty tire. I ride in the rain and these tires do well. They probably have a tread pattern that is even more rain friendly.

They carry the 130 70 10 which is just a little large and provides a bit of upgear.

I was at my local shop that does not carry Heidenau. When he saw how well the tire wore with my milage, he told my to forget about the zippys. And he sells the Zippys.

If there is a person who has found a better tire, I want to know about it.
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I'm considering getting Heidenau for my next set of tires.

Right now I am running with Zippy's (120 front, 130 rear). They seems to hold up in the rain, but I'm comparing them with the savas I had.
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