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    Greetings members
    Welcome to SingaporeBikes.Com (SBF) Super Four Community Forum. Home of ALL the Super Four riders.

    In this Community, we encourage sharing of knowledge and to provide a conducive place for all Super Four riders to gather, create bonding and provide assistance to those in need. At the same time, we also must stress the benefit of co-existence for all brands, make and models towards the direction of SingaporeBikes.com (SBF), Where Singaporean Bikers Unite!

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    SBF Super Four Community

    General Super Four Community Threads
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    Active Groups
    - [Group] AMK S4 Tomato Riders (Established 24 Aug 2006) Archives: 2006-2007
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    - NSR (North Side Riders) Established 26 Oct 2005
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    Informative Links
    - [Info] *** Super Four Price Enquiry & Update Thread 2009 ***
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    FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    More FAQ will be posted here in due course.

    Q: Should I buy a new bike or a pre-owned one?
    A: Some factors to consider whether to buy a brand new or pre-owned vehicle...

    Brand New Bike
    Pros
    1. No need to be afraid of non-standard modifications.
    2. Brand New condition of components (manufacturer defects excepted)
    3. Lower interest rate of 5% or less
    4. Ability to ask for add ons like crash bars, raincoat, rack etc.

    Cons
    1. Higher depreciation within the first two years.
    2. Slightly higher chance of theft.
    3. Higher downpayment usually required.
    4. Higher insurance premium due to age of bike.

    Pre-owned Bike
    PROS
    1. Less depreciation compared to brand new vehicle.
    2. Able to get bike shop to replace certain components at no extra charge. (Subject to your bargaining skills and condition of component.)
    3. Lower insurance premiums due to age of vehicle.

    CONS
    1. Unknown condition of components and if the vehicle has been involved in an accident.
    2. Higher interest rates than buying brand new bike.

    Q: What tyre pressure to use for my S4?
    A: Recommended pressures to use as per manufacturer:
    Single Rider: 220kpa/33PSI (Front) 250kpa/36PSI (Rear)
    With load/pillion: 250kpa/36PSI (Front) 290kpa/42PSI (Rear)

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    Commonly Used Components: Tyres

    Q: How Do I Read The Sidewall Of A Tire?
    A: TIRE SIZE
    Various tire size designations have been introduced during the last years as follows: Conventional tire designation
    e.g.:
    2.75 - 17, 3.50 - 18, 4.00 H 18
    4.00 - 18 64 H, 3.25 - 19 54 V
    Millimetric designation
    e.g.: 110/90 - 18, 130/80 - 18, 110/90 – 19

    TIRE CONSTRUCTION

    The term "tire construction" differs between the various structure assemblies:
    Bias tires
    Bias tires – also called "conventional tires" are designated by a dash in the size designation,
    e.g.: 3.50 - 19, 23/4 - 17, 3.25 - 21
    Bias-belted construction
    Bias tires reinforced with a diagonal belt construction, also called bias-belted tires, are designated by the letter "B" in their size designation,
    e.g.: 140/80 VB 17, 150/80 VB 16 V250
    Radial-belted construction
    These tires called "Radials" have code letter "R" in the tire designation,
    e.g.: 140/80 R 17 69 H. 160/60 ZR 18
    Please refer to the "Construction" section for more detailed informations regarding the different structures.

    LOAD CAPACITY
    The maximum load in lbs is written on every tire together with the corresponding maximum cold inflation pressure in psi. In the tire service description in accordance with the new tire designation the maximum Please refer to the conversion table in the "Riding Safety" section for translation of load index to real kg-load/lbs-load. Some tires show in the service description the additional markings "reinf." which is equivalent to "6 PR" or "Load Range C" and indicates a reinforced structure for an increased load capacity. This higher load is already contained in the maximum load inscription.

    SPEED INDEX


    The max. permitted speed for a tire is indicated by a specific speed index-code (Please refer to the "Riding safety" section for conversion of speed index-code into real km/h or mph). For tires suitable for speeds above 210 km/h (130 mph) the actual max. speed is indicated in the technical data part .

    TIRE SPEED CATEGORY
    The notion "speed category" differentiates the tires for motor-cycles according to their maximum permissible speed.

    ADDITIONAL MARKS
    The markings on the sidewall of the tires have to appear due to legal descriptions of various countries. Tire data in English language, e.g. load in lbs, inflation pressure in psi apply only to countries where legal prescriptions as per DOT-standard are in force. Please refer to the complete marking explanation (refer to "Other markings" section) for a more detailed overview of the different tire marks.

    OTHER MARKINGS
    1. Metzeler = Brand name
    2. E3 = code identifying the country where the tire has been homologated
    3. 75R-xzy = ECE homologation code
    4. Max. load … = specification of the max permitted load on the tire at the specified inflated pressure in cold conditions
    5. DOT = Department Of Transportation. This indicates that the tire conforms the regulations issued by the transportations dept's in USA and Canada
    6. 3403 = the first 2 numbers identify the week (34 th ) and the last 2 the year (2003) in which the tire was produced
    7. Tread: = specification of the number of plies used for carcass and belt and the correspondent material used
    8. Roadtec Z6 = Product line name
    9. A = special version code. This letter identifies a special construction of the tire, dedicated to a specific bike
    10. Steel radial = Specification of construction typology
    11. 180 = nominal section width in mm
    12. 55 = aspect ratio: this percentage value identifies the ratio between tire section height and nominal width. This is not indicated when the section width is expressed in inches
    13. ZR = code identifying tire construction technology ("-": bias, "B": bias-belted, "R":radial)
    14. 17 = nominal rim diameter size expressed in inches
    15. M/C = Motorcycle in abbreviated form. Needed to differentiate motorcycle tires and rims from those designed for other vehicles.
    16. 73 = load index code identifying the max permitted load. Please refer to conversion table for values in kg / lbs
    17. W = speed index code identifying the max permitted speed. Please refer to conversion table for values in km/h – mph
    18. TL = Tubeless. This tire doesn't need a tube. Please consult the "safety" section regarding the use of tubes in tubeless tires
    19. Made in Germany = indicates where the tire has been produced
    20. Arrow = The arrow indicates the rotation direction of the tire accordingly to it's fitted position (front or rear). In the case of a rear scooter tire fitted on the front wheel, the tire has to be fitted reverse to the rotating direction indicated on the sidewall. Fitment of M/C front tires on the rear wheel as well rear M/C tires on the front wheel is never permitted.


    Motorcycle Speed Ratings

    Ratings/Maximum Designed Speed (KM/H)
    J - 100KM/H
    N - 140KM/H
    P - 150KM/H
    S - 180KM/H
    H - 210KM/H
    V - 240KM/H
    Z - > 240KM/H

    LOAD INDEX (LI) RATING CHART

    LI lbs. LI lbs. LI lbs. LI lbs. LI lbs.
    20 176 33 254 46 375 59 536 72 783
    21 182 34 260 47 386 60 551 73 805
    22 187 35 267 48 397 61 567 74 827
    23 193 36 276 49 408 62 584 75 853
    24 198 37 282 50 419 63 600 76 882
    25 204 38 291 51 430 64 617 77 908
    26 209 39 300 52 441 65 639 78 937
    27 215 40 309 53 454 66 661 79 963
    28 220 41 320 54 467 67 677 80 992
    29 227 42 331 55 481 68 694 81 1019
    30 234 43 342 56 494 69 716 82 1047
    31 240 44 353 57 507 70 736 83 1074
    32 247 45 364 58 520 71 761 84 1102


    BRIDGESTONE

    Bridgestone BT-014




    - Battlax BT-014 is a new ultra-high performance radial designed for the aggressive street rider.
    - Battlax BT-014 utilizes the latest technology from MotoGP tire development and innovations for outstanding performances in all conditions; better cornering performances, handling, high-speed stability, shock absorption, and wet performances.

    Compound
    - Newly developed compound is one of the breakthrough technologies derived from Bridgestone Moto GP involvements. New chemical substances and formulas inspired by race R&D simultaneously solved the demands for higher grip and lighter handling.

    Profile
    - Battlax BT-014 profiles were tuned by 3D CTDM simulation to achieve quick handling and strong cornering performances by securing the optimum contact pressures in all lean angles.

    Construction
    - Bridgestone applied the newly patented High Tensile Super Penetrated Cord on Mono Spiral construction. The new material enhances cornering grip power, without sacrificing high high-speed stability and shock absorption.

    Narrow Ply Construction
    - The revolutionary narrow ply construction gives superior cornering grip, optimum rigidity for quicker handling, and high speed straightway stability. This unique construction is used for the first time in Bridgestone Battlax BT-014. Patent pending.

    Cap-and-Base Construction
    - The underlying layer controls tread stiffness as well as providing reinforcement and shock absorption. The grip-enhancing compound on top contains silica for all weather performance, tire life, and superb cornering grip.

    New Generation Outside Bead Filler
    - In addition to the conventional inner bead filler, Battlax BT-014 employs the New Generation Outside Bead Filler. The New Generation Outside Bead Filler realizes the ideal sidewall profile analyzed by finite element method by giving optimum force distribution and rigidity balance. Patent pending.

    HTSPC MONO-SPIRAL BELT (High Tensile Super Penetrated Cord)
    - Bridgestone is the first manufacturer to adapt 1X5 filament, rubber insulated steel MSB to Motorcycles radial tires. The new technology gives following advantages to motorcycle tire; allows more flexibility than other types of the steel used by competitors, reduces heat generation, and provides stability without deteriorating shock absorption. Patent pending.

    Pattern
    - The new directional diagonal grooves improve handling linearity by uniform deformation, and center S-curve cross grooves offer light handling, stability, and shock absorption.

    Handling Radar Chart


    === CB 400 Compatible Sizes ===
    Compatible Models: CB400 Spec I,II,III,Revo
    == FRONT ==
    Tire Size: 120/60ZR17 M/C (55W) TL
    Recommended Rim Width(inches): 3.50
    Compatible Rim Width (inches): 3.00-3.50
    OD (mm) 581
    TW (mm) 118

    == REAR ==
    Tire Size: 160/60ZR17 M/C (69W) TL
    Recommended Rim Width(inches): 5.00
    Compatible Rim Width (inches): 4.50-5.00
    OD (mm) 635
    TW (mm) 162


    Bridgestone BT-090




    - Introducing the new BT-090 for middle size bikes. Refined by using the latest technologies from Bridgestone, the BT-090 is perfect for aggressive riding on both circuit and street. The rigidity of the tyre induces better contact feel in corners, especially for slide control during races. The new compound and pattern offer improved grip and handling in both wet and dry conditions, with better high speed stability and anti-shimmy performance ensuring a smooth ride.

    Compound
    - High grip compound for middle-size class motorcycles. Maintains high grip level from start to finish regardless of the temperature.

    Pattern
    - New pattern optimises both vertical and horizontal rigidity of the tyre. Less grooves on the tread edge for better dry grip and machine control in corner, and more grooves in the centre area for better wet performance.

    Profile and Pattern effect
    - Higher rigidity in sidewall area increases the grip in corners.
    - Better slide control for easier "line" tracing. Improved high speed stability and anti shimmy for better street-riding performance.

    Construction
    - MSB Kevlar in rear.

    === CB 400 Compatible Sizes ===
    Compatible Models: CB400 Spec I,II,III,Revo
    == FRONT ==
    Tire Size: 120/60R17 M/C 55H TL
    Recommended Rim Width(inches): 3.50
    Compatible Rim Width (inches): 3.00-3.50
    OD (mm) 581
    TW (mm) 116

    == REAR ==
    Tire Size: 160/60R17 M/C 69H TL
    Recommended Rim Width(inches): 5.00
    Compatible Rim Width (inches): 4.50-5.00
    OD (mm) 633
    TW (mm) 166

    Compatible Models: CB400 Ver R/S, Project Big One
    == FRONT ==
    Tire Size: 110/70R17 M/C 54H TL
    Recommended Rim Width(inches): 3.00
    Compatible Rim Width (inches): 2.75-3.50
    OD (mm) 592
    TW (mm) 111

    == REAR ==
    Tire Size: 150/60R17 M/C 66H TL
    Recommended Rim Width(inches): 4.50
    Compatible Rim Width (inches): 3.50-4.50
    OD (mm) 620
    TW (mm) 156

    Metzler

    Metzler Sportec M1



    Highly rated Supersport tire, developed for high-performance bikes. High-speed control
    for a modern riding feeling

    * Homogeneous warm-up for outstanding grip, allowing safe, fast riding also in cold weather conditions thanks to the "Silica-Silan" compound
    * Excellent wet behaviour: the tread pattern design ensures great water drainage and high contact feeling at all lean angles
    * Very homogeneous handling characteristics for fun riding with smooth but fast trajectories

    Sizes:
    Front
    110/70 ZR 17 54W TL (CB400 Ver. S and older)
    120/60 ZR 17 (55W) TL (CB400 Spec I and newer)

    Rear
    150/60 ZR 17 66W TL (CB400 Ver. S and older)
    160/60 ZR 17 (69W) TL (CB400 Spec I and newer)

    Metzler Sportec M3



    Latest generation of Supersport tire developed for sporty riders and racetrack use

    * Dry grip and reference overall performance both on road and on racetrack, thanks to the new compound development
    * Progressive handling behaviour guaranteed by the Metzeler patented 0° steel belt and the Multiradius technology development
    * Tread pattern design and differentiated compound between front and rear ensuring high wet safety feeling and extended mileage

    Sizes:
    Front
    110/70 ZR 17 54W TL (CB400 Ver. S and older)
    120/60 ZR 17 (55W) TL (CB400 Spec I and newer)

    Rear
    150/60 ZR 17 66W TL (CB400 Ver. S and older)
    160/60 ZR 17 (69W) TL (CB400 Spec I and newer)

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