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Old 05-30-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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Go with Pilot Powers or Metzeler M3

Needing to replace tires and can't decide on which one to get. Haven't really heard any review about the M3's but I hear Metzelers are a good company to go by. At the same time I've read alot of good review on the Pilot Powers. I'm running on some bald out Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa (came with the bike) and I'm wondering if I will notice a drastic difference if I switch over to some new tires, even if I just ride to commute.
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
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what do you do alot of? commuting or freeway riding?
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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Well, since I still feel and consider myself a new rider, I like to ride in straight roads and freeways. Sometimes I would use it to commute and ride to work,school, places like that. I do have a flat spot in the middle of my tire right now and it needs replacement bad. I do plan on hitting the twisties but I know that my tires aren't in good condition and afraid it might just slip. Hoping new tires would give me more of a comfort
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i just got a bike with pilot powers and i like it alot and almost everyone i kno ride them but i'm new so...................:eh:
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i just got a bike with pilot powers and i like it alot and almost everyone i kno ride them but i'm new so...................:eh:
i use to have a bike with pilot powers and i loved them
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i use to have a bike with pilot powers and i loved them
when is the time to change them?
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i like Metzeler but have never used pilot powers so i guess my opinion is worthless
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when is the time to change them?
when they are bald :confused1
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:43 PM   #9
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I've used Metzeler, they only lasted me a few thousand miles.
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when is the time to change them?
when theres no more tread left. you'll pretty much go through 2 back tires for every 1 front
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:48 PM   #11
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The Shinkos are a fairly descent tire if you are not really aggreaaive. And the are cheap enough to get you by until you find the real set of tires that you want. The Pilots are a very commonly enjoyed tire. But are very expensive as well depending on what shop or site purchased. I actually have been verry satisfied with my Bridgestone Bt014 that came on my GSXR1000.
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:49 PM   #12
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I like my Dunlop D208's, but I don't think they make them anymore.
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Pilot roads again for what you are doing with them. They will save you money and last 2 to 3 times as long as the M3's or the Powers.
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:34 PM   #15
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I use the PP for trackdays and they do great for me! just my opinion.. very sticky when warmed up.. can't complain.
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:37 PM   #16
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:48 PM   #17
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didn't like my Metzler that I ran before and the rear lasted my about 3.5K miles. I've got PP track take offs on my bike now and they have about 4K on them now with another 3-4 left on 'em. Well....then again I run 'til the threads show
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For your style of riding, I really don't see why you want to go for softer sport tires.
Like Ed and Brian said, it's better for Pilot roads or Metzelers' ZR17.
These are harder in the middle and softer on the side.
Don't waste your money over rear tire will last only for 3-4,000 miles.
After a while, the rear will get flat out anyways.
So why bother?
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pilot road or metz z6.
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i just put some pilot powers on the Honda and i love them. I ran the M1 sportecs on the R6 and liked them a lot as well. Look for you some M1's in stock somewhere, they're cheaper now that the M3's came out.
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