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Old 04-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Ok so I have 5500 miles on my bike so far with the original Bridgestone Battlax BT-106 tires. I still have descent tread on them...or least I think I do Now seeing these are the only tires I've ever had, they seem to work really good. I've looked up other tires to see if maybe I should switch to another brand. So far I've narrowed it down to

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Michelin Power Pure
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I heard the BT-106 aftermarket tire is different (better) than the factory installed BT-106, any truth to that? What experiences have you had with any of these tires? Any one in particular you'd prefer? I usually commute on my bike to and fro work. I try do the weekly meet-n-greets, with the occasional forest run. So I'm looking for an all around tire I guess. Also I do ride up to San Antonio every now and then as to why I'm particular to the Bridgestones. I ride a k8 GSXR 750, and don't ride like a clown if that helps any. thanks in advance for the help in this minor matter
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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I like the Dunlop Q2, front/back only ones i have tried from stock...
Ive never had them slip out from under me when they are cold on the road... Lol, seem to wear good. I got 10k miles and only gone thru 3 back tires, one i wore out and 2nd i hit a staple and didn't wanna patch and plug it so i replaced it 3rd doing just fine

And I usually commute on my bike to and from work as well.
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GSXR 911, The tire manufacturers sometimes have motorcycle manufacturer specific models within a tire line...seems there were three for the old BT010; BMW, Kawasaki and Others.

Out of your list, my son likes the Q2.

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bt016's are a decent price and a good tire.
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[QUOTE=GSXR_911;2488214]Ok so I have 5500 miles on my bike so far with the original Bridgestone Battlax BT-106 tires. I still have descent tread on them...or least I think I do Now seeing these are the only tires I've ever had, they seem to work really good. I've looked up other tires to see if maybe I should switch to another brand. So far I've narrowed it down to

Bridgestone Battlax BT-106
Michelin Power Pure
Dunlop Q2

I heard the BT-106 aftermarket tire is different (better) than the factory installed BT-106, any truth to that? What experiences have you had with any of these tires? Any one in particular you'd prefer? I usually commute on my bike to and fro work. I try do the weekly meet-n-greets, with the occasional forest run. So I'm looking for an all around tire I guess. Also I do ride up to San Antonio every now and then as to why I'm particular to the Bridgestones. I ride a k8 GSXR 750, and don't ride like a clown if that helps any. thanks in advance for the help in this minor matter [/QUOTE

You cant go wrong with Michelin Pliot Power not the 2CT but the regular ones tho.
They are really good and give you around 3000 to 4000 miles(normal riding). That is the only tire I have ever used in my riding experence. They stick will to the road and in rain even better!

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6600 miles on Bridgestone factory. Changing now. went with cost this time as I am in between jobs. tmichelli hooked me up with a front tire.

Now just to find a Dallas area place to install them for less than 100$ it.
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6600 miles on Bridgestone factory. Changing now. went with cost this time as I am in between jobs. tmichelli hooked me up with a front tire.

Now just to find a Dallas area place to install them for less than 100$ it.
Did you try a discount tire? Ive heard some people say they do and they dont. They did my 4wheeler (14inch rims) tires and its smaller then the bikes (17inch). Only cost 10-15 a tire. If they end up doing it, make sure you watch them and tell them not to scratch the rims.
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One up here said no dice.
Prob dont know how to spin and balance them lol. Oh well.
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I have just under 10k on my michelin pilot power 2ct's.

Love them long time.

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holy chit, 10k on 2ct's? My rear is flat spotted to after little over 3,000 miles. :( Great tire though...
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holy chit, 10k on 2ct's? My rear is flat spotted to after little over 3,000 miles. :( Great tire though...
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Ok so I have 5500 miles on my bike so far with the original Bridgestone Battlax BT-106 tires. I still have descent tread on them...or least I think I do Now seeing these are the only tires I've ever had, they seem to work really good. I've looked up other tires to see if maybe I should switch to another brand. So far I've narrowed it down to

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I heard the BT-106 aftermarket tire is different (better) than the factory installed BT-106, any truth to that? What experiences have you had with any of these tires? Any one in particular you'd prefer? I usually commute on my bike to and fro work. I try do the weekly meet-n-greets, with the occasional forest run. So I'm looking for an all around tire I guess. Also I do ride up to San Antonio every now and then as to why I'm particular to the Bridgestones. I ride a k8 GSXR 750, and don't ride like a clown if that helps any. thanks in advance for the help in this minor matter
You really should consider the Pirelli Corsa 3.
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I have just under 10k on my michelin pilot power 2ct's.

Love them long time.

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Are you riding on roads made of marshmallows?

I go through 2cts and Qualifiers about 1 a month in the summer.

Just got a BT016 2 days ago. I, too, am curious on how long this thing will last me.

Nothing looks better on a bike than a freshly mounted set of new tires.
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on my modified gsxr 1k, it would light up the rear tire even when it was hot and sticky without trying, so i have no idea what the true mileage is coming out of the rear tire, but the fronts usually last about 4k for me. (mich pp 2ct's).... They are the only tire i swear by. they are fvking awesome tires, they are sticky where they need to be, they are hard where they need to be. ive lost the front tire under heavy braking on a metzler, a slipstone, and a duncrap, NEVER a michelin.

Go with the pp2ct's. (just my .02)
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Take them to cycle gear off the bike .. Wasn't near $100 when I was stuck in Austin on a tire showing steel cords
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Yeah that is why ive been looking for someone around Dallas to do them without bending me over and forgetting to use lube..
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