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Old 07-21-2006, 08:51 PM   #1
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i need some info on buying tires. i'm currently in the market for a new front tire for my r6, but i have no idea about what brands are good and which ones i should stay away from. i also don't really know if it's a good or a bad thing to have different brand tires for the rear and front.

i'm currently running a metzeler sportec m-1 on the rear (don't know if that matters). if yall could recommend some good tires and answer some of the "unknowns" i have i'd appreciate it.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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everyone will give a different answer on tires for different reasons. I say you have to try different ones and find which best fits you and your needs.
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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^ even if i get different answers, just an idea would help. also answering whether it's good or bad to mix and match brands would be helpful.
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:20 PM   #5
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Patric at Motorcycles Unlimited has always taken good care of me on tires.
I ran the M1 sport tec on my R6 and the BTO 14 Bridgestone both worked great , the bridgestone seemed to last a little longer but worked great on the track and street.
I still run the Bridgestone BTO14 on my 05 R1 and still have no issues at all.
warms up fast and sticks great.
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What's the most important to you?
Mileage, commuting, & wet weather handling with good traction or maximum grip / handling at the expense of tire life.
as of now, i'm only on the street and i don't really use the bike for commuting. and unlike some of the bad on here, i try to stay dry. i guess something with a good amount of grip and that can handle hard street riding would be what i'm looking for.
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I run Bridgestones too and get the best of both worlds. good grip and fast warm up/ I also have gotten great mileage out of them close to 2000 miles and still plenty of tread.
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I have used differant brand tires on my bikes as i ususally go thru 2 rears to one front.
I now have a pilot power on the front and just got a M3 for the rear.
no big deal on mismatching tires unless maybe u plan on racing track i would guess.
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Old 07-22-2006, 04:15 PM   #10
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thanks to everyone that left some info. it's much appreciated. anyone else that wants to chime in feel free!
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