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Old 08-08-2006, 08:32 AM   #1
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Tires?

Ok I know this will have been discussed a trillion times on here but I am opening the debate back up BUT here is the deal, I don't want bias, in other words dont say you're a Chevy man just coz you're loyal. Give details with experiance not random BS.

Here is my problem, as much as I want to ride the twisties even when I do 80% of the ride is STILL freeway to get there. SO, what tire (front & back) should I go with on my Daytona 650. I've only ever used the stock Pirelis and it seems they work very well but have issues with flat spots in the middle. I am at 9000 miles and now NEED my 3rd rear and 2nd front. But to be honest I've needed them befor now! Maybe in your opinion this is good tire life - I just don't know.

Final question, did I hear that Cycle gear offer road hazard? Where would you buy the tires from?

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so you are saying you got 4500 out of each rear?

pilot roads
metzler z6

both should hit 8-12k on one tire. I even ridden the track on the z6.

you have to buy the tires frmo cycle gear and mount it with them.
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Well after 1500 miles my rear M1 is toast (not the best grip) so wouldn't recommend it. I'm going to try a pilot power on the rear to see what all the fuss is about but personally I'd stick to the Diablo's. They may wear but man do they grip. With the current heat unless you go to a more touringish tire your going to go through them quickly. I think if you are able to get 4500 miles out of you Diablo's (Wow.... Did I mention Wow) stick to them. Jamie when are we going to hit some twisties you Scot?
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I get 4-5K on my rear tires as well, but I run track take offs and they are generally a softer compound compared to the street tires. Tread life will wither away rapidly if you are hard on the gas taking off from a red light or braking hard a lot. I generally ride very mildly unless it's "spirited" ride. I use to run Pilot Powers before I started running take offs. I liked them a lot, but take offs are the way to go for me.
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so you are saying you got 4500 out of each rear?

pilot roads
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both should hit 8-12k on one tire. I even ridden the track on the z6.

you have to buy the tires frmo cycle gear and mount it with them.
Yes but it was actually about 5000 on the first (but I ran it into the wire) and 3500 on the second - I gues I ride harder now???
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...I might have to try these Pilot Powers, been hearin alot about um. I'm on Dunlop Qualifiers now...but it seems like I'm on an island...
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pilot powers wear out quick too though. 4500 avg.

so if you want long life, then you need sport touring.
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get sport touring for the street it's more tire than 99% percent of street riders can use and probably 75% of track riders can use.
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get sport touring for the street it's more tire than 99% percent of street riders can use and probably 75% of track riders can use.
Can you lean on um though? Just curious because I'm beginning to get pretty low when I lean now (I scraped my peg a few times this past wknd) and I need a tire that is guaranteed grip...
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Can you lean on um though? Just curious because I'm beginning to get pretty low when I lean now (I scraped my peg a few times this past wknd) and I need a tire that is guaranteed grip...
avons are track proven. and by the way if you're going to be riding like that come to the track you won't be the only brutha I'll be there. :laughing6
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avons are track proven. and by the way if you're going to be riding like that come to the track you won't be the only brutha I'll be there. :laughing6
Lol...Yea I've tried a few track days...Bruvas are few n far between for whatever reason...Where do you all race? Price to run ? And back on this Avon thing...what is the tire called specifically and about how much do they cost ?
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Lol...Yea I've tried a few track days...Bruvas are few n far between for whatever reason...Where do you all race? Price to run ? And back on this Avon thing...what is the tire called specifically and about how much do they cost ?
seomthign liek this though i know you can keep these cheaper. they also have road hazard. and you wil get more mileage out of them.....

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Awready...I willing to learn. Probably get my roasted the first few times...but I'm game, where do you all run ? What track ? Where ? Every wknd?
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LOL...ok I think I might create a poll. Too much confusion on these tires. No, I'm not very much 'in the know' about tires....somebody who knows all the (best) options available for tires should create a poll of those options and we'll see the results. Any takers ?
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