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Old 10-15-2006, 11:53 PM   #21
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I have been running the Pilot Powers and love them. They are great on the street and do well on the track too. I passed on a set of new Qualifiers for $200. I guess that tells you how much I like them.
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I just got some pilot roads today. Used them once before and loved the life on them. I ride pretty hard and for being a harder tire, they have no problem gripping.
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:16 AM   #24
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best non race tire for grip= Pilot Power......

best bargain= Shinko...the grip is pretty good & you can get 7k miles on them


We do stretches all the time, but the R1 is probably the least popular bike to stretch. It's a roadracing bike & typically doesn't do well at the strip unless you've got Mccoy Motorsports tuning it.

We can modify your stock wheel & swingarm to make it into a 240 kit. Ready made kits with nice wheels run around 4k. For a 300 kit you're going to spend around 5-6k & do nothing for your bike but slow it down & make it handle like .......but it will get alot of attention if thats your main concern.

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Old 10-17-2006, 01:43 PM   #25
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Dunlop coined an advertising phrase years back, while showing Kurtis Roberts, then 600 Supersport and Formula Extreme champion, backing it into a corner, a message appeared at the bottom of the screen;
"Either you trust your tires, or you don't".

That holds true no matter what brand you ride.

I've said this before, and I'll say it again; I don't believe there is a bad tire out there right now between the major manufacturers; Bridgestone, Dunlop, Metzler, Michelin or Pirelli. All have characteristics specific to the brand.

Pick the one that suits your riding style and budget best.

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I have had great experiences with the Bridgestone and Michelin tires. Would not even think about putting a set of Dunlops under me anytime soon unless they want to give those things away and then I would probably just sell them for some BT's.
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The BT014's are awesome for the street. I bought a set of Diablo Corsa's last week, and man those things are like glue! For the street, go with the 014's! They won't let you down! I've had at least 6 sets of those. They do great in all weather.
I just started running the BT014 and I like them alot
I'm going to do a TD with them soon and we'll see how they hold
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pilot powers are the , but they do not last long at all.
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i like m3's i have about 3200 miles on a set with 3 track days. and still have tread left on them.. i just got another set to use on the track and then im puting the other set back on to use the rest of them on the street.. long tire life i love them.
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I love my pilot powers they seem to be doing well. I have about 2k on them now. I will let ya'll know after Nov. 11th how they did on the track!
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^^^^^ daaaaaamn i bet those tires were hard as fred flinestones tires
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Went from two sets of BT014's to 2 sets of Dunlop Qualifiers. Qualifiers are more sticky than the BT014's and come up to sticky range quicker. Tire life is about the same if not a little bit more than the 14's, gained more confidence on the Qualifiers and as they wear you still retain the stickiness as long as cord isn't showing. M3's seem nice as well and don't overlook the 2CT's.
3-4k on a rear tire and 6-7k on the front tires is typical. Also if you use the 14 as a trackday tires when they start turning bluish/purplish color be careful with them on the street.

I'm going to Z6's now, I commute too much and need tires that last longer.
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the Z6 is a great tire. In all honesty, it's probably got as much traction as most anybody ever needs on the street.
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I have only used the Pirelli Supercorsa and the Diablo, like them both alot, doesnt take much to getthe supercorsa warm and they stick great! but the life is very short on the corsa's, i think i got 3100 miles out of them. but Diablo's have been great tires so far!
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What in youre opinion is the best street tire, Also i would like any views on extended swingarms and 300 tire rim conversion. The dunlops are shot on the R1 and Its time for some new shoes.
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i got pirelli diablos and they grip really good
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