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Old 10-29-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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I am in need of a new front tire debating on the m3 or pilot power which one should i go with if i have a semi aggresive riding style normally two or thre times a month will i run the forest but its mainly nhighway and in town driving also wondering where i should go for the best prices
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just read another thread m3 is only rated at 148mph i will def be going with pilot powers now hwo has the best prices
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:20 AM   #4
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ok i might just go with the qualifiers again i dont know
what are you saying i should go with
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:55 AM   #6
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i have the m3's on my gsxr 1k. run them on the street and going to run my 4th track day on the same set!!!. they warm up quick turn in a helllll of a lot faster and seem to last a lot longer than the last set of m1's i ran.
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yeah i had a set of m3's i did 3 track days and about 2500 miles.. still have them for street use.. but i got a new set for the track.. tire heats up fast and is predictable.
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just read another thread m3 is only rated at 148mph i will def be going with pilot powers now hwo has the best prices
dude almost all tires say that the tire should not go above 140 somethin. they do this for liability reasons. all of my michilin race tires say that.

go with the michilins, you wont be disapointed
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Go with the Michelin 2CT if you want the best street/track tire on the market. I'd call Island racing and ask Dave what he can sell them for, or Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited may sell the Michelin's too, not sure on that. Personaly I use race rubber, but I'll be putting a set on the 2CT's on the 'Prilier next week for street/track use.
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i got the m3 on my rr and its awesome! i had the m1 on my old bike and that provided a good feel and thats the key. the m3 are the same way and they are holdin up pretty well... i ride pretty hard on mine so if u want a good tire for going to and from work or go to a track day they work great. it all comes down to u get what u pay for and well the m3 are worth the price and they are not that expensive. albert up at cycle runs them and he does a lot of track days and he loves them.. i'd say try them out. but my .02 is the m3.
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Definately try the 2CT, all the euro magazines love them, and if they are at least as good as the pp then they will be a good tire. The only thing about the Michelins is that I feel they induce a false sense of confidence, i.e. they give no signs before losing traction.
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haven't triied the qualifier...but in general dunlop street tires aren't as grippy as other street/track tires.... i'd go with pirelli or metzler.... especially if u plan on doin a track day or u like ridin twisties....


but thats just my 2 cents..
So you haven't ridden on them, but you'll bash them...mmmright??

If your running the Qualifier on the rear, I'd stick with a qualifier on the front. Every AMA championship & can remember has been won on Dunlops. Thier street / track tires are very good also.

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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.
I've got the BT014's and the Pilot 2CT's on my bikes and am liking them both.

As far as pricing goes, we're typically $2.00 - $8.00 a tire cheaper than most places in town and carry a pretty large stock of different brands of tires.
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the Michelins is that I feel they induce a false sense of confidence, i.e. they give no signs before losing traction.
this is just what I have noticed, they are not a bad tire, I think that they take a little longer to warm up as well.


uhhhhh isn't that a bad thing??? how can u say buy them and then say this??

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i've ridden the dunlop 208's and one of thier touring tires before just not the qualies.....

and dunlops dot race and slicks are far better qual. over the street....

didn't know that saying i've ridden a tire and called it a lil less grippy as bashin.... thought that wuz my own opinion....
Your certainly intitled to your opinion, and I can respect that.

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well ive never had a problem with michilins warming up. i put a one year old race take off (pr5 i think)on my rc 51 went down memorial and back and it was nice and warm. im gonna put a front on before this weekend cause the tire thats on the front now is a piece of .

ive also riddin their street/trackday tire and loved it. to bad the perelli on the front sucked, every time i hit the brakes hard i would leave a 3 foot long mark when my front tire locked. not cool

oh yea and i dont like tires that come on the bikes from factories. (what can i say im spoiled) :icon_bigg

dammit i keep forgetting stuff
maxxis rear tires are cool, they slide and grip at the same time. they make for some fun wheelies but the fronts lock up, scary :eh:

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Your certainly intitled to your opinion, and I can respect that.

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Yeah, John (AKA Tire Pimp) these Dunlops stick like in the turns!

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I heard Buck changes is Michs out before every race to Dunlops and back again when Dave's not looking! :icon_bigg


BTW: you said something about great prices? I'll need a considerable price reduction for 07 Season!
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Well isn't that MARV-ULOUS:laughing6

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