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Old 09-07-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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Continental Contiforce tires - anybody use them?

Need some new tires next month and I know this topic has been kicked around in other forums but everything I've read says things like "I like them", "they are good for money", "decent grip" etc. Is there really any noticeable difference when using an H rated tire. Are they lighter? Heat up quicker? And of course how is the grip? They will be mostly for street use and maybe a track day or two.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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I used to use them on my KTM.

they were all right, but I much prefer the bridgestone BT-003RS, especially since I mostly ride the motard at the track.
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fwiw the rear went 500 miles for me. Guys on lighter motards seem to like them, personally I would just stick to the super sport tires. I don't know if you've ever seen the conti's in person but the tire profile is extremely flat, I really didn't like that about them.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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fwiw the rear went 500 miles for me. Guys on lighter motards seem to like them, personally I would just stick to the super sport tires. I don't know if you've ever seen the conti's in person but the tire profile is extremely flat, I really didn't like that about them.
Sounds like the supermoto specific Dunlops I had. They lasted 800 miles and those were easy miles when I was breaking my bike in. Forget that, I'll probably just get some more BT016s or Pilot Powers. I managed to get 2,500 miles out of them. Was considering the BT003 but Terrell got some and he keeps losing the rear when he isn't even pushing it. Maybe it is his rim size/tire size combination that is causing it but I witnessed it so now I'm spooked.
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Tire pressure more likely.
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i had them on my 426 for several hours of neighborhood goofing around. I really liked them a lot compared to the oem dunlops on the drz...but I hear that isn't saying much.

i ended up selling them before I could get a full life out of them, so I don't know how they do in longevity.
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Sounds like the supermoto specific Dunlops I had. They lasted 800 miles and those were easy miles when I was breaking my bike in. Forget that, I'll probably just get some more BT016s or Pilot Powers. I managed to get 2,500 miles out of them. Was considering the BT003 but Terrell got some and he keeps losing the rear when he isn't even pushing it. Maybe it is his rim size/tire size combination that is causing it but I witnessed it so now I'm spooked.
supermoto specific tires all have that flat profile, and it is my opinion that it negatively affects the handling characteristics. I like the tall profile tires, it's what suits my riding style. The fact that the bmw is like 350lbs wet probably adds to it. Really the only way to know for sure is to try them, who knows, you might really really like them.

You know me, I swear by pilot powers. 2ct front and regular pp rear is the only combo I will run on my bmw. I've tried several different brand and model tires and pp's are what works best for me.

I have a set of track takeoff supercorsas on the kx, but that's only because they were cheap. I can't say too much about those tires as they are blue and abused, but as soon as I've got some dough to burn it's getting pp's
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Was considering the BT003 but Terrell got some and he keeps losing the rear when he isn't even pushing it.
fair enough, but be sure you aren't confusing the BT003 (a DOT race tire that is probably past its prime with the new R10s out) with the BT003RS (a confusingly-named track-day-oriented DOT street tire).

I've never had a traction or grip problem with the BT003RS on either of my motards, either track (GSS) or street.

I dropped about 5 seconds off my best CW lap time at GSS running these on my wr450f (bored out to 478cc) and that best lap was with a seriously poor running motor due to a badly cracked header that eventually fell off on the back straight.

a lot of that improvement is definitely down to the bike (hitchinson built a beast! ) and my increasing comfort level riding it, but these tires definitely have not been the limiting factor for me at the track on any bike I've run.

I agree with Mr. F - the sumo specific rear tires tend to be pretty flat profiled versus a sportbike tire. and like him, I prefer the sportbike profile even on a motard.
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I have had a few on other bikes because they are cheap, but they usually to wear quick. (with correct psi)
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Brandon from how I saw u and Terrell riding tuesday at the "track" u guys might be better off on a flatter profile tire. U guys don't ride with your knee out "sportbike" style but rather traditional motard style. I think that is why Terrell was saying he feels like he is running out of the rear tire because he is over leaning the bike. When I was going around the "track" I was hanging off like a monkey and felt fine on the BT016.

Wouldn't a flatter profile tire allow u to lean the bike over further? At least in my head it does....

I've ran the BT003rs that Terrell had on my ZX6r track bike and never had any issues with traction at a faster paced track which is why I think those tires don't fit his riding style....
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #11
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Check out this guy on the Metzler Racetec SM tires.

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holy ! That's gangster.

and I was proud of having my bars about a foot off the ground at deal's gap, thanks for raining on my parade
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holy ! That's gangster.

and I was proud of having my bars about a foot off the ground at deal's gap, thanks for raining on my parade
Ur bars are always on the ground when we ride
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I have a set of track takeoff supercorsas on the kx, but that's only because they were cheap. I can't say too much about those tires as they are blue and abused, but as soon as I've got some dough to burn it's getting pp's
I can fill you in on the supercorsas: insane grip, pretty poor life.
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I think part of the problem with the bt003rs is the profile of the tire I had. That and the super stiff carcass. Wasn't even dragging foot peg and the tire was all over the place. I think im going to stick to Pilot Powers till I find a soft carcass tire with similar profile for a reasonable price I will try out. I have thought about the contis but I havent pulled the trigger. I do not want to spend the money then be like I should have just bought another set of Pilot Powers.
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I think part of the problem with the bt003rs is the profile of the tire I had. That and the super stiff carcass. Wasn't even dragging foot peg and the tire was all over the place. I think im going to stick to Pilot Powers till I find a soft carcass tire with similar profile for a reasonable price I will try out. I have thought about the contis but I havent pulled the trigger. I do not want to spend the money then be like I should have just bought another set of Pilot Powers.
I've heard others say that the bt-003rs has a stiff carcass, but I've never noticed/had a problem on my motards/FZR.

I did notice that the profile is VERY sensitive to rim width - on my FZR, I had to go down to a 140 to get the right profile on my 4" rim. I played with 150s and 160s on my KTM and eventually settled on the 150s for the 4.25" rim. my WR is running a 160 on a 5" rim, and that seems like a good profile as well. fortunately, that is one of the pluses of this tire - lots of size options for lightweight bikes.

I've had good experiences with the pilot power pures on my GSXR. I think I'd consider them for a motard, as well. definitely a lighter weight tire with a softer (imho) carcass. they warm up reasonably quickly, and seem pretty durable, too, especially for street-biased use.
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I would go with a more sticky street oriented tyre. Expect 2500 miles on a 003RS or a Diablo Rosso Corsa. Perfect for the track also, if you ever do stop being a girl and come to GSS.

I had a set of Scorpion Sync's (somewhat similar to the CO) which lasted, but offered no edge grip. You'll end up in a hedge with the Continentals. Buy some and prove me right
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Brandon,
I would go with a more sticky street oriented tyre. Expect 2500 miles on a 003RS or a Diablo Rosso Corsa. Perfect for the track also, if you ever do stop being a girl and come to GSS.

I had a set of Scorpion Sync's (somewhat similar to the CO) which lasted, but offered no edge grip. You'll end up in a hedge with the Continentals. Buy some and prove me right
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