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Old 10-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Need a long lasting street tire

Hello all, i dont post much and i know that this is a heavily discussed topic so please be kind.

I need a tire for commuter/street duty on my motorcycle and i want to go with the michelin pilot power's but i hear you only get like 2,500 to 3,00 out of them and i need a tire that can get like 7-8k miles atleast.

can anyone make any suggestions?

i went with a bridgestone battle ax bt-021? or something like that last time and i am indifferent to that tire, and i definitely want to try something new.

any help would be appreciated

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michelin pilot road 2's or 3's.

both are good, will get you more miles and better grip in wet conditions.

there are other choices out there as well. it may be worth it to call around and see whats in stock locally and whats on sale...especially if you arent pushing limits when you ride
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What was said above.....Im going to put Road 3's on my busa when Im ready for new tires
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Bridgestone BT-023's are a sport touring tire I've had great results with. They lasted me over 12k miles and I even did a novice track day on them. Cheap too.
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anyone know where the cheapest place is to get em mounted and installed? I paid nearly 200 dollars for 1 rear tire installation about a year and a half ago. scratch that, it was OVER 200 dollars.
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Bridgestone BT-023's are a sport touring tire I've had great results with. They lasted me over 12k miles and I even did a novice track day on them. Cheap too.
i called Motorcycles Unlimited about daily commuting recommendations for my cbr600rr and the gentleman who answered (luke i think) recommended bridgestone bt23 in the rear and bt16 up front. call to verify their recommendation for your bike and style of riding.
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anyone know where the cheapest place is to get em mounted and installed? I paid nearly 200 dollars for 1 rear tire installation about a year and a half ago. scratch that, it was OVER 200 dollars.
if you ride your bike in, $200 seems reasonable for the wheel removal+tire (~$140 or so)+mounting+balance+installation+adjust chain tension.
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well yeah it wasnt TOO bad but jeeze, 4 tires on my truck costs 800 bucks, we're looking at essentially the same price tire for tire.
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i called Motorcycles Unlimited about daily commuting recommendations for my cbr600rr and the gentleman who answered (luke i think) recommended bridgestone bt23 in the rear and bt16 up front. call to verify their recommendation for your bike and style of riding.

if you ride your bike in, $200 seems reasonable for the wheel removal+tire (~$140 or so)+mounting+balance+installation+adjust chain tension.
Motorcycles Unlimited put my 23s on, I loved em, good in the rain too. Lately I've been running the pirelli rosso (non-corsa) which still give me over 6-7K miles and a few TDs at intermediate pace. They're my favorite so far, for a double duty commuter/track bike.
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Michelin 2CT rear tire carried me more than 7k miles (mixed backroad/ street on zx10).
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I've put over 25,000 miles in less than two years on my bike exclusively on Bridgestones. More than one set of course. I ride BT016 front and BT023 rear.
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I mostly commute as well and have a little over 5000 on my BT023s from Motorcycles Unlimited and they still look great. I am running 023s front and rear.
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mount and install are free on sport bike tires with purchase of tires. only place i have purchased tires
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i called Motorcycles Unlimited about daily commuting recommendations for my cbr600rr and the gentleman who answered (luke i think) recommended bridgestone bt23 in the rear and bt16 up front. call to verify their recommendation for your bike and style of riding.

if you ride your bike in, $200 seems reasonable for the wheel removal+tire (~$140 or so)+mounting+balance+installation+adjust chain tension.

Yep, Luke at Motorcycles Unlimited reccomended that setup for my CBR954. I got them, but as soon as I got home with the new tires I took my bike apart. I haven't ridden her since(still waiting for my bike to get finished).
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I have used a few sets of Michelin Pilot road 2ct ...and i love them...i have 3500 miles on the current set and they still have plenty of tread left.....the best part is that they wear evenly all over..also good traction in corners......I mount and balance my own tires....so that saves me quite a bit.

The current set has Power 2ct in front and road 2ct back...works well for me.

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