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Old 02-28-2012, 12:09 AM   #81
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Good stuff. May want to take your bike down for a free inspection just to make sure everything is safe. Some shops will do it free.
Trust me that was the first thing I did. Had too. 2 wheels ain't no joke. Found only 1 problem. (not including the tires that the dealer is getting that deal for me) but just waiting on this paycheck. And got 10% off parts and labor. Just hope this dudes legit.
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I'd ask around for pricing still if I were u sir.
10% off a 60% inflated price is still beatable. Call the shops on the sponsor section. A lot of them can beat stealerships.. GL. Hope to ride with ya soon.
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fyi OP your ft tire is bald, get ready for the cheapness of a sport bike, prob. $150+ for a ft tire

rear prob the same, ~$180
dude, give it up already, you made your point as always..

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dude, give it up already, you made your point as always..

we get it, you're an . Point taken...
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Honestly people really mean no harm. As a community of bikes we hate to see happen to our brothers and sisters. Ride Safe and within your means. Take the course as stated 100 times. It really does help. I got my license 24 yrs ago but i still took the class when we got our son his bike. It was fun and i did learn a thing or 2. Gear up too. Best advice on hear as well. I have some gloves for sale if you need some. Ill let them go cheap.

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I'd ask around for pricing still if I were u sir.
10% off a 60% inflated price is still beatable. Call the shops on the sponsor section. A lot of them can beat stealerships.. GL. Hope to ride with ya soon.
Ok cool. Thanks. Will be calling today. Good brands? Michelin is on my bike now.. O_o
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dude, give it up already, you made your point as always..

we get it, you're an . Point taken...
Yeah I don't get it. I clearly said I see what's up and thanks for advice. He just like my wife gotta win every time. Thanks for the back up from a noob standpoint. Well somewhat.
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Welome to MH....

Honestly people really mean no harm. As a community of bikes we hate to see happen to our brothers and sisters. Ride Safe and within your means. Take the course as stated 100 times. It really does help. I got my license 24 yrs ago but i still took the class when we got our son his bike. It was fun and i did learn a thing or 2. Gear up too. Best advice on hear as well. I have some gloves for sale if you need some. Ill let them go cheap.

Keep the shiny side up, and always ride for the slide---Gear UP
O I know man. Just didn't have to come off the way he did. Bottom line I'm working on gettin my stuff takin care of. Looking at all these threads bout classes and everything. And yes eventually get more gear. Problem is I support 3 plus me. So takes a couple checks. Thanks though
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O I know man. Just didn't have to come off the way he did. Bottom line I'm working on gettin my stuff takin care of. Looking at all these threads bout classes and everything. And yes eventually get more gear. Problem is I support 3 plus me. So takes a couple checks. Thanks though

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Ok cool. Thanks. Will be calling today. Good brands? Michelin is on my bike now.. O_o
Depends on what you are using the bike for.. if it is commuting the Michelin Pilot Road 3s are a good commuting tire btu you prolly dont want to get too crazy on them.

If you want something stickier they run the gamut from there Pilot Powers are stickier but still last an ok amount of time... Just remember stickier = softer= wear out quicker riding in a straight line = more money to replace.
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Ok cool. Thanks. Will be calling today. Good brands? Michelin is on my bike now.. O_o
I've got the bridgestone BTO16 on my bike and love em. They're fairly cheap. 2wheeltoyz has them on sale right now for 270 a set installed.
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Depends on what you are using the bike for.. if it is commuting the Michelin Pilot Road 3s are a good commuting tire btu you prolly dont want to get too crazy on them.

If you want something stickier they run the gamut from there Pilot Powers are stickier but still last an ok amount of time... Just remember stickier = softer= wear out quicker riding in a straight line = more money to replace.
Just need to get to and from work
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Pilot Road 3s... I liked my original Pilot Roads .. They are dual compound so you get a little bit stickier tire while still getting alot of the Sport touring durability.

http://blog.compacc.com/2011/04/mich...d-test-review/

Keep in mind... if you decide you wanna start cornering at relatively high speeds... these aren't a good tire for that. Ill never forget when I out rode my Pilot Roads... I didnt lay it down but I got lucky. The back started stepping out on me ..and I had to fight to hold it together through a very long sweeper.. point is... use the right tool for the job.
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Pilot Road 3s... I liked my original Pilot Roads .. They are dual compound so you get a little bit stickier tire while still getting alot of the Sport touring durability.

http://blog.compacc.com/2011/04/mich...d-test-review/

Keep in mind... if you decide you wanna start cornering at relatively high speeds... these aren't a good tire for that. Ill never forget when I out rode my Pilot Roads... I didnt lay it down but I got lucky. The back started stepping out on me ..and I had to fight to hold it together through a very long sweeper.. point is... use the right tool for the job.
i'm gonna call BS, how do you know it wasn't the road ? tar snake? oil? did it happen all the time or just 1x

most sport touring tires are more then enough for 90% of the riders out there.

pilot road 3 in the wet knee draggin

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Pilot Road 3s... I liked my original Pilot Roads .. They are dual compound so you get a little bit stickier tire while still getting alot of the Sport touring durability.

http://blog.compacc.com/2011/04/mich...d-test-review/

Keep in mind... if you decide you wanna start cornering at relatively high speeds... these aren't a good tire for that. Ill never forget when I out rode my Pilot Roads... I didnt lay it down but I got lucky. The back started stepping out on me ..and I had to fight to hold it together through a very long sweeper.. point is... use the right tool for the job.
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i'm gonna call BS, how do you know it wasn't the road ? tar snake? oil? did it happen all the time or just 1x

most sport touring tires are more then enough for 90% of the riders out there.

pilot road 3 in the wet knee draggin

reifentest michelin pilot road3

The Pilot Roads I had were pretty old.. so there is some rubber hardening due to age that could and probably did contribute to the behavior I saw. I wasn't trying to start a debate.. simply say there are other tires out there more suited for cornering at high speeds..but you are probably correct. 90% of riders... me included probably can't push the Pilot Road 3s past their limit.
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I guess what I was getting at is if you are gonna push the limit its better to have the grip and not need it than need it and not have it.

That being said there is no point in money down the drain for sticky tires if you don't need them.. also skill plays into it. You can have the stickiest tires on the market and if you are not a capable rider, you lean too much, or there is debris in the road... they aren't going to help you.

Case in point after the Pilot Road incident.. I bought Pilot Powers which btw I love. Reasonably durable and have some nice stick to them in my opinion... 4 weeks later I hit some dirt in a corner and laid it down at 50 mph...

Motorcycling is about one thing only, TRACTION. You constantly have to be aware of the battle for traction, how your lean angle affects the contact patch to the road. Less rubber on the road = less coefficient of friction = less traction and as traction approaches zero = crash...

So ride the Pilot Road 3s, ride safe, within your limits and have confidence that if you learn to ride correctly they will take care of you.
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I guess what I was getting at is if you are gonna push the limit its better to have the grip and not need it than need it and not have it.

That being said there is no point in money down the drain for sticky tires if you don't need them.. also skill plays into it. You can have the stickiest tires on the market and if you are not a capable rider, you lean too much, or there is debris in the road... they aren't going to help you.

Case in point after the Pilot Road incident.. I bought Pilot Powers which btw I love. Reasonably durable and have some nice stick to them in my opinion... 4 weeks later I hit some dirt in a corner and laid it down at 50 mph...

Motorcycling is about one thing only, TRACTION. You constantly have to be aware of the battle for traction, how your lean angle affects the contact patch to the road. Less rubber on the road = less coefficient of friction = less traction and as traction approaches zero = crash...

So ride the Pilot Road 3s, ride safe, within your limits and have confidence that if you learn to ride correctly they will take care of you.
Yeah as I said just need to get to work and back I'm not ready for track days and these fast corners yet. I'm learning my bike a mile at a time. I 10 still freaks me out but need to have that cause if you feel bullet proof, your just another oil stain. Thanks for the tips on tires and wich tire is better for each purpose. Hope to see y'all at track days after I get legal. Thanks again everybody. O_o
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