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Old 02-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #21
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Many will say that is too much, but that's what I did for commuting on my 2ct's, and like I said just over 5k miles. I get about a 3:1 ratio on rears to front as well. My bike is a little lighter than yours but I don't see 50-60lbs making them last half as long. If you want distance, road 2ct's are awesome, but they don't grip like the pp's do.
Yeah I just don't get why I'm only getting 2K out of them, something doesn't seem right.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #22
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Do they have any track use left on them for a level 2 pace or are they completely toast?
I will not sell toast/junk tires.

Yes all my take offs are still good for a lvl2 rider.

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I have Pirelli sc2 and Bridgestone r10's

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #23
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Many will say that is too much, but that's what I did for commuting on my 2ct's, and like I said just over 5k miles. I get about a 3:1 ratio on rears to front as well. My bike is a little lighter than yours but I don't see 50-60lbs making them last half as long. If you want distance, road 2ct's are awesome, but they don't grip like the pp's do.
THE GRIP ON THE PILOT ROADS WILL BE MORE THAN ENOUGH GRIP FOR HIM
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #24
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Gary- Dudewheresmybike has a Pilot Road 3 on the rear of his ZX10 and he is no slouch on the street......just sayin Im sure they are more tire than u need...

Stickier tire up front and longer lasting tire in the rear.
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i think 42 is to high for him and that tire
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #26
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Gary- Dudewheresmybike has a Pilot Road 3 on the rear of his ZX10 and he is no slouch on the street......just sayin Im sure they are more tire than u need...

Stickier tire up front and longer lasting tire in the rear.
HE'S RUNNING S20'S NOW
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THE GRIP ON THE PILOT ROADS WILL BE MORE THAN ENOUGH GRIP FOR HIM
Last time I tried an ST I couldn't get it to stick.
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HE'S RUNNING S20'S NOW
Not sure what hes running now but he had that set up in the Hill Country and was plenty fast...
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:03 PM   #29
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Not sure what hes running now but he had that set up in the Hill Country and was plenty fast...
S20'S THAT HE BOUGHT FROM ME AND THE REAR IS ALREADY TOAST. LOL
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S20'S THAT HE BOUGHT FROM ME AND THE REAR IS ALREADY TOAST. LOL
Haha then maybe he should stick to the Michi set up he had....going back on topic OP I would recommend a Michilin PP front and PR3 rear or BT016 front and BT023 rear but Im not a vendor...call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited or John at SCRC
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #31
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Def give John @ South Central Race Center a call.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #32
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I got bt16 on front & bt23 on back an have 6k on them an have maybe another 4k to 6k left on them
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Many things can be contributing to your tire wear issue. 42psi is not too much air for commuting. It sounds like to me you possibly have a suspension issue. Many possibilities there. Could be a wore out shock, could be something loose in the linkage. Could be something over tightened in the linkage. You would have to be doing burnouts and wheelies all day to wear out a new tire in 2K miles. We can obviously take a look at it if you want.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #34
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^^^ There ya go. If anybody knows about tires it's him.
You can imagine a Ducati Streetfighter is fairly rough on a rear but I've got nearly 3,000 miles on an S-20.
I'd replace it before a track day or hill country trip but it still has some life in it.

Get John to tell you about proper tire pressures.
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I run 42psi in the rear and I check it weekly at the latest.
IMO its too much psi. but who am I too make such a statement.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #36
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What's a good pressure then? I've always set it at what the manufacturer says.
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