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Old 04-04-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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Rear Tire Help

I am going to need a new rear tire soon and I want something that is not all that expensive and something that will last me a pretty long time. I currently have the Pilot Powers and they are great tires. But, I want something that I can get a lot more miles on. I mostly only do straight riding. I don't ride much turns. But the tires that I want have to be mostly straight riding but are decent for turning.

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Old 04-04-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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Pilot Roads and be done with it.. they definitely go the distance..
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tomahawk is really cheap and grip decently
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My only advice is:
Tires are the only contact your bike should have with the road. They are not a good place to save a couple bucks. Get the good and you won't be sorry.
Michelin pilot road... good choice
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Or the Metzeler Z6
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pilot road and maybe still the power. just change slight riding habits to get more life out of the tire.
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Pilot Roads and be done with it.. they definitely go the distance..

+1, don't think you can go wrong here. Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited should be able to give a valuble recommendation here as well.

Be diligent about checking/adjusting your tire pressures....that will help with treadwear too
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Pilot Roads is what you need. Its a sport touring tire. Its less then the Pilot Powers in terms of grip, but it'll give you a lot more mileage.
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I run the metzeler z6. I never had any traction issues.
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Pilot Road or Metzler Z6. They're both good tires and I've got both in stock.
If your front Pilot Power is still in good shape the Pilot Road would be compatible.
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Patrick, Do you take Suzuki Credit cards?
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I run pilot roads, they are a good tire, with plenty of grip. And thay last longer than the power.. Although my twin, chews them up about 4k is all I get on a rear and thats with no burnouts!!
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Patrick, Do you take Suzuki Credit cards?
Pretty sure the answer to that is no. He is not a Suzuki dealer, he's an independant....But give them a call and ask.
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tomahawk is really cheap and grip decently
but only going to last 3500 miles (unless you ride like a poon!)

Pirelli Diablo wasnt too expensive and should get pretty decent mileage out of it.
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I use Pirelli Diablo Stradas.
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I used to run Pilot Roads and they're a good hi-mileage choice.
I'm running Continental Road Attacks right now and so far, I like
them a lot better:

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...attack_en.html

http://www.canyonchasers.net/reviews...oad-attack.php

http://www.canyonchasers.net/reviews...pilot-road.php

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I used to run Pilot Roads and they're a good hi-mileage choice.
I'm running Continental Road Attacks right now and so far, I like
them a lot better:

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...attack_en.html

http://www.canyonchasers.net/reviews...oad-attack.php

http://www.canyonchasers.net/reviews...pilot-road.php

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I just bought a set for my wifes sv. Like them so far.
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Got mine from this site, cheap:
(Cycle Gear (where I usually get my tires) doesn't sell Continentals (sucks))

http://www.tireexpress.com/category.cfm?Category=2220
http://www.tireexpress.com/category.cfm?Category=1920
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