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Old 01-15-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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I'm getting some new street rubber for my RC, and I'm thinking about the Power 2CTs, Power 3's, or possibly another set of Pilot Road 2 or 3's again just for mileage.

What say ye, HOP seems to have an awesome price on the 2CT's.

I should say I don't go out on the street, and I don't want to need new tires in 3k miles. I still want to have confidence on a decent paced back road run too.
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We really need to sticky a tire thread one of these days.
I run Pirelli angel GT and there a high mileage tire with a dual compound rear. They stick pretty good, just don't try and drag knee on them.
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Pretty broad range in terms of type of tires there.
You need to be honest with yourself: what percentage of your riding is commuting/straight line vs cornering?
How aggressively do you ride?
What types of weather do you ride in, i.e. do you commute/get caught in rain?
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Pretty broad range in terms of type of tires there.
You need to be honest with yourself: what percentage of your riding is commuting/straight line vs cornering?
How aggressively do you ride?
What types of weather do you ride in, i.e. do you commute/get caught in rain?
Yeah I know, a lot of it is commuting I don't like the bike to just sit in the garage so that means commuter miles to and from work a lot. I've had great luck with the pilot roads on my 919 and vfr800, but I also want the tire to stick when I go on a weekend romp. I never had the pilot roads slip, but they were on a vfr800, and the RC is a different animal.
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In your case I 'd recommend the BT016 front and T30 rear.
Are you running a 180 on the rear?
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Most of the tires in the sport category will only last in the 3-4K mile range. The Pirelli Angel GT will last longer but not with the same level of performance as a Q3, or PP3, S20. Sport touring tires will provide more than enough grip and last considerably longer than all of the sport tires, but they are slightly more expensive. The new Michelin Pilot Road 4 is now available if you want the most current tire on the market. Bridgestone also has the new T-30 sport touring tire. I think the Dunlop Roadsmart II is a great tire and often overlooked. Try one brand this time and something different next time.
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I would say pilot roads, havent tried the 4's. But pilot roads Ive touched knee with on street. For commuting I would say set the pressures a tad bit higher for em to last longer and then lower em a tad bit for aggressive riding. I feel like tthat helps a lot

Same with bridgestone, you can run bt016 or bt023 they will take the lean angle just dont try to gas out hard if youre leaned over hard in the turn. IMO you shouldn't have that issue on the street
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It has a 190/55 on it now. I'm seriously considering the Pilot Road 3's, or maybe even another set of 2's. I know I won't be riding that hard on the street. The track has really calmed me down on the street LOL.

Then again, I don't put near the miles on the RC that I used to put on the 919 and VFR, so I could go with a straight sport tire.
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If you think you might go to the track then get the s20's q2s or whatever sticky. But strictly street get the pilot road 3 like u want
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If you think you might go to the track then get the s20's q2s or whatever sticky. But strictly street get the pilot road 3 like u want
Oh I'll def be back on the track, but I think I'm gonna run take offs from now on, or buy a set of tires specifically for the track.
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Oh I'll def be back on the track, but I think I'm gonna run take offs from now on, or buy a set of tires specifically for the track.
Yeah youre getting to that pace where q2's s20's wont really grip enough on the track man. Pr3's for streeet and swap them to some race dots or slicks when u go to the track
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