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Old 05-12-2007, 12:42 PM   #21
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put 6k on a battle axe. on my street bike and it was stunted for a couple months in there..

but I run m3s now.
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:42 PM   #22
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I put the continental attacks on the wifes sv and they seem to be doing well so far. I haven't had a chance to ride in the rain to check to wet grip yet but dry grip does well. I think I will be putting them on the rc when it is time.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #23
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i tried bt014 for the rear. i never liked it, took to long to get warmed up nor was it sticky enough for me.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:26 PM   #24
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i use Metzlers m3 for commuting to work and maybe once a month doing some twisties. so far they are pretty sticky and i hear the mileage on them are also great.
+1 my m3's lasted a long time until i started burning them.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:44 PM   #25
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I put the continental attacks on the wifes sv and they seem to be doing well so far. I haven't had a chance to ride in the rain to check to wet grip yet but dry grip does well. I think I will be putting them on the rc when it is time.
I put about 200 miles on my Conti Sport Attacks on my ZX-12R and like them so far.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:46 PM   #26
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i use Metzlers m3 for commuting to work and maybe once a month doing some twisties. so far they are pretty sticky and i hear the mileage on them are also great.
5g on last m3's and you know how i ride long...
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:34 PM   #27
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5g on last m3's and you know how i ride long...
like a squid! :laughing6
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, looks like alot of votes for the m3's...
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+1 for Pilot Powers or M3's. Both are good all around, more sport oriented than touring.

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Old 05-12-2007, 09:53 PM   #30
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As far as brands, take your pick.
All of the tires that are currently being offered by the major manufacturers are really good, especially for street use.

All have a "characteristic" endemic to the design, but at the end of the day, they all can outperform how most of us ride, especially if you're not searching for the outer limits of traction on the track.

IMO, one of the main questions that you need to answer is; what's higher on your list; mileage or traction?

I'm not saying that it's an either / or decision, but there is a dividing line; you can have great mileage with good traction to 8/10ths riding, or you can have great traction at a "race pace" but with reduced mileage.

To a certain extent you also need to be realistic about your riding style and abilities.

If you're the average motorcyclist that's just street riding, even at a fairly agressive pace, you really can't tell the difference between say a Pilot Road, Pilot Power or Power 2CT, IMO.

The only difference you'll be able to tell is in your wallet when you have to change the tires more frequently if you go with a "track day specific" over a more "general purpose" tire.

I'd beware of some of the advice you may get from riders that proclaim:
"Get this tire! It's the !!"
Especially if all they've ridden on is 1 or 2 different sets of tires.
It's really hard to get an objective opinion from someone that has a very limited range of experience.

As always my 2 cents, YMMV.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:04 PM   #31
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But........whatever you use, scrub them in and let them warm up

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Werd on what patrick said!

I personally would rather have a tire that would outperform my riding ability so i know for a fact it wont leave me hanging. Im a strong believer in paying the few extra bucks to get the good stuff. Not much of a penny pincher here! lol
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