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Old 09-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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So the steel bands are showing on the rear for the XR400R (currently using Conti Attack SM).

What's the go-to for motard tires? I ride this thing all the time. Rain, shine, track, street, you name it (except off road). I liked the Conti's but I'm up for suggestions.
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Ive had a few different tires on my tards and liked them all.
Bridgestone BT003RS
Bridgestone BT016
Dunlop Q3

And now I have Perreli Rosso Corsa Front and Rosso 2 rear.

I ride street, dirt, track with little commuting......
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I had the S20's on the Husky. They work fine. It is a lightweight bike. Most any tire is good for commuting and a little Hooligan action.
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I had the S20's on the Husky. They work fine. It is a lightweight bike. Most any tire is good for commuting and a little Hooligan action.
Yup forgot I had those too!

Most of the latest Sport tires are great for tards
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Might want to look at this before you buy more Continentals...

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BTW I been using S20's on my Streetfighter and I like em. Never had it break the rear loose in an uncontrolled way.
Not exactly a motard I know, but if it sticks on a 1098 Streetfighter, it should stick on a tard.
The front has always been predictable too.
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Looks like I'll be running S20s. Thanks guys.
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Got s20's on my drz and I like them alot
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I'm late the party, but I agree with the S20 recommendation. I ran them on a few bikes and had ZERO issues.

I know I installed those Conti's, but I was under a time crunch and it was all could find in stock at the time here in Austin. The SM's aren't BAD, but as you get faster at the track days, you will want a better tire. The Conti SM's are fine for around town and spirited pace.

I try to run Pirelli's only on the tard, but mine is track only (for now).
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Has anyone tried the Power One 2ct? Is it super sticky?

I had the regular pilot powers on the last track day and they were absolutely horrible tires for a sumo. I was thinking about replacing just the front with the Power One 2ct and putting the pilot power (only has half a track day on it, I'd hate to toss it) on my sport bike when the time comes.
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Wild West Honda has the S20s on sale. Just picked up a set for $220 and they are in stock. Also has a $40 rebate from Bridgestone. Don't attempt to redeem it online. You will have to mail it in. Their online redemption site is glitchy and you will be messing with it for two hours. They probably do that on purpose. I've also heard good things about the new ContiAttack SM tires. They have a round profile vs the square profile of the old Conti SM tires. Supposed to be super sticky. I would like to try them but really sticky tires like those and the stock Dunlops that came on my bike wear out really fast. Rear will probably only last less than 1,000 miles on my bike.
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I bought my S20's from WW as well. Call and ask to speak to Bill in parts and see if he has any MH discounts he can offer you. Good guy to know there.
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I'm late the party, but I agree with the S20 recommendation. I ran them on a few bikes and had ZERO issues.

I know I installed those Conti's, but I was under a time crunch and it was all could find in stock at the time here in Austin. The SM's aren't BAD, but as you get faster at the track days, you will want a better tire. The Conti SM's are fine for around town and spirited pace.

I try to run Pirelli's only on the tard, but mine is track only (for now).
Plus one for the Pirelli's on the track. I have slicks on the YZ450 and Dot's on the Husky. I ride the Husky on the street as well. SC1 on the front and SC2 rear. They work fine, just a little tricky in the rain. The front throws water strait up and in my face due to the tread pattern. I am sure that their street tires will work equally as well. I just have not used them yet. You could always get with John at SCRC on here and get some info.
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I bought my S20's from WW as well. Call and ask to speak to Bill in parts and see if he has any MH discounts he can offer you. Good guy to know there.
Yes ask for Bill. The other guy tried to charge me more and Bill then came over and corrected him, apologized, and gave me a free T-shirt for my troubles.
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I like something a little stickier than the S20 like the 003RS or the Supermoto.

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The 003RS tires are a great option. I ran them on my KTM450SMR and liked them as well.

I can't speak to the SM race, but would imagine they would be great for track use.
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Has anyone tried the Power One 2ct? Is it super sticky?

I had the regular pilot powers on the last track day and they were absolutely horrible tires for a sumo. I was thinking about replacing just the front with the Power One 2ct and putting the pilot power (only has half a track day on it, I'd hate to toss it) on my sport bike when the time comes.
Is this as a trackday tire or just in general? I've only ever had the pilot powers on my DRZ, but all I do is go to work/ around town and fail at jumping railroad tracks.

I might try the BT20s next time I get tires though.
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I like something a little stickier than the S20 like the 003RS or the Supermoto.

Bridgestone 003RS
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Bridgestone Supermoto Race
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I currently have S20s on my DRZ and have done 3 trackdays on them. They work great, no issues but I'm not the quickest guy around.

Have anyone tried both the 003rs and s20s at the track? I know intheory the 003rs are more track oriented, but suspension guru Dave Moss made the claim that he liked the s20s on the track moreso than the 003rs. Just curious when I get a new set if I should go with the 003rs or s20s again.
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I have a bunch of 140 and 160 rears for mortards and SVs along with a ton of fronts
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