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Old 08-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Been going through various online sites and reading up, but wanted to get local rider's opinions....

I am going to call Patrick this week, but wanted to hear from others that are using the various different tires and how they feel now that they've put some miles on them.

What tire would you guys recommend for mostly highway riding with some track time? Speeds at about 60 mph to 120 mph...

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any tire should do the job! don't get a shenko tire, but any other michelin, pirelli, bstone, dunlop, whatever you prefer should serve you and your purpose just fine!
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Metzler Z6 or Michelin Pilot Road.
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any tire should do the job! don't get a shenko tire, but any other michelin, pirelli, bstone, dunlop, whatever you prefer should serve you and your purpose just fine!
+1... i personally like the michelin pilot power or maybe the dunlop d208
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Pirelli Diablo is an inexpensive tire and will usually get you between 3k-5k miles. I used one for mostly highway riding and got about 4k.

EDIT: I think it was right around 4400 - 4500 miles
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depends........you want grip or you want longetivity (sp?)? or something in between?

personally i'd sacrifice how much tread life for traction anyday of the week. you never know when you'll need it.

pilot power 2ct's worked great for me in the past.
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depends........you want grip or you want longetivity (sp?)? or something in between?

personally i'd sacrifice how much tread life for traction anyday of the week. you never know when you'll need it.

pilot power 2ct's worked great for me in the past.
I think I will go with grip! I can buy new tires if they wear out... don't think they sell new bones...
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I like my Metzler M3

thats what im running. i cant compare them to any other tires, i have about 2500 miles on the tires and they hold the road well.. only sliding around in turns is from paint stripes or the rear suspension hopping since i dont have it set up for my weight
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I have a set of BStones BT002 Street/Track tires on my 600 and they are awesome.
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Listen to Patrick he knows his stuff and won't steer you wrong.
I planned to. I was going to see him later this week, I just wanted to hear from other riders and if anyone had anything bad (or good) to say about any particular brand/model.
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Listening to Patrick is probably your best bet.
I just recently tried the Pereli Diablo Corsa III, like the CT2 but a wider lean angle. Suppose to have a long wear center and does have lots of grip on turns.
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