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Old 09-28-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Pilot Road 2...what do you think?

The RR 600 i just picked up has some pilot powers on them.
The rear is done with, and was thinking of putting some longer lasting tires...and saw the pilot road 2.

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They are a bit pricey, but sound promising. Don't think i'll be doing any track days anytime soon; just street riding.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:42 PM   #2
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I think those tires will suit your needs perfectly for street use!!!! Good choice. I believe they are in stock at Motorcycles Unlimited
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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I've got them on one of my bikes, and have put them on quite a few of my customers.
Most of us have liked the tire, good traction and so far surperior mileage.

And yep, we've got plenty in stock.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:03 PM   #4
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yeah those are some sweet tires... you won't be dissappointed
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Those are like the 2ct's but with harder compounds, yes? Like a Pilot Power compound on the edge and a Touring compound in the middle?
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I've got one on the rear of my bike......it's been a little loose and squirly up till yesterday.......it's now got around 200 miles on it and seems to be much better than I initially thought. Guess I just needed to get it good and scrubbed in.

I'm supposed to go riding again today so I'll see if it's really getting better.
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I've got them on one of my bikes, and have put them on quite a few of my customers.
Most of us have liked the tire, good traction and so far surperior mileage.

And yep, we've got plenty in stock.
Thanks Joe!
How much you want for a set of them Patrick? I'm looking at getting tires in two weeks.

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thx for all the input fellas
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yeah I was looking at tires at cycle gear and the sales guy kept pushing them... good bit more expensive than the BT-021, which is also dual compound. dunno if its worth it.
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I put BT-021's on the ZR-7 when I sold it. They are holding up for the girl who has the bike now. I thought I was cool so I tried some Dunlop 208s (i think they were 208s, it was a long time ago) and they didnt hold up at all. I made a trip to Austin and back from Albuquerque. They were already worn.

I will probably go with the BT-021s or the Pilot Roads for the new bike.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:56 PM   #12
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yeah I agree on the 208's, they defintely aren't suitable for sport touring, I wore my rear 208 out in 2500 miles or so (1000 of which was in 2 days on a long trip).

I was gonna get BT-021's or Metzeler Z6's (what I ran before) but now i"m thinking of pilot road2's.
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i like the looks also...
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Have to decide what kind of riding you want to do.

A sport tire will wear quickly droning down the super slab. If that is what you do most of the time, get a sport touring or touring tire.

If you mostly ride on twisty country roads or track days, get a sport tire.
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Continental Road Attack

These may be my next ones. They have gotten really good reviews from a lot of forums. Plus they are 244 shipped from a few online vendors. They're big in the European countries, made in germany, and reports of 6 - 7k miles on a set are not unheard of.

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Have to decide what kind of riding you want to do.

A sport tire will wear quickly droning down the super slab. If that is what you do most of the time, get a sport touring or touring tire.

If you mostly ride on twisty country roads or track days, get a sport tire.
Agreed... If you're going to be versatile with your bike-dragging, corners, etc... May wanna consider a single compound. All depends on how you ride; some of my friends ride corners incredible but still wear the center due to long distance commuting... It's a toss up for your own style
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... some of my friends ride corners incredible but still wear the center due to long distance commuting... It's a toss up for your own style
That's the drawback to a single compound sport tire. Doesn't take much straight line to start wearing the center.

That is what the dual compound is supposed to help, but they went with a sport in the middle and even softer on the side with some of them.

Those PP Road 2 should be a nice compromise, but not as sticky on the sides as a M3 or CT2
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I'll never buy another continental tire.. I had some 17" contispot contact 2's on an infiniti I used to own and the sidewall on one of the rears suddenly ripped out on I-45 one morning, I'm talking total failure with delamination, tread seperation, and a hole in the sidewall you could shove a paperback novel through. It coulda been a freak thing and I'm sure their bike tires are different, but, eh, I'd never buy another continental tire after that.
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I'll never buy another continental tire.. I had some 17" contispot contact 2's on an infiniti I used to own and the sidewall on one of the rears suddenly ripped out on I-45 one morning, I'm talking total failure with delamination, tread seperation, and a hole in the sidewall you could shove a paperback novel through. It coulda been a freak thing and I'm sure their bike tires are different, but, eh, I'd never buy another continental tire after that.
umm yeah, i had a michelin go flat on me once.
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I've had lots of tires go flat for one reason or another but this was the only one that destroyed itself on the interstate for no apparent reason... the whole sidewall disintegrated.
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