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Old 12-11-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation Buying a new Rear Tire Any Suggestions

I need a new Rear Tire mine is bald. Any Suggestions (from experience).
I have an 06 GSX-R600 mainly ride highway some Twisties, would like to get on the track but not a lot. So I am looking for a good all around tire that will not wear out to fast.

Also Where do you buy your tires from. I am thinking about going to Discount Motorcycle Tire in Pasadena.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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i live down the street from that its a good place they have lots of tires there and put it on FREE since u bought it there!
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:52 PM   #3
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i just put Avon on the busa, i have heard very good things about the longevity of those, 8 - 10K miles on a rear tire for a busa. may also want to consider the pilot road rear tire... dual compound, hard in the middle to last, soft on the sides for corners. my avons have VERY deep treads so based on that alone i know they'll last. talk to patrick
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:56 PM   #4
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MICHELIN PILOT PRO - DUAL COMPOUND

HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! IT HAS MED-HARD COMPOUND IN THE MIDDLE (TO LAST LONG ON THE ROAD) AND SOFT COMPOUND ON THE SIDES (FOR GREAT TRACTION ON THE TWISTIES AND TRACK)!!!

AND YOU CAN GET THEM FROM JAVI AT TRUE METHODZ FOR A HELLA CHEAP PRICE!
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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I'm biased lol
but the BT-021 is a nice Dual Compound rear tire.
What tire do you have in the front?

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #6
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first of all go to tejas motorsports in either highland or victoria (worth the drive). . . .cheapest tires i've ever seen! i have a pilot power, but the power CT is a little better. it has a harder compound in the center for straight driving with increases life. grips incredible!!!

i tried a rolling burnout last week, used to be able to do it with my old tire, could hardly break the new one loose. no regrets!
wouldn't that mean it's a softer tire, hence the grip?
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DUAL COMPOUND IS DEFINITELY THE WAY TO GO!
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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one that matches your rear tire,

discount tire is pasadena has always done me right, but you have to go there w/ a good price to start w/
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Actually the 2CT is softer in the middle than the standard Power is all over.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:46 PM   #11
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Pilot Roads for me... all my riding is now strictly highway... commuting to and from work, my friend... not a bad choice in tire....

2CT is softer in the middle than the Pilot Power, the sides are pilot power... they are introducing a new 2CT that has the Pilot Road compound in the middle, and softer compunds on the sides, but it has not come to the US....
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=sbfuller;893317pilot road 2ct rear tire... dual compoundtalk to patrick[/QUOTE]

Yeap

they have a new one called the pilot raod 2ct guys not the regulat pilot power 2ct
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:51 PM   #14
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Make sure the compound on the rear centerline(if dual) is not softer then the front tire or you may experience some nasty vibrations from the front tire dragging at higher speeds. Usually why its recommended to keep the tire brand the same front/rear.
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Most important thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!on any tire you buy !!!!!!!!Make sure that they throw the air in for FREE !
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Most important thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!on any tire you buy !!!!!!!!Make sure that they throw the air in for FREE !
You laugh but a shop in the woodlands forgot to do that for me in the front on the busa.... i figured it out quick
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I got 5K out of my rear Pilot Power and I don't treat it nice.

Any soft "twisties" tire will not last in straight hwy commuting, and a harder tire will not give as much grip. The 2CT is softer in the center and sides than a standard Power is (if what I have read is true)

And the touring style dual compound will still not give the ultimate grip of a dedicated sport tire. Close, but not quite. But will be more than adequate for 80% of riders.
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