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View Poll Results: Which rear tire for a k7 GSXR750
Pilot Power 2CT 23 47.92%
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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k7 GSXR750 - Which rear tire should I get?

Currently I'm running the Pilot Road 2CT and really DON'T like it. I ride too aggressively for it I think, I'm consistantly spinning the rear tire on black top. This tire may have contributed somewhat to my accident on Christmas.

I ride a lot, which is why I went with the Road 2CT and it served well in the treadwear department but the center compound is just too hard for my riding style I guess.

I'm going to get a new rear tire, anyone have any suggestions?

I'm thinking Pilot Power 2CT, but offer your suggestions and why you like a certain tire.
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Thousands of people riding on those tires with no problems. Why not just adjust your riding style a little soo you don't have to sacrifice the mileage with the softer compounds.
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regular Pilot Powers are great in my book, dont need to 2CT.
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if you are riding too agressively on the streets for the road 2cts then you need to be on the track. you shouldn't be able to "outperform" those tires unless you are riding stupid. i've been running avons av 55/56 on my busa... Really deep treads so i get long life, great water handling, and haven't felt a slip yet
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Thousands of people riding on those tires with no problems. Why not just adjust your riding style a little soo you don't have to sacrifice the mileage with the softer compounds.
Honestly that's what I've been trying to do for the past several months that been on the Road 2CT. I'm just not comfortable on that tire. Once its dismounted as long as its not damaged I'll keep it around that way I can go back to it if I want as it still has quite a bit of milage left on it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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if you are riding too agressively on the streets for the road 2cts then you need to be on the track. you shouldn't be able to "outperform" those tires unless you are riding stupid.
On blacktop, I consistantly spin the rear tire coming off a stop light etc. when the bike is straight up and down. I've adjusted pressure etc. and gotten it where its "better". I've rolled on the throttle coming out of a corner on black top and had the tire break loose as well several times and that wasn't even riding very aggressively. Maybe I got a bad tire, who knows. On concrete the Road 2CT is perfectly fine, but most of the roads I ride aren't concrete they are blacktop.
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Quit armorall'ing the rear tire. I dunno.
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On blacktop, I consistantly spin the rear tire coming off a stop light etc. when the bike is straight up and down. I've adjusted pressure etc. and gotten it where its "better". I've rolled on the throttle coming out of a corner on black top and had the tire break loose as well several times and that wasn't even riding very aggressively. Maybe I got a bad tire, who knows. On concrete the Road 2CT is perfectly fine, but most of the roads I ride aren't concrete they are blacktop.
i edited my post... i run avon 55/56 on the busa... haven't had that problem yet and i get on it hard sometimes. they have a massively deep tread. i've got 1500 miles on them so far and i KNOW i can get another 6K at least on whats left. they feel great
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Quit armorall'ing the rear tire. I dunno.
LMAO.......I barely wash the thing since I moved to my apartment let alone armorall anything.........
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i edited my post... i run avon 55/56 on the busa... haven't had that problem yet and i get on it hard sometimes. they have a massively deep tread. i've got 1500 miles on them so far and i KNOW i can get another 6K at least on whats left. they feel great
Who sells Avon around here?
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Who sells Avon around here?
patrick can get them for the same price i got on the net after shipping. about 110 for a front 140 for a rear
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What about Metzler Sportec M-3? Anyone have experience with these?
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My last rear was a metzler(dont know which one) and i didnt care for it too much. Not much life...but what do i know, i got no skills.
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What about Metzler Sportec M-3? Anyone have experience with these?
I enjoyed my M-3's...probably got 5K out of it and that was with 2 trackdays

SUPER STICKY in my opinion.
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Yeah I'm looking hard at the M-3 vs. the Power 2CT right now......
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Why not 2CT on both?
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M3's dont last very long. I run regular PP and dont have a problem with spinning except when cold of course.
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Why not 2CT on both?
wear.

I've run the stones and the m's and prefer by far the Pilot series.
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M3's dont last very long. I run regular PP and dont have a problem with spinning except when cold of course.

They last just fine, especially considering they're pretty sticky. I have a little over 6k on my rear M3.
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