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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, 11:41 AM   #21
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They last just fine, especially considering they're pretty sticky. I have a little over 6k on my rear M3.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:07 PM   #22
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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.
i got 5k miles out of mine...with 2 trackdays...the front lasted maybe 7k....if I get 3k out of the tire and I like it's stickiness...I have no bad feelings. I have PP's on the GSXR now...don't like 'em. Maybe I'll change my mind after a trackday.
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Pirelli Diablos... over 2K and a track day a lot of life left... pretty sticky by the way and handles water very good...
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:49 PM   #24
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Go with the Diablo Corsa III's. Best street tire on the market, but you won't get a lot of mileage out of them.
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Go with the Diablo Corsa III's. Best street tire on the market, but you won't get a lot of mileage out of them.
Yeap good tires but no tread life at all. I think I may of squeezed 1.5k out of them before they were toast.(~400 of the miles were at the track)
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I've been running the Road 2CT on the rear of a couple of my bikes, no complaints yet.
BUT if you're having an issue with traction, you may want to consider the standard Pilot Power.

BTW, what pressure are you running and how often do you check it?
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As far as "this tire is best or worst" statements.

First off, make sure the person making that statement actually is qualified to.

In other words, they've got experience with multiple bands of tires, preferably on multiple types of bikes.

Secondly, IMO, at this time ALL of the tires offered by the major mfrs. are very close in terms of outright preformance.

In the end, a lot of it is subjective to personal preference more than anything else.

My advice: If you like how the Michelin Pilot Road 2CT handled but felt the traction was a bit lacking, go to the next softest version, which would be the standard Pilot Power.
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I've been running the Road 2CT on the rear of a couple of my bikes, no complaints yet.
BUT if you're having an issue with traction, you may want to consider the standard Pilot Power.

BTW, what pressure are you running and how often do you check it?
I check pressure every other time I ride at least......per Brandon and yourself I was running 34psi cold and it really seemed to help, but still having traction issues. I'm definately going a different route on tire.

I like the wear on the Road 2CT but just don't feel comfortable on it....that's it.

I'll prolly go to the regular Pilot Powers....or maybe the Power 2CT.......unless someone can tell me something extraordinary about another tire.
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bump. any other thoughts?
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bump. any other thoughts?
Why haven't you picked up a pilot power yet?
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:32 PM   #33
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ended up getting a set of Pirelli Diablo Corsa III.....so far I absolutely LOVE THEM...
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ended up getting a set of Pirelli Diablo Corsa III.....so far I absolutely LOVE THEM...
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My bike comes with diablo super corsas out of the box, and they're great on the track, but a lousy street tire. It seemed like it took forever to warm up, and my buddy (07SLVRCBR) runs corsa IIIs, and had nothing but great things to say. Plus it helped that I watched him pull out of his garage and do things that I was doing after riding 40miles to his house. Once I got the corsa IIIs on the difference was evident. excellent choice.
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I had M3's and did not like them at all moved over to the 2ct's but i want to know how yall are getting 5 and 6 thousand out of anything man if i get 3000 out of a tire i am happy 4 and i am tickled shitless my side walls were gone after about 2500 usually
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Im rollin pilot race now (i do not recommend them for street use though) Hence the name RACE but they are as sticky as chewing gum
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I had M3's and did not like them at all moved over to the 2ct's but i want to know how yall are getting 5 and 6 thousand out of anything man if i get 3000 out of a tire i am happy 4 and i am tickled shitless my side walls were gone after about 2500 usually
Are you talking Power 2ct or Road 2ct......I could see getting 6000 miles on the Road 2ct but definately not the Power 2ct.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:22 PM   #38
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Dunlop Qualifiers. The stock Bt014 didnt feel very planted to me the I put on M-1, a little better but the Dunlops made me a believer.
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M3s were good on the street with good wear, but not so great on the track (they got "greasy")...

2CTs are great on the street and track, but they do wear fairly quick in the middle...

Bridgestone 002RS are awesome everywhere and they wear fairly well, too...

Diablo Corsa IIIs work great on the street and track, and wear well, too...

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my first rear replacment was another BT-014, I agree the OEM BT-014 didn't feel "planted", however I was REALLY surprised with the feel of the replacement BT-014. It was 100 times better.

I asked Patrick about it and he said the OEM BT-014 is a different compound than the over the counter BT-014.
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