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Old 03-03-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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if most of your stuff is straight up riding and highway go with something a little harder in the back. like a z3 or something like that, and a pilot power out front.
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Ya, I ride the same, the CT's have harder rubber in the middle of the tire that will last longer on the straight road trips, and the softer rubber on the sides "chicken strip area" will stick better in the twisties.
The regular Pilot Power's are the same softness all over, so raod trips eat up the middle pretty fast.
I'm going with the CT for my next tire
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I had good results with a metzeler z6 rear/ m1 front on the rc51. Ill be going back to that on the busa when the oe tires wear out.
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good luck getting a set, ive been waiting 2 weeks now atleast lol
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:24 PM   #7
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Ya, I ride the same, the CT's have harder rubber in the middle of the tire that will last longer on the straight road trips, and the softer rubber on the sides "chicken strip area" will stick better in the twisties.
The regular Pilot Power's are the same softness all over, so raod trips eat up the middle pretty fast.
I'm going with the CT for my next tire
- They make 2 kinds of 2CT... one of the versions has the race (supersoft) compound on the sides and the Pilot Power (soft) compount in the middle, this will wear out the same as if you got the pilot powers.... the other version has the Pilot road (hard) compound in the middle and the Pilot Power (soft) compound on the sides....

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- If you get the Pilot Roads, I recommend you get the Pilot Road in the rear, but maintain the Pilot Power up front... many folks (including myself) don't like the height of the Pilot Road's front tire... it scrapes some peoples front fender... do your research....

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if most of your stuff is straight up riding and highway go with something a little harder in the back. like a z3 or something like that, and a pilot power out front.
- I don't recommend mixing brands and various thread patterns... the Pilot Power and Pilot Road are same manufacturer and also very similar pattern (not identical), but similar....

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good luck getting a set, ive been waiting 2 weeks now atleast lol
- Dicount Motorcycle Tire had them in stock.... South Shaver...
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...... but when i have problems being able to screw other things i normally tie them up and lube the out of it. dont be afraid do get rough with it. if you cant handle it with the tool you have maybe the task is to hard for you. in which case if could be time for some tag team action and maybe even a foursome...
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- If you get the Pilot Roads, I recommend you get the Pilot Road in the rear, but maintain the Pilot Power up front... many folks (including myself) don't like the height of the Pilot Road's front tire... it scrapes some peoples front fender... do your research....

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yup, thats what i have. well i'll be getting the road 2s in the near future, rear.
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I just got a Pilot Road 2 on the rear of my SV and I love it. It's much better than the dunlop that was previously on there and I have already put about 1500 miles on it and see very little wear. I'd highly recomend them. Oh yeah, the traction in the twisties is nice too. So far I think it's a great all around tire and can't wait to switch to one in the front.
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Get the PILOT ROAD 2CT not the POWER 2CT
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Ya, I ride the same, the CT's have harder rubber in the middle of the tire that will last longer on the straight road trips, and the softer rubber on the sides "chicken strip area" will stick better in the twisties.
The regular Pilot Power's are the same softness all over, so raod trips eat up the middle pretty fast.
I'm going with the CT for my next tire
^^ what MateMike said is backwards. The 2ct are the soft tire, and the regular pilot powers are the dual compound tire. I have a set of the regulars in the garage in a 190/50-17 and a 120/70-17. $310 for the set. Please let me know if you are interested.
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^^ what MateMike said is backwards. The 2ct are the soft tire, and the regular pilot powers are the dual compound tire. I have a set of the regulars in the garage in a 190/50-17 and a 120/70-17. $310 for the set. Please let me know if you are interested.
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Pirelli Corsa 3's good all around street/track tire
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Pilot Roads (long lasting middle with regular power stickiness on the edges)


I LOVED my BT002RS (race/street, NOT the race version) but they did wear fairly quickly...
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I agree with you, that my information is incorrect. I am mistaken, but still I cannot believe that I've gotten 7K miles (more than double that of the metzelers) on this rear on the R1 (non 2ct's).
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I have a set of 190/55 120/70 2CT's you can have for $100... they are round (mostly hill country riding) and have PLENTY PLENTY of tread left.

I also have a set of 190/55 120/70 OEM Dunlop Qualifiers you can have for $125... they have 50 miles on them.
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