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Old 03-18-2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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Need experienced help picking tires

I've done some research and found that the type of tire that I am looking for would be categorized in the Sport Touring Tire. I am more leaning towards long life for the tire rather than its performance. Still learning a lot about a bike so I dont do any intense riding. Most of the riding I do is in a straight line on the Highway. So far, this is what I have found:

Dunlop Roadsmart
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Pirelli Diablo Strada

Does anyone have experience with any of these tires? From your knowledge, which tire would give best tread life? If there is another tire that would be better suited for me, please list the tire
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i use avons AV55/56 on the busa, and angamico has them on his 600... he got 12K on his last rear tire... i have yet to need to replace mine... but it looks like i'll get about 7-8K out of it
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Also with the tires that you recomend, how many miles do you assume a beginner who rides easy on the bike would get?
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all depends, usually about 8k miles for sport touring tires.
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Also with the tires that you recomend, how many miles do you assume a beginner who rides easy on the bike would get?
You will probably tear up, as in square off, the tire faster than someone who abuses the entire tire.

If you are worried about tire life you purchased the wrong type of bike...
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Pilot Roads in the rear and Pilot Power in the front.... that is my set up....
This is the set up I'm going with when the pp on the rear wears out. I do a bunch of commuting on the bike and would prefer to have a rear tire that will last a little longer. The new Pilot Road2 is a 2ct tire that will give you better mileage for straight riding and decent grip on the sides. clicky

I've heard from a number of people that you should keep a sticky tire on the front. In the last 3000 miles or so I've put on the bike, the front has hardly worn compared to the back.
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I've heard great things about the Pilot Roads. But I have had great experience with Metzler Z6's. On my SV I got close to 7K miles on the rear tire.

Do not get the D220's. They're awful. Wear out somewhat quickly but they don't grip.
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I've heard great things about the Pilot Roads. But I have had great experience with Metzler Z6's. On my SV I got close to 7K miles on the rear tire.

Do not get the D220's. They're awful. Wear out somewhat quickly but they don't grip.


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you just bought the bike, maybe you'll need tires in a couple of years.
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If you are worried about tire life you purchased the wrong type of bike...

Im not worried about the tire life per say.. I just feel that if I am going to be riding the bike easier than most people, I might as well get tires suitable for it. And with that, I might as well get the benefit of getting a tire with better tread life and save me some money
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Stickier tires are probably better for new riders since it essentially gives you more traction and will give you more grip for braking and turning, two things that newbies are not always smooth with. Maybe go with the harder ST tires when you are more familiar with the capabilities of the bike.
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Metzler Z6, Pilot Road 2CT if you're a bit more aggressive.
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Stickier tires are probably better for new riders since it essentially gives you more traction and will give you more grip for braking and turning, two things that newbies are not always smooth with. Maybe go with the harder ST tires when you are more familiar with the capabilities of the bike.
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