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Old 05-01-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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Rear tire opinions

This may have been discussed before but I'm looking for some serious input/advice/opinions concerning rear tires. Basically I use my bike for work commute and just riding around. I don't go to the track and Houston doesn't offer that may curves or twisties. So what I'm wondering is what tire would most of you recommend that has excellent tread wear properties without compromising traction. I'm getting a new rear tomorrow and I've always stuck with the OEM Bridgestone BT015, but thinking about trying something different. It's not that I'm unhappy with the Bstones they just seem to flatten out quickly and my style of riding puts all the wear in the middle. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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i think pirellis ( caint spl lol) are the ones that talk about having different rubber compounds on the middle and outside. the middle is supposed to be a harder rubber for longer lasting effects but has less traction and the outside of the tire like in the lean is supposed to be a softer rubber. the goal being to get performance and long lasting. dont know how well it works though.
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Pirelli Corsa3 or the Pilot 2ct. They are both decent at mileage vs performance. They both employ the technology bandito is referring to.
I have the Pirellis and I like them. I'm not that fast, nor do I ride that many miles. I just feel that to get to decent riding routes, you have to travel a few highway type miles.
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what about sport touring tires rather then sport?
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Id recomend some type of long lasting sport touring tire if you are gonna haul in the corners everywhere.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:29 PM   #6
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There are better tires for your type of riding than either the Pirelli or PP 2ct.
Give Motorcycles Unlimited a call or PM and they can give you some good advice and prices at the same time.
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Continental make some really nice long lasting tires I am actually going to switch to them myself. I use mine for everyday back and forth to work and some hard riding once in a while. I'll get you a part number. You can check them out. Also affordable.
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i ride the michilin pilotpower 2 ct 1st rear got like 6gs. since have on front and rear. front no signs of wear rear small flat after 3gs. mostly ride to and from work. but on weekends never had any slips at all. seems like i can't even rub off the little fat fellow.
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I'd suggest the BT021. It is a multi-compound tire that offers great wear and very good traction for everyday riding.
Patrick should have them.

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i ride the michilin pilotpower 2 ct 1st rear got like 6gs. since have on front and rear. front no signs of wear rear small flat after 3gs. mostly ride to and from work. but on weekends never had any slips at all. seems like i can't even rub off the little fat fellow.

Eh, I got almost 10k out of my rear BT-014. Almost 7k out of a Metzeler M3.
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Would suspension settings affect the wear on the rear. I'm running stock settings and I weigh about 240. I only got about 3700 miles out of my last rear. I will def call Motorcycles Unlimited tomorrow and discuss, maybe kill two birds with one stone.
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I have had several sets of Pirellis. The Diablo Corsa 3 is a great tire (and my favorite)...outstanding grip, great confidence in corners but start to get squared off in about 2000 miles. The regular Diablo Corsas lasted me about 4000 miles. The stock Bridgestones lasted about 6000.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:09 AM   #16
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I run a Pilot Road on the rear. I've even done a track day with it with no worries. However, due to the contour of the tire, I used up almost all the tread on that tire. I'm wondering if a Pilot Power would be a better track tire........anyway....I love the Pilot Road for commuting. Long lasting, too. I can go throught two fronts before changing the rear.
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Pilot Power is softer and gripier; Pilot Road is a touring tire with softer sides, probably close to a standard Pilot Power.

Also, different tires have different profiles and "feel", so if you like the Pilot Power profile, try a Pilot Road dual compound on the back. If you haven't rubbed off the fat guy you probably won't notice any difference in grip.
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. If you haven't rubbed off the fat guy you probably won't notice any difference in grip.
hey hey nobody rubs on me but the wife.........


sure are alot of high mileage ultra sticky tires talkers in this thread........lol
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For what you're saying, I'd recommend either the BT021, the Metzler Z6 or the Pilot Road 2 CT.


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