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Old 05-20-2008, 10:54 PM   #21
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$249 for the BT014's is a pretty good price...I think
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$249 for the BT014's is a pretty good price...I think
What about a streetable 190 ?
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i dont plan on track time for a while.
metzeler z6. lasted almost 12,000 mi on my ZX-7 and felt great even with the belts showing
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:29 AM   #25
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:24 AM   #26
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:56 AM   #27
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thats what i was trying to say i was only interested in great street tires.
Pilot Road 2ct then...
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The new BT021 is a dual compound sport touring tire, and that may be the best of both worlds....maybe the perfect street tire. great edge grip, long mileage, great wet grip. The BT021 will certainly out last the BT014. You could always mix them. BT014 front & a BT021 rear.
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Michelin PP were always a favorite but I did slip out riding around corners w tar repairs on the road. But anytime wanting to wheelie they always grabbed.

I love the corsa IIIs hands down. The rear is a dual compound and not as tacky in the center as a single would be but Im resting on 6k miles on this set of tires and rear is getting low, front is good for another round. I have done more burn outs at highway speeds then wheelies but thats just as impressive when you're acting foolish.
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Michelin PP were always a favorite but I did slip out riding around corners w tar repairs on the road. But anytime wanting to wheelie they always grabbed.

I love the corsa IIIs hands down. The rear is a dual compound and not as tacky in the center as a single would be but Im resting on 6k miles on this set of tires and rear is getting low, front is good for another round. I have done more burn outs at highway speeds then wheelies but thats just as impressive when you're acting foolish.
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I had PP front and rear and liked them, but the rear flattened out due to commuting on the bike. I've got a PR2 on the rear now and really like it. Hopefully the harder compound in the center will take care of the flat spot problem from all the highway riding.
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Askin tire preference is like asking which feature boyz like on girlz, you'll get every response under the sun.
If you had no dislikes on what you were using, go back with it. If you have complaints, seek the opinion of someone knowledgable and ask for suggestions to better your complaints. If you want to go cheaper, save up some money. You get what you pay for in tires.
Make sure if you switch manufactors, change your suspension geometry.

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I run Pirelli fwiw.
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As far as brands, take your pick.
All of the tires that are currently being offered by the major manufacturers are really good, especially for street use.

All have a "characteristic" endemic to the design, but at the end of the day, they all can outperform how most of us ride, especially if you're not searching for the outer limits of traction on the track.

IMO, one of the main questions that you need to answer is; what's higher on your list; mileage or traction?

I'm not saying that it's an either / or decision, but there is a dividing line; you can have great mileage with good traction to 8/10ths riding, or you can have great traction at a "race pace" but with reduced mileage.

To a certain extent you also need to be realistic about your riding style and abilities.

If you're the average motorcyclist that's just street riding, even at a fairly aggressive pace, you really can't tell the difference between say a Pilot Road, Pilot Power or Power 2CT, IMO.

The only difference you'll be able to tell is in your wallet when you have to change the tires more frequently if you go with a "track day specific" over a more "general purpose" tire.

I'd beware of some of the advice you may get from some riders that proclaim:
"Get this tire! It's the !!"

Especially if all they've ridden on is 1 or 2 different sets of tires.
It's really hard to get an objective opinion from someone that has a very limited range of experience.

For most street riders, a combo like a BT014 front and BT021 rear, a Metzler M3 front with a Z6 rear, or a Pilot Power front with a Pilot Road rear will work very well over a wider range of conditions and will get good mileage / life.
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As far as brands, take your pick.
All of the tires that are currently being offered by the major manufacturers are really good, especially for street use.

All have a "characteristic" endemic to the design, but at the end of the day, they all can outperform how most of us ride, especially if you're not searching for the outer limits of traction on the track.

IMO, one of the main questions that you need to answer is; what's higher on your list; mileage or traction?

I'm not saying that it's an either / or decision, but there is a dividing line; you can have great mileage with good traction to 8/10ths riding, or you can have great traction at a "race pace" but with reduced mileage.

To a certain extent you also need to be realistic about your riding style and abilities.

If you're the average motorcyclist that's just street riding, even at a fairly aggressive pace, you really can't tell the difference between say a Pilot Road, Pilot Power or Power 2CT, IMO.

The only difference you'll be able to tell is in your wallet when you have to change the tires more frequently if you go with a "track day specific" over a more "general purpose" tire.

I'd beware of some of the advice you may get from some riders that proclaim:
"Get this tire! It's the !!"

Especially if all they've ridden on is 1 or 2 different sets of tires.
It's really hard to get an objective opinion from someone that has a very limited range of experience.

For most street riders, a combo like a BT014 front and BT021 rear, a Metzler M3 front with a Z6 rear, or a Pilot Power front with a Pilot Road rear will work very well over a wider range of conditions and will get good mileage / life.
that is what I run....
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