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Old 07-02-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Would it be silly to put a multiple compound tire on a busa?

Im about to put a complete set of new tires on my busa. I would really like to put a set of really good tires, and was interested in putting the Michelin pilot power 2ct, or the Bridgestone bt-016 hypersport on it. I have recieved some feedback that it would silly to do this on a busa. Im not agreeing with them, and am seeking some feedback from my fellow MHers. thanks in advance.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
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For the way you ride, you could put a full touring tire on it and be just fine.....
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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Pilot Road 2CT's are an awesome tire.
Great wear with a harder center compound and good traction in corners with a softer side compound.
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Depends on how you ride? But the 2CT"s are great tires, just not good in rain.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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For the way you ride, you could put a full touring tire on it and be just fine.....
I would never listen to this guy

I run the Metzler sportec M3 ....

But like Allen says it all depends on what kind of riding you do
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Pilot Road 2CT's are an awesome tire.
Great wear with a harder center compound and good traction in corners with a softer side compound.
But, would it be unpractical to put them on a busa?
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:33 PM   #7
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I got the Pilot Road 2CT's on the warrior plan on stick'n with em They are good tires
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But, would it be unpractical to put them on a busa?
what do you mean by this?
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no i would not be unpractical for a person that rides a busa hard.... but over kill for you. I personally run a z6 sport touring tire.... same as I ran on my rc51
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I don't know why they would be impractical - just designed for not wearing out the center before you chop up the sides.... unless you don't ride on the street vertical, seems like a good choice.
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no i would not be unpractical for a person that rides a busa hard.... but over kill for you. I personally run a z6 sport touring tire.... same as I ran on my rc51


You really don't need anything more than a sport touring style tire on the street esp in Houston. The average street rider doesn't even need much more tire on the track when they first start of either.

Michelin street tires FTW.
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I would never listen to this guy

I run the Metzler sportec M3 ....

But like Allen says it all depends on what kind of riding you do
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Depends on how you ride? But the 2CT"s are great tires, just not good in rain.

The Pilot Road 2CT is excellent in the rain, the Power 2CT not so much.


There seems to be a bunch of confusion surrounding the Michelin 2CT badging:

The Power 2CT is the softest, meant for very aggressive street and track day use. It's a dual compound tire and the center is 17% softer than a standard Pilot Power and the sides are even softer. Wet weather is acceptable but can be a bit dicey in my experience.

The Pilot Power is a good all around street tire. It's a single compound tire and has great grip and good mileage with decent wet weather handling.

The Pilot Road 2CT is a dual compound street / sport touring tire. The center is harder than a Pilot Power and the sides are about as soft.
The tire handles well in most conditions and does very well in the rain.

I personally have ridden reasonably aggresively on this tire with no issues and Nox / Shawn had even done a track day with it on the rear of his R1.

Granted, it's not what it's specifiaclly targeted towards, but the tire did well at a moderate pace.

Comparable tires the the Road 2CT are the BT021 (dual compound) and the Metzler Z6 (single compound)
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Not to argue with you Patrick but my experience with the 2ct's in the rain at the track was the complete opposite. No traction issues what so ever.
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Not to argue with you Patrick but my experience with the 2ct's in the rain at the track was the complete opposite. No traction issues what so ever.
try twistin the throttle homie
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try twistin the throttle homie
It was on an sv throttle twistted all the way back honky(OT:<---this is the coolest flipping smiley)
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It was on an sv throttle twistted all the way back honky(OT:<---this is the coolest flipping smiley)
i didnt know u could even do that
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i didnt know u could even do that
Stop whoring the man's thread and learn how to ride instead of talking smack
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I use Corsa IIIs... the center compound doesn't let me wheelie but its better then running long rides and paying for tires every 4months vs 6months. the sides have enough traction for that heavy bike to not slip. Hadn't had any cornering issues yet with them.
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Stop whoring the man's thread and learn how to ride instead of talking smack
learn how to ride u say ? who's the one that cant even break 2 mins @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) ? uh-huh... learn how to ride my
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