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Old 07-03-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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Should I get a PP, PP2CT, or PR2?

I recently got a Pilot Power front tire from a buddy of mine (thanks again Brad) and now need to get a 180/55 rear tire to go with it before I mount them up.

I mainly ride street (to/from work, occassional country rides) but I do plan on hitting up the track sometime soon. I want a tire that will provide plenty of traction for me in the twisties but something that will last a decent amount of miles too (bike tires/mounting is a lot more expensive than what I'm used to in the car hobby). I only have a 600 and I don't ride very fast at all but that could change at track days.

I've looked at the "specs" of the different tires and can't seem to come up with a conclusion on which one to get.

The Pilot Road 2 seems like it'd work well as far as longevity since it has a harder center, but it only gets a 4 (out of 5) in handling. The PP and PP2CT both get 5s. I don't ride crazy but would like to know my tire isn't going to slip out from under me when I finally go to the track. I've read up on previous threads and people said they had the Pilot Road 2s but I didn't see anyone talk about doing a track day with them so that's what I'm most interested in. Does anyone here have experience running the Pilot Road 2 at a track day?

If I should go with a PP or PP2ct, which one should I get? Again, when looking at the specs, the PP gets a 2 for track and 3 for commuting, while the PP2ct gets a 3 for track and 2 for commuting. So, part of me says go with the PP b/c it "seems" like it'd last longer for commuting but maybe not last as long or grip as good at the track as the PP2ct.

I really need help on deciding b/c I need to get the tire now (my back tire is bald and I want to ride now that the wedding is done!).

Also, what is the normal price for mounting/balancing front and rear tires. I wouldn't mind removing the wheels myself and taking them in for the mounting if that makes it cheaper. However, I don't know if I trust myself to get the back wheel/chain aligned properly afterwards. I can build an entire car from the chassis up so I'm sure I can. I'd just want someone there watching to make sure I did it correctly.

Anyways, thanks in advance for any info.
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Powersports mounts and balances the tire for $20 I think if you bring them the rim and tire....$15 if you buy the tire from them. Once again, this from the top of my head. And fwiw, I have been running PP on the GSXR and they do just fine....
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:50 PM   #4
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Hmm, ok. Thanks for that link, I hadn't read that. Looks like the Road 2 is the tire I should go with.
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