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Old 08-28-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Tire Sizes 180 vs. 190 Rear

Im fixing to purchase new tires for my GSXR 750 and little did I know the rear on it right now is a 190 Qualifier.. Im wondering do I make the switch back to a 180 like I had on my 600.. This will be strictly road driven and no track days... so what do you guys think in terms of turning,wear, etc.etc... im of course going with the pilot powers because I have had good luck with them

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Im fixing to purchase new tires for my GSXR 750 and little did I know the rear on it right now is a 190 Qualifier.. Im wondering do I make the switch back to a 180 like I had on my 600.. This will be strictly road driven and no track days... so what do you guys think in terms of turning,wear, etc.etc... im of course going with the pilot powers because I have had good luck with them

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For road use, I'd suggest stock size.
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well ill have to look i would assume 180 was stock size...
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Im fixing to purchase new tires for my GSXR 750 and little did I know the rear on it right now is a 190 Qualifier.. Im wondering do I make the switch back to a 180 like I had on my 600.. This will be strictly road driven and no track days... so what do you guys think in terms of turning,wear, etc.etc... im of course going with the pilot powers because I have had good luck with them

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pilot powers don't last for $hit. youd get more miles from a dual compound tire. how hard do you ride on the street? bascally, the size of your chicken strips if they exist
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yes 180 is stock size
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what would be a dual compound tire?
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if its just for the street you should get pilot roads

last you a lot longer
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what would be a dual compound tire?
pilot road 2ct.

I have avons on the busa... which on a pilot power i got 3000 miles... got just over 7K with the avons. they are considered a touring tire but they are Z rated. I've taken them all the way to the edge with no issues
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good call i notice they are a little bit more expensivei have heard good things on the pilot 2ct
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good call i notice they are a little bit more expensivei have heard good things on the pilot 2ct
i believe the 2ct and the pilot ROAD 2ct's are different tires but not 100% sure on that
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good call i notice they are a little bit more expensivei have heard good things on the pilot 2ct
its a little harder tire in the center, with softer sticker sides


this will allow you to get a lot of extra "upright" miles

while still providing that bit of stickiness for those twisties
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they are according to cyclegears website
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so pilot roads dont look to bad... and then there are pilot road 2's
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so pilot roads dont look to bad... and then there are pilot road 2's
yes, pilot roads are 1 compound... the 2's are dual compound: harder in the middle, softer on the side
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so pilot roads dont look to bad... and then there are pilot road 2's
whats the price difference?
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about 50 a tire it would cost me about an extra 100 bucks
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about 50 a tire it would cost me about an extra 100 bucks
are you pretty aggressive on the turns?
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not really there are no twisties anywhere around me... and ive been arrested on my bike so im not to aggressive on the street...
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not really there are no twisties anywhere around me... and ive been arrested on my bike so im not to aggressive on the street...
then save the 100 bucks and get the pilot roads
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