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Old 08-29-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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pilot power 2cts?

Any one used them? Opinions? Since I need to replace my rear (tire, that is). I was planning on going with the 2ct instead of the pilot power that was on it.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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What kind of riding are you planning on donig?

I have used the 2ct 190/50 and 190/55 I like the 55 better.

It will not last very long especially if you are riding mostly agressively or on the track. If you are mostly riding on the freeway, you don't need this tire at all.

On the backroads this tyre is awesome once up to temperature and scrubbed in correctly. I love it on 3090 great grip and I have all the confidence.

On the track, well, I highsided pretty fantastically on it. Once it gets REALLY hot I noticed the sidewalls get a bit greasy. But it was holding up pretty well for the abuse I was putting on it. No shredding, ripping, or waving.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
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About 50/50 hwy and back road twisties. Hopefully soon, I will be adding a track day in every once in a while. Isnt the center the same compound as the pilot powers? That held up fine. I still have about 70% tread after 3k miles.
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we run 2ct's on our R6 and R1 and have no complaints . we have about 4,000 miles on them
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
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I had Corsas on the 10R. I liked them. IF I were changing both, I would consider it. I want to stick with the Michys on both ends for now (personal preference).
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I had them, no problems, but now im with the bt-002's still no problems.....Im too slow to make a difference anyhow...rofl
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Im a fan of the corsa IIIs, but the center doesnt have as much grip as the standard pilot powers, and lack of tread in the center can make riding in rain a little slippery. Love the soft compound on the sides, hadn't slipped yet when powering through a corner.
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I was debating the same a few months ago when I got a new rear tire but for some reason after asking every shop around I went with the standard pilot which is what I had before. Since I don't track it really serves me no use and the regular powers will last longer is what I was told.
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My experience with the 2CT is that on a heavy bike with a heavy, moderately agressive rider they get a little slippery in the Texas summer heat.

I never had that issue with the regular PP, and I don't think on a lighter bike with less torque you would notice, but in the afternoon on a hot day they tend to step out a bit when healed over and on the gas a bit.

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The center strip is the same as the pilots with the side compound being a bit softer.
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The center strip is the same as the pilots with the side compound being a bit softer.

yup.... that is my issue, when leaned over on the sides.
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Well, I went with the 2ct. I hope it will work out. It's just one more excuse to haul my fat to the track......FINALLY!
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