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Old 09-26-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
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Tires! What's the best

Type of riding: Aggressive twistie street. Current tire: Michelin Pilot Power. They have been a good tire for me. But if there is something better out there for the type of riding I do, I want to know about it. Is there a tire out there for the street that offers more grip? Any info you can provide that will aid me in making a decision on my next tire would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:52 AM   #2
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THe Pirelli Diablco Corsa III's are the BEST street/trackday tire money can buy! The Stones' 002RS are good, but they lack the tread siping of the Pirelli to make them a great tire.

You can not go wrong with the Pirelli's.
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THe Pirelli Diablco Corsa III's are the BEST street/trackday tire money can buy! The Stones' 002RS are good, but they lack the tread siping of the Pirelli to make them a great tire.

You can not go wrong with the Pirelli's.
Looks like I'm not all that far off base with my research then. On my end I had narrowed it down to the two tires you mentioned. But for the life of me couldn't figure out which one would be better.

What do you mean by "tread siping"?
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:32 AM   #5
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u really just opened a can of worms...
but I run pilot power 2ct's. I've heard they are a great great great tire except one flaw, they wil loose traction without any warning. Meaning there is no slipping or sliding or chirping noticed when they are about to go...they just go...so i'll stay with them for only 3 or 4 td's at a time...fyi, i'm not a very very skilled track rider though.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the input. It has aided me in making my decision, which will be the Corsa III. I will make the trade off between longevity and grip any day. I hear all this talk about them being more expensive, and they are. But they don't cost a heck of a lot more.
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true. I need yet another rear myself so the busa will be sitting by its lonesome for a bit. But its a good trade off when you need the grip.
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a tire someone provided for me had a leak I couldn't repair... it was a ct2

You can see, even though both are considerably worn in the center, the Corsa has a different profile and allows an easy turn in, both measure 190 across, w the corsa more rounded, not to a point at the edge. And the transition to soft compount occurs in a wider mark on the corsa. Unfortunately, when the corsa's center gets low, it sneaks up on you quickly. Not the best tire for rain but did me just find w patience.
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I just put a pilot power 2ct on the rear.. it was a 190/55zr/17.. chain rubbed slightly.. i adjusted the tire slightly to the right.. anyone see any problems with this... anyone put a 190/55 on before... it had a 190/50 on it stock...


Matt.. see any problems with this bigger tire.???
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the corsa in the pic is a 55; I always had a 50 before. it caused the bike to sit a little higher in the rear; but was still able to do this on it:
Tires! What's the best

Changes the aspect ratio of the sidewall(a little taller)


Where did the chain rub? is there a larger lip on that tire and is the chain tight enough?
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the very edge... chain is tight...
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Wow... I haven't had that problem. What brand is that tire? does the sidewall seem to protrude out more then normal?(not a 200 is it?
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what's your rear's size? and what did you think about the bridgestones? were they oem factory?
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Which tires did you get the highest mileage out of? And what type of riding? Alot of longer trips?
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Problem w finding corners is the fact you wear more of the center just getting out there to spank the sides like a teddybear.
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