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Old 11-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #21
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I am running the BT002 Ride Smart right now, and have not had any complaints with them so far. As of right now I have done 2 track days and 1 F'ville ride on the tires so far.

I have only used the Pilot Powers before these and I seem to like the feel of the BT002 better. But I never had a problem with my Pilot Powers either.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:16 PM   #22
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How many miles can you get out of the BT002s
R6Nick also suggesed the BT16s (I think thats what they where)
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The 16's are a triple compound. Hard center, medium side, soft edge. I doubt you will get many more miles than the BT002's. It really depends on what kind of riding you are doing. What you don't want to do is end up with a square tire. I.E. worn down the middle, but lots of tread on the sides. Which is why I suggest the 2ct Roads. Power sides with a road center. BUT the 002 and 016's are good tires.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:27 PM   #24
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not quite, this will help...

Hybrid street/trackday tires (variable compound technology, tire warmers can be used,but not necessary):
Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3*
Michelin Pilot Power 2 CT
Bridgestone BT002 Ride Smart

DOT Race tires (tire warmers recommended):
Michelin Pilot Race
Pirelli Supercorsa Pro
Dunlop D208 GP & D209 GP & Sportmax GP
Bridgestone BT002 Pro (Being phased out)
Bridgestone BT003 Pro

*Although the Diablo Corsa 3 is a street tire, it is the spec race tire for WSBK European Superstock 600



Also, this might be of assistance.

If you are a Bridgestone fan, then look no further than John from South Central Race Center (best deals for B-stone race tires).

If you are a Michelin fan, your best deals are at Sportbike Track Gear.

If you are a Dunlop fan, as Jimmy said, go to Dunlop Racing.

I don't know where to get Pirelli race tires for great deals....
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:30 PM   #25
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I, personally, am a Metzler fan. Great grip for many miles... off and on the track
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No need to go anywhere else! Buying online is not a good idea at all for a few reasons:

You don't know how "fresh" the rubber is
You won't get trackside support
You won't get local track knowlege of what compound to run
You won't get advice on tire pressures other than what the manufacturers recommend

Michelin is www.islandracing.com from David Hirsch

Pirelli is www.racersupply.com from Shane Stoyko- Larry is the local distributer.

Dunlop is www.NTSB.com by David Roy

In Texas, there isn't a better wearing tire than the Bridgestones, and anyone who says "they have a problem with sliding" has clearly never ridden them. The 003 is better than the 002, and the 002 is a fantastic tire.

Dunlop vs Bridgestone for tire wear? Dunlop and Bridgestone wear about the same and stay consitent as they wear.

Dunlop vs Bridgestone for price? Bridgestone OWNS them on price.

Dunlop vs Bridgestone for support? NOBODY gives better support than John at SCRC.

Pirelli get sketchy/ scary as they wear, but grip well when new.

Michelins are not bad, but not near the grip/ wear of Bridgestone.

Buy the tires you'd like to try and do your own comparision, you've got to buy tires anyway, right?
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I ride an 06 1krr on the streets. I ride hard. I use pilot powers. I usually get 2500 hard twisty miles out of them (rear). Twice that on the front. They are a little less expensive than the 2ct (I think)

When I would ride my R6 on the street ocassionally, I just left the bt-002rs on there. They wear FAST on the street. I dont care what anyone says, they go quick. But I trust them more than the pilot powers and they are CONSIDERABLY cheaper.

Ill say this, and I am no tire experts, but the group I ride with, we all ride hard. The list of thier tires include:

Pilot Powers
Pilot 2ct
BT002RS
BT016
Pilot Road

None of us have had problems. You will probably get the most miles out of the pilot road, from what I hear, but I want sticky so I stick with what I know. I'd rather go through them faster yet have the piece of mind that they will stick.

Nox used Pilot Roads on his R1 on the street and track if I am not mistaken.

Just my lil .02.
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Think I am going to go with the BT002rs for the back, should I use the same kind for the front?
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What is on the front right now?

Basically not required but suggested.
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Right now they are all stock, I am at 11+k miles, I think I can go 2 more weeks, but I am going to go ahead and save up now.
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Right now they are all stock, I am at 11+k miles, I think I can go 2 more weeks, but I am going to go ahead and save up now.
You got 11k out of a single rear???

If you are going to replace both then buy a set. IMO.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:09 AM   #32
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You got 11k out of a single rear???

If you are going to replace both then buy a set. IMO.
when I got the bike it already had about 7-8 k on it I think, so I don't know if he replaced them before I got it. He did work for a dealership so it wouldn't surprise me if he could get the stock tires cheap.
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i use regular Pilot powers but im so noob i havnt pushed them too much. only 2 trackdays on them and maybe 600 road miles.
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Just FYI, The BT016 will provide very good milage (i.e. 5K-7K miles). It is a very capable tire and was designed for the street.
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Just FYI, The BT016 will provide very good milage (i.e. 5K-7K miles). It is a very capable tire and was designed for the street.
When you say street tire, do you mean that you can corner agressively in the country with minimal concern for slipping?
I don't know if I should go with BT016 or BT002 Ride Smart for the gixxa but I don't want to push my luck too much with the BT014 that Patrick put on a year ago. Although, I have had no problems with them so far, I am riding more agressively now on the roads that I know and don't want to push it too far now that I am more familiar with the bike.
I'm not really concerned with milage.

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i have bt016s on my 600 and i've never felt them slip on the streets,, on the track i've felt them get a little squirrley exiting a corner or two but nothing too bad.

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Which BT/002? R/S or Race?

PM Hooligan, Cdill35 or MaxGs all have used them and will give you a good rundown.


Depending on what kind of riding you are doing, I would suggest Powers, 2ct's, or a Pilot Road 2ct. I am going to get a Road 2ct next tire. I will be riding the 1 on the street only and like the idea of getting 7k out of a rear as opposed to the 1500-2k I am getting out of 2ct's or powers.
i barely had any flatness in the middle of my back on the pilot power 2ct with ~3000 miles on them but i had to replace it due to 2 nails.
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Another question has arisen. The 1000RR has 190s on the back right now, would it be better to drop down to 180s?
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Another question has arisen. The 1000RR has 190s on the back right now, would it be better to drop down to 180s?
Your bike will turn in faster but you will go through tires quicker. Also the contact patch on the straights will be smaller thus not transferring as much power to the road on a hard pull. Again, possible but not recommended. If you like check out a 190/55 as opposed to the 190/50 for a quicker tip in.
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