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Old 09-20-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Tire question

Is there are thing wrong with have differnt brand tires betwwen the front and back ? I need to buy a back tire this week
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:39 AM   #2
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experts recommend that you do not do it. but I have (and a ton of other people I know have) and its not like your bike explodes instantly or anything.
You will probably want to at least stick with the same kinda tire... if you go with a michelin macadam from and a pilot race rear you're prolly gonna notice some real ****ed up handling even though they are the same brand... I ran Dunlop 208's in the rear and bridgestone BT-014's front for a while and it handled exactly the same (ok maybe better) than with BT014's front and rear.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:42 AM   #3
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I have the stock michilin on the front, and pirelli diablo on the rear, and i havent had any problems because they are the same composition.
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Better feedback if used same brand or profile.
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Thanks for all the input
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It depends on the kind of riding you do. If you're just commuting with the occasional jaunt to the back-roads, likely, you won't notice a difference. If you're on the track regularly, you may.

Street compounds work fine working with other street compounds.

"Experts" are usually tire vendors, who want you to buy both tires. With race rubber, I would stick with what they say, but with street, you won't see too much or any difference unless you change sizes/ profiles too. Even with a size/ profile change, you may not see a difference.

Give Patrick a call at Motorcycles Unlimited, he has great street tire prices!
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