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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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hey all
question regarding tires. I have a duk 916 and need to replace both tires. Im looking at michelin pilot sport. What do you guys think?
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I havn't heard anything bad about them, but I'm going wtih the polit racers. I feel they will bit a little more in the corners compared to the street compound. Just MO.


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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 05:19 PM
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If you're going to do primarily street riding rather than track, the Pilot Sports are the way to go. They can handle a wider range of conditions than the Race and will last longer and cost less. There are quite a few comparison reviews on the internet if you want to take the time to research it. I just put the Sports on my bike, and I love them. Good luck bro...

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2000, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for in the info guys.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-27-2000, 08:34 PM
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Everything I've heard says it'll take you way longer to get the race compound tires up to temperature if your not on the track. I've heard that normally Michellins sports take a bit longer to heat up than Dunlops, but once at temp. they're great. I've got 207's on now and love em, but maybe go with the piolts next.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-27-2000, 09:17 PM
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Go for the Michelin Pilot Sports. I have a set on my R1 and they are without doubt the best all-round tyre I have ever used. They warm up quickly and are excellent on the track, though they can overheat if used really hard (track only). When they slide it is predictable and can always be caught/controlled in time. My tyres have done 3 track days and about 1300 miles of road riding and are only now beginning to lose their performance.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2000, 12:26 PM
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If I were you, I would look at the Battlax BT-010s. they were the original tires on my 929, and they were excellent. Honestly, they were the best tires I have ever run. I have since replaced them with some Pilot Sports (I get the Michelins at dealer price, so I can't pass them up), and they are also excellent tires, although I have yet to get them on a track, so I can't really say which is better. Definitely consider the BT-010s, though.


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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2000, 08:59 PM
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Hey Centro2, goto they recently tested the Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, Metezeler, and Dunlops...The Bridgestone BT010 won with a 98% rating almost perfect...Hope this helps...CSILVA 2000 BAD ASS R6...

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Rossco, I just realized that you have the "other" paint scheme. Do you have a pic you can post in the photo forum? Thanks.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 07:02 AM
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i ride the avon av39/40's & love em.

im gonna try pilots next though.. just to see.. ill never ride 207zr again.

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