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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-02-2004, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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new tire time

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it's time for new tries for my 99 superhawk

thinking about the new michelin pilot power

any thoughts?????

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 09:27 PM
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My F4i came with a Pilot sport (almost new) on the rear wheel, and a Dunlop on the front wheel (needs changing badly), so I'm going to slap a Pilot sport on the front wheel. Pretty decent tires. From what I gather the F4i comes with Pilot sports stock.
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I liked the dunlops on my old F4i. Wear was as OEM tires but the grip was mucho more. Took awhile to get used to because it would grip the road so much more it road differently.
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battleax on the rear.. That is the best for the f4i in my opinion.. Pilot Sports are great for the bigger bikes though!

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I've always used Dunlop D207's on my YZF 750R and have been very happy with them. When the Dunlop D204's that my 04 VFR VTEC came with wear out I think I'll try Metzler Roadtec Z6's. (I've read lots of good things about them...and nothing bad.)
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Michelin Pilots Sport are my choice... They just take a little longer to warm up; the respond very well to lower pressure.

With the new Pilot Power; I'll have to try them when my Sports die...

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Metzler is junk.. Buddy just put 1 on his 929 and 1200 miles later he is ready for a new tire.. Way way too soft.. I defentally wouldnt go that route..

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the new michelin pilot power are on the bike and i am going for a little check ride this afternoon

thanks to all
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i just put 208zr on my superchicken . tons better than the old 204s. i also went to a 120/60/17 on the front. the steering seems much sharper now. wont know how it effects handling till ican get out and explore

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the new michelin pilot power are on the bike and i am going for a little check ride this afternoon

thanks to all
How are the pilot powers working out? I saw them on display at the Honda Superbike Classic this weekend and was intrigued. I wonder if they will really last as long as they are saying.
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