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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2000, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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I need new tires for my 99 CBR1100XX. I am willing to put the stocker replacements back on, but is there a better alternative? I don't scrape the pegs, but do like a well mannered tire in the turns. Someone recommended D207s. Any Ideas???

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I just replaced the rubber on my 97 Bird with BT56SS' and so far, I like em'. I didn't go with the 207's because of their lack of longevity. So far the SS meats have provided very good traction even in the rain and are wearing quite well. Mind you, I don't play Joe Racer everywhere I ride and I do a lot of 2 up cruising. If all you are worried about is traction, I would suggest the 207's, but if you want them to last a while I suggest the BT56SS' or maybe some of the Metzeler's (MEZ-3 I think)

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2000, 02:13 PM
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Just this weekend, I placed a new Battelaxe, BT 020 on the rear, it seems fine, not as sticky as the 010, but I am sick of shredding tyres every 3000kms.

The D207 is a good tyre, but don't expect it to last very long.

The last tyre was an Avon Azaro, good tyre, resonable wear.

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BTW, the D205's the bird came with, well I don't like em.

If your's came with these, I would suggest somthing differn't.

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Ross.

Thanks for the input. You only get 3000km on a set of 010's? That's only about 1800mi! That seems awfully short lived for a set of tires! I was considering the 010's for myself. ONLY 1800mi???

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Have you looked at the Michelin Pilot Sports? Some of the latest magazine test have raved about 'em. I'm getting some on my VTR in the next week or two. They seems to be a little better wearing than the Dunlops or the Bridgestones without giving up traction. I got about 4500 miles out of my OEM 204's. The 207's are advertised to be a litter longer lasting, but who knows. The only drawback to the Michelins is price. They tend to be a little bit spendy in comparison. The best price I could find on 'em was at www.imotorcyclestore.com. I suggest you read the reviews and check 'em out...

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Sorry, I haven't used the 010 yet, I was actually reffering to the D207 & Avon, well more so the D207.

I Don't have any idea how good the 010 is.

BTW, the reason I get such short life, could have somthing to do with our roads here.
They are made of volcanic chip, sealed to the road surface with tar.

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