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Question Anyone had problems with the bridgestones on the 1000

Has anyone had problems with the Bridgestones that come on the gixxer 1000?
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Problems? like melting into a steaming pile of goo upon moderate application of throttle? Or highsiding you into oblivion?
Good luck finding any tires that'll hold up on that bike and last for more than 1000 miles.

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well those arent very encouraging words....
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none. i like them my first set lasted 3500 and am on my 2nd. i want to try the new bt-001s when the come out
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I watched my friends tires turn into a gummy mess on the last three rides we went on. He has about 1500 miles on them, they might hold up for one more ride.

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The rear is ok but the front is a real problem when you push it, most of the 1K's that have been chucked down the road were dropped because of the stock front tyre. I run the Pirelli Corsa's SP2 compound and the grip is amazing The 180 on the rear worried me before I changed but the bike is transformed, turn in is much faster and the bike holds its line much better. I will try the Rennsports next but from what I know they are exactly the same tyre so I expect the same results, not only peg grinding lean angle but exhaust grinding too Change your rubber before you do anything else, you will be amazed at the difference.
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I was thinking of throwing on some dunlops, just because ive always had them in the past and always been satisfied. Lately ive heard a lot of good reviews about the Pirelli's, can anyone else verify this. And are you talking about your turn signal tug?
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Re: Change them

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The rear is ok but the front is a real problem when you push it, most of the 1K's that have been chucked down the road were dropped because of the stock front tyre.


I think you may be right, my friend has said that the front end feels like its getting ready to go away when he pushes it.

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I was thinking of throwing on some dunlops, just because ive always had them in the past and always been satisfied. Lately ive heard a lot of good reviews about the Pirelli's, can anyone else verify this. And are you talking about your turn signal tug?
Go Pirelli or Rennsports you wont be sorry,
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Thumbs up pirelli

I raced on the pirelli soft compound all weekend and never had a slip or slide. They felt awsome even on sunday after having about 7 heat cycles thru them........and TUG why am i FORBIDEN from your sig????/

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