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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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05 GSXR Tires

Just wondering what kind of tires everyone is running. Im due for a new rear tire. I went through the dunlop d218 and it wasn't too bad. Im looking for something a little stickier, that would last at least 2000 miles or so. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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BTW its a GSXR-600
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If you plan on leaving the current 218 on the front, then replace the rear with the same tire...If you want to get something a tad gripper, then you need to change both tires so they are the same...as carcass, and tread compounds tend to differ between brands, and even models..i.e. Dunlop 208's have a different carcass than the 218's do..

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I understand that id have to change both front and rear tire. Do you have any tire suggestions, as I am having trouble finding the d218s.
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I understand that id have to change both front and rear tire. Do you have any tire suggestions, as I am having trouble finding the d218s.

I don't ride on the street any more, but I've heard alot of riders say how great the Michelin Pilot Powers are..

If you have a Cycle Gear near by, they should have them..If not, then check www.ronayers.com

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Thanks for the help
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I don't ride on the street any more, but I've heard alot of riders say how great the Michelin Pilot Powers are..

If you have a Cycle Gear near by, they should have them..If not, then check www.ronayers.com
I agree all the way. I love my Powers for both Grip and mileage.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-05-2005, 04:48 PM
 
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I run a Tomahawk T3 street compound.. its really sticky when its heated an i have rode it really hard an have almost 3000 on it with good thread left . Its also a cheap tire..
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