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View Poll Results: WHICH IS THE BEST SPORTTOURING TIRE'S
AVON AV35/AV36 5 10.64%
BRIDGESTONE BTO-20 17 36.17%
CONTINENTAL CONTI-FORCE 1 2.13%
DUNLOP D205 2 4.26%
DUNLOP D220 6 12.77%
METZELER MEZ4 8 17.02%
MICHELIN MACADEMS 100X 7 14.89%
PIRELLI DRAGONS GTS 1 2.13%
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-19-2002, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Who Makes The Best Sporttouring Tire's

I Pick the macadems 100x's , also post your mileage on the rear tire mine has 5,500 miles at 70% worn
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-19-2002, 09:05 PM
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Why the Macadems? I've seen a lot of cupping on the front Macadems on other bikes. Can you compare to the 205's that came stock on your bike? My rear tire at 4,500 miles is about 50% used.
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tire recommendation

I also recommend the michelin macadam 100x i have not experienced any cupping, from this model as opposed to the 90x (cupped badly) I ride these tires hard and they are always there for me. thats my .02 cents.

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Have been using Avon Azaro IIs Av35/36 and so far have no complaints. Heat up quick, stick very well and so far wear is minimal. Last set of tyres were Dunlop 205s, worked pretty but at 8500 miles they were shot front tyre was toast long before the rear, last 2000 miles on them were an adventure to say the least. Trying not to get stuck on brand specific and see what other tyres have to offer.

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I ride pretty hard and make frequent trips to Deals Gap and hwy 116 since both are close to me. My BT020 that came on my ZRX lasted 6k. It was all blue for about 1" along the edge on each side. I had heard good things about the Macadam 100x so I gave that a try. I've got 4k on it and it is slick on the sides. It sticks about the same as the BT020 but it didn't last as long as the Bridgestone. I'm reserving my vote till I try a few more tires. I do like the dual compound aspect of the newer tires so the center lasts longer.
I'm going with the new Avon or Metzler next. My BT020 on the front lasted 7500 miles and I'm running a BT010 now. I'll be lucky if it makes it to 6k.
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Two new tires this year to choose from and heard great things about each one

1st: Avon AV45/46 , replaces the 35/36 with about 30 percent more mileage

2nd: Michelin Pilot road , replaces the macadems 100x's, this will be my next tire It has the grip of the Pilot sport with the mileage of the 100x's
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Just picked up the new PILOT ROAD sat. , will be putting them on in June , have to wait for my other tire to wear out
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Just put a set of Pilot roads on the Trophy. Gave It Daytona Handling even with the soft front end.

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Metzler Sportec M-1

I was very impressed with the feel of the M-1's
when I first tested them out on my VFR; no complaints at all;
However upon returning from a 1,700 mile round trip from detroit to NYC I have mixed reviews.....
The front tire is pristine, no cupping, nice even wear......
The back tire's is wearing heavy in the center .......

both tires are inflated to 42 psi

Any ideas ????

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daves,
That M1 is a sport tire so the milage is going to be fairly low due to the soft compound.
I just finished up a Metzler MEZ4. Igotta say thumbs down. The edges on both sides looks like I took a file to them. And when you get over on that edge the ZRex just steps out on me. And I have a very smooth and consistant throttle hand. On top of that I only got about 2k miles on it. My last front tire was a BT010 Bridgestone. 3500 miles tops. I went back to the BT020 on the front but it doesn't offer the grip I need. Avons are going on next.
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