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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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what tires?

hey

im not sure what all is out there for tires.

but here is what im looking for. ... basically the best of all worlds, life, sticky ness, and price for steet use


price takes priority... i want the tires that are in the 100 range (a piece)

life, i am getting about 10,000 off my back tire a dunlop 207

sticky ness i want the best compromise between life and sticky ness...

i seem to do a lot of strait line driving... but since my 300 mile a weekend driving seems to be going away... tire life dont seem as important as it used to be, however, i dont want 3000 mile tires... probably 6000 or more

i keep hearing perli powers... but thats on one of the smaller boards i frequent... im posting up here to get a bigger response... maybe not as biased (not sure if my other bored is biased or not)

any and all help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 12:33 AM
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Hi !
I could say I'm very satisfied with my Michelin Pilot Sport. These tyres are doing a good job on dry or wet tarmac. I don't have to much experience on a bike but those saved my life a few times.

P.S. Sorry for the possible mistakes on my english )
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Try avon t45/t46 They are pretty sticky, and I was getting 8k out of the rear on a liter bike..




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perelli diablos all the way!!! i was paying about 120 for the rear but its completely worth it

If I drive to fast then get the hell off my bike.
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Lightbulb st tires

I run the Metzler Z6's on my R1100s. I get about 10k miles on em and they stay perfectly round. They are sticky enough to drag cylinder heads on the street, and I have never had a problem in the rain.
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They are sticky enough to drag cylinder heads on the street
Thats just something that should not happen... Damn beemers...




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Thats just something that should not happen... Damn beemers...
sometimes I think I am hurting her, but she likes it- big heavy thing that she is
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I wonder how much you gotta lean before it scrapes.. Is it comparable to dropping a knee? more? less?
Scraping a boot?
Scraping a peg?
Riding the rear tire to the edge?
Riding the front tire to the edge?




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Yeah, real similar to the knee. Kind of scary at first. The heads are magnesium, which has a very distinct sound against the road. First time I touched one down I almost sha* my pants, got sloppy on the throttle, and went into a tank slapper. Whoo ha
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I have chosen to go with Avon AV45/46 on my CBR954. The last rear was changed (shot) at 5900 miles. That doesn't sound like much, compared to what it sounds like other people are getting, but here's my rear tire record.

Dunlop Sport tire (can't remember the number - 208?) 1800 miles

Avon Sport (can't remember that number either - the SPORT tire) 2400 miles

At this point, I started thinking about winning the lotto so that I could continue to ride this damn thing. With a bit of anxiety, I went to the sport touring tires and have been quite happy with them.

They seem sticky enough for the way I ride. I just changed the front to the sport touring tire and took a trip to Southeastern MN/Western Wisconsin/Northeastern MN. I was a bit nervous of the front with the harder compound, but I must have wasted a bunch of fun with those sport tires because I touched every bit of the new rear with no incidents.

Those Brits make a pretty damn good tire to me. Putting them on my 919 next time too.

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