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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question 09/29/01 - What kind of tires are your favorites?

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For this week's question: What kind of tires are your favorites and why?

I'm not really sure yet. I like my current BT010s but I'm gonna try 207s next. So far, I do like the BT010s better than the stock Michelins that came on the bike (and they were NOT pilots).
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 01:51 AM
 
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I seem to like the 207s the best, but Im going to try the B010s next on the ZX9 and the B020s on the VFR, I dont like the 204s it came with much.

(glad to hear things are mellowing for ya )
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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 03:37 AM
 
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I haven't much to campare them to but the 207's are freakin awesome for this pretty fast street guy. They are also practically free here in the San Bernardino area (Chapparel has a showroom here and full service shop, front~$80, rear~100 and $16 to mount and balance each). I've ridden my friends zx-11 with bridgestones and didn't care for them (squirmed a lot making traction a concern) but on the other hand he runs higher pressures (mid to upper 30's) and the rear is the dual compound and obviously not their ultra sport tire. Ran into a guy on Angeles Crest the other day running 208's who said he's switching back to 207's for street riding. His opinion was that they certainly offer more grip but the stiff sidewalls made the ride pretty harsh on the street. After seeing him ride he's definitely good so that's why I'm passing on a second hand opinion.
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-30-2001, 03:18 PM
 
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I've always run D207's, but I switched to 208 GP's. I'll never go back. Well, if moneys was tight and I couldn't run 208's I would only use 207's.
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post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-30-2001, 06:36 PM
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On the street: 207ZR's

On the track (When I can afford them) I used to run 207GP's I'm looking forward to trying out the 208GP's next time I'm on the track.

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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-30-2001, 10:47 PM
 
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By far my favorite tires are the round ones.
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post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-30-2001, 11:58 PM
 
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I must say I am quite fond of Pilot sports. All grip & no drama. Not sure that I'd recommend them for cooler climates though.
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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-17-2001, 02:04 PM
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I must say I am quite fond of Pilot sports. All grip & no drama. Not sure that I'd recommend them for cooler climates though.
Ditto, swithched from 207's

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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-17-2001, 02:25 PM
 
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For all around use I would say 207ZR squeaks out a victory over the BT010. For those rides where wet and cold are not a concern nothing else I've tried (which isn't much else) compares to the Rennsports I'm running now. They've been great until the temps dipped into the 40's and even lower. They're pretty entertaining when it's that cold. Kind of like a built in throttle control drill. Seriously, they wear very reasonably for what they are, they warm quickly in decent weather, and they track unbelievably well. Two thumbs up.
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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-17-2001, 04:56 PM
 
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I love the 207's. Want to try Pilots but at $80 more for a set, I can't justify spending the extra cash.

If only Cheng-Shins came in a 190.
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