I'm hoping to jump start this forum now that things have calmed down in my life, so if anyone has any questions they'd liked to see posted, please e-mail them to me at: Luv2RideFast and I'll get them posted.
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).
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.
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.