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PRAISE THE LORD!! It's raining in Texas. I just looked out the window and it's friggin raining. :) :) :) finally! This is the first rain in like 79 days... with most of that time above 100* :( This deserves a good ol' Texas "YEEEEEEEEEE HAAAA !!! :D :D

Anyway, I'm kinda bummed cause I had to re-register here at SBW and I lost my thread count. There goes any chance I ever had of catching Pete :( :)

Tire Question?
I am running 207's right now and it's time for a back tire, front is good still..3/4 left, I was thinking about going to the Pilot's. I'd like to do a little better than 3000 miles per back tire.
Is it a good idea to run two different kinds of tires or should I just buy another 207 and wait till next time, then replace both of them?

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[This message has been edited by Ratsalad (edited September 11, 2000).]
 

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Some people have had bad experiences mixing tires and most shops around recommend sticking to one brand.
I got 3500 miles on my pilot sports on my 900ss. No burnouts or wheelies at all. Some highway miles, 900 or so, and the rest around town and on weekend rides. Very happy with the tires. They stick very well but take a little longer than 207s to warm up.

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Ratsalad, send some of that rain down this way, would ya? Glad y'all are getting some; we need it badly.

The general consensus is to stick with the same tires. Makes sense to me that you would want a set of tires that were designed as just that, a set.


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Here we go with the mixing tire discussion again. There is nothing wrong with doing it. It is just not very common. ;) It is personal preference. I know of top level racers(non-factory) that have actually mixed the tires on their race bike due to the different characteristics. Not mentioning team names, but I saw it with me own little eyes. Of course, if you are being provide with tires by the Manufacturer then you wouldn't dare try this. :eek:

For the typical street rider it would not make any difference. I have mixed Metzelers with Dunlops myself and I'm still living. :D If I were going to a track to thrash the bike hard then I would think alittle harder about it. ;)

From what I have been told, you will not get much better mileage out of the comparable Pilot. I also got about 3k on my rear 207 and about 3300 miles on the front.



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RCjohn:
I have mixed Metzelers with Dunlops myself and I'm still living.

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Yeah, and he's mixed brothers with sisters and their babies are still living, so it must be O.K. with tires. :p :D

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Yeah, and he's mixed brothers with sisters and their babies are still living, so it must be O.K. with tires.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>






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My Triumph Sprint RS came with the new Bridgestone Battlax BT020s. They stick like glue even when cold and show very little wear with 1,000 miles on them. Nice linear turn-in response too. I recommend them very highly. When the Dunlop 207s on my wife Ducati wear out I plan to replace them with BT020s.

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