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View Poll Results: Which Tire is Best
Michelin Pilot Power 2CT 10 29.41%
Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S-20 7 20.59%
Metzeler Sportec M3 Supersport 2 5.88%
Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 3 8.82%
Dunlop Q2 12 35.29%
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post #31 of 833 Old 03-23-2009, 01:22 PM
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No track time, though folks remark at just how narrow the 'chicken strips' are. They were about an eighth of an inch. I've leaned over pretty good and they felt solid. YMMV

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post #32 of 833 Old 03-23-2009, 01:46 PM
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imo u can't go wrong with either the Metzelers or the 2ct's both are fantastic tires


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post #33 of 833 Old 03-23-2009, 04:34 PM
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without a doubt i always run michelin pilot roads longest lasting tire i have ever seen.
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post #34 of 833 Old 03-23-2009, 04:43 PM
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I've been running the Dunlop Roadsmart because of the dual compound as I do a LOT of commuting on my bike, and spend the weekends up in the mountains leaning it over as far as it'll go.

As for picking something from your options, I'd go w/ the metzelers.
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post #35 of 833 Old 03-23-2009, 05:41 PM
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i have a set of bt 16's on mine and love them
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post #36 of 833 Old 03-23-2009, 08:19 PM
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ive got about 15000ks out of my 2cts and they prob have a few more.. I use it as a daily ride untill a month ago.. nice and sticky in the corners and good in the wet aswell..

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i was thinking about getting the pilots as well i had the m3 i loved them they stick like glue in turns i never had it break loose on me i got 4500 miles on the back and the tire is a little bit over half left and i do wheelies everyday no burnouts
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post #38 of 833 Old 03-25-2009, 05:49 AM
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I have not taken this bike to the track. When I did have a bike I took to the track I always ran qualifiers. They were sticky, just did not last long. Kind of diassapointed with them. 4-5 years ago, they lasted decent, 2 years ago i got less 3000 out of a rear. I called dunlop and asked what they did differently, they said they changed the compund slighty. So I have backed off them for now, until I hear otherwise. Thanks for all the comments about tires! Looks like its down to 2cts and M3's!

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Alirght everyone looks like I am going with the pilot power 2ct's front and back. It was either the m3's or 2ct's. Thanks for everyone's help!

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i just got the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso's and so far they are a lot better then the stock Battleax's that came with the bike. I have read that they are some of the quickest warming tires you can buy on the market so far. You do feel more of the road then some other tires as well but i really like them. As for the mileage of those tires i can't say just yet. But you can't go wrong with power piolt's.
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2cts are fabulous, I will never buy anything else, I have always used these.. if not the 2cts get the regular Pilot powers, you can't go wrong!!
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Arrow Tires tires tires.....

I need a new set of tires front and rear since i am new to the game i would like all the help i can get. First off can i run a 190 on an 05 636? Also what you feel is the best bang for the buck and no i dont race or anything js want a solid tire that will hold up for not a rediculous price. Im looking forward to your suggestions. Thank you!
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post #43 of 833 Old 04-28-2009, 04:40 PM
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Aside from the stockers which are bridgestone battleaxes, that in my humble oppinion is akin to riding on wet pvc pipe, I ran qualifiers after them. Huge improvement! Price was about average. Now that I've moved back home, I live in BFE & ride about five miles of dirt & mud anytime I go anywhere so incase you need something more into the 'all-terrain' scheme of things, look into the dunlop 616.

When it comes to price, just don't buy the damn things from a stealership & you'll most likely be gett'n a decent deal.

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post #44 of 833 Old 04-29-2009, 04:37 AM
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I have just put tires on my 00. People rave about Mich Pilot Powers, but mileage is not too good. I commute to work and don't race so went for Mich Pilot Road 2's. These have a harder touring compound centre with pilot power sides. Apparently good in wet and soft on the sides where it counts - you also get excellent mileage on the street.
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post #45 of 833 Old 04-29-2009, 03:31 PM
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depends on how you ride and the type of riding you do, also the weather where you live.
i swear by bridgestone bt14's. for me the best for fast and wet riding
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