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Old 11-16-2006, 06:29 AM   #1
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Metzeler Z6's.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:33 AM   #2
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I have used the Macadam and the Pilot Road; both with success. If you can find the Macadam, I would be surprised. I looked for the100x as a replacement for the 90X that came stock on my 1150RT with no luck. I tried the Metzler Roadtec Z6 and did not care for them. I have put 20k on two sets of Pilot Road (front & rear). I feel good grip from as low as 25deg and heavy rain. The Pilot Road is my tire of choice.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:34 AM   #3
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It sounds like the Scorpion wears pretty well. How much mileage do you expect to get out of a motorcycle tire?
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:35 AM   #4
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Dunlap Elite 3.



Concours riders use them so you can't go wrong.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:40 AM   #5
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I got over 20K out of my last set of tires.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:45 AM   #6
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You went and did the car tire on the Concours, didn't ya?
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:45 AM   #7
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Nope, they were Dunlop Elite II's in GL1500 size.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:37 AM   #8
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Default Screw all that.... here's what WORKS on an XB buell!!!

ContiSportAttack!



Transforms the handling. Totally from good to GREAT! No adverse effects from different brands front and rear (though I will go to this brand for the front when it's time....), plenty of rubber to wear, had it on the bike for about 2500 miles, and it's looking like it will wear about double from the stock tire. (from which BTW I only got about 2500 miles of wear...)



How did you get 7K out of the rear tire on yours? I can't keep my wrist still. It's just too much fun to pin the throttle.



Serously, I researched the pi$$ out of this, and absolutely love the way it turned out.



Shiny side up!!



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Old 11-16-2006, 07:43 AM   #9
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http://www.conti-online.com/generato...attack_en.html
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:53 AM   #10
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Buell don't suggest Bridgestones?



Tires for street bikes, even sport bikes are relatively hard with sipes for rain. The mileage you get on a tire is mostly dependent on how you ride.
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