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Old 01-26-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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The tires you are running are great for your bike. You just want a change or you're unhappy with the rubber? What's up?
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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I love the way my Metz Z-6'S handle me and SWMBO on our ST1 - best yet in the 35K miles the "Fat Lady" has toted us through....but Ace makes a point.



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Old 01-26-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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er, ST1100...only had one cuppa today.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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Ordder ya up a set a cheng shins from the JC Whitley catalog. I run 'em at 50 PSI. Slide like a monkey with zero feel. Ya can't ask for a better thrill fer the doller. They won't last long enuf ta dissapoint neither.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:47 AM   #5
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My order is already in! Handlebar end mount raccoon tails, too!
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:57 AM   #6
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I've got Pilot Powers on my Speed Triple and I like 'em a lot, but they square off pretty quickly. I'd imagine Pilot Roads are about as good as it gets for sport touring. Another tire I'm also considering is the Diablo Stradale.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
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I have used Bridgestone BT 50 and BT 56 in heavy rain while riding daily (monsoon rains) in Tokyo and in the countryside in Japan. They were 160/60/17 size in back and 120/60/17 in front. Both were good and the dual rubber design resisted squaring off fairly well. I liked the BT 50 so much I bought BT 56 when the BT 50 wore out. I am now using Continental Road Attack tires in the same sizes on a ZX 6 Kawasaki. They are OK in the rain but are slower in steering feel than the previous BT 50 I had on that bike from new. I like the Continental's OK I guess but I wish I had bought the newer Bridgestones like BT 20 or other new ones for better or sharper steering feel.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:39 AM   #8
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Michelin have some new Pilot Roads coming out. Calling them the Pilot Road 2CT, similar to the Power 2CT, in which it has 2 compounds. Apparently it is the same Compound in the center of the current Pilot Road, but softer edges



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Old 01-26-2007, 11:41 AM   #9
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I ran Macadam 100's which was what the Pilot Road series evolved from on my '97 VFR, and I ran Pilot Roads on my Bandit and a set on my Trophy along with Avon Azzaros.



I'd stick with the Pilot Roads myself, they're an excellent long wearing wet sticking tire.
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Sticky, Toroidial and Black.
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