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Old 09-01-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:09 AM   #3
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I can't see the article; I just get a small line of gibberish in my browser when I go to it.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:22 AM   #4
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Yeah I think someone needs to fix that.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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‹âÿÿ"×2 ‹‹ÿÿ. I agree completely, except for the second point.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:37 AM   #6
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I purchased Pilot Powers for my Buell Cyclone after using the OEM dismal D205's and the mediocre D208's, and the excellent Pirelli Diablo and Diablo Corsas, [should have never changed from these...]. I found the Pilot Powers very harsh, so much so that I had to check the air pressure twice with digital gauges to make sure they were not overinflated. While I felt like it read every pebble on the road, so feedback would have to be rated at Excellent, it did not have the turn-in quickness of the D208's, or the overall smoothness of the Diablo's and Diablo Corsas. And I am not sure if it grips as much as the Diablo Corsas, and it does not breed as much confidence as the Diablo's for me. I wonder if any one else has had issues with the extremely choppy/uncomfortable ride that I am experiencing at 32 front/36 rear pressures? And the Cyclone is a 500lb bike, and I am 220lbs. plus, so they are definately not underloaded! I cannot comment on longevity as I have only used them for 1000 miles. The Dunlop D206's lasted 3000 miles, D205's and the Pirelli's 4000-4500.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:49 AM   #7
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I don't need the article. I already know the Pilots are great tires.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:07 PM   #8
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Your tires are overinflated. Pilot Powers work best at considerably lower inflation pressure than Dunlops or Pirellis.



Unfortunately, they work best at pressures that invite bending rims on city streets if you have lightweight forged Al rims like mine.

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Old 09-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #9
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...well, I have used Dunlop's in the past and they seem to be woefully inadequate for the task of moving a sportbike swiftly... I have a monster that is equipped with Dragons and all my other bikes are running on Pilot Power... in my opinion, the Pilot is far superior to the Dragons (but I guess that's personal preference) but I run them at 30/32 on the road and at 28/28 on the track... I feel you have a little to much pressure, if anything... my 2 cents
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:37 PM   #10
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