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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sport Touring tires?

Ok... So I'm planning my trip from Portland to Deals Gap... and I don't think the Pilot Powers would have much left on them by the time I get to the Gap... and DEFINATLY not enough for comfort to ride back and finish the summer... so I'm thinking of going with some of these

Metzeler Roadtec Z6


Pilot Road


Pirelli Diablo Strada

anyone with any experience with any of these?
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theres a good article in one of my bike mags i have that gives some good examples on tires touring s-touring and sport, i'll have a looksie tomorrow and get back at ya if you dont get what you're lookin for tonight
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theres a good article in one of my bike mags i have that gives some good examples on tires touring s-touring and sport, i'll have a looksie tomorrow and get back at ya if you dont get what you're lookin for tonight
Sport Rider...2 issues ago.



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Sport Rider...2 issues ago.
I might have that one... what's on the cover?
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I might have that one... what's on the cover?
you got it, i dont know whats on the cover though... id have to search through the stack of b ike mags in my bathroom and im warm in bed right now thank you very much.
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I might have that one... what's on the cover?
The mightyest of the mighty...THE GSXR 750.



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The mightyest of the mighty...THE GSXR 750.
dont' think I have it then... I'll have to search through my mags... about a month ago I put them all in my storage... a good three boxes of them... Bitch's are HEAVY!
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shoot if you want it i'll mail it to ya, just send me 80 bucks for shipping to alaska
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It's been scanned and posted on here before. Standby.



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shoot if you want it i'll mail it to ya, just send me 80 bucks for shipping to alaska
**** not THAT important!
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lol im just messin. marko is right it is around here somewhere.
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This is only the Pilot Power and PP 2ct comparo...






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lol im just messin. marko is right it is around here somewhere.
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Basically...If I remember correctly...the touring tires offer plenty of grip for the average rider. However, you're gonna loose the feel of the traction.

Here's a few articles from SR: HERE.



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it really boils down to a trade off in traction/durability, not to hard to comprehend.

ST tires will do you fine at the gap, your still a new rider, you can hang back with me and take it easy while some of these other guys are ridin their nuts off.
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it really boils down to a trade off in traction/durability, not to hard to comprehend.

ST tires will do you fine at the gap, your still a new rider, you can hang back with me and take it easy while some of these other guys are ridin their nuts off.
And it's not a huge difference in traction for the most part either. But yes...if your not railing tough all day you'll be fine on them. Of coure...since your Military and rich...you could mount the ST's then mount the PP when you get to the gap. Remount the ST's for the ride home.



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Basically...If I remember correctly...the touring tires offer plenty of grip for the average rider. However, you're gonna loose the feel of the traction.

Here's a few articles from SR: HERE.
Yeah I found that link but both the Michelin and Pirelli links dont' work
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I have been using Avon's sport/touring AV45 and AV46 tires:http://www.soundrider.com/archive/products/avon.htm. They are terrific. But Avon is coming out with new ones: http://www.sportrider.com/tech/tires..._touring_tire/
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Of coure...since your Military and rich...you could mount the ST's then mount the PP when you get to the gap. Remount the ST's for the ride home.
Where's that HUGE ass rolling smilie when I need it!?

are you serious? I'm not rich... I've just been saving for a vacation for a while... this is gonna eat most of my savings... (still gotta keep an emergancy fund)
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Ok... So I'm planning my trip from Portland to Deals Gap... and I don't think the Pilot Powers would have much left on them by the time I get to the Gap..?
So stop in Colorado. I'll show you some dragons.
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