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Help with Pilot Powers

As you know I ride a 03, ZX6RR I need tires front and rear, I have no Idea what size to get (first time putting tires on) or what the #s even mean!

I went to Ironpony.com what is the difference between Pilot Powers and 2CT Pilot Powers?

Also I do a fair bit of straight hi-way driving, would you still recommend PP?

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As you know I ride a 03, ZX6RR I need tires front and rear, I have no Idea what size to get (first time putting tires on) or what the #s even mean!

I went to Ironpony.com what is the difference between Pilot Powers and 2CT Pilot Powers?

Also I do a fair bit of straight hi-way driving, would you still recommend PP?

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lots of hwy not alot of twisties....I would recommend Pilot Roads...

just match up the #s with what ever tire you buy and you will be fine.

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lots of hwy not alot of twisties....I would recommend Pilot Roads...

just match up the #s with what ever tire you buy and you will be fine.
And the 2ct's have a softer compound on the tires edge for even better cornering grip.



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So you would say Pilot Roads, we do have corners we just have to ride a bit to get to them lol. are the roads still a good tire for the corners?

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So you would say Pilot Roads, we do have corners we just have to ride a bit to get to them lol. are the roads still a good tire for the corners?
they are still great with plenty of grip for your average to above average corner carver...

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Well considering I still have ľĒ chicken strips left I donít think Iím above average!

Pilot Roads it is, thanks
Wow that was easy.

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if all your gonna do is super slab riding, then pilot powers arent for you, go with a sport touring tire.

if you want something that still has very good corning characteristics, yet is still made for commuting and what not, go with the pilot sport.

if you want strictly an easy going tire that will give good grip in all situations and last a long time, go with the pilot road.

The difference between the 2ct and the regular model is next to nothing. The 2ct has sort of a 2 ply compound that gives it an advantage at the track (SLIGHT). thats all, they are practically the same tire.
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Well considering I still have ľĒ chicken strips left I donít think Iím above average!

Pilot Roads it is, thanks
Wow that was easy.


you won't be disappointed.

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oh yea, and as far as sizing goes your tires size should be listed on a sticker somewhere on your bike, or in your OM. if they are factory tires the'll be on the wall, your looking for a series of 3 numbers that look like this


###/##zr##

mine are 160/60 zr17 for rear and 120/60 zr17 for front.

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front 120/70ZR17 M/C
back 180/55ZR17 M/C


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front 120/70ZR17 M/C
back 180/55ZR17 M/C

Same size as mine. Go with the Powers you wont regret it.
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i am losing the power, i think i am going to goto the roads when these are down, the 140 miles a day are just evil for the PP



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why not get the pilot sports... a compromise at least.
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the 140 broken down into 62 country roads, 78 super slab miles



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You might want to check your sizes again. I'm pretty sure the RR comes with 120/65 front. I know the 6R does. the '03 anyway.
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Found this on ebay thought you USAers might like it. Shipping is in the price

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...3504&rd=1&rd=1

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Found this on ebay thought you USAers might like it. Shipping is in the price

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...3504&rd=1&rd=1

Thats a bit high when ridenow.com has them for much less.
http://www.ridenow.com/product/detail/MPP-120/180.aspx

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Thats a bit high when ridenow.com has them for much less.
http://www.ridenow.com/product/detail/MPP-120/180.aspx
I dont think they ship to Canada

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You might want to check your sizes again. I'm pretty sure the RR comes with 120/65 front. I know the 6R does. the '03 anyway.
Did you see this, man?
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