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I'm trying to buy a tire for my bike. The only place I've priced is at the dealership. Anyone know of a website or somewhere I might can get it cheaper.
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Cheapest price on the only tires that matter. Pilot Power.



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Thanks for the help, I checked out that site and I like what I see. Only one question, Pilot Power or Pilot Power 2CT?
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Thanks for the help, I checked out that site and I like what I see. Only one question, Pilot Power or Pilot Power 2CT?
How hard do you ride twisties, can you drag a knee? Do you plan on needing to replace you tires in fewer miles? Do you ride mostly straight roads? Answer these questions and then your choice of tires may need to change. PPs aren't necessary for everyone.

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Gotcha, I don't do many twisties and I'm back and forth on the Interstate alot. I'll go with the PP for now. Maybe once I get some experience I'll upgrade. Thank for the help.
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Gotcha, I don't do many twisties and I'm back and forth on the Interstate alot. I'll go with the PP for now. Maybe once I get some experience I'll upgrade. Thank for the help.
PP2s are more for like a track style ride, people who run twisties and ride hard. Grip the road a little better becuase the compound is softer so it heats up quicker and grips the road better.

Regular Pilot Powers, well, my riding which varies for all types, usually get only like 3000 miles on a set, having to replace front and rear when I do oil changes.

Remember, the life of the tyre will go down if you ride with people on the back of your bike.
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Gotcha, I don't do many twisties and I'm back and forth on the Interstate alot. I'll go with the PP for now. Maybe once I get some experience I'll upgrade. Thank for the help.
If that's how you ride, don't buy the PPs... you will just wear down the center and they will last about 3-4k miles.

Buy something with a harder compound, like a road or sport-touring tire. No Worries or FNFalman will both have good suggestions for tires that will give you lots of miles.
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I know a lot of people that all they do is highway riding, barely any twisties and stuff like that, who run the Dunlops. Although when they are in the twisties, they get nailed by everyone with PPs and are usually at the back of the pack.

However, my Dunlops that came on the R6 lasted me like 6K miles and I actually had a guy who races buy them off me to use as like BS track tyres.
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Gotcha, I don't do many twisties and I'm back and forth on the Interstate alot. I'll go with the PP for now. Maybe once I get some experience I'll upgrade. Thank for the help.
Don't buy PPs. Buy something like conty roadattacks or pilot roads. You need something that won't wear in the middle.

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Well, I liked the Qualifier that was on it but I just had to go and run over a stupid nail. I heard it isn't safe to ride on plug, is that right?
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soft compound tires should never be plugged
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soft compound tires should never be plugged


as a rule that is true. I have about 3k on my rear pilot Road with a plug in it. And I've hit the dragon n other twisties a few tymes this summer too wit it in. But That does mean it wont pop when I head to class tonight


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Quals were pretty good for stock tires, you will get more use out of a hard compound tire though if you ride a lot of interstate/straight roads and if you plan on being really hard on the tires by wheelies/stoppies instead of a soft tire like the Quals/PPs.

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