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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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What tires are on your ride?

Currently I'm riding Bridgestone Battlax BT-020's. I don't track my ride so I need the extra wear of dual-compound rubber. I had a set of Metzler MEZ4's that didn't wear all that well.

What's your preference?
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I'm running Dunlops right now, seem to be alright.

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Just switched to Metzler Z6's from Pilot sports. Wore out Z4's which came on my K1200RS in 7K miles of spirtited riding.
Pilot sports lasted 4K miles, but gripped great.
Z6's grip seems to be right up with Pilot sports, now lets see how many miles I get out of them.

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I'm currently using Dunlops
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Wore out Z4's which came on my K1200RS in 7K miles of spirtited riding.
"spirtited"
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Tomahawks AKA Fruit Loops

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lol, that'd make a good avatar. :p
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:smilelol: :smilelol: :smilelol:

I've never seen a bike with those on, but I see them in all the magazines.


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I've never seen a bike with those on, but I see them in all the magazines.
Never seen them on a bike in person.
But I hear when the do a burn out, the color is left in the pavement :smilelol:

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I've got a set of dunslop 207RR's on right now, but there is a set of Pirelli Diablo's sitting in my living room waiting for the weekend!

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Never seen them on a bike in person.
But I hear when the do a burn out, the color is left in the pavement :smilelol:
Yeah they do. I saw a ninja with the greens on it..yuck, it was way too much green..especially with the green powder coat rims.. :ack:




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lol, that'd make a good avatar. :p
somebody had to do it right?? a change of pace for a bit.. :smilelol: :smilelol:




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I have Dunlop D204's right now. Only lasting about 5K. Switching to Pilot Race H2's... Have a spare rear that I want to put a dual compound on, but haven't decided what yet. :bike:
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I have Dunlop D204's right now. Only lasting about 5K. Switching to Pilot Race H2's... Have a spare rear that I want to put a dual compound on, but haven't decided what yet. :bike:

As far as dual compound, my Bridgestone's are great. They made a huge difference, and I noticed immediately. They're wearing well so far as well.
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I got the best wear to grip ratio from my Avon Azaros AV45/46's. Great tire for the street with nice long life. Never slipped on the street once. I'm currently checking out the BT-014's and have to say they are pretty sweet as well. They grip pretty good but slip it bit when not warmed up. Not sure on tread life, we'll have to see.

Try the Avons, you won't be sorry. Everyone who I've talked to who runs them on the street agrees, they are a great tire.
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