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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Need opinions on tires?

I'm new to this forum and new to riding, so I'm not full of knowledge when it comes to bikes. I know I need new tires in the spring, I just don't know what to go with...I don't ride crazy like wheelies and taking exit ramps at 80 mph, but I would like a tire that I can feel safe with when taking a turn. Most of my riding is highway and urban roads...mostly straight. I was told to go with
Dunlop...forgot what model tire, but any other suggestions in tires and would you know how much it would roughly cost?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 10:34 PM
 
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Pilot Power by Michelin. You will thank me later. This was the highest ranked tire by Sportrider( I hate sportrider) and Performace Bikes from the UK. Gasman bought them and loves them. They are so good of a tire that Endurance racers use them because they are, well awsome

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Looks and sounds good, couldn't find a price on there though...know how much they run?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 10:51 PM
 
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Pilot Power by Michelin. You will thank me later. This was the highest ranked tire by Sportrider( I hate sportrider) and Performace Bikes from the UK. Gasman bought them and loves them. They are so good of a tire that Endurance racers use them because they are, well awsome

http://motous.webmichelin.com/home.htm
Yeppers...they rock!!!



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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Awesome, not as much as I thought they'd be! Now I just need to find out how much it would cost to get them mounted and balance and install on the bike around here.
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Yeppers...they rock!!!
Especially this time of year when they are rocking up on stands in the garage, eh??
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Especially this time of year when they are rocking up on stands in the garage, eh??
Yep!! They are about 4 inchs off the ground as I type!!




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And you are getting GREAT wear out of them...they will last a long time...I will probably be on my next set of tires before yours get out again
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think I'll go with the pilots, check em out in person. I'll see how the Dunlops are also, but I'm liking the pilots for now. Thanks for the info.
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