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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tires for the SV650s

Howdy... I'm starting to love the Metzler M4's I have on my SV.... 5700 HARD miles on them and they still have a bunch of tread left. BUT... I think another 1000 miles and i'll need a new set. I really don't know much about shopping for sportbike tires - what should i look for? My rear is a 160 and my front is a 120 i believe. What are some good tires to look into for aggresive street riding?

I have a set of Battlax Bt090R race tires set aside for track days, so i don't really want to ruin 'em within 1200 miles on the street....
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Michelin Pilot Powers, Prellie Diablos and Dunlop Qualifiers are my choices in that order.

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Michelin Pilot Powers, Prellie Diablos and Dunlop Qualifiers are my choices in that order.
but i haven't gone with the pilot powers yet....I never had a problem out of several sets of pirilli diablo's tho. I am going with the pilot powers for sure after I run these battle axe's out.
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putting powers on mine right now, will let you know in a week or two

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I have a Pilot Power in the front. Love it.
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I have a Pilot Power in the front. Love it.
mix match huh.....not good man! I've almost had a couple bad spills that way. I know you probably don't ride as hard as I do tho.
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PILOT POWERS!

Nothing else to even consider!!!!!!!!!




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PILOT POWERS!

Nothing else to even consider!!!!!!!!!
F'n A right!! Do me a favor and next time you go out riding with a bunch of people look at what they have. i guarantee there will be a bunch of Pilots. There's a reason why. If I could afford it, I would change my Qualifiers out ASAP. And I only have 400 miles on them. Just can't trust them like I trusted my Pilots before I traded my bike in.
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PILOT POWERS!

Nothing else to even consider!!!!!!!!!
and I've only put 75 miles on mine. They are tremendous.



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and I've only put 75 miles on mine. They are tremendous.
Wait til you get more. The more you ride on 'em the more you love them. I can't wait to get 'em for my new bike.
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Wait til you get more. The more you ride on 'em the more you love them. I can't wait to get 'em for my new bike.
They are soo sticky. I'm running them at recommend psi (36 & 33)...I'm gonna drop them 2 pounds. That should put them right where they need to be.



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I kept mine at 36 and 34 and they worked great for me.
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I kept mine at 36 and 34 and they worked great for me.
Is that the recommended pressure or lower?



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Is that the recommended pressure or lower?
For mine, it was. 2 pounds lower would be alright I guess.
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For mine, it was. 2 pounds lower would be alright I guess.
Yeah unless your hauling your girl...which I do frequently....then it's gotta go back up...I can have that extra weight wearing out my tires.



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Yeah unless your hauling your girl...which I do frequently....then it's gotta go back up...I can have that extra weight wearing out my tires.
I took my gipl on her first ride on the new bike tonight. Usually after each ride when I come to a stop at the garage she'll slide down off the rear seat in between my ass and the front of the rear seat and hump me. I was fine with it on the old bike because the gap wasn't real big and she wouldn't touch the paint with her jeans. But my new ish has a decent gap where her little ass could possibly hit the paint. Needless to say, she heard it from me. I appologized though, because she didn't know. But she'll never do that again. I gotta keep the black clean, yo!
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I took my gipl on her first ride on the new bike tonight. Usually after each ride when I come to a stop at the garage she'll slide down off the rear seat in between my ass and the front of the rear seat and hump me. I was fine with it on the old bike because the gap wasn't real big and she wouldn't touch the paint with her jeans. But my new ish has a decent gap where her little ass could possibly hit the paint. Needless to say, she heard it from me. I appologized though, because she didn't know. But she'll never do that again. I gotta keep the black clean, yo!
Truth...you can't have her shanking the new paint.



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I wonder what this guy is gonna get for tires.
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I wonder what this guy is gonna get for tires.
I think there is only 1 choice...



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mix match huh.....not good man! I've almost had a couple bad spills that way. I know you probably don't ride as hard as I do tho.
i cant remember the last time ive had 2 of the same tire.
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