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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Got a new tire

So yesterday I caught a nail on my way into work and killed my rear Dunlop 218. So I called around and nobody in town can get the Powers in under 3 business days. Since the SV is my only way of getting to work these days that just wasn't going to cut it. So I'll provide you all with my opinions on the new Qualifiers being put on my bike this morning, as that was the only thing available. I'm not too disappointed, I'm not really good enough to use the Powers to their potential anyway so I'll just wait until my next set. I still have to order the front tire and get that put on probably next weekend but at least I'll have transportation this week.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 10:51 AM
 
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The Qualifiers and the Pilot Powers are very close in performace....
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So that's why I saw you at the dealer this morning (I was picking up my license plate). What you're saying is that I should order the Pilots ASAP and keep them on hand for my first nail encounter?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 12:28 PM
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The Qualifiers and the Pilot Powers are very close in performace....
they are the equal competition for the Powers.

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So that's why I saw you at the dealer this morning (I was picking up my license plate). What you're saying is that I should order the Pilots ASAP and keep them on hand for my first nail encounter?
I would if that's what you want but, I try and keep a new set laying in wait at all times. That way if I need one on a Sunday ill have it.

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The Qualifiers and the Pilot Powers are very close in performace....
That's not what I've heard from many from here!




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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 04:19 PM
 
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tire debates will never end.
whatever is cheaper that works is my motto. if pilot's are cheaper, then go for it. if dunlops are on sale for less, even better. gently used DOT r comps for less is best <-- that's what i previously used.

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Well since I'm upgrading from a "Maxxis" front tire and incorrectly sized Dunlop 218 on the rear I think that I'll be happy. This will give me a good basis for comparison once I do give the Powers a try, maybe by then I'll be riding aggressive enough to actually tell the difference. I haven't been out on the new tire yet since I was up at the race track with my dad and brothers but I'll let you know my first impressions once I get the chance to scrub it in a bit.
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I would if that's what you want but, I try and keep a new set laying in wait at all times. That way if I need one on a Sunday ill have it.
thats a grand idea Jeeps, race on sunday, buy on monday
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Don't forget the Avon Azaro AV45 & AV46 tires. They are called sport/touring tires, but that's a disservice. They handle much better than the Sportec's and after 2,200 miles of twisty roads, they look great. Got caught in three mountain rainstorms, and I was amazed how well they perform. It was like my brain knew the road was wet, but the tires didn't.
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Don't forget the Avon Azaro AV45 & AV46 tires. They are called sport/touring tires, but that's a disservice. They handle much better than the Sportec's and after 2,200 miles of twisty roads, they look great. Got caught in three mountain rainstorms, and I was amazed how well they perform. It was like my brain knew the road was wet, but the tires didn't.
Good to know. I got 2 barely used ones given to me with the CBR600 F3 that I bought. There is a small chicken strip on the rear but nothing that handing the bike over to my friend in the North Georgia Mountains can't fix. And the reviews I read pretty much read like what you stated.

The sizes are...
AT45(Front) - 120/70/17
AT46(Back) - 180/55/17

I hope those are some good dimensions.

Which my current tires have some tread left in them and I'll ride those out for a little while as I get use to the bike.
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