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View Poll Results: What type of tires do you buy?
The stickier the better! 12 41.38%
I need more milage from my tires! 4 13.79%
I want the best of both worlds! 13 44.83%
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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Red face What type of tires do you buy?

Do you go for performence or milage or somin in the middle?? (see poll)

I use to try to get something in the middle.. not the stickiest so that I get some desent milage...but as I find myself pushing it harder I'm going more for sticky....




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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 11:28 AM
 
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Living in a flat-and-straight state, mileage is more necessary, sadly The few curves I ride typically have gravel so stickiness wouldn't really help there anyway.

'Course track day needs are opposite, but I presume that wasn't your angle.
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I go for the sticky race compound for the way I ride I need it. Granted I don't get the best mileage out of my Pirilli Diablo's but they are the best tire I have ever used. Pirelli came out with a new tire late last year or early this year called the Pirelli Strata. I really don't know if I want to risk a mileage tire over the stickyness. If I bought the strata's and I didn't like them I would be really pissed off and would be stuck with them.
I have 2 friends that have the strata's one being KatanaMan, and a friend on a 04 SV1000. They are not at my rideing level so they can't tell me how well they handle under high speed curves and such.
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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 11:43 AM
 
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I have Dunlop 208's on the Bee...I guess besides being old and fat...I'm cheap too
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Kan you're right I'm refering to the street!

SV.. I totally understand...




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I will stay with My battlax 020's or what ever the heck they are. The Sport and highway use are among the highest rated for all round and look as racey as any full soft course tire Ive seen. I think of myself as a more two up Sport tour rider then Sport racer. I am a lot more milder on the street. It that "love my liscens thing". When I do get after it the Battlax has been there so far?
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Picture riding the Dragon every day, but with a 2,000 foot elevation gain (and drop); that's my favorite road. I use Metzeler Sportec's because of the neutral handling. Mileage be darned.
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Until something better comes along... I am a Michelin Pilot Power man!

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Living where I do and ridding the way I do, Ill take the stickiest tires I can get.
Anybody want to buy a used set of BT014's? Just over 500 miles.

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Until something better comes along... I am a Michelin Pilot Power man!
I have been shocked at the mileage I'm getting from the Powers.

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Really... I have them on my 9R and was the first one in all of WOS or anybody else we ride with to get them. So we'll see how they fair...
I should go home and check the log on the bike and see how many miles I have on them...




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We were comparing the Power with a 208. The Power on my Gixxer 1000 and the 208 on a ZX10. We ride mostly together and the tires were installed on the same day. We both have just over 1500 miles on the rear with two track days.
My Power looks about 50% while the 208 only has about 20% left.
I think the power sticks better than the 208 in the first place.

So do you save any money buy buying a 208 if it doesn't last as long?

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That's a good comparison....

Don't get me wrong I LOVE my Powers and think they are the best tire out there. I haven't heard one person disagree with that POV!! They are dang near the official tire of WOS!




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I just rolled over to 19k today, so i've got 5k on the diablo's now. they are getting thin, but they are holding in there.
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2200 miles is my best for the Diablo's.
I only get an average of 2000 miles from a rear. Maybe 3000 from a stock installed tire if I left it on that long.

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Yeah...what did the 1K come with? You said you have powers on it... I don't think it came with those...




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Im loving the Diablo Stradas! Warm up quick, ride well in cool weather, lean quick, and havent slipped once. Pretty confident tire
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Yeah...what did the 1K come with? You said you have powers on it... I don't think it came with those...
BT014's on the 05. They Seemed to be a good tire till I slipped the front at the gap and they were gone. They probably would be a great set of tires for the average rider. Want to buy them! Less than 500 miles.

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