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post #1 of 16 Old 07-17-2012, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Best Price I Found for Tires

I went for a 358 mile dual sport / twisty run on Sunday and came home to this:



So needless to say I've been doing some tire shopping.

www.sportbiketrackgear.com seems to have the best prices I found out of the 5 sites I checked. (Bike Bandit, Comp Acc, Manchester Honda, MC Superstore, SW Moto)

PR3 for $293.98 per set

PR2 for $258.95 per set

Pirelli Angel ST for $268.98 per set

I haven't decided what I'm going with yet but most likely the PR3.

Just thought I would share what I found today. Anybody got a better deal?

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post #2 of 16 Old 07-17-2012, 11:01 AM
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Any thoughts on Metzeler M3s? Kid just got a pair from Dennis Kirk for 225.00 delivered.

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As you can see from the center of my tire, I ran these pretty hard on the highway for MANY miles and they squared off.

The Michelin tires above have a dual compound, hard in the middle and softer on the sides so they won't square off as bad or as fast when I have to hit the highway a lot. The Pirelli tires are designed for high mileage as well.

The tires I'm looking at are sport-touring tires and should last quite a bit longer and square off less than the Metzeler M3 tires.

The Metzeler M3 that your son picked up should provide more grip throughout the life of the tire. I can't speak to the quality or usability as I have never run that tire before.

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unless your doing TONS and TONS of wet rain riding the road 2's will be plenty.

Hell i actually went back to a road 2 in the rear from pilot power 2ct's cus they just last longer and offer PLENTY of grip.

I do TONS of twisty riding but have been finding myself using the moto around town and the short 8 mi commute to school... the power 2ct wore the center out rather quick (went through it in 2500mi, and 2800on the power 2ct before that) ... so i switched back to a road 2 in the rear and have been pleasantly surprised.... i though i would sacrifice some girp... but in all honesty and i have TRIED to break it loose (talking mid corner in first wacking the throttle) ... and the front tire just comes up.

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I just bought the PR2's from STG. Best price I could find.

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Good to know, I've heard good things about the PR2, thought I would give the PR3 a try but sounds like a PR2 would be right for me and I'll save $35 to boot.

And we'll see how well the PR2 runs on dirt, those bald Pilot Powers were doing a whole lot of dancing. I was steering with the throttle quite a bit.......

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Any thoughts on Metzeler M3s? Kid just got a pair from Dennis Kirk for 225.00 delivered.
I had Metzler M3's and got about 3500 miles out of them. I'm on PR2's and have 9000 and counting. Much more life for the price difference. I have a set of PR3's stocked up for when these wear out.

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I'll be interested to hear about the differences you find, if any, going from the PR2 to the PR3.

Then again, it's always hard to compare tires unless you're replacing brand new x tires with brand new y tires. Comparing the new PR3 tires to what you remember the PR2 tires were 9000 miles ago seems a little difficult and unscientific.

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From what I've read the PR3's are suppose to have better wet traction. All I know is that when I rode the parkway in May I was told by the people behind me that I was throwing a 10ft rooster tail in the air and it felt like I was riding on dry pavement with the PR2's. I got the PR3's for free https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ree-30182.html so I figured I would try the PR3's out.

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Congrats on the win, I clicked on the link and I must say I'm jealous of the shopping list of free stuff.

I'm still waiting on my big win.......

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Good to know, I've heard good things about the PR2, thought I would give the PR3 a try but sounds like a PR2 would be right for me and I'll save $35 to boot.

And we'll see how well the PR2 runs on dirt, those bald Pilot Powers were doing a whole lot of dancing. I was steering with the throttle quite a bit.......


id imagine the pr3's will have ever so slightly more grip in the dirt than the pr2's simply due to the extra small tread.

That stated... for a street tire the pr2's do decent in the dirt, made it up some stuff on the 919 that make people go wtf.

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Ordered up the PR2 set from SBTG for $258.95 and free shipping. Couldn't find any promo codes that worked though.

I tried to get Cycle Gear to match the price, then you can pay $20 for mount and balance if you remove the wheels yourself. They refused, said they stopped matching online prices.

I have a local guy that does it for $25 so no big loss.

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I just ordered a rear ($155, free ship)
I found a code for 15% off tires, but it was expired

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I just ordered a rear ($155, free ship)
I found a code for 15% off tires, but it was expired
ALPINE2012 ? I found that code and got excited, didn't work for me either.

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That's the one!

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According to FedEx tracking the tires will be here Monday, so no riding this weekend. I'll have to pull a chair on to the beach with a cooler full of beer to cope with not riding this weekend........

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