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I need new tires!

I use my bike mostly for commuting back and forth to work. So I'm looking for a tire that is going to last a while and have some grip if I want to take a few tight curves. I just got this bike so I haven't searched out any sets yet. I need opinions please.

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post #2 of 62 Old 04-16-2014, 02:28 PM
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Michelin pilot road 2's or pilot road 3's .... they have gotten great reviews around here and will be my next set of tires.

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Michelin pilot road 2's or pilot road 3's .... they have gotten great reviews around here and will be my next set of tires.
My next tires will either be Michelin PR3s or PR4s. Depends on the price at the time.
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I'm running Bridgestone BT-023's right now and really like them but I think I'm going to try the PR-3's ar PR-4's next go around


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My local honda dealer had this in stock $260 Dunlop q2, bridge stone battle ax $220. Shinko $170. All ate with install and balance. Should I order online and wait?

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My next tires will either be Michelin PR3s or PR4s. Depends on the price at the time.
What kind of life do they give? Mileage wise. 4000, 5000?

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I use my bike mostly for commuting back and forth to work. So I'm looking for a tire that is going to last a while and have some grip if I want to take a few tight curves. I just got this bike so I haven't searched out any sets yet. I need opinions please.
What bike? Assuming it's a 919 the pilot road's (any gen) are great... I've run the pilot road 2's with good results and great mileage so far. and honestly, the main reason I went with those over the 3's was looks... and price a little... I just thought the 2's looked more aggressive and I didn't like how the sipes look on the 3's (and now 4's) my dad runs the 3's on his beemer and loves them... and I like the 2's, so any of those would be my suggestion... then it comes down to price and looks etc.
I've got 6500 on mine of mostly commuting and have no noticeable wear yet other than just a slight amount of flattening.

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What bike? Assuming it's a 919 the pilot road's (any gen) are great... I've run the pilot road 2's with good results and great mileage so far. and honestly, the main reason I went with those over the 3's was looks... and price a little... I just thought the 2's looked more aggressive and I didn't like how the sipes look on the 3's (and now 4's) my dad runs the 3's on his beemer and loves them... and I like the 2's, so any of those would be my suggestion... then it comes down to price and looks etc.
I've got 6500 on mine of mostly commuting and have no noticeable wear yet other than just a slight amount of flattening.
Yes on my 919

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Pilot roads 2 thus far! I'm on my second set. Got over 12k on the rear and over 13k on the front from the first set, that included 2 track days. Then on the 2nd set I have over 8k and 4 track days. Doing a lot of flat commuting now so the rear has squared off a bit. Will hit 10k easily before needing to be replaced again.

Next set will be road 2's again if I can find them for a good price. Otherwise I may have to step up to road 3s or 4s.

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My next tires will either be Michelin PR3s or PR4s. Depends on the price at the time.
I just put tires on the VFR... PR4s where about $10 more than the PR3. I was cautioned about buying PR2s since Michelin seems to be phasing them out and I didn't want to get stuck with a set that has been sitting on a shelf somewhere for years...



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I've used PR2 and PR3. PR3's were better, so I'm assuming the 4's will be even better.

I'm on Dunlop Roadsmart 2 right now. Only a few hundred miles, so I cannot comment on them yet. I was a big fan of Q2's, but they do not work well in colder conditions. And you won't get the mileage for commuting.

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Has anyone tried the New Michelin Pilot Road 5?

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Has anyone tried the New Michelin Pilot Road 5?
It's been about a month, they're due any day


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I see no one has mentioned Dunlop Q3...??? Amazing tires and about 1/2 the price of PR4's. I use them for both street bikes and track bikes...

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My next tire set I want to try the Q3's. I'm not so confident in my S20's as I thought I would be.

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Since you're looking for long life as well as grip in the curves, I'll throw in another vote for the Pilot Road 2s (or 3 or 4). My current set of Road 2s still look decent with over 10,000 miles on them, which includes an even mix of commuting and high-speed twisty mountain roads, as well as three track days (one wet, two dry).

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I just got my 919 it came with a new set of road smart 2s on it so far they seem decent only a lit 150 miles rode on them.

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I still liked the Dunlop 616's on my 919..... They wore pretty well and couple handle rough roads nicely.



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My next tire set I want to try the Q3's. I'm not so confident in my S20's as I thought I would be.
Tell us about the s20's. How's the front end feel? What was your previous set? I was under the impression that s20's didn't need much heat up time, and was good for the street.

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Since you're looking for long life as well as grip in the curves, I'll throw in another vote for the Pilot Road 2s (or 3 or 4). My current set of Road 2s still look decent with over 10,000 miles on them, which includes an even mix of commuting and high-speed twisty mountain roads, as well as three track days (one wet, two dry).
Well I can tell you I won't be doing any track days any time soon, my big ass doesn't belong on a motorcycle track.

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Well I can tell you I won't be doing any track days any time soon, my big ass doesn't belong on a motorcycle track.
You'd be surprised with what that 919 can do on the track. It's no slouch!

Besides, do a track day to vastly improve your skills. Not to mention having a boatload of fun in the process. You'll thank us later!

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You'd be surprised with what that 919 can do on the track. It's no slouch!

Besides, do a track day to vastly improve your skills. Not to mention having a boatload of fun in the process. You'll thank us later!
I need to get used to the niner, it is quite unlike a cbr600 or shadow 750

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Tell us about the s20's. How's the front end feel? What was your previous set? I was under the impression that s20's didn't need much heat up time, and was good for the street.
It was mostly my fault, as I was riding while I was sick (had a cold) and was just dog tired.

I think I gave it too much gas in a corner and it just slipped out on me - I had felt previous tires slip a little bit, like the 2CT's, and they always kinda let me know if they were slipping or not.

It's probably more of a mental thing right now - just knowing that I've completely lost the rear end on one of these tires on the track.

Other than that, they actually are a really good tire.

Never had an issue with the front.

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Ohh, you've got too much horsepower.

Have you had any help with your suspension settings?

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You're using your whole tire, and I can't see in the picture, but are you able to get off the bike more? Someone more experienced could give you better advice than me, though.

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Most of my problem was I was tired; I literally had no strength to get off the bike any farther, that's why I shouldn't have been out there.

As for using the whole tire, that's the point of going to the track!

And I had my suspension fully tuned at a previous track day for my weight. I have Ohlins forks on the front and Ohlins shock in the rear.

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I know this is going to annoy people but oh well. I've been getting feedback from my Hawk brothers on Shinko Raven 009's and reports are saying they hold the road well, wear well, (some in excess of 4500 kilo's and some more than that). One of the guys seems to be pretty agressive on the road to hear him talk and has had a range of tires he has burned through in the past that he has been dissapointed with in early wear so I have to admit I was pretty surprised to hear him give the Shinko's high praise in both performance and wear characteristics. I'm pretty sure it's going to be my next tire for the back in the next month because I am at that point, and then for the front when it needs it.

94 bucks on Amazon from Motorcycle Superstore right now seems like a nice price.

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I know this is going to annoy people but oh well. I've been getting feedback from my Hawk brothers on Shinko Raven 009's and reports are saying they hold the road well, wear well, (some in excess of 4500 kilo's and some more than that). One of the guys seems to be pretty agressive on the road to hear him talk and has had a range of tires he has burned through in the past that he has been dissapointed with in early wear so I have to admit I was pretty surprised to hear him give the Shinko's high praise in both performance and wear characteristics. I'm pretty sure it's going to be my next tire for the back in the next month because I am at that point, and then for the front when it needs it.

94 bucks on Amazon from Motorcycle Superstore right now seems like a nice price.
Just did a quick Google search for reviews and just about everywhere had about 4.5/5 star reviews. I say go for it!

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A high performance tyre on the road and perfect for on-track sessions.
Profile and structure make it a reference point in the segment thanks to the excellent support ensured in inclination and rapid realignment coming out of bends.

Made with the most modern EPT design technologies developed in the WSBK, and thanks to multi-compound composition with three zones at the rear capable of optimising the area of contact, ensures the maximum grip on road and racetrack.

Maximum performance on the racetrack and great reactivity on the road for incredible control of the bike in all situations.

A tread with an aggressive pattern in line with the Rosso style.
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You'll be changing them again soon enough....

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Stop your research.

Michelin Pilot Road 3

Period.

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Stop your research.

Michelin Pilot Road 3

Period.
I'm ordering some tomorrow, can you tell me about your experience with them?

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Stop your research.

Michelin Pilot Road 3

Period.
Doing my research...

the Pilot Road 3 is $171... the Pilot Road 4 is $186

Michelin is touting 20% greater mileage for the 4 vs. the 3.

Typical blah blah blah about grip, etc.

Can you tell me why the 3 would be superior to the 4? Not trollin' here...

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You'll be changing them again soon enough....
I was used to getting 3000 miles out of tires on the 919 - hopefully those Pirelli's last that long on the XX.....

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Stop your research.

Michelin Pilot Road 3

Period.
Pilot Road 3 is a great tire, but come on, there are plenty of other viable options.

If we all road around on the same tire, we would be headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.

What I mean is Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff.

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