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post #1 of 25 Old 07-11-2014, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Just a quick tire vote.....

So as some may have seen from the pic game I need a new tire, I'm ordering one tomorrow but first I wanted some honest opinions on the longest lasting/reasonably priced tire....I don't have a lot of $$$ right now but what do you guys think?

I know some of you guys log in some serious miles, what tires do you run?

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-11-2014, 07:52 PM
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Hey Whip.

I don't have a feel for wear on them yet, but I'm now running a pair of Contimotions - I looked into them based on price, and because Cycleworld mentioned them as being good quality and cost-effective.

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Hey Whip. I don't have a feel for wear on them yet, but I'm now running a pair of Contimotions - I looked into them based on price, and because Cycleworld mentioned them as being good quality and cost-effective.
Thanks man! I'm lookin up right now

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Pilot Road 2- I get about 11K miles from a rear tire.

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^^ this guy sold me, thanks for the tip kiwi and can't beat the price! I'm ordering one ASAP

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Thanks mike, I know pilots are good tires but just abit out my price range

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Thanks mike, I know pilots are good tires but just abit out my price range
Just looked up the Conti Motions. Killer prices if you get decent wear. Let us know what you think.

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Pilot Road 2- I get about 11K miles from a rear tire.
This I got 10k out of mine and sold the bike with them on. No squaring off and plenty of tred left.

Plus the 4 just came out so the 2 should be pretty cheap. I even did my first two track days on pilot road 2 with no issues. Granted it was novice pace but I was definitely one of the three fastest out there in novice and the tires were fine. Really good tire for the money.

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Well thanks for the input guys but I just ordered the conti motion figured I'd give it a try, and something drew me to the particular one



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Good luck, man. I've been running the front since the beginning of March, and the rear since the beginning of April. Did one 1,000km weekend on them. I've got nothing but good things to say about how they ride and feel, brake, turn in, etc. Hope you like them too.

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I always try to buy something better than before.

This time I've accepted the fact I'm no LDH and ordered a set of PR4's -

Crap, I still have the new tire I order last year for my FJ1200 still sitting in the garage - I thought I could wear the remaining Avon out quit, well, I'm being proved the fuel....

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Hey K1w1! Thanks again for the tip! so far I'm very happy with this tire, it was the easiest tire I've ever mounted, a little Simple Green to slick it up then a quick pop and the first side slipped right over the rim, then it just needed a couple shots with the tire tool and it was ready for air, it took longer to get the old one off!!

It does seem a bit soft, much more flexible than the others I've worked with(TWSS)....now let's see how long this puppy will last...

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....now let's see how long this puppy will last...
TWSS too

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pilot road's for sure.... dont skimp on tires for your motorcycle... plain and simple.

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pilot road's for sure.... dont skimp on tires for your motorcycle... plain and simple.
A big +1.

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How do you know when your PR2 rear is getting close to the limit? There's no tread indicator in the middle?

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How do you know when your PR2 rear is getting close to the limit? There's no tread indicator in the middle?
I have PR2's and there are wear bars. Not in every single groove, but they are there.

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pilot road's for sure.... dont skimp on tires for your motorcycle... plain and simple.
Send thru yr credit card details, I'll get me a set of them PR's mounted right up....
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Send thru yr credit card details, I'll get me a set of them PR's mounted right up....
+1, hell if they're payin I'll get 2 sets!

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Send thru yr credit card details, I'll get me a set of them PR's mounted right up....
Good Grief!! For the price of the PR's I could buy 3 full sets of the ContiMotions

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No way would I pay that much! I just put in a set of PR4s at $125 front and $168 rear from Rocky Mountain atv&mc. Great tires. Also pretty easy to mount.

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No way would I pay that much! I just put in a set of PR4s at $125 front and $168 rear from Rocky Mountain atv&mc. Great tires. Also pretty easy to mount.
Yea, I ordered a pr4 rear a month ago for $154 from Dennis Kirk

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I put Dunlop Q3's on my RC51 and I have them waiting to be put on the 919.

I was able to get this rebate deal for Dunlop tires. So I was able to get the front and rear for $193 total. Couldn't pass that up.

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No way would I pay that much! I just put in a set of PR4s at $125 front and $168 rear from Rocky Mountain atv&mc. Great tires. Also pretty easy to mount.
Good for you.

Sadly I live in a country with a small m/cycle market and issues of distance and lack of competition, so seeking out tyres on price ["skimping"?] is how it goes for me.

I was trying to make the point that I'd be happy to try all sorts of top-end tyres if I could get them at your prices, but I can't.

Instead, I went for a pair of Contimotions for the same [local] price as a rear PR2, and I'm still being overcharged....

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