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post #1 of 11 Old 05-02-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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New tires

Got my new Pilot Road 2's today.


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Question is. Do I replace both tires now or just do the front? Only the front is due for replacement.

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-02-2012, 11:07 AM
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I would just replace the front tire and stop putting Armor All on the rear tire. That thing looks brand new.

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Ha ha. That's not armor all. It's just soapy water. It was a bit dirty so I wiped it for a pic. I have learned my lesson with armor all.

I was wondering if it is ok to have a sport touring front with a sport rear. I know vise versa is fine.

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that front still has life left... just ride like i do... always in a turn!

that rear has TONS of life left in her.

you could replace the front and keep the rear, then swap the rear with the new road 2. or visa versa. Either way, the front road 2 should last the life of the almost new looking pilot power and road 2.

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I do a lot of commuting to and from work. Straight roads are much more common than twisties here. I will try to get another pic of that front for you. Just so you see the center is pretty smooth. If you say there is more life left, I will sell it to you for a good price....

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I do a lot of commuting to and from work. Straight roads are much more common than twisties here. I will try to get another pic of that front for you. Just so you see the center is pretty smooth. If you say there is more life left, I will sell it to you for a good price....
I usually err on the safe side when it comes to tires. When I find myself worrying about whether it needs to be replaced, I replace it. I could squeeze a another few hundred miles out but why chance it. Sounds like you are at that point.

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Two things I don't skimp on: batteries and tires. If one of the tires is worn to the point of replacement, I prefer to replace them pairs. I usually get about 9-10K out of a set(PR2's).



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Well. I bought the set with full intention of changing the pair. I guess that's what I will do. I'm gonna hold on to that pilot power just in case...
Thanks for the advice guys.

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Well. I bought the set with full intention of changing the pair. I guess that's what I will do. I'm gonna hold on to that pilot power just in case...
Thanks for the advice guys.
i guess in the front the center is kinda important for braking.

In my case the rear pilot power 2ct is done... edges still have life... and i aint worrying haha.

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Ha ha. That's not armor all. It's just soapy water. It was a bit dirty so I wiped it for a pic. I have learned my lesson with armor all.

I was wondering if it is ok to have a sport touring front with a sport rear. I know vise versa is fine.
replace the front if needed. You don't have to have the same tires front/back.
IMO, front tire should be the best tire for your riding conditions you can get. Rear is the best you can get/afford with the assumption it will be replaced often.
I think you will have good combo: good front tire for wet conditions, good rear for cornering stability/lean angle

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I would leave that back tire on there - unless you're riding at the very limit of traction and need to have both front and rear be equal... get what you paid for outta the rear.

I replaced my rear last season and put 1200 miles on it then replaced the front this year.

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