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post #1 of 9 Old 12-08-2007, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Pilot Road2

I have heard many good things about the Pilot Road2, and am in desperate need of new tires. I have the chicken strip in the center....aka...belts showing through...on the back.

Does anyone have recommendations about where to buy these at? I need a 120/70 ZR17 in the front and a 190/50 ZR17 out back. That is one reason I wanted to go with the Road 2's.

I looked at Bridgestone, because that was what came on the bike, but didn't see what I wanted in the size I need.

Thanks in advance for all suggestions!!

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-08-2007, 05:12 PM
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Cycle gear carries em.
but they can be had for cheaper.

Google them and go from there, stores always pop up in a google search, if not, tag "sale" on the end of it.

Buy my Pirelli supercorsa takeoffs. sizes 120/180
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-09-2007, 06:44 AM
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I just bought a new pair of Metzeler M3's from Jeff at High Performance Cycles in Lake city Florida.He has the Pilot 2's in stock.Great guy and not out to squeeze every last nickel out of you.
I'll never buy another set of tires from anyone else but him!
Give him a ring,I'm sure he'll be the most reasonably priced guy you'll find.
www.hpcycles.com Jeff 1-386-755-4453

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Metzler M3s are awesome tires.

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I don't know why I post here!!! AAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!! You know, maybe I posted this without wanting a real answer ...I just wanted to ask a question without answers......just like Hondad ....

OK, so I made that up , this is WHY I post here...for the good info.

Read a little about the Metzler Sportec M3 on the Metzler site. They say they are good mileage tires, what do they consider good mileage. How would they compare to the Road 2s?

I have an '04 Triumph Speed Triple. The riding I do is mostly commuting, but I do like playing in the twisties on the weekends when I can. So, I need something that will stand 50-80 mph straight roads for 80% of the time and 20% of the time I need something that I can play with. Would these fit the bill, or would the Road 2s be better?

It looks like the M3's are $240 for a set (at HPCyles...thanks for the link, cheapest so far) and the Road 2s are about $305 a set (price not listed at HPCycles, price from SWMotoTires). Are the Road 2s worth the extra $$$, or is it more expensive because it is a new tire?

Thanks again for the GREAT info,

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Shawn,
I wasnt trying to talk you out of the Road 2's. I was up in the air over 3 sets of tires.The Corsas,the Road 2's and M3's. Jeff told me that he has been getting real good results mileage wise out of the M3's on his Busa and and that kind of made up my mind on going with the Metzelers.
If they can hold up to that kind of punishment,I'm pretty sure they will be alright on my Triple...........

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I know you weren't trying to talk me out of it. I just hadn't looked at the Metzlers yet. I had focused on Michelin and Bridgstone and Dunlops, as they are the ones I am most familiar with. Looking at the Metz, they seemed liked they were close to the reason I was looking at the Road 2s and they are a little cheaper. I appreciate all feedback, and wasn't trying to sound like I didn't.

Thanks again for the great input!!

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Shawn,did you get the link in your PM?

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Yes I did....looked at it late last night. Also saw that they had the M3s there cheaper as well. Just got late last night and I forgot to say Thanks!!

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