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post #1 of 15 Old 06-09-2008, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Continental Sport Attack

Well I finally had to replace the stock tires on my niner. I got 4,400 miles out of them before the cord started showing on the back. (I know I never should let it get to that point but funds were an issue.) After reading all the threads on the subject I took Snipers advice and tried Continentals new Sport Attack and couldn't be more pleased. I didn't realize how bad the old ones were.
Man, what a difference! Feels like a different bike. Steering is more precise and stable, awesome grip. Feedback is... better than the stock Michelins.
I paid $109.00 for the front and $139.00 for the back.
Best (mod) I've done yet, I highly recommend them.

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I have the Road Attacks and like them a lot, might try the Sports next go round.

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I stick with the Pilot Powers. They treat me well, and I'm gonna stay faithful to them.

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Good to hear. I've been considering the Conti, but I have really liked my Power Pilots as well.

Where did you get that deal?

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I've never tried the Power Pilots but have read good things about them.

I picked up the Contis at a local dealer here in Dallas ( Action Suzuki / Kawi).
I had to order them but he had them the next day. They were a little cheaper than the Power Pilots. The PP's were $129.00 front/ $159.00 rear.
I don't think you could go wrong with either one.Tire technology has come a long way.

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Cheaper sounds good, and all the reviews I've read are favorable. I'd love to hear from someone who has experience on both tires. Anyone out there???

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post #7 of 15 Old 06-09-2008, 12:16 PM
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Just to get everyone up to speed, the Conti Road Attack is their Sport/Touring tire. The Sport Attack is their sport tire.

On FRONT there isn't much difference between the SPORT Attack and the Pilot Power as far as grip and ride quality. The Conti may go a bit longer, but that's hard to say for sure. I don't like the Road Attack front.

Rears:I've changed and worn about 6 of each, Continental Road Attack and Power Pilot. (counting the 929) On the 919, I get about 4200 miles out of a ROAD Attack rear. I get about 3200 miles out of a Pilot Power rear. I did a track day on the Road Attack. It was a fairly hot Sept day. Knees, pegs, toe sliders were all on the floor. Bike did nothing stupid. I think the Road Attack rear is a good match to the weight and power characteristics of the 919.

Since I change my own, I will add that the Conti Road Att is aprox 3 lbs heavier than a Pilot Power. You get more rubber with the Conti, maybe that's where the extra 3 lbs come from. Michelins are easier to change. They're more plyable, spoon on with less force.

I have my first Sport Attack rear on the 919 right now. It has only 700 miles on it and is still nice and round, and still looks new. Time will tell...

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Running the Conti sports... they were great break-in time w/ little to no slip what so ever. Within 300 miles I was draggin' knee. Just was at Deal's where I noticed they had a little slip to 'em. Once I got some good heat into 'em they stuck pretty good. Only a few corners did I power out. Only thing I seemed to notice is that the more heat cycles you go thru them, the more time it takes next ride out to get them up to temp. And now really gotta be careful of the crosswalk stripes!

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A tire that ages unpredictably is not a good thing! If you have to be careful where you weren't before it can rear up and bite you. I've been running Michelin Pilot Roads, and now Road 2s, for as long as I've had my '02, and the biggest thing that happens as they wear is the traction keeps getting better. Cheap is good only as long as it doesn't sacrifice reliability. I never scrimp on tires-- my favorite skin depends on them!

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what Rob said!

the only time i have hade my pilots let go is in the wet on our lovely diesel infested round abouts..... brown undies everytime it happens!

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Show me any tire that does well on crosswalk stripes.

I have run a Conti Sport down to the cords recently. It did well all the way to the end. But that was on my 600. Different bike, different rider, different road... Road tires are designed to do many heat cycles. I will say tho, that during the winter, when they sit for a month or 2, the Contis get that blueish hue to them.

I can't tell by feeling if a Power Pilot is worn out. Michelin is good to the last drop. Even when the tread is gone on the sides of the front, they do well.

Now my last set of Bridgestones went to hell in a handbasket long before their time. It'll be a while before I try another set of those things.

I hated the OEM Dunlops that came on my 6.

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i'll be putting road attacks as soon as i can pick some up.
i amhoping they will last a lot longer than the pilot sport has.
a few 9r owners over here swear by them.

they are one awesum lookin tyre too.

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I replaced my stock Bridgestones at 3300 miles with Pirelli Diablo Stradas and now have about 1500 miles on them. They stick well, are quiet and run straight. I paid under $250 for the set. As long as they keep on doing what their doing, I will stay with Pirelli. I've never owned Michelins on my bikes but have heard good things about them, I love the Michelin Hydroedges on my wife's CR-V, talk about stick!

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I replaced my stock Bridgestones at 3300 miles with Pirelli Diablo Stradas and now have about 1500 miles on them. They stick well, are quiet and run straight. I paid under $250 for the set. As long as they keep on doing what their doing, I will stay with Pirelli. I've never owned Michelins on my bikes but have heard good things about them, I love the Michelin Hydroedges on my wife's CR-V, talk about stick!
I went with Stradas too. They are really good in the wet and they should last forever. I have 4k miles and the rear has no visible wear. You have to feel it with your hand to notice just a little wear. I'm not nice to it either. I'm WOT till I hit the speed limit everywhere I go.

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Pirellis are next on my list.

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