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post #1 of 15 Old 12-12-2006, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Needs tire advice FAST!!

I just realized yesterday that I will be cutting into the belts on my TX 25's shortly. I called the local dealer and he recommended either the power pilots or the M1's. I am not a knee dragger (yet) and I want something that is good for the commute to work and some backroad slingin. All advice is GREATLY appreciated. I want to go tommorrow to get the tires.

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-12-2006, 10:41 AM
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I'm running the Metzeler Roadtec Z6 on my '02 919. They have decent traction, and they lasted a LOT longer than the M1's. I like 'em...

Here is a review.
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/tires...dtec_z6_tires/
and another
http://www.canyonchasers.net/reviews...s/metzeler.php

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post #4 of 15 Old 12-12-2006, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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THat WAs FasT!!

I am really looking for the best bang/buck. I don't want to break the bank this close to christmas if possible! Otherwise they are my merry christmas/next birthday gifts etc.....

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I have the pilots, they are a good tire , works well for me!! str8

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post #6 of 15 Old 12-12-2006, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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I just ordered the z6's from the local dealership. Installed will cost me $295.31. Hope I got a good deal. Thanks for all the input ppl!!! I have a feeling I won't be dissapointed.

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You spent $60 too much.

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Pilot Powers are damn fine for all conditions too with good grip, above average longevity & are usually very cost effective. I even use them as rain tires when I am instructing.

I usually give the speech about tire choice being a personal issue, but for just commuting ANY current tire will pretty much get the job done. Track use things get a little more complicated, but the Pilot Powers also make a damn fine trackday tire for Novice to mid-pack Intermediate riders.

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post #9 of 15 Old 12-12-2006, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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$60 is a weeks worth of beer. Oh well. I actually only commute once a week to work on my bike, a 60 mile 2-way trip. I guess I need to learn how to replace my own tires. The biggest concern is how to ensure it is properly balanced, and getting the appropriate equipment to do it. But I am still excited about gettin the new rubber!!

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post #10 of 15 Old 12-12-2006, 10:02 PM
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at least you'll get back on the road in a timely fashion with a new set of
sneakers. I usually shop around, buy the tires online, pull the wheels off,
and my local shop only charges a few bucks for mount/balance then I reinstall. if you're in FL you'll need tires again before i will. bastard! (j/k)
ride safe.

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I've had excellent success with my Dunlop Qualifiers. Plenty of knee-dragging grip, and so far excellent wear characteristics.

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I've had excellent success with my Dunlop Qualifiers. Plenty of knee-dragging grip, and so far excellent wear characteristics.
How many miles are we talking about aj?

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post #13 of 15 Old 12-13-2006, 10:13 AM
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Yeah AJ inquiring minds want to know!! I hate it when people say how good a tire is and they've only had it on for 2 weeks!!!

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How many miles are we talking about aj?
Probably 2000 miles on them right now, I put them on at the beginning of the season last year and did 4 track days and plenty of commuting on them. They aren't starting to look squared like my last set of d208s did at this mileage, though perhaps that's due to the track time.

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post #15 of 15 Old 12-17-2006, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Metzeler Roadtec z6.

Nuff said.

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