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The tires you are running are great for your bike. You just want a change or you're unhappy with the rubber? What's up?
 

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Ordder ya up a set a cheng shins from the JC Whitley catalog. I run 'em at 50 PSI. Slide like a monkey with zero feel. Ya can't ask for a better thrill fer the doller. They won't last long enuf ta dissapoint neither.
 

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I've got Pilot Powers on my Speed Triple and I like 'em a lot, but they square off pretty quickly. I'd imagine Pilot Roads are about as good as it gets for sport touring. Another tire I'm also considering is the Diablo Stradale.
 

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I have used Bridgestone BT 50 and BT 56 in heavy rain while riding daily (monsoon rains) in Tokyo and in the countryside in Japan. They were 160/60/17 size in back and 120/60/17 in front. Both were good and the dual rubber design resisted squaring off fairly well. I liked the BT 50 so much I bought BT 56 when the BT 50 wore out. I am now using Continental Road Attack tires in the same sizes on a ZX 6 Kawasaki. They are OK in the rain but are slower in steering feel than the previous BT 50 I had on that bike from new. I like the Continental's OK I guess but I wish I had bought the newer Bridgestones like BT 20 or other new ones for better or sharper steering feel.
 

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Michelin have some new Pilot Roads coming out. Calling them the Pilot Road 2CT, similar to the Power 2CT, in which it has 2 compounds. Apparently it is the same Compound in the center of the current Pilot Road, but softer edges

Log onto www.vfrdiscussion.com i have a 2000VFR and it is the best forum out there for te best bike ever built
 

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I ran Macadam 100's which was what the Pilot Road series evolved from on my '97 VFR, and I ran Pilot Roads on my Bandit and a set on my Trophy along with Avon Azzaros.



I'd stick with the Pilot Roads myself, they're an excellent long wearing wet sticking tire.
 

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Sticky, Toroidial and Black.
 

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The sparks also help your visibility when riding at night.
 

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maximum age of useable tires

this brings up a question in my mind...how long would you use street tires on your hoss before changing them out, regardless of tread wear? what it the maximum use-life of street tires?...
 

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Re: maximum age of useable tires

Three to Five years, depending on Environmental Conditions. If they're starting to crack, check, or craze - it's time for new tires.

Actually, - scratch that. Tire manufacturers are going broke as we speak; if you haven't bought new tires for your scoot within the last..... oh, say...... 45 minutes or so - get your order in..........
 

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Re: maximum age of useable tires

(...fumanchu desperately scrambles for his american express card...)
 

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Re: maximum age of useable tires

Yeah, almost forgot: Most tire manufacturers will work with you to keep you supplied in toroidial rubber bladders. I'm sure you'd get a substantial Discount if you have a Standing Order of 50-200 sets a week from each of the Major Manufacturers.

How many sets should I put you down for?
 

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Re: maximum age of useable tires

(...if only fumanchu could read, these online forums would make much more sense...)
 
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