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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 02:22 PM
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I've had my Pilot Road 2CT's for 10k miles now..... mostly straight line, still tread in the center for about 1-2k... I ride the twisties... the few we have here quite a bit too. great tires, highly recommend them to anyone! Work great in the rain too.
I was told to avoid the Pilot Road 3 2ct tho, they apparently start cracking with their new tread pattern for rain distribution. I dunno, it's new technology thats not perfected yet. (source: wristtwisters)
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Where does Continental Conti-Motions fit into this list? They've overall got great reviews, and I know a lot of kids with XB12s like 'em... they're more expensive than Shinkos but cheaper than Pirellis (and I really need a touring/sport touring).
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i use conti-motions on my 14 for obvious reasons. great tire, got 12K miles, ready for new ones.

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anyone want to take a gander at how much life I can expect once I start seeing the tread indicator on my stockers? tires won't be here til next Friday
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you'd be surprised at how long you can ride on a shitty tire.

however danger and tread are inversely related, so its really up to how much of a risk you want to take.
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post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 08:43 PM
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oh i forget to mention the continental tires.. maybe because less exposure to us here in the Philippines.. seldom you encounter riders using this tires here in our country...

i also read a review about one of the models of this brand and they call it the continental Heart-attacks.. because of the experience you can have with this tires..

but im sure any tire has its own characteristics and its up to you to decide what to use... (a suggestion if your into sport touring tires... and the OEM ones aren't that bad for you.. better try the BT 023 better tires than the stock but same tire category)

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I've had my Pilot Road 2CT's for 10k miles now..... mostly straight line, still tread in the center for about 1-2k... I ride the twisties... the few we have here quite a bit too. great tires, highly recommend them to anyone! Work great in the rain too.
I was told to avoid the Pilot Road 3 2ct tho, they apparently start cracking with their new tread pattern for rain distribution. I dunno, it's new technology thats not perfected yet. (source: wristtwisters)

Michelins are one of the best tire brands and im currently using Power One 2ct's and what i can say is its such a jump out of difference than the OEM bridgestone tires... and will enjoy to try some other tires as the years go by...

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post #27 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:43 AM
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Im in the same boat,hard time finding tires! I just want to get some tires that will be a benefit to my urban assault vehicle! I like riding street,but if I see a hill,jump,or curb I wanna hop id like to know im not going ice skating! Though sideways is fun,its not always what i need!SAFETY REASONS, LMAO
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Here you go: http://stores.dunlopq2.com/-strse-12...Categories.bok

I love these tires; on the street, track and in the twisties! They are under$250 a set, and I get 8,000 - 10,000 miles out of them.

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I ride Shinko 011 Verge radials....they're great.
I go about 2 blocks and one medium turn and in 40 degree weather they feel good.
When it was warm, they don't slip.
I have only had one slip and it was on the white painted (think one) by the crosswalk on a "swooping" right turn. Was doing about 40MPH through it and only barley felt the slip, was also 40 degrees out and had rained in the morning lightly.

I will be buying them again unless I have some random issue of bubbling, blow out, etc.
I think they had some issues early on, but they are a rubber company out of Japan that used to make bike tires. Then Shinko company bought the tire patents and molds from Yokohama.

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anyone want to take a gander at how much life I can expect once I start seeing the tread indicator on my stockers? tires won't be here til next Friday
Sadly, my bike had "no tire" when I bought it. The front was rode on for about 600 miles more than you should. It was to the point where I felt better in turns so I knew there was some tread/thicker rubber there...
I had them done and apparently they were wavy, meaning the tire was weak and proper pressure may have not been maintained. My front end got loose a few times, but since I was a new rider, I never pushed it hard and my mind was super focused on machine feedback.
Just don't be stupid if you need to ride on bad tires.

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