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Which tires do you prefer?

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Pilot Powers baby
 

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I got a set of D218 for free, but they are terrible tires. I want to try out the qualifiers. I used to have the pirellie dragon supercorsas, and I really liked them, but they are track tires and fuckin expensive. Just wanted some other people's opinions.

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ive never actually tried the powers, but i intend to my next set, so i cant really vote against them, i have however ran 2 sets of the qualifiers, and other than the relatively short life span, i love em. tires dont last long anyway, so i figure if i cant afford to replace them, i cant really afford to ride in the first place?
 

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Got about 1300 miles on stock now. It's doing fine except I need keep the rear pressure around 36ish to prevent slipping since I'm like 150lb. Debating if I should pick up PP or M3. I ran canyons exclusively. Any good inputs on this???
 

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You need to get your suspension in the rear done. You shouldnt have to have your pressure that high. You should keep it closer to 28-30 and be fine.
 

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You didn't include the Metzeler M3's. They are the best IMO. Powers are great tires, but I think they have the name and that's the reason everybody gets them. Since tires are very wearable and good for limited miles, try a few different manufacturers and see which you like best. I'm sticking with Metz, tried the others and the M3's are far better, again IMO, but you may feel different.
 

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My qualifiers kick a$$, i was riding with a guy on a GSXR 600 with slicks and he was very impressed that i was able to pretty much keep up with these DOT tires.
 

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Sweet jesus I hate the D218's that I have. Good thing they were free. They slide all over the place and take f o r e v e r to heat up.[V]

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I am not quite sure, but I think I am gonna have to say the Pilot Powers are the way to go.:D I think those might be my next set. Now, if only I could burn through these damn 218's, but they are so very fucking hard, it makes it difficult. Oh well, more burnouts I guess.

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Originally posted by skippy141
You need to get your suspension in the rear done. You shouldnt have to have your pressure that high. You should keep it closer to 28-30 and be fine.
The manufacture suggested pressure in the owners manual is 42 rear and 36 front. Why do you suggest a full 12 psi less? I thought I read some where about prepping your bike for the track the preferred pressure is 28-30, but why? Is that an appropriate tire pressure for the street too?
 

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I have a Shinko hopefully on my doorstep in the morning, read pretty good things about them. Got it for $110 and a buddy that works on bikes in the kawi shop from my class is gonna throw it on for free so..im doing good i guess.
 
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