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This should be a FAQ and sorry for asking again! I'm running a 2003 ZX636B1 with the stock Michelin Pilot Sport 120/65 and 180/55. I'm 140 lbs, never take a passenger and ride reasonably fast on the roads. In the UK, so right now it's 20C. Last week it was 25C.

So the manual says 36/42psi and that's how the dealer gave me the bike. This feels too hard and I thought all sports bikes used 32/36 or thereabouts. That's what I used to run on my Ducati 900ss with Pirelli Corsas. So what do you recommend for this bike?

I reckon there's maybe 1500-2000 miles left in the tyres. So what should I go for next? Stick with Michelins, go for the other stock option of Bridgestone BT019/BT012 or something else entirely? Although I've got no rear chicken strips left I count myself as a chicken (grin) so I'm not going for ultimate grip or doing track days. This is strictly for fast road riding.
 

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Thanks guys. I'm going to try 32/36 and see. I'll report back. I've also had good luck with Bridgestones so may well go for BT014/BT014 or maybe BT014/BT020 Presumably you get more miles with the BT020 on the back for not much less grip as it's a "sport/touring" tyre.
 
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