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Old April 24th @ 05:17 am   #1
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From: In that old blue chair...

Motorcycle: FXB12RR
180/55ZR17 (161.95) and 120/70ZR17 (118.95)

Recommendations?

 
 
Old April 24th @ 06:35 am   #2
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
If you're doing more commuting and slab than twisties, check out the Michelin Pilot Road 2s:

Pilot Road 2

The sides are plenty soft for the twisties and the center is hard enough to withstand straight-line riding.

If you want a more aggressive (softer) tread compound for the twisties, good ol' Pilot Powers would be your best bet:

Pilot Powers

These are both great tires and I'm considering the Pilot Roads for the Busa when my Diablos wear out.
 
 
Old April 24th @ 06:54 am   #3
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From: Long Beach, CA

Motorcycle: 07 BMW K1200GT
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Originally Posted by vegaseric View Post
If you're doing more commuting and slab than twisties, check out the Michelin Pilot Road 2s:

Pilot Road 2

The sides are plenty soft for the twisties and the center is hard enough to withstand straight-line riding.

If you want a more aggressive (softer) tread compound for the twisties, good ol' Pilot Powers would be your best bet:

Pilot Powers

These are both great tires and I'm considering the Pilot Roads for the Busa when my Diablos wear out.
Just a heads up the Pilot Road2's in 180/55/ZR17 may be hard to find. They've been scarce the last couple of months and my dealer had them on back order for the past month or two until receiving some this week. Hopefully thats a sign that more are coming.
 
 
Old April 24th @ 07:16 am   #4
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
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Just a heads up the Pilot Road2's in 180/55/ZR17 may be hard to find. They've been scarce the last couple of months and my dealer had them on back order for the past month or two until receiving some this week. Hopefully thats a sign that more are coming.
I heard the same thing... that's definitely good to know!

The Vegas peeps should check with Gregg at Cycle Gear on Pecos. He had a pair of Road2s on his 600RR and he may have some in stock. He will also hook you up with the best deal possible.
 
 
Old April 24th @ 07:20 am   #5
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From: southwest

Motorcycle: 05 Hayabusa
where is a good place to get new tires installed?
 
 
Old April 24th @ 09:52 am   #6
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
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where is a good place to get new tires installed?
Both Racer's Edge and Cycle Gear have done me right. I'd like to try out Moto Cafe (http://www.motocafelv.com/index.html) if they're open for business.
 
 
Old April 24th @ 02:27 pm   #7
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
try to take note of how many wheel weights are already on your wheels before you take them in. I once took mine to Cycle Gear on Decatur and somebody put WAAAAAAAY too many weights on and threw everything off on my front tire. Felt like I was riding over corrogated road rather than smooth pavement so just be mindful. I never had any issues with Racer's Edge though.
 
 
Old April 24th @ 02:29 pm   #8
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R 600 Half Naked Edition
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where is a good place to get new tires installed?
I believe I paid $20 at Cycle Gear. It was a set that I brought in and I took the wheels off myself.
 
 
Old April 24th @ 02:33 pm   #9
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
I got my 180/55 Pilot Road 2 at Cycle Gear on Pecos. He had others in stock. How is the tire? You'll have to ask Eric, he is the only one who has ridden the bike since I installed the tire. He even used the bike at the Lee Parks class.
 
 
Old April 24th @ 04:12 pm   #10
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
The Road 2's should be great for any sportbike thats ridden on the street. They wont wear out in the center like the pilot powers do and will still grip great in the curves.
 
 

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